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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Deadline for 2017 Faculty Awards for Performance Excellence

The Faculty Senate is seeking nominations from staff and students for faculty awards. The purpose is to recognize excellence in teaching and learning services in the following catego­ries: Best or most promising practice(s); innovation; student engagement; uniqueness; faculty achievement; student advocacy; inspiration; promoting global awareness; community engagement and partnership. Nominees for other outstanding achievements that may not fit into one of these categories are also...
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New Strategic Plan Emerging

Under President Cathy-Kemper-Pelle’s leadership, and with assistance from consul­tant Rick Voorhees of the Voorhees Group, a Strategic Planning Steering Committee (SPSC) has been working to accomplish the first major steps in developing a new strate­gic plan for RCC. The SPSC consists of 33 members includ­ing faculty, classified staff, students, board, foundation, executive leadership, manage­ment, and community member representa­tives from Jackson and Josephine counties. Specific vocabulary...
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Work has begun

Work has begun on improving facilities at Rogue Community College’s campuses in Grants Pass, Medford and White City. A $23 million bond was approved by voters last spring to use in various projects that included remodeling spaces such as labs and classrooms to meet modern learning needs as well as expand the current facilities and build a training center to house health professions at the...
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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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Community Focus Award students participating in the annual waste audit at RCC.

Sustainable Community Development Focus Award

You want to change the world, right? So what’s stopping you? At Rogue Community College, we don’t just talk about making change. We do it, and we show you how to do it, too. The Sustainable Community Development Focus Award are courses designed to educate and equip students in three vital areas: community engagement and leadership, sustainability, and diversity. When you become informed and inspired...
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Oregon Community College Association

RCC names 2014 All Oregon Academic Team Scholars

Nikolas Alexander and Vanessa Stangil are this years’ Rogue Community College recipients of the 2014 All Oregon Academic Team Scholars. Both students will be honored with a trip to Salem in April with other All Oregon Academic Team Scholars, meet Governor John Kitzhaber, and be presented with a medallion recognizing their achievement. All Oregon Academic Team Scholars also receive an Oregon transfer scholarship of at...
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