Student Success Stories

Altamirano wins excellence award

‘The Great within the 58’ recognizes outstanding students at each of NC’s community colleges Karol Altamirano came to the United States from Mexico at the age of six. With hardly any English spoken in her home, she had to repeat kindergarten so she could learn the language better – and something clicked in just a  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

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

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

Trustees recognize Goins’ service to RCC

The Rockingham Community College Board of Trustees signed a resolution on March 17 to recognize the good works of Bryson Goins, a student at RCC. Goins served as president of the RCC Student Government Association from August 2018 through January 2020, during which time he also served as student trustee of the College’s Board of  Read More

Chase Coggins receives NC Community College System academic award

Chase Coggins has been named one of “The Great Within the 58” – a North Carolina Community College System Academic Excellence Award that recognizes one outstanding student at each community college across the state. His nomination letter, written by an RCC faculty member and presented to an RCC committee to choose its most excellent student,  Read More

All 5 Paramedic graduates pass state exam

Rockingham Community College is celebrating again. On Tuesday morning, Dec. 17, EMS Program Director Jason Collins learned that 100 percent of his recent Paramedic graduates passed the state exam, the North Carolina Paramedic Cognitive Exam. The five graduates, who were pinned on Thursday, Dec. 12, are Kari Bingman, Logan Boothe, Jonathan Schwartz, Evan Webb, and  Read More

BLET grads post 100-percent pass rate on state exam

In all of the years that RCC’s Basic Law Enforcement Training School Director Jim Gunn has taught prospective officers, Monday night’s graduating class of 12 was the first time ever that he HAD 100 percent of his students pass the state exam. That’s a long time, considering Gunn taught BLET for the Greensboro Police Department from  Read More

10 graduate from BLET

WENTWORTH – Rockingham Community College’s 52nd Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Class graduated on June 17. The 10 graduates are Jaunayd Mubarik Abdul-Kareem, Jacob Dearborn Clark, Stephen Logan Cochran, Stephen Todd Gammons, Joshua Bradley Kendrick, Jeremy Daniel McCollum, Brandon Alexander Nichols, Taylor Meyrie Pittman, Favio Augusto Stroher, and Cody Tyler Wray. This session of BLET  Read More

Surg tech student finished 4-year college first

Marisa Sherrett arrived at Rockingham Community College within days of moving to the area, with one unusual item packed away in her luggage: A Bachelor of Science degree from Kentucky Christian University, from where she graduated in May 2018. “I started to think I wanted to be a pharmacist, so I did all the pre-pharmacy  Read More

Art students chosen for work-study at Arrowmont

Two Rockingham Community College Fine Arts students have been selected for summer work-study positions at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. “They will work for three weeks, and then have three weeks of classes,” said RCC Fine Arts instructor Philip Haralam. More than 90 people applied for the program. The two RCC  Read More

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