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Teachable Minutes: Being truthful to your doctor

  Hi, this is Jeremy from the Medical Assistant program at Rogue Community College. Did you know that being truthful to your doctor can improve your overall health? It’s true, our medical assistant students know that people who withhold information from their doctor are more likely to have high blood pressure or high cholesterol and their doctor could misdiagnose their condition, or misread signs or... 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

Diana Cooper at RCC

Why One Student is Earning her Degree in Family Support Services

Diana Cooper is a bridge between people. As a Community Health Worker for a local organization, she connects patients and their families with doctor’s offices, social agencies, rehab facilities, and other resources they need to rebuild a healthy life. Whether she accompanies a member to an appointment or helps a family fill out paperwork, she is passionate about every aspect of her job. Why? Because... Read more

Suzanne Chavez during the 2017 Winter Term.

The View Back: An RCC Instructor’s Experience

Suzanne Chavez has watched Rogue Community College grow and change since it began in 1970. What started with a few buildings in Grants Pass has now grown to cover two counties and has three separate campuses. “I’ve always liked Rogue,” said Chavez, 61, who currently teaches Spanish courses there as well as oversees the college’s Foreign Language department. “In this case, the name ‘community college’... Read more

Kevin Kuhn

The Future is Happening at RCC

Kevin Kuhn plans to be a doctor. But first the Logos Charter School high school junior needs to earn his diploma and his college degree, which he’s doing simultaneously at Rogue Community College. Logos Scholars Academy is an early college program offering personalized education with college campus options for motivated students. One of the unique attractions of the Logos program is that high school students... Read more

Ebbi Zamani

Ebbi Zamani

In his 20s, Ebbi Zamani dabbled in college courses but never earned a degree. By the time he was in his 30s, married with children, he realized he had not created any strong skill sets or prospects for his career. He resolved to change his future. “I had heard encouraging things about RCC, and community college was an affordable way for me to get serious... Read more

RCC pathfinder program helps highschool students get credit for college

High School Program is Maue’s Path to College

Getting a high school diploma and attending college are no longer mutually exclusive choices. Logos High School senior Addison Maue is doing both through a partnership with Rogue Community College. “I really wanted to get a jump start on college,” she says. “This (program) has been a great way to do that.” Logos is an accredited K-12 public charter school that is sponsored by the... Read more

sarah reedy nursing student

Sarah Reedy

Life can take plenty of twists and turns. Sarah Reedy knows that firsthand. When she was 16 years old, her mom, Sheri Nottingham—a Rogue Community College employee—passed away unexpectedly. Sheri’s best friend and coworker Pamela Peckham took Sarah under her wing and helped her get on track for a college degree in nursing. “I decided to become a nurse after being in close contact with... Read more

2016 scholarship awards ceremony and the recipient group photo

RCC Foundation News & Updates

Success! Rogue Hero Campaign The Rogue Hero 2015 internal fundraising campaign kicked off in October and ended successfully, with giving totals reaching $32,000 — a 53 percent increase over the 2014 campaign! The Foundation wishes to thank each and every RCC employee who contributed to this important campaign, which supports various scholarship funds and special projects throughout the year. Every dollar counts! New Endowed Scholarship... Read more

Oregon Promise program logo and how it applies to RCC

Oregon Promise: What’s it all about?

Imagine going to community college for free. Is that a myth or a real-life possibility? The answer is: it depends. There’s been a lot of hype about “free college” since the state legislature passed the Oregon Promise Bill in July 2014. But what does the Oregon Promise really mean? First, it is not exactly free for everyone. The legislature approved only $10 million for the... Read more