Golf tournament raises $26,890

The Rockingham Community College Foundation squeezed in an additional Benefit Golf Tournament on May 19, 2022, less than a year after its 31st annual tournament in September 2021. Held at Deep Springs Country Club in Stoneville, the event raised $26,890. The Foundation thanks the following tournament sponsors: Major Sponsor:  First National Bank Gold Eagle Sponsors: ADW  Read More

Rieger writes winning essay

Kylee Rieger, an English Language/Literature student from Greensboro won the $500 first-place prize with her essay about how RCC exceeded her expectations in a short period of time.

Employees, tourney bring in $36k

The Rockingham Community College Foundation brought in more than $36,000 in the last few months, thanks to RCC employee donors, golfers, and sponsors. Employee Support Each fall, the Foundation hosts a campus fund drive, through which faculty and staff can make donations, either directly or through payroll deduction. The drive, held for a few weeks  Read More

Welding students earn certifications

RCC students who gained their Gas Metal Arc Welding certifications are, from left, Michael Walker, Harrison Hackley, Eric Craig, Logan Snead, Lucas Cain, Kolby Bullins, and Annie Tredway.Earning their Flux Core Arc Welding certifications are RCC students, from left, from left, Michael Walker, Harrison Hackley, Eric Craig, Logan Snead, Lucas Cain, Christian Hill, and Annie  Read More

Campus grants recap

Tina Hamlin, a GED student at Rockingham Community College, worked as a caregiver for years, but quit her job to focus on going to school. She started in fall 2020 and graduated in July 2021. “She has shown extraordinary strides in her learning, has great attendance, is very positive, and plans to continue into the  Read More

Short-term training scholarships available

Students in many short-term programs at Rockingham Community College have access to scholarships this fall. Students in these 96+ hour workforce training programs are not eligible for federal assistance such as Pell grants. “Our community colleges are strengthening North Carolina’s position in the global marketplace, and we will lead the state’s economic recovery,” said Thomas  Read More

Student Success: Angela Knight

Angela Knight spent years working in the printing industry, for Veneer Graphics in Eden. “But back around the time mills were closing, we closed too. At the time, I was a single mother and had to do something quick,” Knight said.  She landed in Nursing. “It was serendipitous. Sometimes you think it’s the end of  Read More

Student Success: Roberto Reyes

Asthma. It is no trip in the park to suffer from that condition, especially for a child. Growing up in Chicago and moving to Eden as soon as he hit his teen years, Roberto Reyes has always lived with it. But he never let it stop him. By the time he was out of high  Read More

Student Success: Carson Wray

Approaching his 2020 graduation from Morehead High School, Carson Wray was set on heading to Tennessee to pursue diesel mechanics. “But I started getting offers for baseball, and then our season got cut short,” he said. “I wanted to continue to get the offers, so I decided to come to RCC and take welding.” Working  Read More

Every dollar counts in RCC Foundation campaign

Through the generosity of donors, the Rockingham Community College Foundation helps students achieve their educational goals by providing financial assistance. During the 2020-2021 academic year, the Foundation awarded $170,000 in scholarships. Donations are also used for campus projects that help students, such as paying for costly licensure exams and short-term training to prepare students to  Read More

Cresenzos create Jennifer Tulloch memorial scholarship

A scholarship has been established with the RCC Foundation in memory of a former Rockingham Community College employee. Jennifer Tulloch joined the College in 2006, serving as Director of Phlebotomy and Surgical Technology. Following a year-long battle with lung cancer, she resigned in July 2019, and died from complications of her cancer treatments just a  Read More

Foundation Update podcast

Rockingham Community College Foundation Executive Director Kim Pryor talks with local journalist Mike Moore about the Foundation, what it does, and the community campaign that is about to begin.

Heather Goins wins RCC Foundation essay contest

Heather Goins won the annual RCC Foundation essay contest. Each year, Rockingham Community College students are challenged to tell their story through an essay, for a chance to win a monetary prize from the RCC Foundation. This year’s theme was “RCC: The Best Choice for Me.” Gibsonville resident Heather Goins won first place with an  Read More

3 pass medical reimbursement specialist program, certification exam

Congratulations to our students who have completed the Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) course at Rockingham Community College, Sherry Doolin, Jennifer Stanley and Barbara Worthington. Each of these students successfully passed the industry-recognized CMRS certification exam through the American Medical Billing Association as well. Worthington does not have a history in insurance and billing but  Read More

Foundation doles out $144k in campus grants

The RCC Foundation Board of Directors has funded $144,300 in campus grants for the 2020-2021 academic year. A majority of the 15 grants help students academically. One of the largest awards was $24,000 for Workforce Development Scholarships. Students taking non-credit courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. The Eagle Train and Gain Scholarship was  Read More

RCC Foundation elects officers

WENTWORTH – The Rockingham Community College Foundation has elected its new slate of officers to lead the organization into its new era following a restructuring and reorganization. On June 18, the board of directors elected the following community leaders as the executive board: • Bobby Wharton, Ruffin, President • Scott Barham, Eden, Immediate Past President  Read More

Leadership Rockingham graduates Class of 2020

The Rockingham Community College Foundation and the Chambers of Commerce of Reidsville, Eden and Western Rockingham, just graduated another class of Leadership Rockingham. The program, which kicked off in September 2019 at the Morehead-Fair House in Eden, has a rich history in Rockingham County, with nearly two dozen classes of community leaders. Leadership Rockingham began  Read More

Foundation awards 76 students with $200 for healthcare license exams

Students in the Health Sciences programs at Rockingham Community College are unlike students in many of the other programs. “They’re not your typical 19-year-olds or just out of high school. They are 30-year-old students coming back to school, working, and raising families. Life is happening to them, big time,” said Vickie Chitwood, associate professor and  Read More

RCC Foundation welcomes new board

WENTWORTH – The Rockingham Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday, March 17, approved a slate of board members for the RCC Foundation, now tasked with moving the Foundation forward through its restructuring. The new board members are: 1. Kevin Berger, Madison, Attorney and County Commissioner 2. Amy Brown, Eden, Market Manager, Piedmont North –  Read More

RCC Foundation seeks board members

The Rockingham Community College Foundation is accepting applications for members of its board of directors. In December 2019, the RCC Trustees began restructuring and reorganizing the Foundation so that its vision and goals better support the College and its newly adopted 2019-2023 strategic plan, which focuses on four main goals: • Student success; • Workforce  Read More

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