What’s the value of a free lunch?

In the fall of 2017, with a full year as college president under her belt, Cathy Kemper-Pelle initiated a campus luncheon series to create an opportunity for “meaningful dialogue” among RCC employees. Once a term on each campus, the president hosts an informal luncheon for a dozen guests. All faculty and staff are welcome; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. As a starting point,...
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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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RCC innovators recognized with national awards

          Innovative staff Rogue Community College staff were honored with John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards at the League for Innovation in the Community College’s Innovations Conference March 18–21 in National Harbor, Maryland. John E. and Suanne D. Roueche are recognized leaders in the community college field and early advocates of connecting teachers to student performance. In recognition of their tradition...
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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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Ospreys Athletics Program Takes Flight

Rogue Community College’s fledgling athletics program has taken flight this season, reaching several milestones in its third year with the Northwest Athletic Conference: In August, the college hired its first dedicated athletics director and, in October, the Ospreys men’s soccer team earned its first-ever ranking in the coaches poll and a guaranteed spot in the playoffs. “It’s been a very good couple of weeks for...
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RCC Employees Grow Their Leadership Skills

In addition to helping students learn and grow, Rogue Community College is committed to growing and nurturing leaders within our staff. Each year RCC selects staff members to participate in the Oregon Institute for Leadership Development (OILD). This year, RCC employees Rose Passione and Alena Siddon were nominated and attended the conference in June in majestic Silver Falls State Park. “Community college leaders are retiring at...
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