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Mar 27, 2018

RCC’s Paying It Forward Mentoring Program Meets

A group of thirty gathered on March 23 in the Advanced Technologies Building on the Rockingham Community College Campus to network as part of the Paying It Forward Mentoring Program offered by the college.

“The goal of Paying It Forward is to provide an opportunity for students to talk with each other and with mentors as they grow academically and in life,” said RCC’s Director of Customized Training Sally Newman who serves as coordinator for the program. “My goal for our students is to give them the tools and experiences they need to empower one another and be successful.”

As part of the mentoring program students have visited several university campuses including NC Central University and NC A&T University. They have attended conferences at Elon University and toured the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum located in Sedalia, NC.

Currently the students have been working with their mentors to develop their personal DiSC profile. This assessment helps students learn to manage conflict, facilitate teamwork, improve relationships all in order to become more self-aware, well-rounded, and more effective leaders.

“RCC has changed me so much that I know when I graduate on May 11, I know I am going to be successful for the rest of my life,” said Deidre Thomas-Whisonant, RCC student and Paying It Forward participant. “After I graduate, I want to continue to be part of this program.”

Paying It Forward is designed to provide mentors to student mentees. Mentors support and encourage students to manage their own learning experience in order to maximize their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance, and become the person they want to be.

For more information on this program and the college, call 336-342-4261.

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