Katy Wicks

Alma Mater: Rogue Community College (A.A.O.T., 2005)
University of Montana Western (B.S. Natural Horsemanship, emphasis in Business Management, 2008)
Starting date: December 2008

Hometown: Grants Pass, OR

Movie: Kill Bill
Book: I adore books, so this is a tough one. Here are few recent favorites: "Dance of the Dissentient Daughter" by Sue Monk Kidd, "Prodigal Summer" by Barbara Kingsolver, "Why Have Kids?" by Jessica Valenti
Music: It depends on my mood! In my playlist you might find Macklemore, Ray LaMontagne, Wolf mother, Rose Polanzani, Brandi Carlile, Tom Petty, and more.
Thing to do: I love to be active (soccer, co-ed flag football, CrossFit) and enjoy the outdoors (horseback riding, backpacking, camping, etc.), but I also enjoy my down time when I can read, paint, or be with family & friends.

Why apply to Rogue Community College:
I remember being a senior at HVHS and trying to decide where I wanted to go to college. After visiting a few universities, I decided to attend RCC for a few reasons:

  1. I was debating between majors, both of which would have taken me to different universities. But if I got the AAOT two year transfer degree at RCC I could explore my major more while knocking out my first few years of university classes. Which was good because I ended up choosing a completely different major in the end!
  2. I was able to take the same freshman and sophomore university classes at RCC for half the cost, so my financial aid went further.
  3. My average RCC class had about 18 students, which made it easier to ask questions and engage in the conversation. Because my instructors knew me by name, they were great references when I started applying for scholarships and limited entry programs at universities.

Random fact about me:
When I was at the University of Montana Western, I wrote and directed my own play.