“"(The RCC VA Certifying Official) has done a really good job working with the VA Office to coordinate my benefits. There have been no snags.”
A 2003 graduate of Eastern Randolph High School, David Robinson made service to his country his first priority, but he hoped college would come later. He graduated from the USAAL-S Aeronautical Academy in Alexandria, Va., and he served in the U.S. Army’s 160th SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment) for four years. In 2007, during his sixth deployment to Iraq, he was injured when his helicopter was shot down and several of his fellow servicemen were killed.
After receiving a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service, David decided it was time to explore his educational options – and he chose Randolph Community College. “RCC has helped tremendously with my schedule because I am currently receiving treatment at the VA hospital,” said David. “The wonderful staff, environment and friendly faces make RCC both a conducive and enjoyable learning environment,” he says.
David is exploring his transfer options when he finishes his associate in arts degree at RCC and wants to major in physical education with a minor in journalism. He is active in the YMCA as well as in VA and VFW activities and programs.
RCC Associate in Arts Student
U.S. Army Veteran
Randolph Community College
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