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

RCC faculty and staff recognized for years of service

The following members of the faculty and staff at Rockingham Community College were recognized Wednesday for their service to the college: Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Jan Overman, Professor of Early Childhood Education Dr. Vickie Brinkley, Professor of Social Sciences/Humanities Lee Dodson, Receptionist Diane Hand, Center for Active Retirement Director Ruth Mitchell, Small Business  Read More

Anthony Ratliff Named 2014 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholar

Anthony Ratliff, a student at Rockingham Community College, has been named a 2014 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars, and providing nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each Gold Scholar receives a $1500  Read More

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