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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Theater department seeks actors, crew for spring play

Students, faculty and community members with a Shakespearean flair are invited to try for a part in the Rogue Community College Theater Arts department’s spring production of the Bard’s comedy “Twelfth Night.” A group audition will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at RCC’s Rogue Performance Hall (black box theater), located on the RCC Riverside Campus at 130 E. Eighth St. in Medford....
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Southern Oregon’s 4 higher ed institutions announce consortium

The presidents of four public colleges and universities in Southern Oregon joined forces today to create the Southern Oregon Higher Education Consortium – an alliance aimed at streamlining students’ educational pathways and addressing the region’s specific workforce needs. A memorandum of understanding signed by the presidents of Klamath Community College, Oregon Institute of Technology, Rogue Community College and Southern Oregon University calls upon the consortium...
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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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Nichole Bogart

RCC ‘about half the cost of going to a university’

  Nichole Bogart has worked at Carestream for nine years, initially connecting through a temp agency then joining the staff at the White City manufacturing facility. She advanced to several different roles before landing a position in quality control. With her sights set on moving into management or an engineering position, Nichole realized she needed to go back to school. “At my level, the only...
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Fahey appointed as interim board member

Pat Fahey was sworn in Monday, Oct. 1 to the Zone 2 seat on the Rogue Community College (RCC) Board of Education. The Board appointed Fahey on an interim basis in place of Dean Wendle, who retired in July. “The RCC Board of Education is pleased to welcome Pat Fahey,” said Board Chair Claudia Sullivan. “I look forward to working with Pat, and I know...
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