From learning English to digital design, RCC student draws a new path for her future

Laura Quintero Antón is a person who cares about her community. During the 2020 Almeda Fire that decimated Talent, she served as a translator for Spanish-speaking residents who lost their homes. Laura was able to provide this service because she is a native Spanish speaker who learned English in Rogue Community College’s English Language Acquisition (ESL/ELA) program. Now, just six years after moving to Southern...

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month

Providing Information, Resources, and Support  By Shelly Hohl, LPCRCC Counselor  In 2010, the U.S. Congress declared June 27th PTSD Awareness Day highlighting the importance of bringing awareness to the invisible scars this disorder can cause.  The National Center for PTSD has since declared the month of June for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness.  The designation is designed to help raise awareness about the disorder and...

RCC's Outstanding Citizen Award: Health Care Heroes

RCC bestows Outstanding Citizen Awards on regional health care heroes

Rogue Community College faculty and staff joined together at their annual college inservice gathering to honor five regional health care organizations.  The employees of AllCare Health, Asante, La Clinica, Providence and Siskiyou Health Center were 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...

TRIO March Madness

TRIO EOC offers help with FAFSA

The TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is hosting March Madness! Anyone who fills out a new TRIO EOC participation form and meets with a TRIO staff will be given a $20 gift card to the RCC Ambassador Bookstore (while supplies last; up to 100 gift cards available). Click here to sign up! All our services are free! The TRiO EOC program helps with exploring programs...

Introducing Itskut and Shakshak

GRANTS PASS — Evergreen Federal Bank unveiled the latest addition to its BearFest family today (Oct. 22, 2021) in honor of Rogue Community College’s 50th anniversary. The studious bear, hunched over a book, is accompanied by an osprey pal — the college mascot — with a common interest: “How to Fish.”  The Confederated Tribe of the Siletz Indians participated in naming the pair. Itskut, the...

Portrait of Jeff Lang

Lang appointed to RCC Board

The Rogue Community College Board of Education at its Sept. 21, 2021 meeting appointed Central Point banker Jeff Lang to serve as an interim member of the board. Lang will represent Zone 3 of the RCC District, generally described as northwest Jackson County including Central Point, Gold Hill, Rogue River and Sams Valley. The interim appointment runs through June 2023. The Zone 3 position was...

Recovery: A Journey That’s Limitless

Michelle Gray, RCC Counseling For people who are overcoming addiction, the work never stops. I have assisted people with acknowledging their addiction, finding help, and supporting them in their recovery. Recovery is limitless because there is no “done” or finish line. Recovery is limitless because there are constantly new opportunities to include in your toolbox and ways to focus your healthy energy and adapt to your new...

Grief and loss in difficult times

By Eva Akiyama, LPC, RCC Counseling  It’s no secret that it’s been a difficult year and a half. Many people have experienced tragedy and trauma in 2020 and 2021 – there have been deaths due to COVID-19, losses due to wildfire, job layoffs, disconnection with family and friends. Almost everyone has experienced increased worry, stress, and depression in some form or another. We are all being forced...

Peter Buckley

2021 Outstanding Citizen: Peter Buckley

Former state legislator Rep. Peter Buckley, a longtime advocate for education and healthy families, has been selected as recipient of the Rogue Community College 2021 Outstanding Citizen Award for distinguished service to the college and community. Buckley, of Ashland, currently serves as program manager for Southern Oregon Success as well as a trainer and administrator for the Southern Oregon ACEs Training team, an effort to...

Outstanding RCC alum Gary Malone helps UO keep its cool

Think you’re too busy to go back to school? Gary Malone wondered, too. But, like many students, he was attracted to the flexibility Rogue Community College offers, which allows non-traditional students to earn a degree while juggling full-time jobs and family responsibilities. This spring, the RCC Foundation has named Gary as recipient of the 2021 RCC Outstanding Alumni Award—proof that the system works. Like many...