RCC's Outstanding Citizen Award: Health Care Heroes

RCC Bestows Outstanding Citizen Awards on Regional Healthcare Heroes

Rogue Community College (RCC) faculty and staff joined together at their annual college in-service gathering to honor five regional healthcare organizations.  AllCare Health, Asante, La Clinica, Providence and Siskiyou Health Center were each recognized as RCC’s Outstanding Citizen 2022 awardees. “Exceptional times call for exceptional responses,” said RCC President Dr. Cathy Kemper-Pelle. “As a symbol of tremendous respect for those working on the front lines...

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RCC President Announces Leadership Restructure

Grants Pass, OR – Rogue Community College (RCC) President Cathy Kemper-Pelle is implementing a restructure of college leadership roles and reporting lines, and will complete the process by her final day serving as the college’s president on June 30th. The RCC Board of Education has affirmed the decision, supported by a majority of members. Following a four-year, college-wide effort to implement a “Guided Pathways” education...

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Unique Apprenticeship Links Trainees, Fire District and RCC

Phoenix, OR – Seventeen local adult apprentices completed the first step towards new careers in firefighting, all receiving their badges for completing the firefighting academy basic training with Jackson County’s Fire District 5. The 100% pass rate of these special apprentices, through their rigorous “boot camp” experience, is just one part of their unique place in Oregon firefighting. According to Aaron Bustard, Battalion Chief Jackson...

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Rogue Community College presents: The I’Mpossible Project: Kicking my Blue Genes in the Butt

Join us for a lively presentation by comedian, author, playwright, and actor, Josh Rivedal, featuring a discussion on suicide prevention and mental health. Learn effective tools to start conversations – whether it is to help yourself or someone in need.  A Q&A session will follow the presentation. Monday, May 16th, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center830 NE 9th St, Grants Pass,...

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RCC, SOU and OIT Join Forces for Future of Higher Ed

Medford, OR – Over 100 community workforce and education partners joined together with Rogue Community College (RCC), Southern Oregon University (SOU) and Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) leaders, faculty, staff and students to share insights on the landscape of higher education in Southern Oregon. The event was held May 2 at the SOU/RCC Higher Education Center in Medford, exemplifying the intentional partnership enjoyed by these...

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Rogue Community College Holds Tuition Steady

Shared student fees remain stable; special programs see small rises Grants Pass, OR – Coming as welcome news to many Southern Oregon college students, the Rogue Community College (RCC) Board of Education unanimously approved keeping tuition rates steady for the upcoming 2022-23 academic year. “We know that the impacts of COVID continue to affect our students’ budgets and holding tuition steady helps them financially in...

Outstanding student achievement recognized at 2022 RCC Honors Night

Rogue Community College faculty and administrators recognized the achievements of more than two dozen students who have excelled in academics or student leadership positions at the 22nd annual RCC Honors Night ceremony held at the Redwood Campus on April 22, 2022. RCC Vice President of Student Affairs Kori Ebenhack hosted the event, which included opening remarks by Roger Stokes, chair of the RCC Board of...

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RCC Veterans Services helps ease the transition from military to college student

Enrolling in college can be daunting, even to a U.S. Marine. After four years in the service, Cpl. Marcus Cox was ready to hit the books but felt overwhelmed by the admissions and registration process. Navigating college almost seemed like too much for the young veteran. “In the service, you’re always told where and when you gotta show up,” he explained. The connection Cox found...