Honoring an original: RCC founder Midge Renton reflects on then and now

Midge Renton is a familiar face around town. The retired teacher and elementary school principalis often greeted with smiles from former students in the grocery store or local shops. “Mrs. Renton, do you remember me?” And quite often, she does. Thousands of working adults in Grants Pass were once under the watchful care of beloved Mrs. Renton. And they have much to thank her for....
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SOREDI director named 2020 Outstanding Alum

Where were you in 1999? While the world partied Prince-style and braced for Y2K, Colleen Padilla was graduating from RCC as Business Student of the Year. Now two decades later, she’s receiving another distinguished honor—the 2020 RCC Outstanding Alum Award, granted by the RCC Foundation. As executive director of Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI), Colleen is a champion for launching and growing prosperous...
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Asante continues support for RCC Health Professions Center

Asante recently donated $200,000 for the purchase of equipment for the Rogue Community College Health Professions Center, which is currently under construction at the RCC Table Rock Campus. This is in addition to Asante’s original $250,000 gift toward building construction. This totals $450,000 in support for health profession education at RCC. Judy Basker, executive director of the RCC Foundation, said, “We are so grateful to our community...
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Outstanding Alums found love, ambitious career paths at RCC

Each year, the RCC Foundation honors a distinguished former graduate with the RCC Outstanding Alumni Award. This recognition is granted to a person who has completed a certificate or degree from RCC and has achieved notable success in either their chosen profession or society betterment. The Outstanding Alum is selected from a pool of candidates nominated by members of the local business and philanthropic community....
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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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RCC Foundation helps student get a bead on welding

The RCC Foundation provides scholarships and inspiration to hundreds of students every year. For many of them, their path is not possible without the Foundation. Michelle Markus, a welding student, is one example. Michelle loves welding. On the surface, it might seem a strange career choice for a female, but get to know Michelle and you’ll soon discover it’s the perfect trade for her. She...
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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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We’re jazzed to start construction on the state-of-the-art Health Professions Center

WHITE CITY – Rogue Community College broke ground today on construction of a Health Professions Center at the Table Rock Campus. This state-of-the-art educational center, budgeted at $21.25 million, will bring together RCC’s clinical health care programs at one campus and streamline the pathway for local students to get into high-paying career jobs and fill a great need for health care workers in the Rogue...
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RCC seeks names of outstanding alumni

Do you know a Rogue Community College graduate who deserves to be recognized for outstanding achievement? The RCC Foundation is seeking the community’s help in recognizing alumni who have made notable contributions to their profession, the community or the world. Nominations for the RCC Outstanding Alumni Award are open through April 5, 2019. To be eligible, nominees must have graduated with a degree or certificate....
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