SOHOPE selected as prestigious 2021 Bellwether finalist

Question: What does Southern Oregon HOPE get when it connects underprivileged people to livable wage jobs in a worker-strapped industry? Answer: Students equipped with poverty-ending, life-changing skills, an industry equipped with skilled workers—and recognition as a finalist in the 2021 Bellwether Award. Southern Oregon Health Occupations Poverty Elimination, or SOHOPE, is a grant-funded program of Rogue Community College. Since 2016, it has provided low-income students...
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Discover short-term trainings to jump-start your health care career

Rogue Community College health care programs are hosting “Fast Track to Health Care Careers,” a virtual event from 5:30-7 p.m. March 18, 2021, where students and members of the public can learn from local employers about job opportunities in the health care field and training programs at RCC. Local employers need well-trained employees and community colleges play a large role in responding to industry demand, especially in times...
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Great athletes excel in academics

Question: What makes a great athlete?  Answer: A great student.  Last year at Rogue Community College, a record-breaking 11 student athletes earned All Academic Standing in the Northwest Athletic Conference. Previously, the highest number of RCC athletes to earn the recognition in one year was five.  In order to qualify for All Academic Standing, students must complete at least 36 credits, have a GPA or 3.25 or higher, and have...
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George Foreman

Did you know George Foreman found his path here?

Did boxing legend George Foreman go to Rogue Community College? Well, not exactly. Yes, it’s true that George Foreman, the two-time world heavyweight boxing champion and Olympic hero, spent time on the RCC Redwood Campus, but that was back when the campus was a Job Corps site in the 1960s. But the Redwood Campus was where he found his path in life, just like RCC...
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Outstanding grads speak for class of 2020

On June 13, 2020, Rogue Community College bid farewell to 699 deserving graduates in 34 different fields of study in an online commencement ceremony. They will enter the workforce or continue at universities equipped with valuable skills and knowledge obtained during their many months as RCC students. We wish them great success as they embark on careers that will make a positive impact on their...
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RCC grad works out the kinks

Tense muscles? Armando Garcia has the cure. As the co-founder of River Stone Massage & Wellness in Grants Pass, Armando is devoted to improving his clients’ quality of life through massage therapy—a skill he gained at Rogue Community College. “I decided to go back to school for the massage therapy program as it was the natural and most logical progression to increase my scope of...
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Logos senior shines on and off the field

Jaida Ross writes letters to her future self. She’s determined to capture defining moments in her own words and remind tomorrow’s Jaida to keep pursuing her goals—in academics, athletics, the arts and beyond. Remarkably wise for an 18-year-old, she encourages herself and her classmates to be the best possible version of themselves.   And she’s off to a pretty impressive start.  Jaida and her twin sister Jazzlynn are both students at Logos Public Charter...
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RCC welcomes 40 recruits at CTE Signing Day

Rogue Community College welcomed and celebrated the futures of 40 students who took a key step toward establishing skilled careers at RCC’s 2020 CTE Signing Day. The third annual event was held Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Table Rock Campus in White City. CTE Signing Day mirrors the NCAA National Signing Day for athletes who commit to play sports in college. At the RCC event,...
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Juliette Antolin poses for a photo with her children.

You can do it, too

Juliette Antolin quit high school in ninth grade. She never thought she could get a diploma, much less graduate from college. But all that changed when she walked through the doors of Rogue Community College. “It had been a lot of years since I’d been in school,” Juliette said. “I was so afraid that I didn’t have the knowledge, I felt I was so behind,...
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RCC technology leads to top jobs

Most people try to avoid software bugs. Brett Lapierre goes looking for them.  As a quality assurance technician for Microvellum Software, Brett’s job is to replicate and verify reported bugs in the company’s woodworking software before passing those bugs on to a team of developers to get fixed. Every day he diagnoses and troubleshoots software issues—and loves every minute of it. A graduate of RCC’s computer science program,...
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