Innovation Hub gears up in Grants Pass

Learning through doing. That’s the focus of the maker movement, a cultural trend picking up steam throughout the country that encourages people to make things rather than just consume them. The idea behind the maker movement is that if we can give people the tools and the space to create, we can generate a society of innovators, inventors, and self-sustainers who will make the world...
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Logos senior shines on and off the field

Jaida Ross writes letters to her future self. She’s determined to capture defining moments in her own words and remind tomorrow’s Jaida to keep pursuing her goals—in academics, athletics, the arts and beyond. Remarkably wise for an 18-year-old, she encourages herself and her classmates to be the best possible version of themselves.   And she’s off to a pretty impressive start.  Jaida and her twin sister Jazzlynn are both students at Logos Public Charter...
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Open education improves educational access and effectiveness

It’s Open Education Week! To celebrate this worldwide celebration of open sharing of resources in education, register for the Southern Oregon Open Education Summit on April 24th. Sponsored by Open Oregon, this one-day conference on Open Educational Resources and open pedagogy will include faculty, staff, administrators and students from Rogue, Klamath and Umpqua community colleges, Southern Oregon University and Oregon Institute of Technology. OERs are...
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RCC welcomes 40 recruits at CTE Signing Day

Rogue Community College welcomed and celebrated the futures of 40 students who took a key step toward establishing skilled careers at RCC’s 2020 CTE Signing Day. The third annual event was held Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Table Rock Campus in White City. CTE Signing Day mirrors the NCAA National Signing Day for athletes who commit to play sports in college. At the RCC event,...
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Two issues of Design 4 Change magazine lay on a table

Student designers launch Design 4 Change

Amanda Esquivel is passionate about caring for the homeless. As president of the RCC student club Studio B: Rogue Design Hive, Amanda rallied her fellow students around a pressing need—and made a real difference. On her ride to school each day, Amanda noticed an increase in the homeless population on Medford’s streets. She began researching and discovered Oregon is ranked among the top 5 states...
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New nursing director plans to meet rising need

There’s a new face on campus, and she’s poised to make an impact. Paula Calcaterra joined Rogue Community College in August as Director of Nursing. She and her husband moved from Idaho to take on the challenge of managing RCC’s growing nursing degree programs. Paula’s wealth of experience in nursing education and hands-on patient care is sure to equip our nursing students for success in...
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Juliette Antolin poses for a photo with her children.

You can do it, too

Juliette Antolin quit high school in ninth grade. She never thought she could get a diploma, much less graduate from college. But all that changed when she walked through the doors of Rogue Community College. “It had been a lot of years since I’d been in school,” Juliette said. “I was so afraid that I didn’t have the knowledge, I felt I was so behind,...
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RCC technology leads to top jobs

Most people try to avoid software bugs. Brett Lapierre goes looking for them.  As a quality assurance technician for Microvellum Software, Brett’s job is to replicate and verify reported bugs in the company’s woodworking software before passing those bugs on to a team of developers to get fixed. Every day he diagnoses and troubleshoots software issues—and loves every minute of it. A graduate of RCC’s computer science program,...
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