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Becoming Nicole: Building Equality

Nicole MainesThe Rogue Community College (RCC) Diversity Programming Board is proud to welcome Nicole and Wayne Maines, featured in the award-winning book, “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family.” Becoming Nicole highlights the true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and one family's journey of understanding and compassion.

The public is invited to this free presentation, question and answer session, and book signing on June 9, 2017 from noon-2:30 p.m., at the Medford Library in the Large Community Meeting Room, 205 S. Central Ave., Medford, Oregon. Seating is limited to the first 200 people.

Ospreys distance runners wrap up the track season in fine form at the NWAC Championships at Mt. Hood Community College

RCC Athletics Osprey LogoGRESHAM, Ore. – Four Rogue Community College (RCC) distance runners battled the unseasonably high heat as they closed out the track season at the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Championships over the weekend at Mt. Hood Community College. Mallory Ward earned sixth place in the 10,000-meter with a time of 43:18.49, while Allex Bachtell finished with a time of 47:31.79.

Determine if RCC’s Human Services Program is on Your Path

What are some human services career options? Discover if these careers match your goals when you attend a free human services program information session from 5-7 p.m. at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, Room HEC-222 at 101 S. Bartlett St. in Medford on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 30.
  • Tuesday, June 6.

The application deadline for the 2017/18 cohort for the Human Services program at Rogue Community College (RCC) has been extended to August 5, 2017, at 5 p.m.

RCC Hosts Invisible Disabilities Awareness Event

Invisible Disabilities Awareness Event. Join us for an educational meet-and-greet with guest speakers May 23 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Redwood campus in the Student Center buildingRogue Community College (RCC) is hosting an Invisible Disabilities Awareness Event, Tuesday, May 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the RCC Redwood campus in the Student Center building at 3345 Redwood Hwy. in Grants Pass, Oregon.

This meet-and-greet event is encouraging visitors to learn more about invisible disabilities as well as the services and support provided by the RCC Disability Services department and RCC staff. There will be “Invisible No More!” nametags provided for visitors to write down both names and their disabilities to help further awareness throughout the day. Come voice your suggestions and concerns for students with disabilities on campus. There will also be various student and guest speakers who will discuss their experiences as, or caring for, someone with disabilities in our society.

RCC President Kemper-Pelle Gets Thumbs up from Board

Rogue Community College President, Cathy Kemper-Pelle, Ph.D. GRANTS PASS, Ore.--The Rogue Community College (RCC) Board of Education gave high marks to the new RCC president, Cathy Kemper-Pelle in her first evaluation since joining the college in 2016.

In a letter from Board member Kevin Talbert to Kemper-Pelle in April, he said the Board was very pleased with her progress to date and gave her high marks for energy, direction, and leadership.  

RCC Reserve Police Academy Conducts Reserve Officer Law Enforcement Academy Graduation

The Rogue Community College (RCC) Criminal Justice department invites the public to celebrate the graduation of students enrolled in the Reserve Officer Law Enforcement Academy (ROLEA) who have successfully met or exceeded the standards established for the ROLEA course.

Become a Massage Therapist: Information Meeting at RCC

Are you interested in a career helping others with stress relief and pain management? On May 22, 2017 from 5:30-7 p.m., you are invited to attend a Massage Therapy program information meeting on the RCC Redwood campus in Coates Hall (CH), Room 8 at 3345 Redwood Hwy. in Grants Pass, Oregon. Come learn about careers in the field, local employment opportunities, wage ranges, how to apply for admission, and more.

Free Mother’s Day Concert Performed by RCC Illinois Valley Chorus at the Oregon Caves Chateau Reopening Celebration

Mother's Day Concert Sunday, May 14, 2017, 4 to 5 p.m. at the Chateau at the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve. 19000 Caves Highway, Cave Junction, Oregon 97523Enjoy a free Mother’s Day concert Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 4-5 p.m. at the Chateau of the Oregon Caves National Monument. The Rogue Community College (RCC) Illinois Valley Chorus, under the direction of Kate Campbell, has been invited to bring music to celebrate the reopening of the Chateau, as well as Mother’s Day.

Songs from this year’s eclectic repertoire will be presented in the main lobby. “I am pleased to include a segment of soloists and duos performing Broadway show tunes. Something for everyone,” said Kate Campbell. The Chorus is excited to continue to its tradition of honoring mothers on their special day.

Petersen Named RCC Foundation Alum of the Year

Dan Petersen Fire CaptainThe Rogue Community College (RCC) Foundation is pleased to announce its 2017 Alum of the Year, Dan Petersen, who will be honored at the RCC Foundation President's Circle event on July 13, 2017, at RoxyAnn Winery in Medford, Oregon.

“Dan Petersen’s leadership, as a Fire Captain, his ‘can do’ attitude, sense of collaboration and fairness are inspirational," said Anne Golden, who nominated Petersen. "I cannot think of another individual who has carried the banner of RCC with such impact and gratitude.”

Become a Hero. Donate Blood for Red Cross Blood in Medford

Medford area residents are invited to become heroes by donating blood at the American Red Cross blood drive on May 9, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riverside campus Medford Library at 205 S. Central Ave. in Medford, Oregon; hosted by the Associated Student Government of Rogue Community College (ASGRCC) and Logos Public Charter School.


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