State approves Center for Workforce Development design

WENTWORTH – The Center for Workforce Development should begin construction in 13 months. On Friday, Oct. 30, the State Construction Office approved the second stage of the project, design development, which involved finalizing the facility layout. Now the third and final stage begins, involving construction documents. “College staff will meet with the architects this month  Read More

High schoolers can earn a free Manufacturing Technology degree

Rockingham County high school juniors and seniors can earn a degree from Rockingham Community College in Manufacturing Technology and start a career – with zero debt! Through the RockATOP program (Rockingham Apprenticeship and Technical Opportunities Partnership), students apprentice with local manufacturing facilities, and take college courses for free, while still in high school. The Manufacturing  Read More

Eagle Fuel Food Pantry to open for students

Results from a student survey at Rockingham Community College turned a spotlight on hunger, an issue that has been discussed in the background for a few years, prompting the formation of a food pantry for students. The survey, issued at the end of the spring semester, asked students about their experiences with the transition of  Read More

TRAILS program lands $15k Duke Energy Foundation grant

Rockingham Community College’s TRAILS program has received a $15,000 Duke Energy Foundation Nature Grant. It is not the first time Duke Energy has shown strong support of TRAILS – an acronym for “Trail Recreation and Adventure Institute for Leadership and Service.” The company provided a $700,000 gift to begin the program in April 2017, the  Read More

Boothe excels in Paramedic program

Back in 2016, Logan Boothe had an experience that changed the course of his future. “My grandpa, who was a big part of my life, got very sick and ended up in Duke and had heart surgery. At the hospital, I was watching the nurses and doctors work around the clock keeping him alive and  Read More

Barn Quilt unveiled at RCC’s Historical Village

Second-year RCC student Hannia Adame-Riquelme, who is working toward her Associate Degree in Fine Arts, designed and painted a barn quilt square for RCC’s Historical Village. Old meets new after a wooden quilt square was placed like a shining star on the gable of the Tobacco Factory in the Historical Village on the campus of  Read More

Nine RockATOP apprentices sign on with MSI, RCS

One local company is eight workers richer this fall, after high school seniors and recent graduates in the RockATOP program officially signed on as full apprentices at Machine Specialties Inc. during a ceremony at Rockingham Community College on Wednesday, Aug. 19. A ninth apprentice signed on with Rockingham County Schools. Through Rockingham Apprenticeship & Technical  Read More

Trustees to meet Sept. 15; public can listen via phone

The Rockingham Community College Board of Trustees will hold its regular bimonthly meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. While the Trustees traditionally meet in person in the Gwynn Boardroom in the Administration Building, they will meet in the Activity Room of the Whitcomb Student Center in order to space out due to the COVID-19  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

Two Stained Glass classes offered this fall

RCC has added two Stained Glass classes to its Continuing Education lineup this fall. This Fundamentals of Stained Glass course is designed to teach the art of stained glass making at the introductory level. Course work will include discussion on the history and trends of the art, practice in the art of stained glass making,  Read More

Earn high school and college credits with Web Technologies pathway

Dalton McMichael High School juniors and seniors can enroll in a Web Technologies program of study that will enable them to earn high school and college credits at the same time, on their Mayodan campus. This program is offered to all Rockingham County juniors and seniors from public and private schools and home schools; however,  Read More

Students can access free wifi areas across county

Technology Support Services at RCC is working with several groups across the county to provide additional technology resources to our students. On Friday, Aug. 7, RCC established a partnership with the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Center to provide RCC students with free high-speed internet Wi-Fi access in its parking lot so students can complete online assignments for  Read More

Students may qualify for free internet

Free internet access will be provided to 25 Rockingham Community College students who are enrolled in at least 9 credit hours and meet other eligibility criteria. The deadline to apply for the grant is Aug. 18. The College is sending a message to eligible students, so be sure to log in and check your RCC  Read More

RCC announces 101 Spring graduates

Rockingham Community College reorganized its commencement exercises with health and safety in mind, splitting the ceremony across two days as RCC President Dr. Mark Kinlaw presented certificates, diplomas and degrees to the College’s December, May, and July graduates. The graduation ceremony was held on Thursday and Friday, July 23-24. To practice social distancing, groups of  Read More

31 earn high school diplomas at RCC

Rockingham Community College held a graduation ceremony on Wednesday, July 22, honoring graduates of its High School Equivalency and Adult High School programs. Finishing the programs this year were 28 HSE students and three AHS students. In a modified ceremony, graduates and their families stayed in their vehicles until called to enter the gym hallway  Read More

RCC plans calculated comeback for fall semester

WENTWORTH – Rockingham Community College has put into place its plan for the fall semester, paying close attention to the health and safety of its students and employees in light of COVID-19. Classes begin on Monday, Aug. 17, with a majority offered online. “Like many community college campuses in North Carolina and nationwide, we have  Read More

RCC to open machining lab at Reidsville High School

REIDSVILLE – A machining lab that will enable students to earn high school credits – and tuition-free college credits at the same time – and to finish with a certificate in hand, will open this fall. High school juniors and seniors can enroll in the program, taught by Rockingham Community College instructors, and pay only  Read More

Trustees to meet July 21

The Rockingham Community College Board of Trustees will hold its regular bimonthly meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 21. While the Trustees traditionally meet in person in the Gwynn Boardroom in the Administration Building, due to the COVID-19 situation, visitors are restricted, and several Trustees will join the meeting by phone. The public is invited  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

Another $104k awarded to students affected by COVID-19; new applications due July 6

WENTWORTH – Rockingham Community College has awarded another group of students with emergency funds through the CARES Act, for a total so far of $254,190. RCC awarded more than $150,000 to 280-plus spring semester students during the first wave of applications, which deadlined on May 11. Following a second wave of applications on June 5,  Read More

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