Mask requirements return

Rockingham Community College has reinstated its face mask requirement in the wake of the COVID-19 Delta variant becoming prevalent across the nation. “With the COVID-19 Delta strain, Rockingham County has entered the ‘red category,’” said RCC President Dr. Mark Kinlaw. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks counties based on whether they are at  Read More

Summer 2021 President’s List and Dean’s List

Rockingham Community College is pleased to announce that 20 students were named to the President’s List and 12 to the Dean’s List for the Summer 2021 semester. Semester grade-point averages are computed at the end of each semester and grades received in any previous semester are not included in computing the GPA for the current  Read More

RCC graduates 121 students

Rockingham Community College on July 23 conferred 132 credentials upon 121 students this summer. Graduates earned 36 Associate degrees, 36 diplomas, and 59 certificates. Congratulations to the following graduates: Amma Dankyi of Browns Summit was a dean’s list graduate who now holds a diploma in Practical Nursing. “My favorite things about RCC are the people,  Read More

Agribusiness Technologies podcast

John Ayers, faculty/program lead for RCC’s Agribusiness Technologies program talks with local journalist Mike Moore about the new program, courses, NC State and NCA&T transfer programs, job prospects, and student successes.

41 earn high school diplomas

Rockingham Community College held a graduation ceremony on Thursday, July 22, honoring graduates of its High School Equivalency and Adult High School programs. RCC President Dr. Mark Kinlaw stands for photos with Sarah Moran after she accepts her High School Equivalency diploma from him. Finishing the programs this year were 41 students. In an effort  Read More

Rakestraw joins Board of Trustees

The Rockingham Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday welcomed Charles K. Rakestraw to its board. He replaces Robert Shelton, who has stepped off the board, as an appointee of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners. Charles K. Rakestraw Rakestraw is no stranger to RCC. He earned an associate degree in 1989 before transferring to  Read More

Trustees to meet July 20

The Rockingham Community College Board of Trustees will hold its regular meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2021. The board meets every other month. They will meet in person in the Gwynn Boardroom in the Administration Building . Due to COVID-19, visitors are restricted. 6-20-2021 Agenda BOT Meeting

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

Learn about scholarships via Zoom

Rockingham Community College will hold Zoom sessions to discuss scholarships available to students interested in enrolling this fall. The public is invited. The Admissions and Financial Aid offices are teaming up for these 30-minute sessions, to dole out information on many opportunities available for financial help from the College. “There are so many ways in  Read More

Scholarships and New Programs podcast

Rockingham Community College Assistant Director of Enrollment Services Laura Jennings talks with local journalist Mike Moore about the upcoming fall semester, the application process, in-person classes, grants and scholarships, and new programs.

June-July 2021 Continuing Ed Courses

Several courses are offered through July to help you improve your skills or learn a new hobby.

WFMY: Free tuition for ’21 HS grads

By Jaelen Gilkey, WMFY News 2 Gov. Roy Cooper recently introduced a new grant that impacts every 2021 high school graduate. At the beginning of the year, our state received nearly $138 million in aid from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief fund. Cooper and the North Carolina Community College System created the Longleaf Grant. This  Read More

Athletes excel in classroom

Thirteen student-athletes at Rockingham Community College earned academic honors from Region 10 of the National Junior College Athletic Association. According to the Region 10 criteria, these students have either passed a minimum of 24 credit hours with a least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average for the 2020-21 academic year, or have graduated with a  Read More

’21 HS grads: Apply for free tuition for 2 years

Students in the high school Class of 2021 are eligible for free tuition and fees for two years at Rockingham Community College if they enroll for the upcoming fall semester. The Longleaf Commitment is a grant program – not a loan – for 2021 graduates who attend a North Carolina community college to have financial  Read More

RCC recognizes student achievements

Rockingham Community College recognizes the following students for their academic, service, and participation achievements during the 2020-21 academic year: Student Organization Award Emalee Dunn – Outstanding Leadership Award, Criminal Justice Club Institutional Awards and Recognitions for Academic Achievement Division of Arts and Sciences Jasmine Johnson – Excellence in Early Childhood Education AwardSomer Lillard – Outstanding  Read More

Eagles head to World Series!

RCC Eagles baseball players sign autographs during a send-off event before boarding a charter bus to the World Series for the the third season in a row. And they’re off! Amid an early afternoon of fanfare, the Rockingham Community College baseball team celebrated its Mid-Atlantic District Championship and then boarded a charter bus to the  Read More

Cosmetology podcast

Gale Gregory, director of RCC’s Cosmetology program, speaks with local journalist Mike Moore about renovations to the new cosmetology lab and the program in general.

Spring 2021 President’s List and Dean’s List

Congratulations to RCC’s 177 honor students! Rockingham Community College is pleased to announce that 50 students were named to the President’s List and 127 to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2021 semester. Semester grade-point averages are computed at the end of each semester and grades received in any previous semester are not included in  Read More

38 receive Nursing pins

Thirty-eight students finished either the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) or the Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing (LPN to ADN) program this month. Pinning ceremonies for the two groups were held on campus on Thursday, May 13. Associate Degree Nursing The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing program at  Read More

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