Foundation News

  1. ASHEBORO (January 5, 2017)

    The Randolph Community College Foundation will award two-year RCC scholarships to five high school seniors in Randolph County in 2017 through its Presidential Scholar program. The students will be chosen in a competitive process that includes an application packet and interviews, according to Joyce Wolford, director of foundation operations. This is the sixth year of the program.

  2. ASHEBORO (November 4, 2016)

    Randolph Community College was awarded a Gold Medallion Award at the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) District 2 Conference recently. The 1st-place award was for the Randolph Community College and RCC Foundation magazine. Colleges were asked to submit any two consecutive issues within the entry year for the magazine category. RCC submitted the fall 2015 and summer 2016 magazines.

  3. ASHEBORO (October 7, 2016)

    Randolph Community College officially renamed its machining program and lab the Gene Haas Computer-Integrated Machining Institute on Friday morning, Oct.7, during a ceremony in the Continuing Education and Industrial Center on the Asheboro Campus. Peter Zierhut, vice president of Haas Automation, was on hand to present a “big check” representing a $1 million gift to RCC, which will be used to expand the machining program, according to Dr. Robert S. Shackleford, RCC president.

  4. ASHEBORO (October 3, 2016)

    Eleven students have been chosen for Randolph Community College’s Fountain-Luria Student Leadership Academy based on a competitive process that considered leadership experience, leadership potential, and a letter of reference from a faculty member. The group includes seven traditional RCC students and four Randolph Early College High School students.

  5. ASHEBORO (August 4, 2016)

    New students starting classes at Randolph Community College this fall, returning RCC students, and Randolph Early College High School juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for Randolph Community College’s 10th annual Fountain-Luria Student Leadership Academy, which begins Saturday, Sept. 17 with a team building activity. Participating students are selected to attend the Student Leadership Academy through a competitive application process. The application deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31.

  6. ASHEBORO (July 27, 2016)

    Sara Kathleen Michael of Liberty has been awarded the Randolph Community College Foundation Retiree Scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year. The scholarship was established to honor retired RCC faculty and staff members.

  7. ASHEBORO (July 22, 2016)

    Dr. Alan Luria, a retired Trustee and former member of the RCC Foundation Board, was honored by the Randolph Community College Board of Trustees on July 21 with the 2016 Distinguished Service Award prior to the Board’s annual meeting at the Asheboro Campus. Dr. Luria served on the RCC Board of Trustees from July 1999 until June 2014.

  8. ASHEBORO (July 19, 2016)

    Five outstanding Randolph County high school students have been chosen in a competitive process as Presidential Scholars at Randolph Community College for the 2016-2017 school year. Abigail Jordan Baynes of Asheboro, a home school graduate; Megan Esla Faulkner of Southwestern Randolph High School; Chasity Lou Hartke of Randleman High School; Alyssa Brook Hollady of Faith Christian School; and Morgan Rhae Kinney of Eastern Randolph High School will receive two-year RCC scholarships through the Presidential Scholars program funded by the Randolph Community College Foundation.

  9. ASHEBORO (June 23, 2016)

    Thirty-one area high school students took part in the third annual Randolph Community College High School Leadership Academy, sponsored by the RCC Foundation, on June 14 on RCC’s Asheboro Campus.

  10. ASHEBORO (May 25, 2016)

    Around 70 Randolph Community College leaders, employees, and supporters were present at the unveiling of the JB and Claire Davis Corporate Training Center name on May 19. They included RCC Board of Trustees members, RCC Foundation board members, community members, and friends and family of JB and Claire Davis, who were honored for their longtime support of the College and the RCC Foundation.

  11. ASHEBORO (May 23, 2016)

    The Randolph Community College Foundation has learned it will receive a $1 million gift from the Gene Haas Foundation to support RCC’s Computer-Integrated Machining program. Randolph Community College will name the machining program, classrooms, and lab – located in the Continuing Education and Industrial Center at 413 Industrial Park Avenue – the Gene Haas Computer-Integrated Machining Institute.

  12. ASHEBORO (March 30, 2016)

    Fourteen students graduated from the Fountain-Luria Student Leadership Academy at Randolph Community College on March 29. The students were chosen for the Academy based on a competitive process that considered leadership experience, leadership potential, and a letter of reference from a faculty member.

  13. ASHEBORO (MARCH 17, 2016)

    Randolph Community College will name its Corporate Training Center the JB and Claire Davis Corporate Training Center to honor the longtime supporters of the College and the RCC Foundation. The local philanthropists recently joined the RCC Foundation’s Legacy Society and combining their past giving and pledges comprises a gift of more than $250,000, according to Shelley Greene, associate vice president of institutional advancement for RCC. The RCC Board of Trustees approved the naming during their regular meeting on March 17.

  14. ASHEBORO (March 10, 2016)

    The Randolph Community College Foundation is seeking applicants for its third annual High School Leadership Academy, a leadership development program for rising ninth graders. The Randolph Community College High School Leadership Academy, which is modeled after RCC’s college-level Student Leadership Academy, will be a one-day event that will focus on topics such as the definition of leadership; team building; personality types and leadership styles; networking/public speaking; and situational leadership, according to Lorie McCroskey, RCC’s director of development.

  15. ASHEBORO (January 11, 2016)

    Randolph Community College honored Garret Parker as its 2016 Excellence in Teaching award winner and Joyce Wolford as the 2016 Staff Person of the Year during its Spring Convocation held Jan. 8 in the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center auditorium.

  16. ASHEBORO (January 6, 2016)

    The Randolph Community College Foundation will award two-year RCC scholarships to five high school seniors in Randolph County in 2016 through its Presidential Scholar program. The students will be chosen in a competitive process that includes an application packet and interviews, according to Joyce Wolford, director of foundation operations. This is the fifth year of the program.

  17. ASHEBORO (December 18, 2015)

    Randolph Community College’s Department of Photographic Technology will present its next Jerry Howell Lecture Series event on Thursday, Jan. 21. RCC Photography graduate Raymond McCrea Jones will speak at 7 p.m. in the Photography Imaging Center on the Asheboro Campus. The event is free and open to the public; please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/raymond-mccrea-jones-guest-lecture-tickets-20023687388
    in order to assure sufficient seating.

  18. ASHEBORO (December 14, 2015)

    During the Randolph Community College Foundation’s regular board meeting on Nov. 16, Lorie McCroskey, director of development, announced that the name of its Pledge Fund is changing to the Robert Shackleford Emergency Fund. The fund provides assistance to students facing financial emergencies that may cause them to drop out of school.

  19. ASHEBORO (September 22, 2015)

    Fifteen students have been chosen for Randolph Community College’s Fountain-Luria Student Leadership Academy based on a competitive process that considered leadership experience, leadership potential, and a letter of reference from a faculty member. The group includes eight traditional RCC students and seven Randolph Early College High School students.

  20. ASHEBORO (September 4, 2015)

    Randolph Community College’s Department of Photographic Technology will present its next Jerry Howell Lecture Series event on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Photographer Burk Uzzle will speak at 7 p.m. in the Photography Imaging Center on the Asheboro Campus. The event is free and open to the public; please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/burk-uzzle-presenting-at-rcc-photo-tickets-18367444521 in order to assure sufficient seating.

  21. ASHEBORO (August 26, 2015)

    The Randolph Community College Foundation is sponsoring its first #RCCProud Day as part of a Founders Day Celebration for RCC on Friday, Sept. 4. On Sept. 4, 1962, Randolph Industrial Education Center officially opened its doors to 115 full-time students.

  22. ASHEBORO (August 14, 2015) 

    New students starting classes at Randolph Community College this fall, returning RCC students, and Randolph Early College High School juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for Randolph Community College’s 9th annual Fountain-Luria Student Leadership Academy, which begins Saturday, Sept. 19 with a team building activity. Participating students are selected to attend the Student Leadership Academy through a competitive application process. The application deadline is 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4.

  23. ASHEBORO (June 15, 2015)

    The Randolph Community College Foundation has announced five recent Randolph County high school graduates who will receive the Lynda Petty Scholarship for 2015. Dylan Michael Brooks of Wheatmore High School, Jeremiah Austin Echerd of Randleman High School, Derrick Cecil Kidd of Eastern Randolph High School, Cameron Michael Maddox of Trinity High School, and Troy Nathan Miller of Providence Grove High School will each receive $1,000 scholarships to attend RCC for the 2015-2016 school year.

  24. ASHEBORO (June 4, 2015)

    Katlyn Danielle Loflin of Seagrove has been awarded the Randolph Community College Foundation Retiree Scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year. The scholarship was established to honor retired RCC faculty and staff members.

  25. ASHEBORO (June 1, 2015)

    Aggie Ingold, business manager and CFO at Sunwalt Dental Works, and Todd Campbell, vice president of sales and director of merchandising for Fairmont Designs, were the winners of the Randolph Community College Foundation’s Dancing with the Randolph Stars fundraiser held on May 30 at AVS Catering & Banquet Centre.

  26. ASHEBORO (May 28, 2015)

    Five outstanding Randolph County high school students have been chosen in a competitive process as Presidential Scholars at Randolph Community College for the 2015-2016 school year. Cole Douglas Monroe of Trinity High School, Lily Marie Burgess of Providence Grove High School, Hannah Denise Freeman of Faith Christian School, Kirsten Faith Stovall of Providence Grove High School, and Polly Savannah Van Ausdall of Trinity High School will receive two-year RCC scholarships through the Presidential Scholars program funded by the Randolph Community College Foundation.

  27. ASHEBORO (April 2, 2015)

    The Gene Haas Foundation has provided $10,000 in scholarship money to the Randolph Community College Foundation for scholarships for students in RCC's Computer-Integrated Machining program.

  28. ASHEBORO (February 20, 2015)

    The Randolph Community College Foundation is seeking applicants for its second annual High School Leadership Academy, a leadership development program for rising ninth graders. The Randolph Community College High School Leadership Academy, which is modeled after RCC's college-level Student Leadership Academy, will be a one-day event that will focus on topics such as the definition of leadership; team building; personality types and leadership styles; social media, communication and leadership; conflict resolution; situational leadership; and servant leadership, according to Lorie McCroskey, RCC's director of development.

  29. ASHEBORO (February 10, 2015)

    The dancers for Randolph Community College Foundation’s 2015 Dancing with the Randolph Stars benefit include a mayor, a city councilman, a firefighter, a potter, two insurance agents, a pharmacist, a chef, a financial advisor, and several business owners. Their names were announced at a “Meet the Stars” event held at The Exchange Banquet and Meeting Hall on Jan. 25. The popular fundraiser raises money for student scholarships at Randolph Community College. Each couple will perform a short dance routine at the event on May 30.

  30. ASHEBORO (January 21, 2015)

    On Monday, Jan. 12, the Petty Family Foundation donated $6,000 to the Randolph Community College Foundation. The funds will be used to provide scholarships to local high school seniors who plan to enroll in Randolph Community College after graduation. The donation was made in honor of NASCAR legend Richard Petty’s wife Lynda, who passed away in March of last year.

  31. ASHEBORO (January 8, 2015)

    The Randolph Community College Foundation will award two-year RCC scholarships to five high school seniors in Randolph County in 2015 through its Presidential Scholar program. The students will be chosen in a competitive process that includes an application packet and interviews, according to Joyce Wolford, director of foundation operations. This is the fourth year of the program.

  32. ASHEBORO (November 14, 2014)

    Randolph Community College Foundation President Ann Hoover was honored on Saturday, Nov. 8, with a Council for Resource Development Benefactor of the Year Award at the organization’s 48th annual conference held at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, D.C. Only six people were chosen from across the country.

  33. ASHEBORO (September 29, 2014)

    The Randolph Community College Foundation has announced the date for its 2015 Dancing with the Randolph Stars, a fundraising event to benefit Randolph Community College students. This will be the 6th year that local “celebrities” will take to the dance floor competing for monetary votes in support of the Foundation on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the AVS Catering & Banquet Centre.

  34. ASHEBORO (September 5, 2014)

    Ivey Alana Byrd of Asheboro has been awarded the first Randolph Community College Foundation Retiree Scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year. The scholarship was established to honor retired RCC faculty and staff members.

  35. ASHEBORO (June 2, 2014)

    The Randolph Community College Foundation’s Dancing with the Randolph Stars fundraiser held on May 31 at AVS Catering & Banquet Centre raised $200,006, a record amount of money in the fifth year of the event. Community leaders Ann Hoover and Vickie Gallimore, co-chairs of the Planning Committee, announced the totals before a sold-out crowd after an evening filled with dances by the 18 competing couples.

  36. ASHEBORO (May 21, 2014)

    Randolph Community College Board of Trustees Chairman Mac Sherrill and President Robert S. Shackleford Jr. presented an honorary Humanities degree to community leader Ann Hoover during the College’s 2014 graduation ceremony held May 14 at Providence Grove High School gymnasium.

  37. ASHEBORO (April 30, 2014)

    Five outstanding Randolph County high school students have been chosen in a competitive process to become Presidential Scholars at Randolph Community College for the 2014-2015 school year. Emily Nichole Allred of Providence Grove High School, Morgan Blair Brackett of Southwestern Randolph High School, Taylor Addison Coble of Eastern Randolph High School, Christina “Crissy” Chanty Nutt of Faith Christian School, and DeAnna Nicole Shumaker of Eastern Randolph High School will receive two-year RCC scholarships through the Presidential Scholars program funded by the Randolph Community College Foundation.

  38. ASHEBORO (April 15, 2014)

    Voting for the Randolph Community College Foundation’s Dancing with the Randolph Stars 2014 is under way and will remain open until noon on Thursday, May 29. The public may vote for one or more of the 18 couples who will be performing at this year’s event at www.dancingwiththerandolphstars.org. Every $10 donation equals one vote. Proceeds benefit students at Randolph Community College.

  39. ASHEBORO (March 25, 2014)

  40. ASHEBORO (March 17, 2014)

    The Randolph Community College Foundation has established a high school leadership development program for rising ninth graders that is modeled after RCC’s prestigious Student Leadership Academy. The Randolph Community College High School Leadership Academy will be a one-day event that will focus on topics such as the definition of leadership; team building; personality types and leadership styles; social media, communication and leadership; conflict resolution; situational leadership; and servant leadership, according to Lorie McCroskey, RCC’s director of development.

  41. ASHEBORO (January 10, 2014)

    The Randolph Community College Foundation will award two-year RCC scholarships to five high school seniors in Randolph County in the third year of its Presidential Scholar program. The students will be chosen in a competitive process that includes an application packet and interviews, according to Joyce Wolford, director of foundation operations.

  42. ASHEBORO (October 25, 2013)

    The Randolph Community College Foundation has announced the date for its 2014 Dancing with the Randolph Stars, a fundraising event to benefit Randolph Community College students. Local “celebrities” will take to the dance floor competing for monetary votes in support of the Foundation on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the AVS Catering & Banquet Centre.

  43. ASHEBORO (October 18, 2013)

    The Randolph Community College Foundation has announced the 2013-2014 Foundation Ambassadors and Randolph Rotary Scholar. The students are selected through a competitive interview process, according to Joyce Wolford, director of Foundation operations. Eligible students may be nominated by a staff or faculty member and also may self-nominate.

  44. ASHEBORO (September 11, 2013)

    The Randolph Community College Foundation Board of Directors has voted to continue an event created by two of the Dancing with the Randolph Stars couples this past May. “A Taste of Asheboro” will be hosted by the RCC Foundation in the fall of 2014 at A Venue on Worth in downtown Asheboro. The event will feature a taste of specialty food items from area restaurants, live musical entertainment, and possibly a silent auction.

  45. ASHEBORO (June 3, 2013)

    The Randolph Community College Foundation’s Dancing with the Randolph Stars fundraiser held on June 1 at AVS Catering & Banquet Centre raised $158,370, a record amount of money in the fourth year of the event. Community leaders Ann Hoover and Vickie Gallimore, co-chairs of the Planning Committee, announced the totals before a vocal crowd after an evening filled with dances by the 17 competing couples and various entertainment acts while the votes were being tabulated.

  46. ASHEBORO (May 17, 2013)

    A longtime runner, Dr. Bob Scott, a physician at White Oak Family Physicians, says with a smile, “Some people say I’m competitive,” which may be one reason why he was chosen as one of this year’s dancers for the Randolph Community College Foundation's Dancing With the Randolph Stars. It may also have to do with his wife, Susie, who has been an admissions counselor at RCC since 2006. “My wife, Susie, said, ‘We need to talk,’” remembers Scott. The couple has two daughters, Mary, 28, and Katherine, 25.

  47. ASHEBORO (May 17, 2013)

    Shannon McCrary said she has a friend who was asked to dance for the Randolph Community College Foundation’s first Dancing with the Randolph Stars fundraiser. “I said, ‘I would never, ever have the guts to do that,’” she laughed. “I learned never to say never. It catches up with you.”

  48. ASHEBORO (May 17, 2013)

    Written by Kelly Heath, RCC Special Assistant to the President

    Doing a handstand is hard enough, but doing one as part of a dance routine is what Jessica Coltrane and Todd Gilmore are attempting in their routine for the fourth annual Randolph Community College Foundation’s Dancing with the Randolph Stars fundraiser.

  49. ASHEBORO (May 17, 2013)

    Watching Megan Smith and Jerry Moore being videotaped recently for their Dancing With the Randolph Stars introduction, you would think the two had known each other for years. Good-natured ribbing…laughter…the pair seem like old friends or siblings—not strangers who met each other for the first time at the Meet the Stars event on Jan. 27.

  50. ASHEBORO (April 16, 2013)

    Carl Wilkens, director of the nonprofit organization World Outside My Shoes, will be a guest speaker at Randolph Community College on Thursday, May 2. Wilkens will speak twice, at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., in the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center auditorium on the Asheboro Campus. World Outside My Shoes is a nonprofit organization working towards ending genocide, racism, and intolerance.

  51. ASHEBORO (February 19, 2013)

    The dancers for the Randolph Community College Foundation’s 2013 Dancing with the Randolph Stars benefit were announced at a “Meet the Stars” event held at The Exchange Banquet and Meeting Hall on Jan. 27. Eighteen couples have been chosen for this year’s show, a slate of mostly fresh faces for the popular fundraiser.

  52. ASHEBORO (January 9, 2013)

    The Randolph Community College Foundation has awarded over $161,000 in scholarships to 166 students for the 2012-2013 academic year. An additional $2,185 is available to award during the spring semester. These awards include various scholarships funded by individuals, businesses, and organizations, plus Foundation Ambassador/Rotary Scholar scholarships, and Presidential Scholar scholarships. They are for Curriculum (credit) students pursuing a degree, diploma, or certificate program. The Foundation also provided $70,000 to RCC’s financial aid office for unrestricted scholarships to help Curriculum students who have financial need but do not qualify for traditional financial aid.

  53. ASHEBORO (January 8, 2013)

    The Randolph Community College Foundation will award two-year RCC scholarships to five high school seniors in Randolph County for a total of up to $25,000 in scholarships in the second year of its Presidential Scholar program. The students will be chosen in a competitive process that includes an application packet and interviews, according to Joyce Wolford, executive director.