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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Veteran Chris Cooper

Veterans and RCC

When Chris Cooper returned home from Marine combat deployment in Iraq, he had to figure out how to be a civilian again. Through the GI Bill he enrolled in Rogue Community College where he learned to juggle school, family, and work—a common challenge for many adult learners. Yet Chris faced the added struggle of adapting to life outside the military, the only life he had...
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Online Degrees Now Available

Wish you could go to class in your pajamas? You can—without ever leaving the house. RCC is now offering two transfer degrees online, no classrooms necessary. All you need is the Internet and a little determination. “The world of education has become more flexible, and we want to meet the needs of students who may want to learn from home,” says Kori Bieber, VP of...
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take classes online with RCC's distance learning program

What is Distance Learning?

Ever heard of distance learning? No? Well, you’ve probably heard of online classes. Tomato, to-mah-to. No matter how you say it, we’re talking about the same thing. Distance learning is defined as an online course that a student attends similar to a face-to-face class, only you don’t have to enter a classroom. You’re assigned an instructor and a syllabus with tests, quizzes, reading, and homework,...
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More Bang for your Buck

Why should you choose Rogue Community College for your education? Here are three smart reasons. 1. Cost Sure, you could go to a four-year university and pay twice as much for tuition, housing, and gas to drive home when you’re homesick. Or you could invest fewer dollars in a great education designed to get you a job—so you can start making money rather than spending...
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