Judy Basker Executive Director of RCC Foundation

Judith E. Basker is the new executive director of the Rogue Community College Foundation. “This is a pivotal time for the Foundation, and we are thrilled to welcome Judy into the position of executive director,” said RCC Foundation Board member Liz Crossman. Basker has extensive experience working with foundations. She was Senior Major Gifts officer for Willamette University, Salem, a position she has held since... Read more

Portrait of Steve Schilling Dean of technology

Welcome the new Dean of Science and Technology

Rogue Community College is pleased to welcome Steve Schilling, dean of the School of Science and Technology. Steve comes to us from the Southern Oregon Education Service District in Medford where he worked closely with RCC as the state career technical education coordinator. His impressive background includes a variety of hands-on industries such as welding, construction, hydraulics, and landscaping. Schilling’s knowledge and experience provide strong... Read more

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TRiO is the Connection to College for Students Who Qualify

Through TRiO, Rogue Community College has helped thousands of southern Oregon students get into and complete college. These federally-funded programs are designed to motivate and support low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities in their pursuit of a college degree. TRIO programs provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention. TRiO Educational Talent Search (ETS) Serves... Read more

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EMS Graduates Get Jobs

Patrick Bailey Patrick Bailey is the youngest firefighter ever hired by Jackson County Fire District 3. At 21 years old, he has seen more action than most people three times his age—and he loves his job. “Raft rescues, rope rescues, vehicle extrications, structure fires, and even delivering babies—I could be a part of these on any day I go into work,” Patrick says. “How could... Read more

Gary Heigel EMS instructor at RCC posing in front of a training ambulance

Gary Heigel named EMS Educator of the Year

Rogue Community College’s Emergency Services program has taught hundreds of local paramedics and firefighters the life-saving skills necessary to serve and protect our community. All of these professionals have one thing in common—an outstanding teacher. Gary Heigel, department chair of Emergency Services, was recently named Oregon’s Emergency Medical System Educator of the Year. He was nominated by Dr. Paul Rostykus, EMS director for Jackson County.... Read more

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Avista, A Hands-on Program with Unlimited Futures

What can the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship do for your business dreams? Here are three graduates and their businesses. Kimberly R. Chaplin—Creative Insurance Options After 26 years working at all different levels of the financial and insurance industry with frequent travel, Kimberly decided to stay local and spend more time with her family.  With the help of the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship she planned, developed,... Read more

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Avista Center Helps Entrepreneurs Succeed

Do you have a “can’t miss” business idea?  Is it time to turn that dream into reality?  Do it right with help from the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship. Sponsored by Avista Utilities, the program objective is to provide students with more than just a course in entrepreneurship. Participants learn skills that can be applied to business ideas and concepts throughout their lives and careers whether... Read more