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Wall Named Outstanding Student

May 14, 2018

RCC’s Outstanding Student Award for 2018 was presented to Woodrow Anderson Wall, III during the May 11 Spring Commencement Ceremony held at Rockingham Community College in the Robert C. Keys Gymnasium.

Each year RCC faculty presents the Outstanding Student Award to a May graduate. The student is selected based on academic excellence, contribution to the College community, and potential for continued study or occupational advancement.

Wall is a veteran who served five years in the United States Marine Corps. Shortly after receiving an Honorable Discharge in August 2016, he enrolled in RCC’s Computer-Integrated Machining Associate in Applied Science degree program to develop the skills needed for a challenging career in the field of advanced manufacturing.

Regarded as an exemplary student with deeply-ingrained values, Wall is always willing to help his classmates with personal and academic challenges. He is a role model for other students in the program.

Wall is a Rockingham County Jail Corrections Officer and is actively involved with the Veteran’s Transition Program as an inspirational speaker and peer-to-peer mentor. Recently, Wall committed to six years in the Army Reserves. Now that he has earned his degree, he will join the Burlington Police force in August and hopes to open his own machine shop in the future.


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