Lessons from a historic spring

By Marina Whitchurch, Public Speaking Instructor Spring 2020 will go down in history. For certain. For a multitude of reasons. But I don’t want to begin where you think I might… Gratitude is something that I’ve been taking more time to acknowledge lately. In this time of uncertainty, it’s been helpful for me to slow down and identify those areas of my life for which...
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Open education improves educational access and effectiveness

It’s Open Education Week! To celebrate this worldwide celebration of open sharing of resources in education, register for the Southern Oregon Open Education Summit on April 24th. Sponsored by Open Oregon, this one-day conference on Open Educational Resources and open pedagogy will include faculty, staff, administrators and students from Rogue, Klamath and Umpqua community colleges, Southern Oregon University and Oregon Institute of Technology. OERs are...
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New nursing director plans to meet rising need

There’s a new face on campus, and she’s poised to make an impact. Paula Calcaterra joined Rogue Community College in August as Director of Nursing. She and her husband moved from Idaho to take on the challenge of managing RCC’s growing nursing degree programs. Paula’s wealth of experience in nursing education and hands-on patient care is sure to equip our nursing students for success in...
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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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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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