Portrait of Millie Shawn

Nursing grad finds her path through GED

Rogue Community College (RCC) has been the path to affordable job training and college education for thousands of Southern Oregon residents. As many as 40 percent of them are the first in their families to attend college. The path for these pioneers often starts with earning a high school certification by passing the General Education Development (GED) test. When her three daughters were older, Millie...
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Juliette Antolin poses for a photo with her children.

You can do it, too

Juliette Antolin quit high school in ninth grade. She never thought she could get a diploma, much less graduate from college. But all that changed when she walked through the doors of Rogue Community College. “It had been a lot of years since I’d been in school,” Juliette said. “I was so afraid that I didn’t have the knowledge, I felt I was so behind,...
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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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