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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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SOHOPE grant leads to better paying jobs

For many people, college is a dream that seems out of reach. Students from low-income families often can’t afford tuition, which leaves them feeling stuck. Lack of education leads to fewer job opportunities, which lands people right back into the same financial struggles they grew up with. But not anymore. Southern Oregon HOPE is breaking the cycle and giving members of our community a real...
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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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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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Two-year degree helps grad secure a financial future

Peter Goodwill was piecing together odd jobs and barely scraping by when he decided to pursue a career in electronics. Rogue Community College helped him find his path. “I knew that I wanted to get into electronics before I came to RCC and, as I went through the program, it just strengthened my desire to get into that field,” said Goodwill, who earned an Electronics...
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Theater department seeks actors, crew for spring play

Students, faculty and community members with a Shakespearean flair are invited to try for a part in the Rogue Community College Theater Arts department’s spring production of the Bard’s comedy “Twelfth Night.” A group audition will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at RCC’s Rogue Performance Hall (black box theater), located on the RCC Riverside Campus at 130 E. Eighth St. in Medford....
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Construction begins for new fire science Educational Center

  Rogue Community College and Jackson County Fire District 3 broke ground Aug. 27, 2018 on construction of a 2,700-square-foot Educational Center in White City. The $1 million project is slated to be completed in January. The project represents a partnership between the two entities, which have a long history of successful partnerships. “We are proud to have such a great partnership with RCC, and...
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