Henry Pete, first RCC president.

A Rogue Community College timeline

1969 “A small cadre of true believers,” led by founder Marge Holzgang, and Midge Renton, Bill Ford, and Phil Nelson circulate a petition to approve a community college in Grants Pass. 1970 Voters of Josephine County approve the college on 84 acres of donated property on Redwood Highway in Grants Pass. Original Board of Education is formed: Bill Ford, Midge Renton, Lyle Haley, Lewis Krauss,... Read more

RCC history- loggers posing on cut trees

A short history of Rogue Community College

Rogue Community College (RCC) was established in 1970 by vote of the electorate of Josephine County after a long campaign effort by many supporters including Midge Renton, a local school teacher, and the founders of the College, Marjorie Holzgang, Bill Ford, and Phil Nelson. The mission was clear: RCC would provide quality education to help learners achieve their goals and to support the social, civic,... Read more

Title IX

RCC supports and enforces Title IX

Rogue Community College has a zero-tolerance policy for any discrimination on the basis of sex or gender. This includes, but is not limited to, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. Title IX requires that RCC respond to and remedy any sexual discrimination and ensures that our campuses are a safe and inclusive space for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. If you feel you... Read more

Heather Greer SOHOPE grant recipient

Grant brings HOPE to Southern Oregon Students

September 30 marked the first year of Southern Oregon Health Occupations Poverty Elimination, a federally funded program empowering low-income students to embark on rewarding and sustaining careers in health care. Megan Jeffries is one of those students. In March, the 29-year-old seasonal forestry dispatcher enrolled in RCC’s medical assistant program, and with the help of Southern Oregon HOPE was able to cover the cost of... Read more

the haul restauraunt, a SBDC success story

Startups Successful with RCC Small Business Development Center

The Haul has become a great place to grab a bite and a brew in downtown Grants Pass. The restaurant has operated out of 121 S.W. H St for almost two years now.  It’s the result of a collaboration between three Applegate residents—Jon Conner of Conner Fields Brewing and Fulcrum Dining caterers Chad Hahn and partner, Gabriella Rysula,—who met through local farmer’s markets and became... Read more

The Warricks at their southern Oregon vineyard

Gift for Technology

High Technology Center Receives $25,000 Gift RCC’s High Technology Center is designed to be a hot spot of learning. The Foundation has been hard at work raising funds for this new, state-of-the-art facility where students will engage in hands-on classes, labs, and special projects related to a variety of advanced technical fields including welding, manufacturing, machining, computer aided drafting, electronics, and computer science. Recently, the... Read more

RCC has a new app run by the company oolahlah

Are you on Rogue Connect?

Want to keep up with campus friends and events? There’s an app for that. Introducing Rogue Connect, a free, user-friendly mobile app for all things RCC. Rogue Connect is a hub for campus news and communication. Students can opt-in to favorite campus opportunities and note them on a personal calendar with the touch of a button. The app allows students to access class schedules, campus... Read more

Community Focus Award students participating in the annual waste audit at RCC.

Sustainable Community Development Focus Award

You want to change the world, right? So what’s stopping you? At Rogue Community College, we don’t just talk about making change. We do it, and we show you how to do it, too. The Sustainable Community Development Focus Award are courses designed to educate and equip students in three vital areas: community engagement and leadership, sustainability, and diversity. When you become informed and inspired... 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