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Summer automotive lab will start with the basics

Whether you're interested in working as an automotive technician or just want to learn about cars, the Automotive Technology department at Rogue Community College is offering a special lab course this summer designed to help newbies learn auto shop basics.

The Automotive Maintenance and Trade Practices Lab (AM120L) will meet from 8 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, July 12 through Aug. 31, at the Redwood Campus in Grants Pass. The course starts with basics; no prior experience is needed.

RCC honors Peter Buckley as 2021 Outstanding Citizen

Peter BuckleyFormer state legislator Rep. Peter Buckley, a longtime advocate for education and healthy families, has been selected as recipient of the Rogue Community College 2021 Outstanding Citizen Award for distinguished service to the college and community.

RCC to fete 512 graduates at 50th Commencement

GRANTS PASS — In celebration of the grit and determination of 512 graduates who persevered to complete their programs despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, Rogue Community College will host a drive-through "Carmencement" on the Redwood Campus to mark its 50th Commencement on Saturday, June 19, 2021. 

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. 


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