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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RCC Foundation News

The RCC Foundation Welcomes new Board Members Medford Attorney Nick Naumes is with the firm of Frohnmayer, Deatherage et al. As a graduate of RCC, and a veteran, he has experience that makes him a great asset. A fifth generation native of the Rogue Valley, he served in the US Navy for five years. Mr. Naumes received a certificate from the RCC Reserve Officer Law...
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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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RCC students changing the world – one bee at a time RCC faculty work for the success of their students, often encouraging them to participate in competitions. Here is just one example of an engineering instructor who saw an opportunity for his students. Did you know? The global ecosystem is at risk due to a decline in the worldwide bee population. Because bees are responsible...
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Beyond the GED: Bellwether Award

Thinking about getting your GED? What if you could earn college credit at the same time and get a head start on a degree? You can— with RCC’s nationally recognized Concurrent Enrollment Program. Led by Adult Basic Skills (ABS) Department Chair Julie Rossi, the Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) sets its sights beyond the GED to preparing GED-eligible students for higher education and better job opportunities....
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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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A play’s the thing for new arts fund

A group of students enrolled in Rogue Community College’s adult basic skills classes recently caught their first act at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival thanks to a new fund set up to introduce ABE/GED students to the performing arts. The Dorothy Emily de Lyon Arts Fund was established with the RCC Foundation in December 2018 by Kiersta Fricke-Gostnell, chair of the RCC Adult Basic Skills department,...
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RCC celebrates Open Education Week

Educators around the globe are celebrating Open Education Week (March 1-8, 2019), and RCC is celebrating the progress instructors are making toward replacing expensive textbooks with Open Education Resources. OERs are instructional materials that are licensed to allow free distribution and revision by others, and they’re not just less expensive—they can also be an improvement over traditional textbooks. “Blueprint for Success in College and Career,”...
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Adult Basic Skills advisory board meeting with Julie Rossi

A New Dialogue Begins!

On Feb. 15, 2019, Twenty-five community members, RCC staff, and students participated in the first Adult Basics Skills (ABS) Department Advisory Board meeting. Ailym Pinhero, one of the students, was an ophthalmologist in Venezuela.  She started at RCC as an English Language Acquisition student, moved through ABS classes to improve her English, and is now applying to the RCC nursing program.  Joshua Collins, a second...
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