RCC’s New President to Begin January

Dr. Mark O. Kinlaw of Lumberton, NC has been selected by the Rockingham Community College Board of Trustees as the College’s fifth president. Pending final approval by the State Board of Community Colleges, Dr. Kinlaw will begin January 20.   Kinlaw has served as Vice President for Instruction and Support Services at Robeson Community College  Read More

Duke Energy awards $250,000 to Rockingham Community College

Duke Energy and Rockingham Community College today announced a $250,000 investment from the Duke Energy Foundation. The funds will be used to provide equipment enabling the college to establish an Industrial Automation Manufacturing Center.  The center will train students in automation and industrial manufacturing processes.  The funds will be used to purchase a robot arm,  Read More

RCC presidential search narrowed to six finalists

On Monday, October 13, the Presidential Search Committee at Rockingham Community College concluded its role in the presidential search process. The group was charged with the task of narrowing the applications to six finalists. The remainder of the presidential search process is the responsibility of the RCC Board of Trustees. On October 27-30 and November  Read More

Rockingham Community College Participates In Business Initiative

Teams of workforce development partners from Rockingham County are making plans to visit local businesses in a statewide effort to learn more about the challenge of finding and retaining high-quality employees. These visits are part of Governor Pat McCrory’s “1,000 in 100” initiative to have local teams visit 1,000 businesses in ALL 100 counties during the  Read More

RCC Surgical Technology Program Receives Award

Rockingham Community College has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving a 90% pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination for the cycle of August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014. Graduates obtaining national certification as a CST demonstrate, by examination, understanding  Read More

RCC’s Baseball Team Prepares for a Strong Season

Second year Head Coach Jake Loye returns 10 players from the 2013-2014 team that finished as the fifth seed in the NJCAA, Region 10 DII Tournament. Local players Willis Booth (RHP) of Eden and Caleb Shanaberger (RHP) of Reidsville are two of the nine incoming freshmen to sign a national letter of intent. Last year’s  Read More

Tournament held in memory of Haley Jo Plummer

On Saturday, RCC honored the memory and contributions of Haley Jo Plummer who was a member of the college’s first women’s volleyball team. In 2001, during her second semester as an RCC student, Haley died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. During a special ceremony held before the tournament began, Charles  Read More

Early Childhood Education Program Accreditation Renewed

The A.A.S. Early Childhood Education degree program at Rockingham Community College has earned renewed accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The accreditation decision is based on the NAEYC Commission review of the program self-study report, peer review team report, and written response. The Commission evaluates the patterns of evidence  Read More

RCC Caps and Pins Practical Nursing Graduates

During a July 23 evening ceremony, 16 Rockingham Community College practical nursing students received their caps and pins. During the ceremony, special awards were given to the following: Natro Dove, who received the Peer Award; and Kay Hopper who received the Faculty Award. The practical nursing candidates for graduation are: Chasity Abbott, Kayla Barber, Kathy  Read More

Rohrbaugh Named Chief Academic Officer at RCC

Suzanne Rohrbaugh began service to Rockingham Community College this month as Vice President for Academic Affairs and comes to the college with over 20 years of experience in the NC Community College System. Rohrbaugh most recently served as Vice President of Workforce Development and Continuing Education at College of The Albermarle (COA). Prior to her  Read More

Dodson, Frazier and Foeller Receive Emeritus Status

Retired Rockingham Community College professors Nathan Lee Dodson and C. Michael Frazier and were recently honored at the college as professor emeritus. In addition, Robert J. Foeller received the rank Dean of Library Services Emeritus as a posthumous honor. The ceremony was held during the July 15, Board of Trustee meeting. Dodson began teaching at  Read More

Kallam and Peach Sworn in as Trustees

Mr. James Kallam, of Stokesdale has been appointed by the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners to serve on the Board of Trustees at Rockingham Community College. Kallam replaces Janice Tate of Madison who began service in 2010. Kallam was elected to the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners in 2008 and served one term. He is  Read More

RCC Athletes Receive National Academic Award

Rockingham Community College administrators received notification from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) that two student-athletes were selected to receive national recognition for their academic achievement. The NJCAA recognizes academic achievement of two-year college athletes. Rhiannon Walker, who excelled as a member of the women’s volleyball team during her time at RCC, earned a  Read More

Aiken Appointed Interim President of Rockingham Community College

Dr. William C. Aiken, of Clinton, has been appointed by the NC State Board of Community Colleges to serve as the interim president of Rockingham Community College. The college’s Board of Trustees began their search for an interim last month when Dr. Michael S. Helmick announced his resignation from the position. Aiken previously served with  Read More

RCC HVAC Students Assist with Habitat for Humanity Construction

This summer students and faculty in the Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology (HVAC) program are lending a helping hand to Habitat for Humanity while getting some great field experience in HVAC installation. Habitat for Humanity is in the process of finishing their 19th house located in Stoneville. The future homeowner is paralyzed and is  Read More

Helmick Appointed President of Western Piedmont Community College

Dr. Michael S. Helmick, president of Rockingham Community College, has been appointed the sixth president of Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, N.C. His appointment was approved June 26 by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges. Helmick’s resignation as the fourth president of Rockingham Community College, effective July 30, 2014, was accepted by  Read More

RCC Breaks Ground for Simulated Hospital

Rockingham Community College broke ground today for a simulated hospital, the first of its kind in the Piedmont Triad. RCC’s Owens Human Services Building will be renovated to house a simulated hospital. Within this state-of-the-art learning facility, health sciences students will receive the training to better prepare them for positions within the medical field. “The  Read More

Spring graduation held at RCC

Dr. Michael S. Helmick, president of Rockingham Community College, conferred degrees, diplomas and certificates during the May 16 graduation exercises held at 10 a.m. in the Robert C. Keys gymnasium. Dr. Saundra Wall Williams, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for eLearning, Business Intelligence and Information Technology at the North Carolina Community College System,  Read More

Adult High School Equivalency Graduation held at RCC

The graduation ceremony for those who earned an Adult High School Equivalency diploma was held on Friday, May 16, at 2 p.m. in the Robert C. Keys Gymnasium at Rockingham Community College. Ninety-three graduates were presented with equivalency diplomas, and seven graduates received adult high school diplomas. Adult High School Equivalency graduate Vinod K. Mahato  Read More

RCC faculty receive higher ranking

Seven faculty members at Rockingham Community College have met the requirements necessary to increase their faculty ranking. Ranks consist of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor. Associate Professor of Biology Paula Burch has earned the rank of Professor. Assistant Professor of Industrial Systems Technology Will Soyars has earned the rank of Associate Professor. Instructor  Read More

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