Lutz Kramer

Longtime RCC instructor Lutz Kramer “still learning”

“At one point, I was teaching ethics, volleyball and remedial spelling,” Lutz Kramer recalls with a laugh. The humanities instructor has been part of the RCC community since 1974. He estimates that as many as 10,000 students have passed through his classes over the past 43 years, mostly in subjects like philosophy, ethics and intercultural communication. “I originally assumed I would spend a few years...
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Gary Heigel, EMS Department Chair

RCC teaching innovations benefit students

Simulation exercises play a major role in preparing RCC Emergency Services students to become paramedics and emergency medical technicians. An ambulance crew typically consists of one para-medic and an EMT, meaning from day one recent graduates must be fully prepared to handle the range of real-life emergencies they will experience on the job. “They may be the only para-medic on the scene,” says Gary Heigel,...
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Recognition Matters

RCC employees are encouraged to join the effort to recognize/celebrate each other in a variety of ways: Extend a simple “thank you” or “good job” when applicable. Log onto HR CaughtYa® and record an observation of an employee’s good work. Communicate achievements (big and small) (don’t be shy) for yourself or someone else by contacting Denise Swafford, DSwafford@roguecc.edu. Examples of performance excellence in action reported...
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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’...
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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...
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Gary Heigel EMS instructor at RCC posing in front of a training ambulance

Teachable Minutes: Stroke

Hello, this is Gary in the Emergency Services Department at Rogue Community College. This year, more than half a million Americans will suffer a stroke- a medical emergency that occurs when blood supply to the brain is disrupted. Immediate treatment can greatly improve a person’s chances of returning to a normal, independent life. That is why you need to call early. The key is to...
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Teachable Minutes: Flossing

  Hello, this is Carmen from the Dental Assistant program at Rogue Community College. Did you know flossing can improve your overall health? It’s true. Our dental assistant students know people with tooth decay and gum disease are more likely to have a stroke and are more likely to have respiratory infections. Pregnant women with excess bacteria on their teeth and gums are at an...
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Gary Heigel EMS instructor at RCC posing in front of a training ambulance

Gary Heigel named EMS Educator of the Year

Rogue Community College’s Emergency Services program has taught hundreds of local paramedics and firefighters the life-saving skills necessary to serve and protect our community. All of these professionals have one thing in common—an outstanding teacher. Gary Heigel, department chair of Emergency Services, was recently named Oregon’s Emergency Medical System Educator of the Year. He was nominated by Dr. Paul Rostykus, EMS director for Jackson County....
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