2022 News Articles

Randolph Community College President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. announced his retirement, effective July 1, at the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, Jan. 21.

RCC President Shackleford announces retirement

Published on January 21, 2022

Randolph Community College President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford announced his retirement Thursday, Jan. 20, reading a letter during the Board of Trustees meeting that was later emailed to faculty and staff. Shackleford said, while there will never be a perfect time in his mind to retire, it’s time for him to spend more time with his family. His retirement is effective July 1.

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RCC honored Wesley Moore as its 2021 Excellence in Teaching award winner, Matthew Needham as the 2021 Staff Person of the Year, and Donald Shoaf as the Adjunct Faculty of the Year award winner during the annual Spring Convocation Jan. 7.

RCC honors faculty, staff during annual Spring Convocation

Published on January 12, 2022

More than 180 board, faculty, and staff members joined Randolph Community College President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. on Zoom for the College’s annual Spring Convocation on Friday, Jan. 7. RCC honored Wesley Moore as its 2021 Excellence in Teaching award winner, Matthew Needham as the 2021 Staff Person of the Year, and Donald Shoaf as the Adjunct Faculty of the Year award winner.

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RCC is the only NAVTA-approved Veterinary Assistant program in the state and one of 28 programs approved at technical or community colleges nationwide.

RCC Veterinarian Assisting program approved by NAVTA, only one in state

Published on January 4, 2022

Students in Randolph Community College’s Veterinary Assisting program can now sit for the Approved Veterinary Assistant exam as the College’s program was approved by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). RCC is the only NAVTA-approved Veterinary Assistant program in the state and one of 28 programs approved at technical or community colleges nationwide.

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David Isbell participated in the inaugural Black Business Accelerator, which helped him launch his business, Pups and Mugs, in Seagrove.

RCC SBC partnering with local organizations for second Black Business Accelerator

Published on February 28, 2022

Local Black entrepreneurs don’t have to travel far to get their ideas off the ground. For the second straight year, Randolph Community College’s Small Business Center (SBC) is partnering with VentureAsheboro, Midstate Rotary, the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber, and the City of Asheboro for a Black Business Accelerator program.

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Randolph Community College is hosting Randolph NEXT March 8, which will feature more than 40 local businesses and the career and educational opportunities at RCC.

RCC hosting job fair for NEXT generation March 8

Published on February 24, 2022

Randolph Community College, Asheboro City Schools, Randolph County Schools, and Uwharrie Charter Academy are joining forces for Randolph NEXT, a unique job fair featuring more than 40 local businesses and the career and educational opportunities at RCC.

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Randolph Community College is changing its Industrial Systems Technology Program to Automation Engineering Technology this coming fall semester to be more in-line with what industries are demanding of their workforces. The good news? The College's PLC lab is already fully stocked with the latest equipment.

More than just a new name

Published on February 21, 2022

Industry is ever-changing, which means Randolph Community College’s Industrial Programs Department Head Wesley Moore has to stay one step ahead to ensure the programs’ graduates have the skills they need to enter the workforce. The latest step is changing the College’s Industrial Systems Technology Program to Automation Engineering Technology this coming fall semester to be more in-line with what industries are demanding of their workforces.

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Open house to promote upcoming RCC courses

Published on February 21, 2022

Randolph Community College’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development and College and Career Readiness departments and the College’s Small Business Center are partnering with Kingdom Life Community Church to offer GED, Adult High School, and computer courses on the church campus.

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High school seniors encouraged to apply for N.C. Criminal Justice fellowship

Published on February 17, 2022

Interested in a career in criminal justice, but unsure how to pay for college? Randolph Community College is a part of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Fellows Program (CJFP), which funds fellowships for high school senior graduates. In order to qualify, students must have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to the school and community, and a desire to serve the state of North Carolina in a field within the criminal justice profession. The application process closes May 31.

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Randolph Community College President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. opens the State of the County on Tuesday, March 29, in the JB & Claire Davis Corporate Training Center on the Asheboro Campus.

RCC hosts State of the County

Published on March 31, 2022

Members of the Randolph County community gathered in Randolph Community College’s JB & Claire Davis Corporate Training Center on Tuesday, March 29, for the “State of the County” — a discussion of the current and future workforce needs and the educational pipeline of Randolph County.

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Randolph Community College Radiography students Apryl Smith, right, and Von Harmon are hoping to help change the face of those working in medical fields.

Radiography students look to open doors for others

Published on March 29, 2022

Von Harmon Jr., Santiago Avila Ponce, and Apryl Smith may have disparate backgrounds, but they are all a part of Randolph Community College’s Radiography program and are hoping to help change the face of those working in medical fields.

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RCC PTK chapter garners awards at Regional Convention

Published on March 21, 2022

Beta Theta Rho, Randolph Community College’s Five Star Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, won several awards at the Carolinas Regional Convention at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem on March 4.

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Automotive Systems Technology Department Head Don Ashley speaks to visiting seniors from local high schools Tuesday, March 8, in the Richard Petty Education Center on the Asheboro Campus as part of the inaugural Randolph NEXT event — a job fair and Randolph Community College information tour wrapped into one.

Opportunities abound at inaugural Randolph NEXT

Published on March 15, 2022

Spring Break officially started Tuesday, March 8, at Randolph Community College, but you could have fooled visitors to the Asheboro Campus. Classrooms and labs bustled with activity and students, faculty, and staff filled the hallways. The College, in partnership with Asheboro City Schools, Randolph County School System, Uwharrie Charter Academy, NCWorks, and the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber, hosted the inaugural Randolph NEXT — a job fair featuring more than 40 local businesses and the career and educational opportunities at RCC.

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Randolph Community College Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. cuts the ribbon for the Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. Allied Health Center on Wednesday, April 27, as the College hosted a ribbon-cutting for the Center and a retirement party for Shackleford. The President also was awarded the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine during the ceremony. Pictured, left to right, are Director of Operations for Clancy and Theys Construction Tom Haggard, Representative Allen McNeill, Randolph County Board of Commissioners Chair Darrell Frye, Shackleford, Representative Pat Hurley, and Senator Dave Craven.

Shackleford awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Published on April 29, 2022

Randolph Community College President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. was awarded the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine on Wednesday, April 27, as the College not only honored its president, but also hosted a long-awaited ribbon cutting for the Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Allied Health Center as part of a celebration of the President’s upcoming retirement.

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Randolph Community College President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. (right) and Pfeiffer University President Dr. Scott Bullard shake hands after signing the bilateral articulation agreement between their two schools Tuesday, April 19, in the Martha Luck Comer Conference Center on the RCC Asheboro Campus.

RCC, Pfeiffer sign articulation agreement

Published on April 21, 2022

Randolph Community College and Pfeiffer University faculty and staff, along with members of the RCC Board of Trustees and RCC Foundation Board, gathered Tuesday, April 19, in the Martha Luck Comer Conference Center for an agreement signing ceremony. The bilateral articulation agreement will make it easier for RCC students to seamlessly transfer credits upon graduating from the College and admission into Pfeiffer.

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Randolph Community College recently selected its Presidential Scholars for the 2022-23 school year. Pictured, left to right, are Alijah Barker (Uwharrie Charter Academy), Josie Goodson (Eastern Randolph High School), Luis Nava Medina (Southwestern Randolph High School), Emily Roach (Randleman High School), and Kylie Zimpfer (Southwestern Randolph High School).

RCC announces Presidential Scholars

Published on April 20, 2022

Five exceptional Randolph County high school students have been chosen in a competitive process as Presidential Scholars at Randolph Community College for the 2022-2023 school year.

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Interested in teaching?

Published on April 19, 2022

At the start of the 2021-2022 school year, Randolph Community College President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. announced an initiative to “support the development of excellent educators in Randolph County.” Starting this fall, students interested in becoming teachers can earn their Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation (AATP) or Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation (ASTP) at the College.

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Randolph Community College Adult Basic Life Skills Education (ABLE) student Lindsey Pizzola works on folding paper towels for the upcoming painting classes at The Preppy Possum.

More than just a job

Published on April 1, 2022

Lindsey Pizzola is enrolled in Randolph Community College’s Adult Basic Life Skills Education (ABLE) program, which helps adults with developmental disabilities. Students take academic-based classes that focus on helping them become as independent as possible. That extends into life outside of RCC as many of the College’s ABLE students also have jobs. For Pizzola, it’s folding paper towels and unwrapping canvases every Tuesday at The Preppy Possum, a paint-and-sip studio in Asheboro.

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Certified Medical Assistant Denisse Sanchez, right, works closely with Family Nurse Practitioner Meredith Mitchell at White Oak Family Physicians in Asheboro. Sanchez graduated from RCC’s Medical Assisting program in 2014 and loves her job.

RCC graduate Sanchez finds forever career as Medical Assistant

Published on May 31, 2022

Denisse Sanchez loves giving people shots. It’s just one of the many hats she gladly wears as a Medical Assistant at White Oak Family Physicians in Asheboro. She wouldn’t be wearing those hats, however, without her degree in Medical Assisting from Randolph Community College — or without her children.

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Petra Suarez Hernandez delivers her graduation speech during the 2022 College and Career Readiness Graduation May 12 in the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center on the Asheboro Campus.

No quit: RCC celebrates 2022 CCR graduates at ceremony

Published on May 26, 2022

Petra Suarez Hernandez could have given up on earning her High School Equivalency diploma when the COVID-19 pandemic started. She could have given up when her husband lost a family member. She could have given up when her mother was in a car accident that put her in the hospital. “In that moment, the only thing coming to my head was, ‘I need to quit.’ ”

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Dr. William (Bill) Aiken will serve as Interim President, succeeding Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr., who will retire at the end of June.

Aiken named RCC Interim President

Published on May 24, 2022

The Randolph Community College Board of Trustees has selected Dr. William (Bill) Aiken to serve as Interim President after approval from the State Board of Community Colleges on Thursday, May 19. Aiken will succeed Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr., who will retire at the end of June after serving at the College’s helm for 15 years.

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Randolph Community College President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. greets graduate Miracle Goldston, aided by Director of Safety and Emergency Preparedness Matthew Needham, during the College's 2022 Curriculum Graduation on Wednesday, May 11, at the Special Events Center of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

Cheers and tears: RCC holds first in-person graduation since 2019

Published on May 18, 2022

Randolph Community College President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. made his way down the ramp and into the crowd for one last photo Wednesday evening as the College held its first in-person graduation since 2019. The moment was bittersweet. While RCC lauded its Class of 2022, which achieved the milestone despite a global pandemic, it also honored its retiring President of 15 years.

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One of the many decorated mortar boards seen at Randolph Community College's 2022 Curriculum Graduation, held Wednesday, May 11, at the Special Events Center of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

Randolph Community College 2022 Curriculum Graduation

Published on May 13, 2022

Bill McBrayer, Vice Chair of the North Carolina Community College System State Board, was the guest speaker at Randolph Community College’s 2022 Curriculum Graduation ceremony May 11 at the Special Events Center of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Over 500 students applied to graduate with their associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates this spring with more than 220 graduates participating in the ceremony.

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Hicks awarded RCC Foundation Retiree Scholarship

Published on June 7, 2022

Bryson Hicks has been awarded the Randolph Community College Foundation Retiree Scholarship for the 2022-2023 school year. The scholarship was established to honor retired RCC faculty and staff members.

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Phi Theta Kappa advisor and Randolph Community College English/Communication Instructor Clark Adams welcomed the College’s new inductees during the May 25 ceremony. The ceremony was pre-recorded and sent to new members due to COVID-19.

RCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter inducts new members

Published on June 2, 2022

On May 25, Beta Theta Rho, Randolph Community College’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, inducted new members into its Five Star chapter and moved into its 23rd year. A ceremony was pre-recorded and sent to new members due to COVID-19.

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