Skip Patterson has been named to a three-year term on the Jackson County Fair Board, replacing outgoing member David Hyatt.
Patterson has been a member of several regional boards and organizations, including chairman for Asante Health System's board; chairman of the Chamber of Medford/Jackson County board; and Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc. board chair.
Patterson moved with his wife, Gaye, to the Rogue Valley in 1979, serving as Pacific Power's regional manager for 35 years. He later founded Preferred Results, a business-consulting firm.
Patterson was vice chairman of the ACCESS Inc. board and is a Rogue Community College Advisory Board member. He received the chamber's First Citizen Award in 1998.
People interested in Allied Health Services programs offered by Rogue Community College can attend a free informational session about the curriculum from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at RCC's Table Rock Campus, room 101, 7800 Pacific Ave., White City.
Information about career options, employment, wages and more will be available.
Programs include dental assisting, basic life support, nursing assistant, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapist assistant, clinical lab assistant, emergency services and massage therapy.
For details, call Christine Morris at 541-245-7846.
Jack Dempsey, son of Jackson Dempsey and Christina Bagi of Ashland, has been elected to the Lawrence University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest honorary society in America.
Phi Beta Kappa awards membership to seniors who have demonstrated superior scholarship. A history major at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisc., Dempsey is a 2010 graduate of Ashland High School.
Compiled from staff reports