Rogue Community College Opens New Science Education Center | Best Stories
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Rogue Community College held a grand opening Tuesday at its Redwood campus, showcasing its new science education center.
The new building will be a one-stop-shop for students, staff or anyone else involved in the RCC science program.
“Everything a science department student would need to take classes here is in one building, in one place,” said Michelle Smith, science lab technician at RCC. “It’s beautiful, it’s practical — we love it.”
The science curriculum is a popular blueprint for RCC students and now it’s bigger and better than ever.
“The vast majority of our students who graduate with a degree or certificate at RCC take a science program as part of their academic curriculum,” said Randy Weber, President of RCC. “Having the ability to update labs over 40 years old with today’s technology was a critical need that was met.”
Professors, students, community members and even local representatives attended Tuesday’s inauguration, including Representative Lily Morgan, who is an RCC alumnus herself.
“It’s a nice result,” Morgan said. “The hard work of the staff, faculty and all members of the Board and the community to support this building and support the education of the community in the future is fabulous.”
RCC students will see the same friendly, familiar faces from the staff, but everything else in the science building – classrooms, labs, lecture halls, greenhouses and more – will be brand new.
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