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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Scholarship makes huge difference for mom

Kira Burkett is a motivated young woman. The wife of a bike mechanic and mom to two daughters, ages 5 and 2, Kira juggles a busy family life with full-time school at RCC. She admits the balance isn’t always easy, but it’s definitely worth it. “The most important goal for me is to be a role model to my daughters,” Kira said. “Attending school and working toward a career I’m passionate about shows my children...
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Student achievement celebrated at Honors Night

Rogue Community College faculty and administration recognized the contributions of students who have modeled excellence in academics, service and leadership at the 38th annual Honors Night Ceremony, held April 20 at the Redwood Campus. “Your perseverance and hard work have led to the awards you are receiving this evening,” RCC Board Chair Dean Wendle said to the nominees during his opening remarks. “Many of you...
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Rogue inventors heading to state competition

Two teams of eco-oriented student innovators from Rogue Community College won $2,500 and an invitation to the statewide InventOR Collegiate Challenge after presenting their inventions to a panel of local businesspeople earlier this month. RCC’s two semi-finalist teams are Mission Franklini, which designed a non-lethal device to count pollinators, and Turner Motor Company, which is developing a hydrogen-powered combustion engine to reduce vehicle emissions. Mission...
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Have you actually met a DACA student?

Jocksana Corona is an honor roll student and familiar face on the RCC Riverside Campus, where she’s worked at the Counseling Department for the past three years. The 33-year-old is also a busy wife and mother, the kind who volunteered at her child’s preschool and served as president of the elementary PTA. Just before spring break, Jocksana completed her two-year transfer degree at Rogue Community...
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