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 2017 will open in January of 2017.
If you choose to fill the PDF electronically, you will need to save it to your hard drive and edit it in Adobe Acrobat. (For Windows users, right click on link, "Save File", and for Mac users, hold the "control" button and click on the link to save the file.)
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:
- 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.
2016 Recipient: Shana Ogle
After graduating from Rogue Community College in 2004 with an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree in Pre-Nursing Studies, Shana went on to Oregon Heath & Science University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2006. In 2013, Shana went back to Oregon Health & Science University to further her studies in Nursing and finished in 2015 with a Masters Degree in Nursing.
As a Rogue Community College student, Shana was very active. She was the Vice President of Leadership, Phi Theta Kappa from 2003-2004, and in turn received their Leadership Award in 2004. Shana was also in student government serving as the Wellness Director from 2003-2004. In 2010, she received the TRiO Achiever Award which is presented to TRiO alumni who have significantly benefitted from TRiO services and have achieved personal success.
Shana’s family is an RCC family. Her mom attended RCC after she was laid off from Litton years ago. Her husband of 20 years currently works at RCC as the Director of Instructional Media, and her daughter is working on her pre-requisites toward getting into the nursing program.
Shana supports diabetes education through the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and was the captain of the Mark Marauders team for the "Walktoberfest" fundraiser that benefits ADA research. She volunteered for the local telethon campaign for the Children's Miracle Network. Currently, Shana is an instructor for Pediatric Emergency, Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) certification, and in 2015, Shana created the Asante Three Rivers Medical Center Pediatric Advisory Committee.
Shana’s continued commitment is to strive to make positive changes in healthcare and to assist nurses in furthering their knowledge of patient care. Her demonstrated love of community shows through her success in education and helping others.