Liz Crossman, Retired. Now serving on the RCC Foundation Board of Directors as President.
Straight out of high school, I got my educational start through community college. I earned my Associates degree, and when I was in my mid-20s, I enrolled in prerequisite classes that I could transfer to a four year college for a teaching degree. Finally, in my 40's I decided to get a business degree and, again, took care of my prerequisite classes through community college.
When I moved to Southern Oregon, the former executive director of the RCC Foundation contacted me and asked if I would join the Board. I believe Rogue Community College is one of the greatest assets in the Rogue Valley. Students who might not be able to afford to take classes can be eligible to receive scholarship support. Seeing their pride, and the pride of their families when they receive a scholarship, touches my heart.
Donor, member of RCC Foundation President’s Circle.
Roxanne Dearing, Retired Elementary School Teacher
I have seen the pictures and read the comments from students at RCC and it gives me a lot of hope for the future. Sometimes it's hard to see good in the world, but I know that these students have that special desire for a better life and a better world. In today's world, it is difficult to afford an education. I have seen many co-workers struggle with the debt of loan repayment, even into their retirements. Being able to help, even a little bit, is my way to help someone pursue their dreams.
RCC alumnus and member of the RCC Foundation President's Circle.
Bob Basker, Geophysicist, Denver, CO
|Bob Basker, pictured with his grandson
Kaiden and his RCC Bear
I had the good fortune to be born and raised in Grants Pass. Though I attended college on the east coast, and have lived elsewhere since that time, I still return to my home town at least once or twice each year. My parents were great supporters of education and both were closely involved with RCC. They instilled in me an appreciation of education and its importance both to individuals and to a community. I am proud and honored to help support the aspirations of RCC students.
Established the Robert E. Basker Endowed Scholarship Fund