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RCC welcomes Small Business Development Center to Redwood Campus

GRANTS PASS — In spite of pandemic impacts, the Rogue Community College Small Business Development Center team helped 35 new businesses get started in 2020-21, and assisted regional small businesses in securing $88 million in capital and small business loans. Now, the services of the SBDC have an accessible, welcoming new home at RCC’s Redwood Campus. RCC’s dedication to supporting small businesses is elevated with...

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Hope Rises for College Students ‘On-the-Edge’

There’s a growing harsh truth to the tale of the “starving college student,” and Rogue Community College (RCC) students are no exception. Nearly three-quarters of RCC students who responded to a 2019 survey indicated they had experienced food or housing insecurity within the previous year. Regional wildfires, coupled with COVID-19 impacts, have increased the crisis dramatically even as RCC continues to respond with innovative programs...

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Quorum of RCC Board to attend finance meeting

A quorum of the Rogue Community College Board of Education will be attending the RCC Finance and Audit Committee meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. via Zoom. All board members have been invited to attend. A comprehensive 2020-21 audit presentation will be provided by Eide Bailey, LLP and the Monthly Financial Statements will also be discussed....

Illinois Valley Learning Center

Kerby learning center to reopen for in-person GED® classes

Need to brush up on basic skills or work toward earning your GED diploma? Rogue Community College’s Illinois Valley Learning Center in Kerby is opening for in-person study during winter term. The RCC Adult Basic Skills (ABS) program has offered online classes since spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Illinois Valley Learning Center, located in the Kerby Belt Building at 24353 Redwood Highway,...

Presidential Search

RCC Board accepting applications for next president

The Rogue Community College Board of Education has posted an announcement seeking applicants for the position of chief executive officer, moving the search for the college’s seventh president into the next phase. President Cathy Kemper-Pelle earlier this year announced plans to retire at the end of June 2022. Applications for the presidency are being accepted through RCC’s job page at schooljobs.com, with screening set to begin...

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Meet the new RCC bear!

Introducing Itskut and Shakshak GRANTS PASS — Evergreen Federal Bank unveiled the latest edition to its BearFest family today in honor of Rogue Community College’s 50th anniversary. The studious bear, hunched over a book, is accompanied by an osprey pal — the college mascot — with a common interest: “How to Fish.” The Confederated Tribe of the Siletz Indians participated in naming the pair. Itskut,...

Presidential Search

RCC Board establishes search committee for next president

The Rogue Community College Board of Education established a 20-member Presidential Search Advisory Committee at a special meeting on Oct. 5. The committee will assist the board and a consulting search firm in screening candidates to become the college’s seventh president. President Cathy Kemper-Pelle earlier this year announced her plans to retire at the end of June 2022. The committee is comprised of RCC District...

Cathy Kemper-Pelle

President Kemper-Pelle appointed to national college board

Rogue Community College President Cathy Kemper-Pelle was recently appointed to a three-year term on the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Commission on Economic and Workforce Development. Kemper-Pelle’s term on the commission runs through June 2024. The AACC is a nonprofit advocacy organization representing nearly 1,200 two-year, associate degree-granting institutions, including public and private colleges and technical schools. The group works at the national level...

Portrait of Jeff Lang

Lang appointed to RCC Board

The Rogue Community College Board of Education at its Sept. 21, 2021 meeting appointed Central Point banker Jeff Lang to serve as an interim member of the board. Lang will represent Zone 3 of the RCC District, generally described as northwest Jackson County including Central Point, Gold Hill, Rogue River and Sams Valley. The interim appointment runs through June 2023. The Zone 3 position was...

RCC Welcome Day fall 2021

RCC invites students to Welcome Day on Sept. 15

Rogue Community College is welcoming new and returning students back to school this fall with a pair of Welcome Day events from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 15 at the Redwood Campus in Grants Pass and Table Rock Campus in White City. The fun and informative events are aimed at helping students meet RCC faculty and staff and complete college business prior to the first...