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RCC apprenticeship grad receives 2021 Outstanding Alumni Award

Community college is often seen as a stepping stone to the university, and that's the case for Rogue Community College alumnus Gary Malone—though his path wasn't what you may expect.

The RCC Foundation proudly announces former apprenticeship student Gary Malone as recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Alumni Award. Malone completed the boiler operator apprenticeship program and an associate degree at RCC, training that helped him secure a position as a co-generation engineer for the University of Oregon facilities team.

RCC Board commends President Kemper-Pelle's initiative, votes to renew contract

Cathy Kemper-Pelle RCC PresidentThe Board of Education for Rogue Community College on May 18, 2021, voted unanimously to renew Cathy Kemper-Pelle’s contract as chief executive officer of the college. Originally hired July 1, 2016, this renewal represents the fifth time the Board has voted confidence in President Kemper-Pelle.

RCC's HR chief selected for national leadership program

Jamee Harrington, Chief Human Resources Officer at Rogue Community College, is one of six human resources professionals nationwide selected by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) to participate in the 2021-22 Emerging CUPA-HR Leaders program.

"RCC is very proud that our Chief Human Resources Officer, Jamee Harrington, has been selected to participate in this exclusive professional development opportunity," President Cathy Kemper-Pelle said. "This is a national recognition of her commitment to higher education."

RCC nursing assistant program aims to fill workforce need

Rogue Community College Continuing Education & Workforce Development launched a Nursing Assistant program this year that aims to fill a need for trained caregivers in the Rogue Valley.

RCC to distribute $600K in federal relief grants

Rogue Community College will distribute $600,000 in federal relief funds to eligible students enrolled in summer term classes. This second round of stimulus funding is authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) to support students with exceptional need due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

RCC to celebrate academic standouts

Rogue Community College students Dava Nimmo and Natasha Robinson have been named to the Oregon Community College Association's 2020-2021 All-Oregon Academic Team. Each year, 45 community college students from around the state are recognized for their academic excellence, leadership and community service.

New scholarship paves path to transportation careers

A new scholarship is available to students enrolled in commercial truck driver training or diesel technology programs at Rogue Community College.

Rogue Workforce Partnership Transportation & Logistics was awarded a multi-year grant from the Ford Family Foundation in support of the RCC Commercial Truck Driver and Diesel Technology programs. The grant was developed to raise awareness of transportation industry needs and provide funds for training. 

RCC to host four online diversity events in May

The Diversity Programming Board at Rogue Community College is hosting four online events this month. All events are free and open to the public. For more information and Zoom meeting links, visit

RCC Board declares April 2021 'Community College Month'

The Rogue Community College Board of Education on Tuesday adopted a resolution declaring April 2021 as Community College Month.

Community College Month is an appropriate time to acknowledge Oregon's 17 community colleges and the important contributions they make to the richness and accessibility of higher education in the United States. The strength and success of the State of Oregon, the vitality of its communities, and the effectiveness of our American society depend, in great measure, upon community colleges.

Quorum of RCC Board to attend equity workshop

A quorum of the Rogue Community College Board of Education will be attending a Board Equity Workshop. The workshop is scheduled on Monday, April 12 from 1-3 p.m. via Zoom. No formal action is anticipated.

For additional information, contact Rachelle Brown, Assistant to the President – Governance, at 541-956-7001 or



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