An Outstanding Alumni is selected each spring from nominations we receive from the community. Each year's award recipient is honored at the Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony held in May of each year.
We depend on nominations to learn about RCC graduates who deserve recognition for their work. The nomination form is located at the bottom of this page; please consider nominating any person in your life who has graduated from RCC and have gone on to give back to our community. Nominations for 2019 are open!
Please contact the RCC Foundation for any questions about this award. We look forward to receiving nominations and learning more about the outstanding alumni of RCC!
Previous Outstanding Alumni Award Recipients:
- 2017 Dan Petersen
- 2016 Shana Ogle
- 2015 Casey Shaw
- 2014 Nadja B. Cech
- 2013 Dave McKeen & Flamur Vehapi
- 2012 Christine Mallette
- 2011 Rene McKenzie
- 2010 Morgan George
- 2009 Denise Olson
- 2008 Joan Momsen
Rogue Community College has a tremendous number of alums that have gone on from RCC to contribute greatly to their communities, professions, and even back to the college. The RCC Foundation is committed to honoring these RCC graduates and in 2008 began an annual award to celebrate our outstanding alumni.
The Outstanding Alumni Award is presented to an individual who exemplifies at least one of the two following criteria:
- Has achieved success in their business, profession, or other vocational endeavors.
- Has achieved success in their community, civic and/or volunteer activities through demonstrating significant contributions to the betterment of society through involvement in their community, public school systems, charitable organizations, and other humanitarian undertakings.
2018 Recipient: Jennifer Harlow
Lead Animator at L'Atelier Animations
The RCC Foundation is pleased to announce Rogue Community College's Alumnus of the Year for 2018 is Jennifer Harlow, who completed her Associate of Arts in 2006.
Jennifer is currently the Lead Animator at L'Atelier Animations in Montreal, Canada. In addition to supervising a team of animators, she is the lead animation director for a new Netflix series called Robozuna, about a boy and his homemade robot attempting to free their oppressed nation from an evil empire!
After her studies at RCC, Jennifer spent a year at Southern Oregon University before transferring to the prestigious California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. In 2010, Jennifer received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Character Animation.
Her internship at the world famous Pixar Animation Studios immediately following graduation helped her land a position as a Character Animator at the equally highly regarded Dream Works. While at Dreamworks, Jennifer's screen credits include "The Croods", "How to Train Your Dragon 2", "Penguins of Madagascar", "Kung Fu Panda 3" and "Boss Baby".
In addition to her professional success, Jennifer has been an instructor at Cal Institute of the Arts and has returned to RCC as a guest speaker in several classes taught by Carl Seyboldt, who nominated her for this award.
Jennifer moved to Montreal to join L'Atelier Animation in June of 2017. Jennifer is the daughter of RCC's Joyce Graham, who is rightfully proud of her many accomplishments.
Congratulations, Jennifer. We are very happy for your success and appreciate that you got your start at RCC.