NACCE_award with Cathy Kemper-Pelle and Ron Goss

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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JCT bus at Redwood campus

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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Jessica Simpson

RCC prepares students for real world jobs

Are you or is someone you know dreaming of a new career? Rogue Community College prepares hundreds of people every year for skilled roles in the Rogue Valley workforce. If lack of skills or knowledge is holding you back from taking the next step in your career path, we can help. Jessica Simpson and Peter Goodwill know this firsthand. “After I got out of the...
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Lifelike manikins boost realism for RCC Emergency Services trainees

Just as astronauts prepare for outer space through high-tech simulations, emergency responders are ready to save lives in the real world when they train on high-fidelity manikins. That’s why Rogue Community College just added a family of lifelike manikins, from a premature infant to elderly adult. These incredible learning tools were made possible by a grant from the Morris Family Foundation. Billed as “the world’s...
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RCC, FD3 open new Fire Science Center

After five months of construction, Rogue Community College and Jackson County Fire District No. 3 celebrated the grand opening of the RCC/FD3 Fire Science Center on Feb. 5, 2019. The $1 million joint project adds classroom and meeting space next to the FD3 administration building at 8383 Agate Road in White City. “We would like to thank the taxpayers of Josephine and Jackson counties for...
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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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Sign up for Seeds of Spring Garden Seminar

Registration is open for the 30th annual Seeds of Spring Garden Seminar hosted by the Josephine County Master Gardeners. Featuring more than three dozen workshops, the one-day seminar will be held March 16 at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass. Participants may select up to four 90-minute workshops from a slate of 39 options at the seminar, which will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15...
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