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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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A pair of student workers at the Redwood Campus library give each other a high five.

Campus job helps student worker use skills beyond the classroom

By Janeen McGinnis Being a student worker at Rogue Community College has been such an incredible experience. As a college student, like many others, I have financial struggles along with time constraints. Getting a job at the college has helped me tremendously as my work schedule is arranged around my academic schedule. Having flexibility in my schedule is extremely helpful as it evolves from one...
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Nichole Bogart

RCC ‘about half the cost of going to a university’

  Nichole Bogart has worked at Carestream for nine years, initially connecting through a temp agency then joining the staff at the White City manufacturing facility. She advanced to several different roles before landing a position in quality control. With her sights set on moving into management or an engineering position, Nichole realized she needed to go back to school. “At my level, the only...
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RCC congratulates the Class of 2018

Rogue Community College celebrated the achievement of 710 students at the 47th Commencement, held June 16, 2018, at The Expo in Central Point. More than 1,700 graduates and guests were in attendance as the board of education conferred a total of 516 degrees and 340 certificates. Of those graduating students, 260 earned GPAs between 3.00 and 3.49; 286 between 3.50 and 3.99, and 18 earned...
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Aspiring teacher grateful for scholarship, opportunities

Shannon Dabel knows how to take care of people. As the wife of an Army veteran, she spent several years as a stay-at-home mom, raising four children in various communities both stateside and abroad. When her husband David retired, he attended RCC and earned a degree in human resources while Shannon continued caring for their growing family—which now includes three “adopted” developmentally disabled women who...
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