Current RRCC News

March 2017

RRCC’s Joan Smith Honored in Denver Business Journal’s 2017 Top Women in Energy

The Denver Business Journal recently announced its list of the 40 Top Women in Energy, recognizing women who are key influencers in metro Denver’s energy sector. This year Joan Smith, Executive Director of RRCC’s Rocky Mountain Education Center (RMEC), is among the honorees and will be recognized in the April 14 issue of the Denver Business Journal and at a VIP reception on April 19 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Pinnacle Room.

Certified Physician Assistant in Red Rocks Community College’s PA Program Nationally Recognized
Dayna Jaynstein one of only 20 in state to earn credential

LAKEWOOD, CO –Dayna Jaynstein, PA-C, a certified physician assistant faculty member at the Red Rocks Community College PA Program, was recently awarded a specialty credential called a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). 

Red Rocks Community College Presents World War I Day
Experiential learning event commemorates The Great War

LAKEWOOD, CO – On April 6, 2017 Red Rocks Community College will bring history to life with World War I Day, a free community event at the college’s Lakewood campus to commemorate the First World War. This experiential learning event will allow participants to experience living history and understand its effect on the future, while paying tribute to those who defended our country at home and abroad.

February 2017

RRCC Presents The Best of Everything
Colorado Premiere!

LAKEWOOD, CO - Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) Theatre Arts and Dance Department presents The Best of Everything. This Colorado premiere is directed by David-Matthew Barnes and choreographed by Angie Simmons, with musical direction by Kelly Jo Eldredge. It is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Performances will be March 2, 3, 4 at the Red Rocks Community College Theater.

RRCC Faculty Brenda Forland Honored with Wartgow Award
Designation recognizes innovation of ‘Teaching with Technology’

LAKEWOOD, CO - Red Rocks Community College Math Faculty Brenda Forland was honored recently with the Jerome Wartgow Teaching with Technology Award.  This award recognizes a full-time faculty for excellence in using educational technologies as an effective tool to stimulate, enhance and meaningfully improve teaching and learning within the Colorado Community College System.

Red Rocks Community College Presents “Damage” Art Exhibit
Haunting imagery reflects society’s “most” and “least” wanted

LAKEWOOD, CO - Red Rocks Community College is currently hosting an art exhibit by Denver artist    Sharon Brown. “Damage” features psychologically charged paintings created mostly from photographs. The work, on display in the mezzanine near the library at RRCC’s Lakewood campus, will run from now until February 2018.

January 2017

Red Rocks Community College Honors 2016 Employees of the Year

LAKEWOOD, CO - Red Rocks Community College recognized last month three outstanding employees for their contributions and service to the college


RRCC Offering Free Tax Filing Services to Families Through Tax Help Colorado Program
Partnership with Tax Help Colorado helps more families with incomes under $54,000 access free tax preparation services and bigger refunds

LAKEWOOD, CO - This tax season, Red Rocks Community College is partnering with the Denver-based Piton Foundation to help hard-working families become more financially secure by providing free tax preparation services through the Tax Help Colorado program. Beginning January 28, 2017, IRS-certified Red Rocks Community College students will prepare and e-file tax returns free of charge for individuals with household incomes of less than about $54,000 a year.