The Hub Center for Engagement & Innovation
Unlimited World. Unlimited Learning.

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The Hub provides students with opportunities for real-world education and reflection through support of high impact practices, experiential learning, and equity-focused campus engagement.

Experiential Learning at RRCC

Experiential learning is the process of engagement and reflection facilitated through direct, real-world learning opportunities beyond of the traditional classroom. These experiences provide the rich and fertile ground for charting a future career, clarifying values, gaining hands-on experience, and interacting with a global and diverse world.

At RRCC, we hope that every student will take advantage of our opportunities for experiential education. We offer a wide array of such offerings, from entrepreneurship guidance to design-thinking and collaboration in the IDEA Lab, community engagement through service learning, study abroad, intercultural opportunities, internships, and honors options. There is something for everyone.

This visionary approach to education has the potential to propel you into your next step, so don’t wait! You can have a 4-year experience at this 2-year college.

What is The Hub?

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The Hub: Center for Engagement and Innovation is RRCC’s home for experiential learning opportunities. Programs in The Hub provide applied opportunities for students to engage in a different type of learning for unmatched success in their next stage of education or employment.

Offerings from The Hub

  • Internships and career help
  • Entrepreneurship mentoring
  • Engineering projects in the IDEA Lab
  • Service Learning courses
  • Student academic travel
  • Intercultural education opportunities
  • Honors courses, field trips, and workshops
  • Hands-on STEM workshops
  • And much more…

Hub Programs



Center for Community Engagement in Service Learning

The Center for Community Engagement in Service Learning (SLC) provides RRCC students with the opportunity to engage with real world problems in order to enrich the student learning experience for the benefit of both the campus and community.

  • Empowers students to be advocates for lasting social change
  • Facilitates addressing current community issues
  • Support for connecting classes with community partners
  • Develops civic responsibility through active community involvement

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Center for Inclusion & Diversity

The Center for Inclusion and Diversity strives to create a climate of inclusion where students, faculty, and staff are supported and empowered in their personal journeys.  Through equity in access, developmental opportunities, and holistic education, we will prepare all members of the RRCC community to actively engage in an increasingly diverse and global society.

  • Training Opportunities
  • Social justice oriented programs and workshops
  • LGBTQ Center
  • Diversity Council

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Entrepreneur Center

The Entrepreneur Center builds on entrepreneurship skills and links students with the community resources that fuel entrepreneurship and business enterprise ownership.

  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Business/entrepreneurship coaching and mentoring
  • Small Business development and Start-Up Certificate
  • Small Business Networking Opportunities
  • Access to Community and Market/Industry Resources

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Experiential Learning & Internships

Experiential Learning and Internships provide an opportunity to learn through different experiences. These experiences can help you learn more about the workplace and what you want to do after graduation, in addition to giving you the experience and skills to add to your resume and make you more marketable in the job market.

  • Internships
  • Informational Interviews
  • Job Shadowing
  • Volunteering

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First Year Experience at RRCC

First Year Experience (FYE) is a set of programs, events, services & people that support students in their first year of college to help them be more successful both academically and personally during their transition into college.

  • Explore Study & Success Strategies
  • Connect to Campus Resources
  • Encourage Campus-Wide Engagement
  • “Master the Maze” known as College

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IDEA Institute

The IDEA Institute prepares students to become problem-solvers of the future with multidisciplinary and self-directed learning, making and doing, and career connections. Partnerships with industry and community organizations provide opportunities for students to apply engineering, design, technology, media, creativity, and innovation to real world projects in the Lab.

  • Opportunities to gain real world experience in engineering and technology projects
  • Hands-on workshops in engineering, making and doing
  • Membership to Lab for access to maker and collaboration spaces
  • Introduction to Design and Engineering Applications (transfer) class

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International Student Services & Programs

International Student Services & Programs recruits, admits, advises, and provides information for all current and prospective international students, non-native English speakers, and US students interested in expanding their global experiences.

  • Immigration
  • English Student Learning (ESL) and Continuing Education/Non-Credit courses
  • Advising and Admissions
  • International student mentoring
  • Programing and Co-Curricular Activities
  • Study Abroad assistance
  • Student Academic Travel

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Trefny Honors Program

The Trefny Honors Program at RRCC provides exceptional learning opportunities through interdisciplinary education and problem-solving experiences for a community of scholars in order to prepare them to be leaders in a global community.

  • Creating a community of scholars
  • Integrating real world issues across the curriculum
  • Cultivating creative problem solving skills
  • Scholarships and grants
  • Internships and service learning

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Hub Contacts

Hub Navigator
Danea Fidler
Hub Main Desk

Center for Civic Engagement and Service Learning
Wendy Bird • Toni Nicholas
Service Learning Center Coordinators
Room 1252

Center for Inclusion & Diversity
Jen Macken, M.S
Director of Inclusion & Diversity
Room 1251

Entrepreneur Center
Donna Armelino • Jayne Reiter
Entrepreneur Center Coordinator
Business Coach
Room 1247

Experiential Learning & Internships
Melissa English
Career Services and Experiential Learning Coordinator
Room 1255

First Year Experience (FYE)
Dana Kobold
First Year Experience Coordinator
Room 1253

Honors Program
Barbra Sobhani
Honors Program Coordinator
Room 1523

IDEA Institute
Liz Cox
Director, IDEA Institute
Room 1529

International Student Services & Programs
Linda Yazdani
Director of ISS&P
Room 1231