Employee Spotlight - Tom Rogers
Tom Rogers has been a part of Lassen Community College as a student, athlete, coach, and counselor since graduating from Chester High School.
Born in Spokane, Washington, Tom’s family moved to Wallace, Idaho and lived there until his sophomore year of high school. They migrated to Chester and he continued his education at Chester High School. Upon graduation from Chester High School, Tom enrolled at Lassen Community College. While a student at Lassen, Tom was a member of the wrestling team. After graduating with an associate degree in the area of Liberal Arts, he transferred to Villanova University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While participating in the wrestling program at Villanova, Tom earned a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts with minors in Sociology and Psychology. At Villanova, he wrestled with Olympians, Dave and Mark Schultz. The Schultz brothers are portrayed in an upcoming movie called Foxcatcher.
After graduation, Tom enrolled in the graduate program at Montana State University-Northern. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Guidance and Counseling. He returned to Lassen Community College and continues his work in the area of counseling. Currently residing in Chester, Tom is married and has two sons.