Meet Board Member Shawn Hogan

Rogue Community College is pleased to announce the addition of Gold Hill resident Shawn Hogan to the RCC Board of Education. Hogan, who fills the Zone 3 Jackson County position, was elected to a four-year term during the May 16 special election. His term expires June 30, 2021. Hogan is vice president of engineering for Linx Technologies, a local manufacturer of advanced electronic devices that... Read more

Why do we #GoPink?

Dozens of RCC students and employees wore pink Thursday in support of breast cancer awareness. There were pink sweets the café, pink balloons in the Redwood Campus fountain, and the library’s skeleton Sam was decked out in a pink boa. But why? “Everybody knows about breast cancer,” one person commented. To be sure, October’s prolific pink campaign is everywhere from your neighborhood coffee stand to the...
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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...
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RCC Foundation Announces 2017 Alum of the Year

RCC has a number of alums that have gone on from RCC to contribute greatly to their communities and professions, and the RCC Foundation is thrilled to announce Dan Petersen as its 2017 Alum of the Year. “I am humbled to be selected for this award,” expressed Petersen. “I have simply tried to make the world a little better and provided the opportunity for those...
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Oregon Promise program logo and how it applies to RCC

Oregon Promise: Subject to Oregon Legislative Approval

Oregon Promise is a state funded grant that was passed by the legislature in 2015, to help individuals gain access to college education. The program strives to cover most of the tuition costs at any Oregon community college for eligible high school graduates or GED recipients. Funding for Oregon Promise for the 2017-18 academic year is subject to the Oregon Legislative approval. Laura Salerno, Oregon...
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excerpt from the waste audit video that says make an effort to produce less waste

Earth Day at RCC

Earth Day activities are held nationwide and at RCC it was no exception, co-sponsored by the Green Team and by ASG. Earth Day, founded by Gaylord Nelson, is celebrated annually on April 22. Nelson created the movement in 1969 after witnessing the massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California making it a national day to focus on the environment. Earth Day led to the creation...
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Hip-Hop Dancer Shares Moves and Religion at RCC Performance

The RCC Diversity Planning Board sponsored a pair of performances that challenged audience members to reevaluate their thoughts about stereotypes. Amirah Sackett, the American-born creator of the hip-hop dance group “We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic,” presented her beautifully choreographed performance entitled “Love Embraces All.” What stood out was her attire: a floor-length shimmery gold abaya with a black hijab, paired with a pair of colorful Nike...
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RCC’s Athletic Coach, Cole Watson, Takes the Pear Blossom Course Record

Since Zellah and Jerry Swartsley founded and held the first Pear Blossom Run in 1977 the Rogue Valley Family YMCA has continued the long-lived tradition. From its takeoff, the race has grown to 5,648 entrants, all participating for their own personal achievements. One of those athletes was Cole Watson, a Rogue River native and head coach for cross country here at Rogue Community College (RCC)....
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Mark Your Calendars: “We’re Muslims Don’t Panic”

The Diversity Programming Board (DPB) is hosting an internationally-recognized hip-hop dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Amirah Sackett for two days in April. Sackett is an American Muslim and her acclaimed work is purposed to change common stereo­types about Muslim women. Cyrise Beatty, a local hip-hop teacher and performer from Ashland will be assisting Sackett. Don’t miss this one-hour performance, lecture, and Q&A session in Grants Pass...
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Deadline for Special Project Grant Applications

The RCC Foundation (RCCF) is pleased to announce its 2017/18 Project Grant Ap­plication process. Special funding is set aside annually (if available) by the RCCF to sup­port individual department project goals and needs that may not otherwise be funded. In 2015/16, the process was not initiated because the Foundation used those funds to support the RCC bond campaign. How­ever, in 2014/15 over 12 projects ranging...
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