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The RCC Effect

Rogue Community College is an economic engine for Southern Oregon that generates more than $239 million annually for the region’s economy, according to an economic impact study released in 2017. The analysis by Economic Modeling Specialists International, or EMSI, of Moscow, Idaho, examined data from fiscal year 2015–16 to calculate the impact of RCC’s operations and student spending, as well as the higher earnings of...
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Two-year degree helps grad secure a financial future

Peter Goodwill was piecing together odd jobs and barely scraping by when he decided to pursue a career in electronics. Rogue Community College helped him find his path. “I knew that I wanted to get into electronics before I came to RCC and, as I went through the program, it just strengthened my desire to get into that field,” said Goodwill, who earned an Electronics...
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RCC seeks names of outstanding alumni

Do you know a Rogue Community College graduate who deserves to be recognized for outstanding achievement? The RCC Foundation is seeking the community’s help in recognizing alumni who have made notable contributions to their profession, the community or the world. Nominations for the RCC Outstanding Alumni Award are open through April 5, 2019. To be eligible, nominees must have graduated with a degree or certificate....
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Don’t let engineers talk over your head

Jessica Simpson already had a bachelor’s degree, but when she needed additional training in a new career field, she signed up for classes at Rogue Community College. “I came to Linx Technologies with a mechanical engineering degree, which did not really focus on electronics, so I was lacking in knowledge about what we do here,” conceded Simpson, operations manager for the Merlin-based wireless components company....
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Animator named 2018 Alumnus of the Year

The RCC Foundation is pleased to announce Jennifer Harlow as Rogue Community College’s Alumnus of the Year for 2018. Harlow is currently the lead animator at L’Atelier Animations in Montreal, Canada. In addition to supervising a team of animators, she is the lead animation director for a new Netflix series called Robozuna, about a boy and his homemade robot attempting to free their oppressed nation...
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Scholarship makes huge difference for mom

Kira Burkett is a motivated young woman. The wife of a bike mechanic and mom to two daughters, ages 5 and 2, Kira juggles a busy family life with full-time school at RCC. She admits the balance isn’t always easy, but it’s definitely worth it. “The most important goal for me is to be a role model to my daughters,” Kira said. “Attending school and working toward a career I’m passionate about shows my children...
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Have you actually met a DACA student?

Jocksana Corona is an honor roll student and familiar face on the RCC Riverside Campus, where she’s worked at the Counseling Department for the past three years. The 33-year-old is also a busy wife and mother, the kind who volunteered at her child’s preschool and served as president of the elementary PTA. Just before spring break, Jocksana completed her two-year transfer degree at Rogue Community...
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Sarah Villagran is a Medical Assistant at Asante

Allied Health: A Pathway to Many Careers

Jobs in the health care field are projected to grow 18 percent between 2016 and 2026, according to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics. That’s more anticipated growth than any other occupational group, resulting in about 2.4 million new health care jobs over a decade. “Health care is a great field. It has a lot of avenues of opportunity for growth,” says Karline Kleker, practice manager for Asante’s primary care clinic in White City, Oregon. “It’s...
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