Facts you may not have known about Redlands.
The Redlands Women’s Golf Team has achieved continued success over the past few years. They are 5-time defending Region II Champions and since 2003 have won the national title three times (2009, 2008, 2006) and finished in the top three five times.
The Livestock Judging team has dominated the national tournament circuit. In the 2009-10 season, the team finished the year ranked first in the nation, produced three All-Americans and received “Coach of the Year” honors for Dr. Clay Elliott. This year, they are on track for another successful season recently wrapping up a pair of Reserve Championship finishes.
Redlands Community College saw a 9.5 percent increase in enrollment for the spring 2010 semester for a total of 2,305 students. The fall 2010 semester also saw an increase of 10.8 percent.
The Redlands nursing program’s NCLEX pass rate was 95% in 2008 and 96% in 2009. Both are 10% higher than the state pass rate and roughly 8% higher than the national pass rate.
For the 2010-2011 school year, deserving students were given over $40,000 in scholarships from the foundation and an additional $95,000 in presidential and regents scholarships.
The Redlands Community College Fine Arts Gallery is one of two Smithsonian Certified Galleries in the State of Oklahoma.
Last year, the Equestrian Team took high point team honors at the West Texas A&M University equestrian contest. Megan Matthews won the national championship in her division at the Intercollegiate Horse Show in the of spring of 2009.
Redlands has the second highest concurrent high school enrollment in the state, second only to Tulsa Community College.
RCC offers classes at 35 off-campus sites in the fall and 30 sites in spring. Students may take live instructor-led courses, online courses & interactive TV courses. In fall 2010, 637 high school students took concurrent courses worth 3,021 college credit hours. In spring 2010, 607 high school students took 2,918 college credit hours.
In the fall of 2009, Redlands hosted the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and his "Rural Tour." Vilsack chose RCC, his lone stop in Oklahoma, to host a forum discussing the efforts to rebuild and revitalize America.
RCC played host to two large events last spring. First, the North American Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture Judging Contest (NACTA) and then the National Land Judging Contest. These events brought over 2,000 students and teachers into central Oklahoma.
Each year, Redlands hosts several academic meets including the OSSAA State Academic Bowl. This event alone brings hundreds of students to the area.
Last May, nearly 250 Redlands students received either their associate’s degree or a certificate of completion.
RCC has full accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission and specialized accreditations from the National League of Nursing (8 yr.), the National Learning Resources Association, the National Athletic Trainers Association and National Agroknowledge.
U.S. Veterans of all ages are benefiting from a federal grant that Redlands has received. The Veterans Upward Bound grant, which amounts to a million dollars over the next four years, will help veterans navigate their way from the military to the classroom.
Redlands was awarded the President’s Award for Community Service for their involvement with the "Keep El Reno Beautiful" project. Other community projects include mentoring DHS children, Blessing Baskets & Heifer International.
Redlands’ chapter of Phi Theta Kappa won several awards in 2010 at the regional and international level. Regional awards included: Most Distinguished Chapter, Most Distinguished Chapter Member, Distinguished Chapter President and three awards for written essays. International awards were given to the Chapter President MilliAnn Allen and Chapter Member Doug Grisham.
RCC Student Issac Cox was honored as a New Century Scholar for 2010 and represented Oklahoma in the opening ceremonies at the American Association of Community Colleges Convention.
The RCC Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team won the regional SIFE competition and represented Oklahoma and the region at the national competition last May.