Timken Foundation awards $110,000 grant to RCC

ASHEBORO (Dec. 18, 2019)

The Timken Foundation has awarded a grant of $110,000 to purchase a hi-fidelity patient simulator mannequin for Randolph Community College’s Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. Allied Health Center, which will house the Associate Degree Nursing, Radiography, and Medical Assisting programs as well as the Emergency Medical Services continuing education program.

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The Timken Foundation awarded a grant of $110,000 to Randolph Community College on Friday, Dec. 13, for the purchase of a hi-fidelity patient simulator mannequin for the College’s Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. Allied Health Center, which will open in the spring of 2020. Pictured, left to right, are Plant Manager Megan Guinee, HR Manager Jody Walker, Shackleford, and Plant Controller Baxter Hammer.

Timken officials were on the Asheboro Campus on Friday, Dec. 13, to present the check to Shackleford, who is RCC’s president and the new building’s namesake.

“It’s a great help to us,” he said. “There are tremendous opportunities with these mannequins. Timken has been very good to us.”

The new mannequin can be programmed to have a variety of medical issues that students could face in a clinical setting, and is equipped with technology that allows instantaneous feedback on a student’s performance.

“This is very important because it’s going to improve the health and well-being of our local community which, at the end of the day, helps our associates and, hopefully, brings even more of a workforce of people to the local community,” said Plant Manager Megan Guinee, who noted the Timken Foundation has given out more than $400 million in grants since 1934. “We’re very, very proud and pleased to be a part of this. We look forward to more partnerships like this.”

The Allied Health Center will open in the spring of 2020.