Stokes appointed as interim board member

The Rogue Community College Board of Education on May 24, 2018 appointed Roger Stokes as interim board member representing Zone 6 of the RCC district, which primarily covers southwest Jackson County. Stokes fills the position left vacant Feb. 27 by Tim Johnson. The appointment expires June 30, 2019. The next regular district election will be in May, at which time an election will be held...
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Animator named 2018 Alumnus of the Year

The RCC Foundation is pleased to announce Jennifer Harlow as Rogue Community College’s Alumnus of the Year for 2018. Harlow is currently the lead animator at L’Atelier Animations in Montreal, Canada. In addition to supervising a team of animators, she is the lead animation director for a new Netflix series called Robozuna, about a boy and his homemade robot attempting to free their oppressed nation...
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RCC congratulates the Class of 2018

Rogue Community College celebrated the achievement of 710 students at the 47th Commencement, held June 16, 2018, at The Expo in Central Point. More than 1,700 graduates and guests were in attendance as the board of education conferred a total of 516 degrees and 340 certificates. Of those graduating students, 260 earned GPAs between 3.00 and 3.49; 286 between 3.50 and 3.99, and 18 earned...
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Aspiring teacher grateful for scholarship, opportunities

Shannon Dabel knows how to take care of people. As the wife of an Army veteran, she spent several years as a stay-at-home mom, raising four children in various communities both stateside and abroad. When her husband David retired, he attended RCC and earned a degree in human resources while Shannon continued caring for their growing family—which now includes three “adopted” developmentally disabled women who...
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Go green! Your guide to RCC’s Earth Week

The community is invited to attend free Earth Week events, April 16-19, 2018, hosted by the RCC Green Team celebrating the Earth’s natural resources, promoting their protection for future generations, increasing your awareness, and finding ways to get involved in sustainability and stewardship. AT THE RIVERSIDE CAMPUS Higher Education Center (HEC 127/129, 101 S Bartlett St., Medford) Lunch and Learn: Science, Faith and Climate Change. Drop in for a free lunch...
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RCC Foundation updates

The RCC Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two new directors to its governing board, comprising 16 local business and community leaders. Laura Magstadt and Jennifer Krauss Phillippi were appointed in fall 2017 to three-year terms that run through June 2020. Magstadt is the vice president of nursing at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass. She has more than 13 years...
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Rain garden at Redwood campus in Grants Pass

The rain garden project

As Oregonians, we deeply understand the value of our environment and how precious clean water is. That’s why Rogue Community College (RCC) and Sustainable Rogue Valley have teamed up on a demonstration rain garden and bioswale on the Redwood Campus to show how to help prevent stormwater pollution from fouling freshwater ecosystems. The rain garden gathers rainwater runoff from hard manmade surfaces such as parking...
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Ossie needs your help!

RCC mascot Ossie Osprey is competing in the 2018 NWAC Mascot Challenge, a social media competition with a $1,000 scholarship awarded to the winning school. Each week of the challenge, the 11 participating colleges post a photo of their campus mascot on their social media sites and rally their community to “like” the image. To vote for Ossie, “like” our posts on Facebook, Twitter and...
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Paving Pathways for Adult Education

In Jackson and Josephine counties, where 20 percent of residents live in poverty and more than one in 10 adults doesn’t have a high school diploma, the Rogue Community College Adult Basic Skills program helps people ages 16 to 60+ overcome obstacles to continue their education and improve their work skills. The program itself faced a major challenge in early 2017 when state budget cuts...
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Education: A Good Investment

Rogue Community College is an economic engine for Southern Oregon that generates more than $239 million annually for the region’s economy, according to an economic impact study released earlier this year. The analysis by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) of Moscow, Idaho, examined data from fiscal year 2015-16 to calculate the impact of RCC’s operations and student spending as well as the higher earnings of...
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