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RCC offering two new courses for LMBTs

ASHEBORO (Sept. 3, 2019)

Randolph Community College is offering two opportunities for Licensed Massage Therapists — the new “Prenatal Massage” and “Ethics & Gemstone Facial Massage” courses.

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RCC holds ribbon cutting for Welding Center expansion

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Randolph Community College President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. cuts the ribbon Thursday, opening up the newly-expanded Archdale Welding Center that increased the site’s booths to 31. Pictured from left to right are Welding Department Head Michael Ford, Director of the Archdale Center Tonya Monroe, Archdale Mayor Bert Lance Stone, Shackleford, Chairman of the Randolph County Board of Commissioners Darrell Frye, RCC Board member Dr. Cindy Schroder, Vice President of Administrative Services Daffie Garris, and Vice President of Instructional Services Suzanne Rohrbaugh. In the back row are County Commissioner Kenny Kidd, Board member James Gouty, and Board Vice Chair John Freeze.

ASHEBORO (Sept. 5, 2019)

Randolph Community College held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday as the College increased its number of welding booths at the Archdale Center to 31. Approximately 2,000 square feet of classroom and office space was converted into lab space to accommodate more students.

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Supreme Court Chief Justice Beasley visits RCC

ASHEBORO (Sept. 6, 2019)

Cheri Beasley, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, paid a visit to the Randolph Community College’s Asheboro Campus on Tuesday, Sept. 3, as part of the Court’s bicentennial celebration.

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RCC celebrating N.C. Supreme Court bicentennial, Constitution Day

ASHEBORO (Aug. 28, 2019)

Randolph Community College is hosting three events in the coming weeks to celebrate the bicentennial of the Supreme Court of North Carolina and Constitution Day.

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Randolph Community College opens 57th school year

ASHEBORO (Aug. 22, 2019)

Five of Randolph Community College’s Board of Trustees and two members of the RCC Foundation’s Board were on hand Friday, Aug. 16, to welcome the more than 200 RCC faculty and staff members gathered for the school’s fall convocation in the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center auditorium. The College opened its 57th year when classes began Monday.

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RCC Small Business Center hosting BREAKTHROUGH Business Summit for nonprofits

ASHEBORO (Aug. 16, 2019)

Starting a new nonprofit or looking to jumpstart an existing one?

Randolph Community College’s Small Business Center is hosting its 2nd Annual BREAKTHROUGH Business Summit on Thursday, Aug. 29, and this year’s theme is Empowering NonProfit Success. The Summit takes place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the Asheboro Campus.

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Apprenticeship Randolph welcomes 22 new students on annual Signing Day

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An even larger group of apprentices signed Aug. 8 as a part of Apprenticeship Randolph's annual Singing Ceremony at RCC. It included the first-ever female apprentices and the first set of Automotive Systems Technology apprentices.

ASHEBORO (Aug. 14, 2019)

With songs like ACDC’s “Thunderstruck” and Alicia Keys’ “Girl On Fire” booming from the speakers, 22 area students signed on as new apprentices during Apprenticeship Randolph’s 2019 Signing Ceremony held Aug. 8 in the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center auditorium at Randolph Community College.

This year’s class included three female students — a first for the program, which is in its third year. Sixteen students signed up in 2017 — the first year of the program, and 17 signed in 2018. With the addition of Automotive Systems Technology earlier this year, the number of new apprentices increased thanks to new partner, Thomas Tire & Automotive, signing on eight apprentices.

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Lewis paves the way for other RCC Veterinary Assistant students

ASHEBORO (Aug. 8, 2019)

Not many 19-year-olds land their dream job, but Asheboro’s Michelle Lewis is right where she wants to be — caring for animals.

Lewis passed her Certified Veterinary Assistant Level 1 (CVA 1) exam in April — the first student from Randolph Community College’s new Vet Assistant program to do so. Now in its second year, the hybrid program’s classes begin Aug. 20.

“I’ve always had animals,” said Lewis, who grew up on a farm. “I’ve always wanted to go into the veterinary field. I saw this opportunity open up, and saw it was a one-year program.”

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Auto Body Repair class starts Aug. 26 at RCC

ASHEBORO (Aug. 8, 2019)

Randolph Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division is offering an “Auto Body Repair Basics” class beginning at the end of this month, which is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the auto body repair field.

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Pathways Camps fun, eye-opening for participants

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Randolph Community College, Asheboro City Schools, and the Randolph County School System partnered to bring together three Pathways Camps — AMP Camp, HIP Camp, and APP Camp — at the end of June. Students and teachers participating in the AMP Camp were treated to a welding exercise (above).

ASHEBORO (Aug. 6, 2019)

During the last two weeks of June, Randolph County teachers and students braved welding sparks, learned how to put on a neck brace, and hung out with alpacas. The learning experiences — and the fun — were all part of three Pathways Camps put on by Randolph Community College, the Randolph County School System, and the Asheboro City Schools.

The second AMP (Advanced Manufacturing Pathway) Camp, and the inaugural HIP (Health Industry Pathway) and APP (Agricultural Production Pathway) camps had students visit industry-specific local businesses and participate in classroom learning labs designed to provide real-world experiences, while the teachers got to experience classroom learning labs designed to introduce them to real-world projects. All were immersed in the industry while learning about specific careers with teachers learning how to guide students in developing skills to ensure success in those specific fields.

The camps were free for current ACS and RCSS seventh- and eighth-graders, and local teachers.

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Let RCC help you learn how to balance your small business’ books

ASHEBORO (Aug. 5, 2019)

Want to learn how to balance your small business’ books?

Randolph Community College has you covered.

RCC’s Small Business Center (SBC) is having two free seminars on QuickBooks at the end of August prior to the start of the Workforce Development and Continuing Education course “QuickBooks, Introduction.” The College also is offering a Microsoft Excel class in September.

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Guitar, line dancing classes returning to RCC

ASHEBORO (Aug. 5, 2019)

Randolph Community College is giving people a chance to learn how to play “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” or learn how to dance to it, starting at the end of this month.

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RCC offering Health Coach course

ASHEBORO (Aug. 2, 2019)

Randolph Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division is offering a “Health Coach” course, starting Wednesday, Aug. 21.

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Cervantes becomes first RCC SGA President from RECHS

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Heather Clouston (right), Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees, administers the oath of office to new Board student trustee and Student Government Association President Yasmin Cervantes July 15.

ASHEBORO (July 31, 2019)

Randolph Early College High School student Yasmin Cervantes of Liberty was sworn in as Randolph Community College’s next student trustee July 15. Cervantes is the first-ever RECHS student to serve as RCC Student Government Association President.


The 17-year-old didn’t know she was making history until reading an email from Recruitment and Student Life Specialist Shane Bryson.


“I’m surprised,” Cervantes said. “A lot of Early College students have been involved with SGA. It just makes me feel like, ‘Wow, I must be doing something.’


“I feel like it’s my responsibility to hold myself up to the standards of past presidents and past trustees, but still bring in my own point of view as an early college student and a community college student.”


Cervantes said she got interested in SGA thanks to Bryson, who gave a speech to RECHS students about student government.


“I just thought it was really cool,” she said. “At the beginning, I found it really interesting — there are so many rules, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. ... The more you get involved, the more you understand and the more you know what students can do for other students and other community colleges. You can’t go change a law, but you can lobby to change a law or talk to your legislators — or even at the community college level you can talk to the trustees or have a meeting with the president or the vice presidents.


“I really like the opportunity to talk to other people and give them my perspective. And just to learn — I love to learn.”


Cervantes started out as a delegate and, the more conferences she attended, the more she enjoyed getting involved — even at the state level. She has recently served as secretary of the North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association (N4CSGA), which is made up of the SGAs of all 58 community colleges in the state, and as secretary/treasurer of RCC’s SGA. Two of the past three N4CSGA Presidents — Toni Formato and Kirsten Stovall — have come from RCC, and the College has had one to three students on the 12-member board every year since 2013. Currently, RCC boasts five students on the N4CSGA, including Cervantes, and all are RECHS students.


“It’s really good that we’re really involved,” Cervantes said. “I see other community colleges or other students — even if they aren’t in early college — who aren’t allowed to run for state or they just don’t know anything about SGA. They just don’t have that student perspective on their campuses. I feel really lucky to have that privilege to serve on the board.”

 

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Randolph Community College Announces 2019 Summer Semester Academic Standing Lists

ASHEBORO (July 26, 2019)

Randolph Community College recently announced the President’s List, Dean’s List, and Academic Merit List for the 2019 summer semester.

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Reid joins RCC Board of Trustees

ASHEBORO (July 22, 2019)

Larry Reid of Asheboro was recently appointed as a new member of the Randolph Community College Board of Trustees. Reid signed his oath of office at the July 18 meeting of the Board held in room 301 of the Administration/Education Building on the Asheboro Campus. He was appointed to a four-year term ending June 30, 2023.

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RCC receives Bridge to Career Scholarship from SECU Foundation

ASHEBORO (July 17, 2019)

Randolph Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education division recently received the State Employees’ Credit Union Bridge to Career Scholarship from the SECU Foundation.

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Six RCC students earn SECU scholarships

ASHEBORO (June 11, 2019)

Six Randolph Community College students recently received $500 scholarships thanks to the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU).

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Leaks don’t stand a chance: RCC offering new plumbing course

ASHEBORO (June 11, 2019)

Want to learn how to fix that leaky faucet or take it a step further and patch pipes for a career? Randolph Community College is offering a new “Plumbing I (Introduction to Plumbing)” course this fall.

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RCC offering welding, pharmacy tech hybrid courses

ASHEBORO (July 11, 2019)

Randolph Community College is offering welding courses and a class that helps students prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE), starting in August.

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