Jason Meyer

Racing Toward Success | RCC helps motorsports entrepreneur design a new future

Jason Meyer has been racing dirt bikes since he was 14 years old. A self-proclaimed “dirt bike nut,” he built an award-winning custom Honda CR500 in 2010, which was featured in two magazines and over a dozen industry websites around the world. And that was just the start. “Building my own bike fulfilled a dream of mine,” Jason said. He remembers being the oldest and...
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Jennifer Stover

Choose Your Future | RCC graduate overcomes a difficult history to achieve unthinkable dreams

Trucks aren’t just for boys. Jennifer Stoker can testify. As a graduate of RCC’s Manufacturing/Engineering Technology program, this no-nonsense mom of four spends her workdays at Hassell Fabrication in Ashland making truck beds for some of the largest semis on the road. And she loves every minute of it. “I chose manufacturing because I wanted to do some hands-on work and employ my creative side...
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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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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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