RCC IT student receives scholarship

ASHEBORO (May 9, 2019)

Randolph Community College student Lisa Brown recently received a $500 scholarship from the North Carolina Computer Instruction Association (NCCIA) at the annual conference Wednesday, March 6, at East Carolina University.

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Randolph Community College student Lisa Brown recently received the Paradigm Education Scholarship — a first for RCC.

Brown, an IT-Network & Cyber Security Specialist student, received the Paradigm Education Scholarship, which is sponsored by Paradigm Education, is meant to financially assist full-time students who are currently majoring in a computer program and who have completed at least one semester with a 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average in their program.

“I was excited,” said Brown, who is the first RCC student to receive the scholarship. “It’s a great opportunity. I like being on the cutting edge and learning about new technology.”

NCCIA is a not-for-profit aimed at bringing together instructors from around the region that teach in the computing field, or use computers extensively for teaching.

“Lisa is a top-notch student,” Information Technology Department Head Curby Simerson said. “She makes me want to be a better instructor.”