Asante continues support for RCC Health Professions Center

Asante recently donated $200,000 for the purchase of equipment for the Rogue Community College Health Professions Center, which is currently under construction at the RCC Table Rock Campus. This is in addition to Asante’s original $250,000 gift toward building construction. This totals $450,000 in support for health profession education at RCC. Judy Basker, executive director of the RCC Foundation, said, “We are so grateful to our community...
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Outstanding Alums found love, ambitious career paths at RCC

Each year, the RCC Foundation honors a distinguished former graduate with the RCC Outstanding Alumni Award. This recognition is granted to a person who has completed a certificate or degree from RCC and has achieved notable success in either their chosen profession or society betterment. The Outstanding Alum is selected from a pool of candidates nominated by members of the local business and philanthropic community....
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RCC recognized for workforce development

GRANTS PASS – Rogue Community College is pleased to announce several members of the RCC family received awards from the Rogue Workforce Partnership at its annual awards celebration on May 29. The awards and recipients are as follows: Oregon Workforce Partnership – Workforce Champion Award: Lynn Black, assistant director of Continuing Education & Workforce Development; and Juliet Long, Dean of Instruction, Science and Technology. SOREDI Quest...
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Scott Chancey named 2019 Outstanding Citizen

Rogue Community College is proud to announce Scott Chancey, program supervisor of Josephine Community Transit, as the 2019 recipient of the RCC Outstanding Citizen Award for his distinguished service to the college and community. Chancey received the award at the 2019 Commencement held June 15 at The Expo in Central Point.  Over the past 10 years, Chancey has ensured the affordability and reliability of transit services for RCC students in Josephine County. Chancey has worked with RCC to set up...
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RCC joins coalition to boost maker education

Rogue Community College has joined in the Make For All coalition and was part of the national rollout on June 14, 2019. Participation in Make For All is part of broad efforts by RCC to develop resource centers known as makerspaces where students and the community can develop skills and products. Make For All is a national coalition of leading education organizations focused on broadening...
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RCC SBDC earns kudos for focus on business, job creation

GRANTS PASS — Thanks to the accomplishments of the RCC Small Business Development Center, Rogue Community College is one of five community colleges across the nation this spring to be recognized as a College of Excellence by the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE). The award was presented at the American Association of Community Colleges annual conference April 15 in Orlando. The NACCE recognized...
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Recognizing outstanding organizations…

…and individuals that support education Each year, Rogue Community College recognizes an individual or organization with the RCC Outstanding Citizen Award. For 2019, RCC honored Scott Chancey, program supervisor of Josephine County Transit, for his distinguished service to the college and community in providing an affordable and reliable pathway to RCC. In the past 10 years, Chancey has ensured the affordability of the JCT services;...
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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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Banding Together

Southern Oregon Higher Education Consortium: What does it mean for Southern Oregon? Southern Oregon is fortunate to boast several excellent colleges and universities, each known and respected for a variety of strengths. Yet when it comes to choosing a college, students are faced with choosing one or maybe mapping out their journey from one college to another on their own. It’s a tough decision and...
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Cathy Kemper-Pelle

Why Community Colleges Work

I know from first-hand experience the transformative power of community colleges. As a higher education institution, they are a center of advanced learning and the development of new ways to view the world. At the same time, the community college environment is less intimidating than a university. Class sizes are smaller, and there is a strong commitment to connecting students to academic, social, and personal...
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