2015 Distinguished Service Award

Rick Powell accepts the DSA

Rick Powell and PEMMCO Manufacturing

Rick Powell and PEMMCO Manufacturing were honored by the Randolph Community College Board of Trustees on July 16 with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award prior to the Board’s regular meeting at the Asheboro Campus. Rick Powell, president of the Asheboro-based manufacturer of precision machine parts, accepted the award.

RCC Board of Trustees Chair Mac Sherrill said, “PEMMCO has been a model partner with us as we continue to create opportunities and changes lives for our students.”

“Over the years, PEMMCO has hired a number of our graduates and continually provides feedback on the performance of those graduates so that we can improve our programs,” said Sherrill. “They are always willing to give tours of their facility when our students need them as part of their course of study, and several of their employees serve on our Computer-Integrated Machining advisory committee.”

Sherrill also mentioned that PEMMCO has made numerous contributions to the RCC Foundation, and Powell appeared in a video supporting the College’s 2014-15 capital budget request to the Randolph County Commissioners. They have also provided numerous support letters for grant applications.

In accepting the award, Powell said, “It is truly a partnership that we have with RCC.” He introduced a couple of PEMMCO employees who are RCC graduates. “Not only are we getting students (from RCC), but these are key people in our organization,” he said.

Presenting the hand-carved acrylic “R” sculpture representing RCC’s logo to Powell were Sherrill; Curt Lorimer, chair of the Trustees’ Resource Development Committee; and RCC President Robert S. Shackleford.