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Meet Our Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors at Rockingham Community College agree that the college was their first choice after high school graduation because tuition and fees are affordable and the faculty are top-notch.

RCC Ambassadors for 2017-2018 are Tyler Bruins, Taeja Pass and Rachel Jones all of Eden and Daniel Jordan of Pelham.

Throughout the year, RCC Ambassadors help lead student orientation seminars, assist with student recruitment events, and lead campus tours. Under the guidance of Laura Jennings, RCC’s Assistant Director of Enrollment Services, these students work very hard to promote the college not only to prospective students, but to the community as well.

Tyler Bruins enrolled in 2015 after graduation from Morehead High School. He soon joined the college History Club and Art Club. This semester, Bruins is entering his third term as president of the History Club. During his time at RCC, he hasn’t missed a single trip planned by the clubs. He has traveled to New York City, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia.

“RCC has had a great impact on me,” said Bruins. “I would suggest that anyone take some time to study at RCC. It is a lot cheaper than going straight to a university and the experience is fantastic.”

This spring, Bruins plans to graduate from the college with an Associate in Arts degree and transfer to a university to earn a degree in Psychology.

Taeja Pass began her studies at RCC in 2016. Prior to becoming an Ambassador, Pass was heavily involved Paying it Forward, a student mentoring program developed at the college. Since enrolling, Pass has been named to the Dean’s List each semester. There is no doubt that she is a leader in her role as mentor and that she can provide students with the advice and support needed to be successful.

“RCC has helped me achieve a lot, and as I move on to a university, I know that I’ll do nothing but grow,” said Pass. “RCC is a great place to start. The admissions staff gives you the steps you need to be a success. You are not just a number in the classroom. You will save money.”

After completing an Associate in Science, Pass plans to transfer to North Carolina A&T State University and complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Fitness Science. 

Daniel Jordan of Pelham enrolled in 2016 and is currently serving as president of RCC’s academic honor society, Phi Theta Kappa.

“I chose to come to RCC because of the very reputable faculty and the variety of opportunities provided to the students,” said Jordan. “I would tell any student to search out every event and activity on campus. You’ll meet interesting people and learn a lot.”

Jordan plans to attend the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill after receiving is Associate in Art degree. He intends to study Economics and Psychology.

Rachel Jones of Eden, was a home schooled student who enrolled at RCC during her junior year of high school. Jones has served as a tutor in the ARC center on campus for the past three semesters and is involved with the History Club and the Art Club.

“Be prepared to give it all that you’ve got and expect great results,” said Jones of the advice she would share with prospective and current RCC students. “There are so many opportunities at the college that will make your best even better.”

After completing the Associate in Science degree, Jones plans to attend Western Carolina University and enroll in their honors program. Undergraduate research and earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology with a pre-health professional focus is her goal. She plans to continue her education and eventually become a physician’s assistant.

At RCC you, Start Local. Go Far.
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October 18, 2017