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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RCC breaks ground on Redwood Campus Science Center

GRANTS PASS — Rogue Community College broke ground April 1, 2021, on construction of a new 17,200-square-foot Redwood Campus Science Center. The $8.5 million facility is set to open to students in fall of 2022.  The Redwood Campus Science Center is the final major project funded by a $20 million bond passed in 2016 by voters within the RCC Service District, which includes both Jackson and...
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Oregon community colleges receive $5 million to develop workforce pipeline in cybersecurity, manufacturing

Rogue Community College and eight community college partners in Oregon were recently awarded a $5 million consortium grant to develop a workforce pipeline for jobs in cybersecurity and advanced manufacturing.  The Oregon consortium is one of 11 recipients nationwide awarded a share of a $40 million grant package announced Jan. 15 by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Strengthening Community College Training Grant program aims...
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Ron Goss receives prestigious Cutler Award

Rogue Community College Small Business Development Center Director Ron Goss was announced this week as the recipient of the 2020 Cutler Award from the Oregon SBDC Network. The award is among the highest honors an SBDC director can receive for services to Oregon businesses and the Oregon SBDC network.  “I doubt that there are many businesses in Oregon that haven’t in some way benefited from...
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RCC Health Professions Center is open!

The $21.25 million Health Professions Center on the RCC Table Rock Campus will provide a pathway for local students to get into high-paying career jobs and fill a great need for health care workers in the Rogue Valley. This 35,648-square-foot teaching facility features the newest in health care training technology, and is home to all RCC clinical health care programs including nursing, pharmacy technician, phlebotomy and medical and dental assisting. Due to the Covid-19...
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Eccleston named 2020 RCC Outstanding Citizen

Rogue Community College is proud to announce Lynn Eccleston as the 2020 recipient of the RCC Outstanding Citizen Award for distinguished service to the college and community.  Eccleston was recognized during the RCC Commencement on June 13. Eccleston is principal of New Bridge High School in Grants Pass. This unique school is a partnership between the Three Rivers School District and Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility, run...
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Redwood Campus celebrates new art center

Rogue Community College is celebrating a new art instruction space on the Redwood Campus this fall. The grand opening of the recently renovated Deschutes Building (RWC-D) was held Oct. 25, 2019. Designed with students in mind, the 6,246-square-foot building provides a modern, open studio space for art classes including painting, drawing, sculpture and jewelry making. The majority of RCC’s Grants Pass art classes have been...
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A winning idea to help man’s best friend

Student innovators at Rogue Community College have developed a winning plan to produce prosthetic legs for man’s best friend. Using 3D printing technology, a team of five RCC math and engineering students created a pooch-friendly prosthesis that topped the community college division in a statewide innovation competition held June 28 at Portland State University. The team, dubbed Printed Pet Prosthetics, received $2,500 and the title...
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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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Scott Chancey named 2019 Outstanding Citizen

Rogue Community College is proud to announce Scott Chancey, program supervisor of Josephine Community Transit, as the 2019 recipient of the RCC Outstanding Citizen Award for his distinguished service to the college and community. Chancey received the award at the 2019 Commencement held June 15 at The Expo in Central Point.  Over the past 10 years, Chancey has ensured the affordability and reliability of transit services for RCC students in Josephine County. Chancey has worked with RCC to set up...
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