Welcome to “Rogue Community”

Thank you for visiting our page! This blog site was built to be a tool to engage with the community of RCC and beyond. To become a contributor or submit an article, please visit the “Submit an Article or Idea” page. Read more

What’s Happening with the Bond-Funded Projects?

Rogue Community College is going to work on the first of several projects funded by the $23 million bond approved by voters in 2016. Here is a quick look at the current milestones. High-Tech Center This is a renovation of an 11,800-square-foot building adjacent to the Table Rock Campus, or TRC, in White City. It will be home to several career technical programs including manufacturing,... Read more

An Interview with President Kemper-Pelle

Rogue Community College President Cathy Kemper-Pelle was recently interviewed for the “Innovation in Education” radio program on KMED FM 106.7. Kemper-Pelle discussed Rogue’s efforts to build strong community and business partnerships, the college’s strategic plan and upcoming capital improvement projects. For the complete interview, listen on YouTube or read the transcript here: Greetings Southern Oregon, this is Julie Niles-Fry with “Innovation in Education” brought to you... Read more

Virtual Simulator Helps Criminal Justice Students Prepare

The Rogue Community College criminal justice department recently obtained a new tool to help students virtually train for the wide variety of situations that law enforcement and corrections officers could face on the job. The MILO Range Advanced System Simulator is loaded with more than 700 interactive scenarios that are projected onto a wall or screen, allowing students to safely step into realistic role-play situations... Read more

RCC Employees Grow Their Leadership Skills

In addition to helping students learn and grow, Rogue Community College is committed to growing and nurturing leaders within our staff. Each year RCC selects staff members to participate in the Oregon Institute for Leadership Development (OILD). This year, RCC employees Rose Passione and Alena Siddon were nominated and attended the conference in June in majestic Silver Falls State Park. “Community college leaders are retiring at... Read more

Entrepreneurs Commercial Cookspace (ECC)

The Entrepreneurs Commercial Cookspace (ECC) is a fully equipped, modern and professional kitchen at RCC that provides future business owners like Gabby Taylor, owner of Organic Harvest, a place to develop and operate a successful business within the food industry. ECC strives to provide support for the community’s entrepreneurs by assisting individuals develop, launch and grow their food business. ECC understands the difficulties that are... Read more

Rogue Diversity Community Project

Rogue Community Diversity Project

Check out the Rogue Community Diversity project gallery! Inspired by a similar portrait series at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), the Diversity Programming Board (DPB) partnered with RCC graphic design students and many other contributors, to create the Rogue Community Diversity project. The project was combines the power of images and narrative to provide a glimpse into the individuals who make up our... Read more

Advice on Organic and Responsible Gardening

Ted Smith, Rogue Community College (RCC) landscaper and groundskeeper, has had a long history with plant life and works hard to keep RCC landscape green. By the age of nine, he was what you could call a child prodigy in the lawn mowing business with his own route of lawns he tended. When Smith moved to Grants Pass in the late 70s, he didn’t have... Read more

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Animal House: Behind the Scenes

Most commonly known as Animal House at Table Rock and Redwood campuses and Belmondo at Riverside campus, is the RCC gourmet food and beverage service. Some of its most popular products range from their grab-and-go chicken bacon wraps to a white chocolate and caramel latte referred to as the Animal Coffee. At Redwood campus, Adam Philipp and Sara Hutchison are the chefs behind the scenes.... Read more

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Thai cooking: Sweet, sour, bitter, hot and salty in every bite

Photo and article by: KATHLEEN ALAKS/Daily Courier A rich, pungent, aroma wafts through the classroom kitchen at Hidden Valley High School as chef Emily Moore stirs chopped garlic and shallots in a hot wok. “The technique is called dry frying, which is frying without oil,” Moore explains. “It’s usually used for spices, but in this case the shallots and garlic are dry fried so they... Read more