RCC recognized for workforce development

GRANTS PASS – Rogue Community College is pleased to announce several members of the RCC family received awards from the Rogue Workforce Partnership at its annual awards celebration on May 29. The awards and recipients are as follows: Oregon Workforce Partnership – Workforce Champion Award: Lynn Black, assistant director of Continuing Education & Workforce Development; and Juliet Long, Dean of Instruction, Science and Technology. SOREDI Quest...
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RCC SBDC earns kudos for focus on business, job creation

GRANTS PASS — Thanks to the accomplishments of the RCC Small Business Development Center, Rogue Community College is one of five community colleges across the nation this spring to be recognized as a College of Excellence by the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE). The award was presented at the American Association of Community Colleges annual conference April 15 in Orlando. The NACCE recognized...
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The RCC Effect

Rogue Community College is an economic engine for Southern Oregon that generates more than $239 million annually for the region’s economy, according to an economic impact study released in 2017. The analysis by Economic Modeling Specialists International, or EMSI, of Moscow, Idaho, examined data from fiscal year 2015–16 to calculate the impact of RCC’s operations and student spending, as well as the higher earnings of...
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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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Two-year degree helps grad secure a financial future

Peter Goodwill was piecing together odd jobs and barely scraping by when he decided to pursue a career in electronics. Rogue Community College helped him find his path. “I knew that I wanted to get into electronics before I came to RCC and, as I went through the program, it just strengthened my desire to get into that field,” said Goodwill, who earned an Electronics...
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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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Paving Pathways for Adult Education

In Jackson and Josephine counties, where 20 percent of residents live in poverty and more than one in 10 adults doesn’t have a high school diploma, the Rogue Community College Adult Basic Skills program helps people ages 16 to 60+ overcome obstacles to continue their education and improve their work skills. The program itself faced a major challenge in early 2017 when state budget cuts...
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Education: A Good Investment

Rogue Community College is an economic engine for Southern Oregon that generates more than $239 million annually for the region’s economy, according to an economic impact study released earlier this year. The analysis by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) of Moscow, Idaho, examined data from fiscal year 2015-16 to calculate the impact of RCC’s operations and student spending as well as the higher earnings of...
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Suzanne Chavez during the 2017 Winter Term.

The View Back: An RCC Instructor’s Experience

Suzanne Chavez has watched Rogue Community College grow and change since it began in 1970. What started with a few buildings in Grants Pass has now grown to cover two counties and has three separate campuses. “I’ve always liked Rogue,” said Chavez, 61, who currently teaches Spanish courses there as well as oversees the college’s Foreign Language department. “In this case, the name ‘community college’...
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From the President

Greetings to our communities. Since coming aboard at Rogue Community College, it has been my pleasure to meet with organizations; business, education, and community leaders; students, and RCC staff and faculty to talk about where RCC is now and what it could be in the years to come. In addition, RCC has recently engaged the community in meetings, surveys, and strategy sessions to get input...
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