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RCC to host Invent Oregon finals Sept. 18

Rogue Community College will host the Invent Oregon Collegiate Challenge Finals (InventOR) on Sept. 18. The annual event will be available for free to the public online. Rogue Community College will have one finalist in the competition. To register for the live-streamed event, go to

Fall term at RCC will include both online and some on-campus options

Rogue Community College plans to open its campuses on a limited basis for fall term, depending on conditions and guidance from the Governor’s office, local public health departments and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission. Fall term will begin Sept. 21.

Ospreys athletics seasons postponed until spring

The fall sports season has been delayed until spring for the Rogue Community College Ospreys. The RCC athletics program includes men's and women's soccer as well as women's volleyball, all sports typically played in the fall.

On July 9, the Northwest Athletic Conference announced a plan to move the majority of fall sports to winter or spring terms for the 2020-2021 school year to protect the safety of student-athletes and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Eccleston recognized as RCC 2020 Outstanding Citizen

Rogue Community College is proud to announce Lynn Eccleston as the 2020 recipient of the RCC Outstanding Citizen Award for distinguished service to the college and community.

Eccleston was recognized during the RCC Commencement Ceremony on June 13.

Outstanding grads speak for class of 2020

On June 13, Rogue Community College bid farewell to 699 deserving graduates who earned over 786 degrees and certificates in 34 different fields of study. These new grads will enter the workforce and continuing ed universities equipped with valuable skills and knowledge obtained during their many months as RCC students. We wish them great success as they embark on careers that will make a positive impact on their lives as well as on our local economy and culture.

RCC Board turns in positive annual evaluation of College President Kemper-Pelle

Cathy Kemper-Pelle, RCC PresidentGRANTS PASS, Oregon — The Rogue Community College (RCC) Board of Education has turned in a positive annual evaluation of RCC President Cathy Kemper-Pelle, Ed.D. The Board recognized her for exceptional leadership. It was her fourth annual evaluation since joining the college in 2016.

RCC Diversity Programming Board to host 'Courageous Conversations' online

The RCC Diversity Programming Board is proud to host "Courageous Conversations: From Education to Action," a guided discussion led by three Grants Pass pastors. The event will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, via Zoom. Participation is free and open to the public.

49th RCC Commencement will be online

The 49th Rogue Community College Commencement will be different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. To ensure the safety of our students, their families and their friends, commencement will be streamed online.

“RCC is proud of our graduates and nothing gives us more joy and pride than celebrating their achievements,” said Kori Ebenhack, vice president of Student Services. “Although we can't meet in person, we can still celebrate together.”

Staying True to Our RCC Values During Crisis

This was a message that was sent to all staff from Cathy Kemper-Pelle, RCC President

RCC Budget Committee public meeting canceled

The Rogue Community College (RCC) Budget Committee approved the 2020-21 fiscal year budget at its May 28, 2020 public meeting. Therefore, the public Budget Committee meeting scheduled for June 2, 2020 has been canceled.

For information about the RCC budget and the budget process, please visit


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