Final Week to Nominate Your Peers!

Join us in celebrating and recognizing our extraordinary employees by nominating a peer. This year, Employee Appreciation Week formally kicked off nomination season. In years past, you may have received several emails from the various groups that solicit nominations for their awards. This year, we have developed a one-stop shop for nominations.

Below, you will find each award that historically called for nominations from all of RCC. These nomination forms will remain open through March 15 (unless otherwise noted). If you would like additional details about each award and/or see previous year’s winners, please visit our RCC Awards page.

Rogue Values

The Rogue Values Awards recognize outstanding employees who demonstrate teaching and service excellence through embodying our core values (Integrity, Collaboration, DEI, Courage and Stewardship). Nominations are accepted for each core value as well as the “Osprey Spirit” category.

Nominate Rogue Values here

AAWCC – RCC Flame of Excellence

The American Association for Women in Community Colleges RCC Chapter (AAWCC-RCC) Flame of Excellence award celebrates individuals whose accomplishments make a difference for women at RCC, and who “Challenge, Champion and Celebrate” students or their fellow staff members in an impactful way. Award winners are honored at RCC and the AAWCC Oregon Chapter fall conference. Current staff, students, faculty and RCC retirees are welcome to make nominations.

Nominate AAWCC-RCC Flame of Excellence here

Classified Employee of the Year

OSEA Chapter 152 is accepting nominations for the 2024 Classified Employee of the Year (CEOTY). Please let us know who you think is going above and beyond to support our students and/or colleagues here at Rogue. Any classified employee is eligible to be nominated. Please use our online nomination form; the deadline is March 15. 

Nominate Classified Employee of the Year here

Innovation (Individual and Team)

The Innovation Award honors an individual and a team (of at least three members) whose achievements promote institutional excellence. Contributions can take many forms and may include a significant role in implementing and effectively delivering a highly innovative idea. The extraordinary innovation must have impacted or continue to impact an area critical to higher education learning, education and/or organizational work. In selecting the Innovative Individual Award, leadership, out-of-the-box thinking, enthusiasm, replicability, affordability and impact will be considered.  

Nominate an individual here

Nominate a team here

David West Seventh Generation Diversity

Rogue Community College bestows the David West Seventh Generation Diversity Award to any RCC employee who has shown a deep commitment to the values of diversity, inclusiveness and fair and principled leadership. Additionally, this is a person who has influenced the lives of students and staff by honoring diversity and celebrating the richness of our college community. 

This award was established in 2001 in honor of David West, who is an enrolled member and elder of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and also an RCC alum! David is Director Emeritus of Native American Studies at Southern Oregon University and also the Konaway Nika Tillicum Summer Native Youth Academy, the longest-running program of its kind, now in its 30th year.

Nominate for the David West Seventh Generation Diversity Award here

Faculty Senate Awards

A call for nominations for the 2024 Faculty Senate Awards will be announced later this spring.

If you have questions, email Cara Lumpkin at