17Jan

Special Events Commemorate 50th Anniversary

Rockingham Community College continues to commemorate 50 years of service with an art show, concerts, and other special events scheduled during the next four months.

The Associate of Fine Arts alumni and faculty will present Celebrating 50 Years of Art at Rockingham Community College on February 17 -21. The exhibit will be on display in the Whitcomb Student Center during college operating hours.

For the 19th straight year, local musicians have performed for fun and for charity during the last Friday night in February. On February 24, several RCC alumni, retirees, and current students and employees will be among the musicians providing a night of entertainment that you will not want to miss.

A 50th Anniversary Concert featuring Penn Family Music will be held at 7 p.m. on April 21. Earlier that day, the RCC Science Club will celebrate Earth Day and commemorate RCC’s 50th Anniversary with a short program and tree-planting ceremony.

On May 11, RCC partners with the Rockingham County Department of Health and Human Services for an annual walk/run event. The 5K “Kicking Asphalt” Walk/Run is a fun event for the entire family. The entry fee is $15, with a portion of the proceeds funding an RCC student scholarship.

Events celebrating the 50th Anniversary will conclude with the annual RCC Foundation Golf Tournament, scheduled for May 18.

During the fall, faculty and staff of the college began the celebration with a Welcome Back Breakfast, Fall Kickoff for Students, the opening of RCC’s Simulated Hospital, the RCC Foundation Gala, a campus History Hike competition, and a luncheon for student scholarship recipients and their donors.

January 17, 2017