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Come see us at the Lumberton Food Truck Festival on April 24th from 11 – 5! We will be on hand to assist you and answer any questions you may have about starting your education journey with us. If you have any questions, contact our Admissions Office by calling 910-272-3342. We look forward to seeing […]

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Dear RCC Students, The year 2020 was an extremely difficult year. Some of us have lost loved ones and friends or are experiencing great challenges due to COVID-19. I want to personally thank each of you for the decision to continue your education and training at Robeson Community College. The health and safety of our […]

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Turning lemons into lemonade is Brittany “Paige” Jones’ new motto.  The 30-year-old Red Springs resident hopes that her small business, Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Lemonade Stand, will be a new chapter in her young adult life, thanks in part to  Project SEARCH at Robeson Community College. In 2015, RCC’s College and Career Readiness Division was […]

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In support of Manufacturing Month (October), RCC typically hosts a Made in Robeson Day. We regret that due to COVID-19, we were unable to host this event this year. However, we created a virtual experience for our students, community members, and of course, our Public Schools of Robeson County family!  

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Earlier this week, Building 3 got a new name; Piedmont Natural Gas Building. Our good friends at Piedmont Natural Gas contributed $100,000 to the RCC Foundation in 2019. Their generous donation earn naming rights to a building on campus.   “It is a privilege to have building 3 named in their honor,” RCC President Melissa […]

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The Red Cross has two big needs right now. There are volunteer opportunities for:   1. Supporting our blood drives in Robeson County by volunteering once a month for a 4 – hour shift. 2. Supporting our shelter operations (should the need arise) by completing a 4 – hour online training progam. Once trained, these […]

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The Robeson Community College Foundation is an organization known for its philanthropic efforts to bring people together to help each other.  Both were on display in the Robeson Community College ADL Auditorium parking lot on Friday, May 8th where the Foundation set up a drive-through food giveaway for students, faculty, staff and community members.  The […]

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#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020. Now, more than ever, so many people need help. Just here in our community, the past 5 years have been very difficult. In 2016 we experienced a 500-year flood with Hurricane Matthew. In 2018, we experienced yet another […]

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Recently, Robeson Community College’s Learning Lot was highlighted in a newsletter called Higher Education Matters.  This newsletter is published by Higher Ed Works.  Higher Ed Works is a nonprofit organization that works to build public support for our state universities and community colleges.  Their weekly newsletter goes to more than 200,000 subscribers, plus they have […]

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Starting Wednesday, March 25, 2020, The Learning Lot will be a place for you to access the internet from the comforts of your vehicle. If you don’t have internet access at home, or if you need to get away from distractions at home to work on your school work, this is the place for you!  […]

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Robeson Community College was welcomed by Congressman Dan Bishop on Thursday, February 20, 2020. He was welcomed by representatives of the RCC & Robeson County community including faculty, staff, trustees and elected officials.  In his remarks to attendees, Bishop focused on his commitment to RCC and Robeson County.  Bishop didn’t let the damp weather detour […]

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RCC recently completed a toiletry drive for the Southeastern Family Violence Center (SFVC), a local domestic violence center. The drive was extended through November as people continued to bring in items. In addition to the items, a check for $50 was received from one of our local churches. The winners for the Outback gift cards […]

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The Georgia-Pacific Foundation presented a $2,000 contribution to Robeson Community College Foundation. The Robeson Community College Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that receives, holds, invests and disburses funds for the purpose of providing scholarships to students. The Foundation seeks to provide educational opportunities through scholarships to students who might otherwise be unable to attend […]

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RCC nursing students, dressed in their RCC blue, spent their time last Friday and Saturday lending a hand at the 11th Annual Senior Citizen Sharing and Caring Event.  The students were instrumental in filling and distributing over 500 grocery and gift bags, which left an indelible mark on the South Lumberton community and their Senior Citizens. […]

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The Julian T. Pierce Memorial Scholarship Initiative Committee presented a $16,000 contribution to Robeson Community College. The check presentation was held at North Carolina Legal Aid, a law office in Pembroke where Pierce was the founding director. The Julian T. Pierce Memorial Scholarship was established at Robeson Community College in 2013 through a collaborative effort […]

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The UNC Pembroke’s Office for Regional Initiatives recognized student, entrepreneur, and business leader’s success at the 22nd annual Business Visions Awards Banquet. Mary Elizabeth Wilford received the Associate of Applied Science Business Administration Student of the Year.  Kyle Chavis received the MBA Student of the Year. Chavis, of Lumberton, is CEO of Lumbee Guaranty Bank […]

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On Wednesday, November 20th, the Robeson Community College Foundation, Inc. held its bi-annual Celebration of Education Donor & Scholar Luncheon. Twenty-five students attended where they were able to meet the donors who fund the scholarships that they receive. Each student received a certificate to acknowledge their award. Criteria for awarding scholarships are specified by the donor […]

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On Wednesday, Nov 20th, Harry Jhala opened a new Cold Stone Creamery location. This location is located in the former Huddle House restaurant building directly across from the Holiday Inn (101 Wintergreen Dr, Lumberton, NC 28358). Harry Jhala, has been a client of RCC’s Small Business Center since 2016 when the planning of this new […]

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Robeson Community College celebrated the impact of manufacturing in our county at Made in Robeson Day ’19 on Tuesday, November 6th, 2019. RCC hosted more than 1,700 students from various schools and ten industries, including the Robeson Historical Museum as they displayed the many products made in Robeson County. Local manufacturers presented table-top exhibits, hands-on […]

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The 35th Annual Clifford Bullard Memorial Tournament raised over $26,000 for student scholarships. The tournament was held on Thursday, Oct 3 at Pinecrest Country Club.  The tournament was hosted by the Robeson Community College Foundation and the Bullard Restaurant Group. Featuring four-person teams, Smithfield Catering, 50/50 raffle, and various door prizes. The tournament was started […]

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Our goal was $4,000 and we exceeded it! RCC has raised $4,511.82 for the United Way of Robeson County! Special thank you to students and staff for participation and donations and Mr. Jeff McPherson, Horticulture Instructor, for the plant donations. United Way of Robeson County brings together people and resources to tackle complex issues and drive […]

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Originally Published at Robesonian.com Southeastern Health has scheduled an open house and ribbon-cutting for its newest walk-in clinic. The events at The Clinic at Brisson Drugs are to take place Sept. 5 at noon. The clinic is located within Brisson Drugs, at 217 W. Broad St. in St. Pauls. A ceremonial ribbon cutting will be held […]

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On August 16, 2019, The Robeson Community College Foundation named a classroom in the Sammy Cox Law Enforcement Center on behalf of North Carolina State Highway Trooper Kevin K. Conner.  Trooper Conner was killed on October 17, 2018, while conducting a traffic stop of a speeding vehicle. Trooper Conner served with the North Carolina Highway […]

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Originally Published at Robesonian.com Robeson County has a top indicator that tells employers and industries looking for a place to locate that its residents are ready to work. In its July edition, Site Selection Magazine ranked Robeson County No. 1 in the nation for residents holding a National Career Readiness Certificate. The article puts the […]

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With the 2019 hurricane season upon us, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is encouraging residents to be prepared this season to avoid the suffering that followed last year’s Hurricane Florence on the coast and mudflows in the western part of the state. To do this, Commissioner Causey is scheduling disaster relief town hall meetings across the […]

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