ASHEBORO (June 26, 2018)
The Randolph Community College Foundation recently received a $100,395 grant from the Dart Foundation to purchase a coordinate measuring machine and certification cart to be used in the Computer-Integrated Machining (CIM) and advanced manufacturing programs at the College, according to Lorie McCroskey, director of development.
Randolph Community College President Robert S. Shackleford (center) and RCC Foundation personnel Lorie McCroskey and Joyce Wolford pose with Dart Foundation representatives, who presented the $100,395 check.
The CIM program, through feedback from local industries and its advisory board, identified a growth opportunity in the area of quality control with precision measuring, according to Garret Parker, CIM department head. The addition of another coordinate measuring machine and certification cart will allow the College to serve more students. With these precision measuring instruments, new projects will be incorporated into RCC classes that will enhance the students’ overall knowledge of quality control with precision measuring and lead to more students earning National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level One Credentials.
Several RCC personnel were involved in the application process, including McCroskey and Parker; Joyce Wolford, director of foundation operations; Suzanne Rohrbaugh, vice president for instructional services; Amanda Byrd, division chair for business and applied technologies; Steve Maness, department head for industrial programs; and Kelly Heath, special assistant to the president for events and projects.
The Dart Foundation is a private family foundation established by Dart Container Corporation founder William A. Dart and his wife Claire T. Dart. The Foundation supports projects that enhance education, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, and those that improve the quality of life in specific communities.