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RRCC News Releases 2014

April 2014

Berndt Savig Named 2014-2016 Endowed Teaching Chair at RRCC

Lakewood, CO - Red Rocks Community College Foundation is proud to award the 2014-2016 Swede Johnson/Coors Endowed Teaching Chair to Art faculty member, Berndt Savig. As the 20th Endowed Teaching Chair, Savig joins an exclusive group of faculty recognized for their excellence in teaching and commitment to Colorado students.

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March 2014

RRCC News: Save the date for 9Health Fair at RRCC

Lakewood--This spring, 9Health Fair celebrates its 35th year of providing low and no-cost health screenings to communities throughout Colorado. On April 26, 2014, Red Rocks Community College is partnering with 9Health Fair to present dozens of free and low-cost health screenings, as well as education, for people to keep their health in check. Doors open at 7:00 a.m. and the fair ends at noon.

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RRCC to hold panel discussion: Crisis in Ukraine :: Faculty to explore political, historical, economic, and geographic impact

Red Rocks Community College will host a panel discussion to explore the crisis in Ukraine on Tuesday, March 18 from 3-4 p.m. in The Den at the college’s Lakewood campus. Crisis in Ukraine will be moderated by Instructional Dean Mike Coste and will feature RRCC faculty experts who will weigh in on the crisis from the perspective of their academic disciplines.

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240 Union Restaurant Raises Money for Scholarships at Red Rocks

LAKEWOOD, CO – Fine dining will provide much needed scholarship dollars for students at Red Rocks Community College as a result of the 10th annual Red Rocks Community College Foundation Benefit at 240 Union Restaurant in Lakewood on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

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February 2014

RRCC features ‘Spotlighting Careers in Performing Arts’ :: Event explores career options in music, dance, and theater

LAKEWOOD, CO – Red Rocks Community College will hold an event for students and the community to explore careers in performing arts. Spotlighting Careers in Performing Arts is scheduled for Wednesday March 19 from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. in the community room at the college’s Lakewood campus.

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RRCC students preparing taxes for individuals with incomes under $50,000

Representative Max Tyler will visit Tax Help Colorado’s free tax preparation site on Red Rocks Community College (RRCC)’s Lakewood campus to help raise awareness about free filing options available to low- to moderate-income tax payers. Rep. Tyler will be joined by Rosemary Rodriguez, state director for Senator Michael Bennett, Dr. Lisa Fowler, RRCC VP of Student Success, and Bill McGreevy, RRCC Dean of Instruction. Rep. Tyler, Rodriguez and Dean McGreevy will greet the hard-working families who are filing taxes and thank the RRCC students who are serving as the site’s tax preparers.

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January 2014

Red Rocks Community College Foundation Announces Arvada Sister Cities International Scholarship

Lakewood, CO--The Red Rocks Community College Foundation announces, in partnership with the Arvada Sister Cities International, the Arvada Sister Cities International Scholarship. The Red Rocks Community College Foundation strives to work in concert with community interests to support the students of Red Rocks Community College.

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Paul Hughes to show his Homage a Louise series in RRCC’s Susan K. Arndt Gallery

LAKEWOOD, CO - Paul Hughes, one time owner and director of Ink Fish Gallery, one of Denver’s premier galleries for many years, will be featured in his first one-man exhibition, Homage a Louise opening January 13 in the Susan K. Arndt Gallery at Red Rocks Community College.

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2013

December 2013

Red Rocks Community College Foundation Announces Arvada Elks Lodge Community Scholarship

LAKEWOOD, CO - The Red Rocks Community College Foundation announces, in partnership with the Arvada Elks Lodge 2278, the Arvada Elks Lodge Community Scholarship. The Red Rocks Community College Foundation strives to work in concert with community interests to support the students of Red Rocks Community College.

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November 2013

Governor Declares Nov. 22 as Community College Completion Day

LAKEWOOD, CO – The national spotlight has been focused on community college colleges in recent weeks is not the norm, but it is timely for families and the nation. As the current economic recession drags on and unemployment remains frustratingly high, the issue of jobs tops everyone’s worry list. Economic malaise has also driven an ongoing enrollment surge at the nation’s community colleges – an increase of almost 17% nationally.

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Red Rocks PTK Honor Society to hold holiday gift drive for charity
Donations to benefit Family Tree, Toys for Tots and Catholic Charities of Denver

LAKEWOOD, CO – The Red Rocks Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society will hold a gift drive to benefit three local charities November 18-21, 2013. Family Tree, Toys for Tots, and Catholic Charities of Denver will be the benefactors of the drive, which kicks off with refreshments and music on Monday, November 18 at 10 a.m. on The Bridge at RRCC’s Lakewood campus. Donations will be collected at the college’s Arvada campus on November 19. In addition to unwrapped toys, donations of clothing, food, gift cards, and cash are welcome at both locations.

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RRCC Presents Gudy Gaskill: Stories from the Silk Road and Beyond

Lakewood, CO – Denver artist Gudy Gaskill will be sharing the stories of her travels and adventures on Thursday, November 14, from 3 to 5 pm at the Red Rocks Community College Library, Lakewood Campus.  During her travels and hiking she has always carried her watercolor supplies and painted plein air paintings creating with each painting a story of a time, place and a moment that has been captured.

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Red Rocks Inducts 151 Students into PTK Honor Society

Lakewood, CO -- RRCC students continued their tradition of excellence as their honor society welcomed 151 new members at an October 16 ceremony on the Lakewood campus. Family and friends watched the official ceremony as students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). The new members recited a pledge of continuing excellence and several 4.0 GPA inductees were recognized for their outstanding academic performance.

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Red Rocks Community College Foundation Elects Two New Members

Lakewood, CO--The Red Rocks Community College Foundation welcomes Kimberly Carver and Michelle Fournier Johnson to their Board of Directors.  The Red Rocks Community College Foundation strives to diversify the expertise of its membership as it works to support the vision and mission of Red Rocks Community College.

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October 2013

Red Rocks Community College to Host Emergency Services Career Fair

LAKEWOOD, CO – Red Rocks Community College’s Emergency and Public Safety Department will be hosting an Emergency Services Career Fair on Tuesday, November 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Bridge at RRCC’s Lakewood campus: 13300 W. 6th Avenue.

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RRCC Announces Regis University Transfer Scholarship Winners
Regis supports community college students pursuing four-year degrees

LAKEWOOD, CO -- Regis University College for Professional Studies continued their tradition of supporting community colleges last month, awarding several Red Rocks Community College students scholarships. Those selected in the 2013-2014 scholarship cycle were exceptional students who met the requirements for a Regis scholarship and wish to pursue a four-year degree at the private university.

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September 2013

RRCC President Lauded by Denver Business Journal
Dr. Michele Haney among finalists for "Outstanding Women in Business" award


LAKEWOOD, CO -- Dr. Michele Haney, president of Red Rocks Community College, was among this year's honorees at the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business and was recognized at a luncheon in August. The award honors local women for their accomplishments in their field of work; as well as their lifetime achievements.

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RRCC Awarded $500K Grant from NSF for Cyber Security Program

Lakewood, CO - Red Rocks Community College’s Computer Technology Department was awarded $589,843 from the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM). The 5-year grant will increase the number of highly trained cyber security professionals entering the workforce by providing need-based scholarships to academically talented students pursuing associate degrees or transfer to a four-year institution in the field of cyber security.

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State-of-the-Art facility hosts Water Quality Management Program

LAKEWOOD, CO – Red Rocks Community College is hosting a grand opening of its new Environmental Training Center. The rescheduled grand opening of the center is set for October 12, from 10 am to Noon (weather permitting). The community is invited to join us for the welcome/ribbing-cutting ceremony, tours of the completed construction and mobile lab, and free refreshments.

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July 2013

 RRCC Hosts Looking Beyond Art Exhibit :: Featuing work of Gudy Gaskill, Anne Argent and Tracey Barnes

LAKEWOOD, CO – Paintings, prints and ceramics are the focus of Looking Beyond, an exhibit featuring the work of Colorado artists Gudy Gaskill, Anne Argent and Tracey Barnes, on display until August 9 in the Susan K. Arndt Gallery at Red Rocks Community College’s Lakewood campus.

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