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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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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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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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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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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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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. 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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Kayla Frost (left) and Nahum Segovia Rosales, both High School Equivalency graduates, spoke during Randolph Community College's virtual College and Career Readiness graduation, held Dec. 16.

RCC holds virtual CCR graduation for 45 students

Published on December 17, 2021

Randolph Community College held its December 2021 graduation ceremony for 45 students in the College and Career Readiness (CCR) program Dec. 16. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the graduation aired virtually on YouTube.

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Randolph Community College Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) President Grayson Greenwood explains the purpose of PTK during the virtual induction ceremony Dec. 8.

RCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter inducts new members

Published on December 15, 2021

On Dec. 8, Beta Theta Rho, Randolph Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), 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 the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual ceremony was led by Phi Theta Kappa Advisor and RCC English/Communication Instructor Clark Adams, who welcomed the new inductees.

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Randolph Community College student Shannon Calderon (center) was presented with the fourth annual Waymon C. Martin Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship in a ceremony Friday, Dec. 10, in room 018 of the Administration/Education Center on the Asheboro Campus. At left is Martin's daughter, Toi Gray, and at right is English/Communication Instructor and Phi Theta Kappa Adviser Clark Adams.

Calderon receives Waymon C. Martin PTK Scholarship

Published on December 15, 2021

Randolph Community College student Shannon Calderon was presented with the fourth annual Waymon C. Martin Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship in a ceremony Friday, Dec. 10, in room 018 of the Administration/Education Center on the Asheboro Campus. The scholarship provides $500 to the recipient to attend RCC.

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Heather Clouston (right), Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees, administers the oath of office to new RCC Board member Zeb Holden at the Board’s meeting Nov. 18.

Holden joins RCC Board of Trustees

Published on November 19, 2021

Zeb Holden of Archdale was appointed as a new member of the Randolph Community College Board of Trustees by the Randolph County Board of Commissioners to replace the late Jorge Lagueruela.

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Randolph Community College’s inaugural Zoological Horticulture class pulls up decorative sweet potato vines on the Asheboro Campus on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Pictured, left to right, are Instructor Michaelia Comer, and students Chance Billings, Teresa East, Vivian Hosterman, and Rebecca Maness.

First in their class

Published on November 9, 2021

On a chilly, windy October evening on the Randolph Community College Asheboro Campus, four students and an instructor pulled up decorative potato vines from a flowerbed by the parking horseshoe. The group discovered dark red, pumpkin-sized potatoes that look like something out of an alien movie. Instructor Michaelia Comer told her students you could eat the mutant potatoes, but they wouldn’t taste as good as the ones that come out of your garden — or from the produce section at the grocery store.

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771 students graduate from RCC

Published on September 22, 2021

More than 770 Randolph Community College students applied to graduate with their associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates this past school year. The 2021 Curriculum Graduation ceremony, slated for Aug. 27 in Greensboro, was canceled due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RCC 2021 Fall Convocation

Randolph Community College opens 59th school year

Published on August 25, 2021

Faculty, staff, and members of the Board of Trustees and the Foundation Board were on hand in person and virtually Friday, Aug. 13, for Randolph Community College’s fall convocation in the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center Auditorium on the Asheboro Campus. The College opened its 59th year when classes began Monday, Aug. 16.

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RCC student Surratt designs new DAI logo

Published on August 24, 2021

Every fall, Randolph Community College’s Design of Advertising class learns what it’s like to work with an actual client, each student designing a logo for a local company. At the end of the project, the client chooses the student’s design that is the best fit, giving the client a fresh logo and the student a foot in the graphic design door.

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RCC Trustee Lagueruela passes away

Published on August 17, 2021

Randolph Community College Board of Trustees and Foundation Board of Directors member Jorge Lagueruela passed away Aug. 11 at the age of 64 after a courageous battle with cancer. Lagueruela joined the College’s Board Trustees in July 2018.

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Apprenticeship Randolph signed 14 new apprentices at its 5th Annual Signing Ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center Auditorium at Randolph Community College. Not pictured is apprentice Lindsay Pearce, who joined the ceremony online.

Apprenticeship Randolph honors first graduates, signs 14 more

Published on August 17, 2021

Several local administrators and politicians, along with faculty and staff from Randolph Community College, the Randolph County School System, and Asheboro City Schools; family, and friends gathered on RCC’s Asheboro Campus on Tuesday, Aug. 10, to both celebrate Apprenticeship Randolph’s inaugural graduating class and witness 14 more apprentices signed to the program.

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RCC Employability Skills Lab can help students land a job

Published on August 9, 2021

Need to create a resumé or cover letter or to work on interview techniques? Want to learn how to job search or how to use technology to enhance your job search? Need assistance with an application or training in soft skills? Randolph Community College is here to help with its Employability Skills Lab.

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New grant means now is the time to go to RCC

Published on July 14, 2021

If students were mulling over whether or not to go to college, now is the time to take that step. Randolph Community College is making the commitment to ensure that each student has money to pay for college with the RCC Commitment Grant.

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Randolph Community College President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. was on of the Triad Business Journal's C-Suite Award winners.

Shackleford wins TBJ C-Suite Award

Published on June 16, 2021

Randolph Community College President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. was selected as one of the Triad Business Journal’s C-Suite Award winners Monday, June 14.

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ApprenticeshipNC Awards

Baudoin, ETI earn 2021 ApprenticeshipNC awards

Published on June 4, 2021

Randolph Community College student and Apprenticeship Randolph apprentice Caleb Baudoin has always wanted to follow in his grandpa’s and dad’s footsteps. Both have been machinists since they were 19. And neither toots his own horn. But, Baudoin’s coworkers at Hubbell Industrial Controls (HIC) took notice of not only the apprentice’s work ethic, but also his teamwork, enthusiasm, patience, and willingness to learn. The result was Baudoin earning the Outstanding Registered Apprentice Award at the annual ApprenticeshipNC Conference, held virtually April 27-28.

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Randolph Community College’s College and Career Readiness Student In-Take Specialist Dahlia Oldham, Coordinator/Instructor of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Abraham Encinas, Director of College and Career Readiness Jordan Williamson, Gladis Castro Batista, Maria Del Carmen Salinas Almanza, Rosa Salinas Almanza, Diana Figueroa Medrano, Marcela Herrera Gonzalez, Jose Vasquez Carranza, Salamatou Mohamed, Lead Instructor for College and Career Readiness Emma Lambirth, and Citizenship Instructor Lizbel Loechle-Yuzzelli celebrate after students received their Certificates of Completion on Saturday, May 8, at the Chevy Centre in Asheboro. Not pictured is Helena Lambeth.

RCC students, faculty, staff celebrate new U.S. citizens

Published on May 24, 2021

When someone entered the small classroom at Randolph Community College’s Chevy Centre on Saturday, May 8, they saw a table holding a red, white, and blue cake along with patriotic plates, cups, and napkins; they heard “God Bless the U.S.A.” playing on the screen; and they were greeted by students dressed to the nines and smiling eyes behind masks. It wasn’t a Fourth of July party in May, though it might as well have been. No, this was a celebration for eight students who passed their U.S. Citizenship test after taking the RCC course.

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CCR 2021 Spring Graduation

RCC holds virtual CCR graduation for 27 students

Published on May 22, 2021

Randolph Community College held its May 2021 graduation ceremony for 27 students in the College and Career Readiness (CCR) program Thursday, May 13. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the graduation aired virtually on YouTube.

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Randolph Community College Phi Theta Kappa Vice President Emily Ramirez gives the invocation during the honor society's virtual spring inducition ceremony April 24.

RCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter moves into 22nd year despite pandemic

Published on May 19, 2021

On Saturday, April 24, Randolph Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), Beta Theta Rho, inducted 52 new members. A virtual ceremony was pre-recorded and sent to new members of the Five Star chapter. In addition, new members were able stop by the campus to pick up their membership materials.

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Apprenticeship Randolph welcomes 18 new pre-apprentices

Published on May 3, 2021

Eighteen area high school juniors and seniors recently signed up with Apprenticeship Randolph (AR). These 18 new pre-apprentices, 16 in the Manufacturing Technology pathway and two in the Information Technology pathway at Randolph Community College, join 53 current apprentices at RCC who are distributed among 18 company partners.

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RCC selects Presidential Scholars

Published on April 20, 2021

Five outstanding Randolph County high school students have been chosen in a competitive process as Presidential Scholars at Randolph Community College for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Latham awarded RCC Foundation Retiree Scholarship

Published on April 20, 2021

Grace Latham has been awarded the Randolph Community College Foundation Retiree Scholarship for the 2021-2022 school year. The scholarship was established to honor retired RCC faculty and staff members.

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Randolph Community College President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. (right) and University of Mount Olive President Dr. H. Edward Croom sign two agreements between the schools during a ceremony Thursday, April 15, in the Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. Allied Health Center on the Asheboro Campus

RCC, Mount Olive agreement eases transition for students

Published on April 20, 2021

Randolph Community College and University of Mount Olive faculty and staff, along with members of the RCC Board of Trustees, gathered Thursday, April 15, in the Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. Allied Health Center for an agreement signing ceremony.

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Thanks to having a Success Coach, Earnestine Sherrod is closer to earning her Randolph Community College diploma.

Study shows RCC Success Coaches make a difference

Published on April 9, 2021

Earnestine Sherrod isn’t your typical college student. Then again, Randolph Community College isn’t your typical college. The 50-year-old student has had an uphill battle, emotionally and physically, from food insecurity to multiple surgeries on her feet to asthma and diabetes. None of that is keeping her from earning her degree at RCC. Along the way, Sherrod has had a constant cheerleader in her corner: Pam Wiggins — one of two Success Coaches at RCC, who, along with fellow coach Dr. Jae Archer, is making a marked difference in not only keeping students in class, but also making sure underserved student populations stay in school.

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RCC Pathways videos, activities look to spark students’ interest

Published on March 2, 2021

With COVID-19 restrictions in place across Randolph County and in-person tours cancelled, Randolph Community College Pathways Activities Coordinator Stacey Miller had to get creative with marketing to middle and high school students thinking about their future opportunities for college and career.

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After taking RCC's Automotive Body Repair class, Tommy Alderin is driving his dream car.

RCC class transforms student’s future dream car into reality

Published on January 4, 2021

Tommy Alderin found his dream car in Yanceyville. He just didn’t know it yet. For years, Alderin drove his rusty 1968 Mustang to church. One day, the pastor at his church, who was taking an auto body class at Randolph Community College, suggested that Alderin sign up for the course, and fix up his Mustang.

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RCC Therapeutic Massage program creates opportunities, changes life

Published on December 17, 2020

Gus Hernandez has been in the spa industry for 15 years. That doesn’t mean he’s stopped learning. In May 2019, Hernandez was part of Randolph Community College’s first graduating class from the Therapeutic Massage program. He said the program not only created opportunities for him, but also changed his life.

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RCC announces 2020 fall semester academic standing lists

Published on December 17, 2020

Gus Hernandez has been in the spa industry for 15 years. That doesn’t mean he’s stopped learning. In May 2019, Hernandez was part of Randolph Community College’s first graduating class from the Therapeutic Massage program. He said the program not only created opportunities for him, but also changed his life.

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CCR 2020 Fall Graduation

RCC holds virtual CCR graduation for 33 students

Published on December 15, 2020

Randolph Community College held its December 2020 graduation ceremony for 33 students in the College and Career Readiness (CCR) program Thursday, Dec. 10. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the graduation aired virtually on YouTube.

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Boone appointed to RCC Board of Trustees

Published on November 12, 2020

Harvey Boone of Asheboro was recently appointed as a new member of the Randolph Community College Board of Trustees by the North Carolina Governor’s Office. Boone signed his oath of office Tuesday, Sept. 15, and replaces Shirley McAnulty.

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RCC reaffirmed by SACSCOC Board

Published on October 9, 2020

Randolph Community College was recently reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the governing body that helps to uphold the educational quality of degree-granting institutions throughout the South.

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mon C. Martin’s daughter, Toi Gray, (left) and son, Hosea Martin, (center) present Randolph Community College student Cameron Jackson with the third annual Waymon C. Martin Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Jackson receives RCC’s Waymon C. Martin PTK Scholarship

Published on September 25, 2020

Randolph Community College student Cameron Jackson was presented with the third annual Waymon C. Martin Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship in a ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 22, in room 018 of the Administration/Education Center on the Asheboro Campus.

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Quinton Louris has been named the Small Business Center Director at Randolph Community College.

Louris named RCC SBC Director

Published on September 2, 2020

Quinton Louris has joined Randolph Community College as the new Small Business Center Director. He is responsible for organizing, implementing, and administering the Small Business Center program, which provides free seminars, small business counseling, and links to resources for local entrepreneurs.

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The second class of graduates from Randolph Community College's Health & Wellness Coach program celebrates finishing the course. Pictured, from left to right, are Michele Jernigan, Melissa Thompson, Shannon Foster, Kelly Hamlet, Michelle Craver, Beth Knott, Kelly Green, Dana Crisco, and Aaron Williamson. Instructor and Randolph County Wellness Administrator Sam Varner is in the front.

RCC Health and Wellness Coach program approved by national board

Published on August 24, 2020

Upon the May graduation of 14 students, the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) approved RCC’s Health & Wellness Coach program for the education and training of health and wellness coaches. RCC now joins Duke Integrative Medicine as the only two NBHWC-approved programs in North Carolina, as well as the second community college nationally to have an approved program.

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RCC Fall Convocation

RCC opens 58th year

Published on August 21, 2020

With faculty, staff, and board members tuned in on Zoom, Randolph Community College President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. opened the College’s fall convocation Friday, Aug. 14. The College began its 58th year when classes started Monday, Aug. 17, with an alternative course delivery, where possible and practical, to maximize student progress while minimizing risks and the spread of COVID-19.

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Community leaders have established an endowed scholarship for minority students in honor of Randolph Community College Trustee Larry Reid.

Larry D. Reid Minority Scholarship established at RCC

Published on August 21, 2020

Community leaders have established an endowed scholarship for minority students in honor of Randolph Community College Trustee Larry Reid, who is also the Station Manager and Morning Show host of The NEW 94.9 FM/1260-AM WKXR Radio, in an effort to encourage minority students during this difficult time.

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ETI donates 4,800 masks to RCC

Published on August 19, 2020

Elastic Therapy Inc. recently donated 4,800 masks to Randolph Community College. The donation was part of more than 40,000 sent to all the local school systems — Asheboro City Schools, Randolph County Schools, and Uwharrie Charter Academy — to cover all students, faculty, teachers, and staff.

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Apprenticeship Randolph Signing Day

Apprenticeship Randolph holds annual Signing Day

Published on August 10, 2020

Twenty-one area students signed as registered apprentices on Apprenticeship Randolph’s annual Signing Day Aug. 3, held in the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center Auditorium at Randolph Community College.

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RCC announces plan for Fall Semester

Published on July 7, 2020

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RCC 2020 Curriculum Graduation

Randolph Community College 2020 Curriculum Graduation

Published on June 18, 2020

Randolph Community College’s Curriculum Graduation ceremony was held virtually Monday, June 8. The original ceremony was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In all, 422 students received their degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

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AR welcomes 22 new pre-apprentices

Published on June 12, 2020

Twenty-two area students recently signed up with Apprenticeship Randolph, including four in the newest apprenticeship track, Information Technology. Sixteen students signed up in 2017 — the first year of the program, and 17 signed in 2018. With the addition of Automotive Systems Technology in 2019, 22 signed.

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Yasmin Cervantes, Randolph Community College Student Government Association President, spoke at RCC's virtual 2020 Curriculum Graduation, which debuted online June 8.

RCC holds virtual 2020 Curriculum Graduation

Published on June 8, 2020

Across the country, the Class of 2020 has seen graduation ceremonies cancelled, rescheduled, or turned into virtual or drive-thru events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After its in-person ceremony was canceled, Randolph Community College debuted its 2020 Curriculum Graduation virtually Monday, June 8.

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CCR 2020 Spring Graduation

RCC holds virtual CCR graduation

Published on May 22, 2020

Randolph Community College held a virtual ceremony for its 2020 College and Career Readiness (CCR) Graduation on Thursday, May 14. The in-person ceremony was to take place the same date, but was changed due to COVID-19.

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RCC announces Presidential Scholars

Published on April 16, 2020

Five outstanding Randolph County high school students have been chosen in a competitive process as Presidential Scholars at Randolph Community College for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Mabe awarded RCC Foundation Retiree Scholarship

Published on April 16, 2020

Zachariah Mabe has been awarded the Randolph Community College Foundation Retiree Scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year. The scholarship was established to honor retired RCC faculty and staff members.

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Randolph Community College President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. was presented with the first-ever Bert Lance-Stone Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce’s 38th Annual Membership Meeting at Colonial Country Club in Thomasville.

RCC President Shackleford presented with inaugural Lance-Stone Award

Published on January 27, 2020

Randolph Community College President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. was given the inaugural Bert Lance-Stone Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce’s 38th Annual Membership Meeting at Colonial Country Club in Thomasville.

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Heather Clouston (left), Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees, administers the oath of office to new Randolph Community College Board member Chris Yow at the Board’s meeting Thursday, Jan. 16, in the Martha Luck Comer Conference Center.

Yow appointed to RCC Board of Trustees

Published on January 17, 2020

Chris Yow of Asheboro was appointed as a new member of the Randolph Community College Board of Trustees by the Asheboro City Schools Board of Education to replace the late Curt Lorimer. Yow signed his oath of office at Thursday’s Board meeting in the Martha Luck Comer Conference Center.

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RCC honors outstanding faculty and staff members, employee years of service

Published on January 15, 2020

Randolph Community College honored W. Clark Adams as its 2020 Excellence in Teaching award winner and Joey Trogdon as the 2020 Staff Person of the Year during its Spring Convocation held Jan. 10 in the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center auditorium on the Asheboro Campus. The College also introduced its first-ever Adjunct Faculty of the Year award winner, Betty Wainwright.

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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 Foundation awards $110,000 grant to RCC

Published on December 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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College and Career Readiness graduates move their tassels during the graduation ceremony, held Thursday, Dec. 12, in the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center Auditorium on Randolph Community College’s Asheboro Campus.

RCC College and Career Readiness graduates persevere to reach goal

Published on December 18, 2019

Twenty-eight students participated in the College and Career Readiness graduation ceremony out of 40 High School Equivalency Diploma graduates and five Adult High School Diploma graduates who were eligible Thursday, Dec. 12, at the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center Auditorium at Randolph Community College.

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Alt textSouthwestern Randolph High School teacher and Randolph Community College Agricultural Mechanics Instructor Andrew Atwell discusses Agriculture Day on Tuesday, Dec. 3, during an Agriculture Summit in the JB & Claire Davis Corporate Training Center on the Asheboro Campus.

RCC hosts Agriculture Summit, updating community on Pathway

Published on December 5, 2019

Randolph Community College (RCC), the Randolph County School System (RCSS), and Asheboro City Schools (ACS) faculty and staff; local agriculture industry representatives, and community partners gathered Tuesday, Dec. 3, in RCC’s JB & Claire Davis Corporate Training Center for an Agriculture Summit to share what has developed out of and share new ideas for the Pathways to Prosperity Agriculture Pathway that was released in April 2018.

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SACSCOC committee concludes on-site visit at RCC

Published on November 15, 2019

Randolph Community College faculty, staff, and Trustees heard the results of a review by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges’ (SACSCOC) Reaffirmation On-Site Committee on Thursday, Nov. 14.

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The current Apprenticeship Randolph apprentices gathered Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the JB & Claire Davis Corporate Training Center on the Randolph Community College campus to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week.

RCC holds Apprenticeship Week Celebration

Published on November 15, 2019

Randolph Community College held a celebration for National Apprenticeship Week Nov. 13, 2019, in the JB & Claire Davis Corporate Training Center on the Asheboro Campus.

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Local middle school students participate in a paint activity as part of Automotive Day on Friday, Nov. 8, in the Richard Petty Education Center at Randolph Community College.Local middle school students participate in a paint activity as part of Automotive Day on Friday, Nov. 8, in the Richard Petty Education Center at Randolph Community College.

RCC hosts local eighth-graders for Automotive Day

Published on November 12, 2019

Randolph Community College hosted 200 eighth-graders from the eight Randolph County School System and Asheboro City Schools middle schools on Friday, Nov. 8, for Automotive Day to kick off National Apprenticeship Week.

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Ken Kinley stands in front of the newly-named Kinley Center on Randolph Community College’s Asheboro Campus. Kinley, RCC’s Assistant Director of Facilities, retired on Sept. 30 after working 40 years at the College — the longest tenure of any employee.

RCC renames building in honor of 40-year employee Kinley

Published on October 16, 2019

Randolph Community College recently renamed one of its Asheboro Campus buildings in honor of Ken Kinley, who retired Sept. 30 after 40 years of service — the longest tenure of any employee. The building, which houses the College’s Human Services and Massage Therapy programs, will now be known as the Kinley Center.

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Industrial Programs Department Head Steve Maness speaks area eighth-grade students in the Gene Haas Computer-Integrated Machining Institute on the Asheboro Campus on Friday, Sept. 27. The students toured local industries before participating in hands-on activities in RCC’s machining, mechatronics, and welding labs as part of Manufacturing Day.

RCC hosts local eighth-graders for Manufacturing Day

Published on October 4, 2019

Randolph Community College hosted 225 eighth-grade students from nine Randolph County middle schools as part of its annual Manufacturing Day celebration Friday, Sept. 27. The students toured local industries before participating in hands-on activities in RCC’s machining, mechatronics, and welding labs.

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Cheri Beasley, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, speaks at the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center auditorium Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Beasley visits RCC

Published on September 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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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.

RCC holds ribbon cutting for Welding Center expansion

Published on September 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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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.

Apprenticeship Randolph welcomes 22 new students on annual Signing Day

Published on August 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.

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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).

Pathways Camps fun, eye-opening for participants

Published on August 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.

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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.

Cervantes becomes first RCC SGA President from RECHS

Published on 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.

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Heather Clouston (right), Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees, administers the oath of office to new RCC Board member Larry Reid at the Board’s meeting July 18.

Reid joins RCC Board of Trustees

Published on 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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Pictured, left to right, are RCC English/Communication Instructor and PTK Advisor W. Clark Adams, Associate in Arts student Carmen Garcia, Medical Assisting student Regina Hoover, and former Business Administration Department Head and PTK Advisor Waymon C. Martin.

Garcia, Hoover receive PTK Scholarships

Published on July 3, 2019

Two Randolph Community College students recently were presented with the annual Waymon C. Martin Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. Associate in Arts student Carmen Garcia and Medical Assisting student Regina Hoover both received $500 in a ceremony Friday, June 28, in the Student Services Conference Center on the Asheboro Campus.

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Uwharrie Charter Academy senior Daryn Trogdon, left, and Southwestern Randolph High School senior Ben Cross were the first students from Randolph Community College’s Career and College Promise program to earn their associate degrees before graduating from their respective high schools.

CCP students take fast track at RCC, earn associate degree

Published on June 7, 2019

Southwestern Randolph High School senior Ben Cross and Uwharrie Charter Academy senior Daryn Trogdon walked in Randolph Community College’s Curriculum Graduation on May 8, both earning Associate in Arts degrees before they graduate from high school.

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Pictured in the back row, left to right, are: Maira Aviles, Crystal Hughes, Destiny Bach, Dr. Robert Shackleford Jr., Sarah Ellison, Brittney Tompkins, Elbert Lassiter, Sandra Rodriguez, and Rosemary Tiller. Kneeling in front is Gustavo Hernandez.

RCC graduates first Therapeutic Massage class

Published on June 7, 2019

The sense of pride was palatable May 31 as Randolph Community College conducted its first Therapeutic Massage graduation in the JB & Claire Davis Corporate Training Center on the Asheboro Campus.

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Rocky Lewis, an apprentice with Elastic Therapy Inc., shares how Apprenticeship Randolph has changed his life.

AMP Summit shines light on Manufacturing Pathway progress

Published on May 23, 2019

Members of Randolph Community College (RCC), the Randolph County School System (RCSS), Asheboro City Schools (ACS); local industry representatives, and community partners gathered Tuesday, May 21, in RCC’s JB & Claire Davis Corporate Training Center for an AMP (Advanced Manufacturing Pathway) Summit to share what has developed out of the Pathways to Prosperity Advanced Manufacturing Pathway that was released in April 2015.

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Close to 300 Randolph Community College graduates crossed the stage to receive their degrees, diplomas, or certificates Wednesday, May 8, at the Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

Hope and happiness: RCC honors Class of 2019

Published on May 17, 2019

Close to 300 Randolph Community College graduates crossed the stage to receive their degrees, diplomas, or certificates Wednesday, May 8, at the Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

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Randolph Community College inducted 80 new members into the Beta Theta Rho chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at RCC.

RCC inducts 80 into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Published on May 6, 2019

Two Randolph Community College photojournalism students won awards in the North Carolina Business Committee for Education’s statewide Experience More Video Competition, shadowing two former RCC students and learning about the internship experiences that led them to their current careers.

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Randolph Community College opens 57th school year

Published on February 5, 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 photojournalism students place in video competition

Published on January 17, 2019

Two Randolph Community College photojournalism students won awards in the North Carolina Business Committee for Education’s statewide Experience More Video Competition, shadowing two former RCC students and learning about the internship experiences that led them to their current careers.

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