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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Celebrating cultural diversity

RCC students were proud to represent their home countries – and practice their English skills – at a pair of World Day events held this spring at the Riverside and Redwood campuses. The two campus events, held May 21 and 22, were spearheaded by RCC Latino Outreach & Recruitment in partnership with the Adult Basic Skills department, Associated Student Government and the RVC Latino Club....
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Jennifer Cunningham

Against all odds

Jennifer Cunningham dreams of opening a fitness center in her hometown of Cave Junction. As a new graduate of the RCC massage therapy program and an aspiring athletic trainer, Jennifer has all the skills and determination needed to one day make her dream a reality. But that wasn’t always the case. “I’d been called stupid my whole life,” she said. “I believed for most of...
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RCC celebrates class of 2019

They enrolled. They acquired knowledge. They practiced skills. They worked tirelessly day after day to balance school and jobs and family life. And today, they graduated—the Rogue Community College (RCC) class of 2019. Pride is bursting from every corner of every campus. RCC’s 48th Commencement was held June 15 at 5 p.m. in the Bi-Mart Amphitheater at the Jackson County Expo amid crowds of supporters,...
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InventOR

RCC students changing the world – one bee at a time RCC faculty work for the success of their students, often encouraging them to participate in competitions. Here is just one example of an engineering instructor who saw an opportunity for his students. Did you know? The global ecosystem is at risk due to a decline in the worldwide bee population. Because bees are responsible...
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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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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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Seamless Transition

Jocksana Corona started college at age 30. As a busy wife and mom, adding a full course load to her daily routine was challenging at first—but she credits the RCC community for making it possible. “RCC enabled me to build meaningful connections and support,” Jocksana said. As a student in the Human Services associate degree program, Jocksana was part of a limited enrollment cohort, meaning...
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RCC is the right launch pad for this grad

Uriah Barrows is shooting for the moon, literally. He wants to be an astronaut. It’s a lofty goal, but the 31-year-old student veteran is disciplined and determined – and has a record of achieving what he sets out to do. After two years and a term on the honor roll at Rogue Community College, Uriah transferred last fall to the University of California, Berkeley. He’s...
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RCC sophomores Logan Billy, McKenna Frison and Lara Nuttall have all signed on to play soccer next season with NAIA universities.

Three Ospreys soccer players ready to #TakeFlight

The Rogue Community College Ospreys women’s soccer team is proud to announce that three sophomores have signed letters of intent to play at the university level next season. Ospreys forward Logan Billy and defenders McKenna Frison and Lara Nuttall have signed on to play in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Ospreys Athletics hosted a celebration with friends and family Friday, March 8.  Billy...
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