RCC sets up student-athlete for NCAA Division II transfer

Noelani Beard’s dedication to her craft has spanned nearly 5,000 miles from the island of Hawaii to Southern Oregon and across the continental United States to Raleigh, North Carolina.   When a person takes the difficult step into the unknown, there is a vulnerability in not knowing what comes after. For Noelani, it has been no different. Growing up on the islands with limited recruitment opportunities,...

RCC, SOU, OT team up for students

RCC, SOU and OIT Join Forces for Future of Higher Ed

Medford, OR – Over 100 community workforce and education partners joined together with Rogue Community College (RCC), Southern Oregon University (SOU) and Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) leaders, faculty, staff and students to share insights on the landscape of higher education in Southern Oregon. The event was held May 2 at the SOU/RCC Higher Education Center in Medford, exemplifying the intentional partnership enjoyed by these...

Outstanding student achievement recognized at 2022 RCC Honors Night

Rogue Community College faculty and administrators recognized the achievements of more than two dozen students who have excelled in academics or student leadership positions at the 22nd annual RCC Honors Night ceremony held at the Redwood Campus on April 22, 2022. RCC Vice President of Student Affairs Kori Ebenhack hosted the event, which included opening remarks by Roger Stokes, chair of the RCC Board of...

Portrait of Marcus Cox

RCC Veterans Services helps ease the transition from military to college student

Enrolling in college can be daunting, even to a U.S. Marine. After four years in the service, Cpl. Marcus Cox was ready to hit the books but felt overwhelmed by the admissions and registration process. Navigating college almost seemed like too much for the young veteran. “In the service, you’re always told where and when you gotta show up,” he explained. The connection Cox found...

Sea Grant Fellow tutors RCC students in science; they started college at RCC

Genevieve DePuy was 15 years old when they took their first class at Rogue Community College. It was an online class—a decade ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I liked the flexibility,” Gene said, “I could go to high school and then come home and take my RCC class online at my own pace.”   Over the next three years, RCC’s flexibility remained a huge draw for...

America's SBDC Oregon

SBDC moves to RCC Redwood Campus

GRANTS PASS — In spite of pandemic impacts, the Rogue Community College Small Business Development Center team helped 35 new businesses get started in 2020-21, and assisted regional small businesses in securing $88 million in capital and small business loans. Now, the services of the SBDC have an accessible, welcoming new home at RCC’s Redwood Campus. RCC’s dedication to supporting small businesses is elevated with...

Firefighter in the making

Nayely Contreras had an idea she’d like to pursue a career helping others when she first met with a faculty advisor at Rogue Community College. Maybe nursing, maybe firefighting, maybe even criminal justice. “I was all over the place,” the sophomore recalled. She met with Gary Heigel, chair of the Emergency Services Department, to make a plan. “He helped me out.” Nayely took a few...