Beehive Blog–February 8, 2023

RCTC Student Blog

Check out the following links for important RCTC information

Scholarships Deadline
Celebrating Black Wall Street and Remembering the Tulsa Massacre
Graduation Application Deadline
Hive Supply
Generation Loss
Health Services
Open Gym
Learning Center



The deadline to apply for the RCTC Foundation scholarships is February 15th.

The scholarships are for RCTC students that are graduating or transferring to a four-year institution in Spring 2023 or Fall 2023. Scholarships for graduating students can be used to pay for licensing equipment or other costs.  Transferring scholarships will be applied to the tuition at a four-year institution.  There are 28 scholarships available, offering more than $50,000 with a variety of majors and degrees.

Click to apply now for graduating & transferring scholarships.

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Dr. Karlos K. Hill is an expert on racism and race relations. Dr. Hill is an Associate Professor of African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He is also the founding director of the African and African American Studies Distinguished Lecture Series at the University. Dr. Hill will share his knowledge and expertise on the rise of the Greenwood District also known as the Black Wall Street and guide us on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

Thursday, February 23rd, via , at 11am.

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The Spring 2023 Graduation Application Deadline is February 21, 2023 and summer graduation deadline is March 21, 2023. Students seeking to graduate should complete the application and attach a DARS audit that reads “All requirements complete” before submitting it to the Records and Registration Office for processing.

Please follow the link to the Graduation Application.

If your audit states that you are missing a requirement, please meet with your advisor or counselor as soon as possible by calling, 507-285-7260, or online at advisorvue.

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RCTC has two on-campus food pantries; one on Main Campus and one at Heintz Center. Throughout the year, hundreds of students at RCTC visit the Hive Supply to pick up perishable and non-perishable foods, school supplies and hygiene products. This resource is free to all current students.

How does it work? Students enter the Hive Supply, fill up a bag with up to 15 items, and then swipe their student ID on the way out. Swiping your ID helps us track how many students utilize this resource.

For current Hive Supply hours please visit the Hive Supply Webpage. Hours are subject to change throughout the week.

Interested in donating? Bring non-perishable foods, school supplies, or hygiene products to C407 or drop them in a Hive Supply donation bin located at Heintz Center.

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Come and check out the new art exhibit, Generation Loss, by artist Eric Anderson, on Thursday, February 9th from 6-8pm.

The art installation examines states of solitude, consumption, story telling and survival.

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RCTC Student Health Services and Zumbro Valley Health Center have partnered to offer on-campus mental health therapy services to our students.  Current RCTC students who may be struggling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns can utilize these services.

Licensed mental health therapists are available to meet with students via Zoom or in person within the Student Health Services office area.  To schedule an appointment, go to and login with your RCTC login credentials, or call Student Health Services at 507-285-7261.

If students have health insurance coverage, we will bill the insurance company for mental health therapy services. Students are never denied services if unable to pay or are unable/unwilling to use their health insurance. More information about our services, including What to Expect for Your First Visit with a Mental Health Therapist.

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Along with the weight room and fitness center, RCTC provides open gym time at the Sports Center.

There is a wide variety of activities, such as:

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Ping Pong
  • Pickleball

To check the available days and times go to open gym page, or email: for more information.

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The Learning Center provides FREE tutoring for all RCTC and WSU-R students to help them build the skills and confidence needed to be successful in their coursework and reach their academic goals.

Our tutors are specialists in their content areas and are eager to help you.

For Spring 2023 semester, the Learning Center will be open for both in-person and online tutoring. There are many different options for getting help: drop-in help, scheduled appointments with a tutor, email questions and essay reviews, and scheduling workspaces. Check out our website for hours and services and find what is best for you.

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