Governor- Elect Charlie Baker Visited Roxbury Neighborhood after Swearing – In Ceremony

Governor Baker and RCC President Roberson

Governor Baker and RCC President Roberson

Governor-elect Charlie Baker came straight to Roxbury right after he was sworn in as the 72nd Governor of Massachusetts. Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito made their way to The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) in the KROC Center yesterday afternoon. They were welcomed by a room full of politicians, community activists, organizational leaders and local residents. Among those in attendance were our very own RCC President Dr. Valerie Roberson and Vice President Lorita Williams.

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3rd Grader Makya Giaff and President Roberson

The event began with Governor Baker learning a bit more about the Roxbury community and discussing how he will connect with successful Roxbury organizations to create a more vibrant and robust Dudley neighborhood. Upon entering the building, Governor Baker was greeted with chocolate covered strawberries created by the students in the KROC Center’s Culinary Program. Governor Baker enjoyed the chocolate treat before making his way to the podium to hear a few success stories of DSNI residents.

One particular story stood out from the rest and it came from 3rd grader Makya Giaff, who is currently teaching her little sister “easy math”. She stole the hearts of the audience and charged Governor Baker with the task of providing her with a safe environment to thrive in and become successful.

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Governor Baker and Lt Governor Karyn Polito

Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito both shared encouraging remarks and expressed their enthusiasm to work with DSNI Executive Director Christopher Jones to replicate the successful model around the Commonwealth.

RCC President Roberson spoke briefly with the Governor-

Jay Ash, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development & President Roberson reading CareerFocus Magazine

Jay Ash, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development & President Roberson reading CareerFocus Magazine and with Jay Ash who is Governor Baker’s first cabinet pick. Jay Ash will lead as Secretary of Housing and Economic Development.

RCC is excited about the future of our Commonwealth. We all must stay focused, try our best to achieve our collective goals and be mindful of how our actions impact others. Best of luck leading our Commonwealth, Governor-elect Baker!

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Lifelong Learning Info Session TODAY (12/10/14) at 6PM! Plus More Courses Available!

RCC_BusinessCommCertificate_LifelongLearningCorporate and Community Education and Lifelong Learning at Roxbury Community College has some great upcoming programs for the spring!
Stop in to see us to register or for more information on any of our programs: Administration Building (#2), Room 101.
Business Communications
Info Session TODAY: Wednesday, December 10th at 6 pm (Academic Building (#3), Room 522)
Wednesdays from 6 – 8 pm starting 1/21/15 – 3/25/14 (10 weeks for $200)
Real Estate License Course (If you missed Part I in the fall, you’re now able to take both parts in the spring at the same time)
Part I: Math for Real Estate
Saturdays from 9:30 am – 12:45 pm starting 1/24/15 – 2/21/15 (5 weeks for $175; no textbook required)
Part II: Real Estate License PreparationRCC_RealEstateLicensePrep_LifelongLearning
Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9 pm starting 1/21/15 – 3/16/15 ($350 and includes textbook)
Attendance at all classes is required to receive certificate
Grant Writing 101: Fundamentals
Mondays from 6 – 8:30 pm starting 1/26/15 – 3/30 (8 classes for $250)
Social Media & Integrated Marketing Services: Effectively Use Social Media to Increase Your Client Base & Expand Your Target Audience
Wednesdays from 6:15 – 8:15 pm starting 2/3/15 – 3/10/15 (6 weeks for $175)
RCC_ArtofBellyDancing_LifelongLearningArt of Belly Dancing for Beginners
Wednesdays from 6 – 7:30 pm for 6 classes starting 1/28/15 – 3/4/15 ($70)
Community ESOL
Levels 1-6: Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am – 12 pm for 15 weeks starting 1/21/15
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 – 9 pm for 15 weeks starting 1/21/15
Entrepreneurship Seminar: Create Your Own Job & Be Your Own BossRCC_EntrepreneurFlyer_LifelongLearning
Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm starting 2/17/15 – 4/14/15 (9 weeks for $150)
Medical Billing
Mondays from 5:30 – 8:30 starting 1/26/15 – 3/30/15
Medical Interpreter
Mondays from 5:30 – 9 pm for 12 weeks starting 1/26/15
Medical Terminology
Tuesdays from 5:30-9 for 12 weeks starting 1/13/15
Pharmacy Tech
Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 6:00- 9:30 PM for 12 weeks starting 1/26/15
Includes 150 hour internship
Yoga for BeginnersRCC_YogaforBeginners_LifelongLearning
Mondays from 6:30 – 7:45 pm for either 3 or 6 classes
6 classes: 1/26/15 – 3/9/15 ($60)
3 classes: 1/26/15 – 2/9/15 OR 2/23/15 – 3/9/15 ($35)
Pathways to Human Services
Mondays from 6 – 9:30 starting 1/12/15
Couponing 101
Saturday, 2/7/15 from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm ($20)
Wednesday, 2/18/15 from 5:30 – 9 pm ($20)
Mobile MyGym for Kids (ages 2-6)
Actively participate with your child as they develop social skills, agility, coordination, strength, balance, and flexibility in a fun environment.
FREE Demo Day – 2/13/15 (Please see flyer below for more details)
CPR-AED Certification
Saturday, 2/7/15: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm ($50, includes certification card valid for two years)
**All of the following non-credit programs are open to the community so please share with family and friends!
Stay tuned for more details on the following:
TEAS Exam Prep
Kids’ Theater Program
Financial Literacy
First-Time Home Buying Workshops
Community Choir
Conversational Spanish
Public Speaking
Creative Writing
Salsa Dancing
Intro to Ballroom Dancing

To see more of our upcoming Spring 2015 offerings, browse the
RCC website.
(Accepted payment methods: Credit card, check or money order made payable to Roxbury Community College; cash payments will not be accepted)
Financial aid does not cover non-credit courses.
For questions, more information, or to register, please contact:
Administration Building #2, Room 101
(617) 541-5306 | (617) 933-7490 | (617) 933-7410
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Looking for a Career in Higher Education?



Roxbury Community College has several full-time and part-time open positions available. Feel free to apply if your background aligns with the job descriptions. Be sure to inform those in your network of these opportunities as well!


Available Full-Time Positions

·         Financial Aid Assistant (Application Deadline: December 19, 2014)
·         Administrative Assistant I (Application Deadline: Open until filled)
·         Network Administrator Faculty (Application Deadline: December 18, 2014)
·         Information Systems Technology Faculty Position (Application Deadline: December 18, 2014)
·         Coordinator of Cooperative Education (Application Deadline: December 18, 2014)
·         Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Academic Data Management & Reporting (Application Deadline: December 16, 2014)
·         Dean of Student Admissions & Success (Application Deadline: Open until Filled)

Available Part-Time Positions
·         Adjunct Instructor – College Experience (Application Deadline: Open until filled)
·         TEAS Study Prep (Non-Credit) Instructors (Application Deadline: Open pool)
·         Assistant Track & Field Coach (Application Deadline: Open until filled)
·         Non-Credit Course Instructors (Application Deadline: Open pool)
·         Clinical Instructor, Classes start on September 3, 2014
·         Professional Tutor Professional Tutor  (Applications Deadline: Open until filled
For questions or more information, please contact Belma Mendez in the RCC Human Resources Office:
Phone:  617-427 -0060 x 5337
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Roxbury Community College Earns Platinum Endorsement for Life Sciences Programs

RCCLogoRoxbury Community College (RCC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Platinum Level Endorsement for the College’s Biotechnology Certificate and Associate Degree Programs. This is the highest level of endorsement granted by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Education Consortium (MLSEC), a partnership of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation and the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council.

Dr. Valerie Roberson, President of RCC, said, “We are extremely grateful to the MLSEC for the vote of confidence that this endorsement represents. It validates the efforts of our dedicated faculty and staff who work with students in the Biotechnology Programs and prepare them to enter the life sciences workforce.”

This is the second time that MLSEC has recognized the contributions that community college programs are making to develop a skilled STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) workforce across the Commonwealth. The Platinum Endorsement follows RCC’s Gold Endorsement in 2013.

This recognition from MLSEC also reflects RCC’s participation in the College Success Campaign to double the numbers of Massachusetts college graduates from low-income backgrounds and college graduates in the state with STEM degrees.

The awards ceremony takes place on December 2nd in Lexington where awardees and all of the programs that applied for silver, gold and platinum endorsements will gather to celebrate.

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Season of Thanks: 18th Annual RLTAC Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Luncheon

ReggieLewisGivingNancy Sheehan-Curran is the Assistant Director of  the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center @ Roxbury Community College. She would like to send this memorandum of thanks to all the staff, RCC Student Athletes and representatives from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s office who volunteered on Friday to serve food to the Seniors who attended our 18th Annual RLTAC Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Luncheon.

“We had over 150 Seniors from the RLTAC Sensational Seniors, ABCD Parker Hill, ReggieLewisGivingMission Park and many local seniors that came out for a wonderful meal followed by great music and a lot of dancing.  This would not be possible without the help of all of the volunteers.  We appreciate your support!  I hope you all have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!”

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Need 4 HOURS of FREE BABYSITTING While You’re in class at RCC?

SingleStopRCCRCCLogoAre you an RCC Student? Want four (4) hours of free babysitting while you are in school? Then apply for our babysitting service! You will have an experienced, trained, CPR and First Aid Certified babysitter taking care of your children while you are in school. And if you would like to have your children cared for in your home, that can also be arranged. *Sitting Sessions are between hours of 9 am and 10 pm.*

To apply for babysitting service, you must:

–        Be enrolled in at least one undergraduate college course.

–        Have a child under 9 years of age.

–        Qualify as low-income (we can help with this part after an initial pre-screening).                           

For more information, contact:

Lisa R. Carter

Director, Academic and Student Support- Single Stop

Roxbury Community College

1234 Columbus Avenue 2-101

Roxbury, MA. 02120


(:(617)933-7456 fax

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Launch of Roxbury Community College Sports Channel!

RoxburyCommunityCollege_GoLiveImageThe Students and Faculty of the Broadcast Media Technology Department in conjunction with the RCC Athletics Department are proud to announce the launch of the Roxbury Community College Sports Channel.  Our stream went live this past Thursday when the Lady Tigers and Men Tigers went up against our Rivals Bunker Hill Community College and WON!!!  You can see the games throughout the week on our Internal Television Broadcast Monitoring System or online at:

Our Broadcasting students did an awesome job working the cameras and managing all aspects of production from a Television Production Van. We hope to capture and stream all of our home games going forward!

Enjoy and GO TIGERS!!!!

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