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Robeson Community College’s Director of Learning Resource Services, Maryellen O’Brien, has been appointed to the NC Digital Heritage Center’s Advisory Board. She was selected by the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center in consultation with the State Library of North Carolina. O’Brien will serve a two-year term. The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is a statewide […]

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RCC has been awarded two grants totaling $136,778 provided by the Native American Agriculture Fund.  The Scholarship Grant will fund scholarships to Native students that have an interest in agriculture. This will be paired with RCC’s and NC State University’s PackTrac program. PackTrac is a collaborative program that provides academic training and more importantly, advising […]

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In 2014, RCC Welding began with only 7 students. This spring has a record number of 32 students. Director Bobby Locklear attributes the program’s success to the recent addition of 8 welding booths, his down-to-earth approach, and job security. The nation’s aging infrastructure will require the expertise of welders, cutters, solderers to help rebuild bridges, highways, and buildings. Graduates of the Welding […]

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On Monday, friends and family gathered at the A.D. Lewis Auditorium to watch as the Pharmacy Technician students at RCC were honored at a pinning ceremony. Participants include: Kayla Alegria John Bake Atiya Barnes Kristie Britt Tamara Bryant Brianna Bullard Christian Bullard Brittany Chavis Kelcey Chavis-Douglas Jamie Clark Kyndra Cummings Carlisa Dial Carolyn Drye Keely […]

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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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Beta Delta Mu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa collected and donated 102 toys to Robeson Department of Social Services on behalf of Toys for Tots. All toys will be donated to families in Robeson County The primary goal of Marine Toys for Tots is, through the gift of a new toy, to help bring the […]

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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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Dr. Gaylyn Eddy, an educator of religious studies and philosophy at Robeson Community College, has been selected as the World View Educator Spotlight for November 2019. The World View Educator Spotlight honors one exceptional educator a month, showcasing their commitment to students and education. Dr. Eddy first attended World View’s Global Education Leaders Program in […]

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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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Robeson Community College hosted it’s 2018-2019 Professional Development Day including Employee Appreciation Banquet & Awards Program. Faculty and Staff learned about several topics including Protecting Your Brand and Disability Accommodations.  The 2018-2019 College Awards winners include:  Program with the Highest Enrollment Increase General Education Nursing Program with the Highest Retention Rate Radiography Program Achievement Award […]

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The NC State Board of Community Colleges has named Melissa Singler as the sixth president of Robeson Community College.  Ms. Singer has been serving as Executive Vice President at Cape Fear Community College in New Hanover and Pender Counties where she provided leadership and direction for Academic Affairs and Instruction, Continuing Education and Workforce Development, […]

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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has completed its on-site visit of Robeson Community College (RCC). SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the southern states. SACSCOC reviews the college’s accreditation every ten years. The SACSCOC On-Site Reaffirmation Committee conducted a focused evaluation of […]

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Success. Progression. Achieve. Retention. Completion. Meet SPARC.   Starting with a beta testing phase in Fall 2019 and leading to full implementation in Fall 2020, the goal is to improve progression, retention, and completion of students enrolled in targeted courses. Faculty will partner with success coaches to positively impact student success.  The launch of Aviso, an […]

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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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On September 23, State Employees Credit Union presented two scholarships to Logan K. Fields and Anthony J. Sweat. They’re the community college recipients of the 2019-2020 SECU Foundation “People Helping People” Scholarship. Logan plans to continue her passion for Nursing and Anthony J. Sweat plans to enter Law Enforcement. The SECU Foundation established a major […]

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On Wednesday, September 18, Robeson Community College broke ground on our Burn Building located at the Emergency Services Training Center, at 5825 Highway 72 East Lumberton NC 28358. The new Burn Building will accommodate the demand for class and practical training it is imperative to simulate real-life scenarios for students. Students will be able to […]

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For the second time in a row, our Respiratory Therapy program has won the NC Sputum Bowl Competition! They’ve been invited to National Competition in New Orleans, Louisiana. #GoTeamRCC The Bowl is the number one place to test your respiratory care knowledge against the best of the best in the profession. Nowhere else will you find therapists cheering on […]

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On Monday, August 26, 2019, a total of ten Nursing scholarships were rewarded on behalf of the Robeson Community College Foundation, Inc. and the Cox & Jones families.   Sammy & Onita Cox Nursing Scholarship | $1,000 Lateisha Billings Erica Bridgeman Amanda Stone-Stewart Jordan Deese,  First Paramedic to RN Bridge Student Harmonee Thompson Mia Cox, 2019 […]

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Lena Franks: Lena was recently hired by Interim Health Care Agency as a CNA. She earned a High School Equivalency Diploma with College and Career Readiness. She was the 2019 Valedictorian for the Class of 2019. Jacob Lewis: Jacob earned a High School Equivalency Diploma as a was a member of the C&CR Class of […]

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OnlineDegrees.com has ranked Robeson Community College Oonline Business Administration No. 14 in the country. “We have reached this milestone by taking a hard look at factors such as tuition, flexibility, accreditation, and scholarships to select the top schools. We also used the most recent government data, such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. […]

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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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The summer commencement ceremony for Robeson Community College was held Thursday, Aug 1st, in the A.D. Lewis Auditorium. The summer class of 2019 at RCC was made up of 51 students. Among the students, the Cosmetology Department had its first associate degree graduates walk across the stage. Interim President Dr. William Findt conferred the degrees […]

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Congratulations to the Surgical Technology Class of 2019. The entire class passed the NBSTSA national exam & have found employment in the field. The Surgical Technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room and to function as a member of the surgical team. Students will apply theoretical […]

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The NC Board of Nursing has granted Robeson Community College approval to expand enrollment in the Associate Degree Nursing program. The approved request for an increase of 38 students for a total of 120 students includes all ADN program options. The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality […]

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Originally Published at NCCommunityColleges.edu From South Carolina to Afghanistan and back a time or two, I’ve spent the last ten years running away from where I was raised. Dilapidated buses, tanks, and crumbling helicopters and airplanes have taken me around the world, but no matter how far or hard I may have run, the tire tracks […]

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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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Effective June 1, the Public Schools of Robeson County now require the new 36-hour offered by Robeson Community College. The certificate from this class must accompany the application when applying for a Substitute Teacher  or a Teaching Assistant. RCC offers day, night and weekend classes to fit your schedule. We recently had our first class, […]

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Robeson Community College hosted a total of 207 campers during the week of June 24-27. Through the Project ACCESS, 3C, and Engineering programs, 11 different camps, related to various STEM topics, were held at no cost to campers.  Project ACCESS Camps Camps AIMS Earth & Environmental Science Camp SCRUBS Cyber Security Industrial Technologies EMS/Fire Science […]

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In an effort to be proactive due to enrollment decline and the need for Robeson Community College to engage in an extremely lean fiscal year, some very difficult cost-cutting and realignment decisions had to be made. These decisions include non-renewals, contractual & part-time services, and supplies were based on program enrollment trends and strategic plans for future […]

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Today, Piedmont Natural Gas presented a check for $100,000 and Matrix Service gave $10,000 to Robeson Community College and the Robeson Community College Foundation as an investment into student scholarships and program expansion. The Piedmont Natural Gas $100,000 investment will be used to fund scholarships in Industrial Technology, Welding, and HVAC. “It’s important to us […]

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The following Robeson Community College students have been named to the President’s List and received Academic Scholar status for the Spring 2019 semester: President’s List Manar Ahmed, Ryan Batton, Sally Bennett, Kevin Berry, Davida Billings, Kaitlyn Bryan, Kenleigh Callahan, Guadalupe Esmeralda Casarrubias Elizalde, Marilyn Dominguez-Regules, Jessica Gamez, Leonardo Garcia Cruz, Alexa Hunt, Danielle Hunt, Shawna […]

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A total of 14 men graduated with a High School Equivalency Certificate on Thursday, June 13 at Lumberton Correctional Institute. Eight of the graduates were in attendance for the ceremony, and for the first time in the program’s history, family members were allowed to attend. This program is provided by College and Career Readiness at […]

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NursingProcess.org has ranked the Robeson Community College Practical Nursing Program No. 3 out of 40 North Carolina Board of Nursing approved LPN educational programs for 2019. “Robeson Community College under the guidance of experienced faculty, offers a well-rounded nursing education to LPN students at its campus in Lumberton; equipped with modern facilities and state-of-the-art laboratories,” […]

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Congratulations to the 2019 Class of Respiratory Therapy. The entire class passed the National Registry & have found employment in the field. The Respiratory Therapy program prepares students to function as Registered Respiratory Therapists an/or Certified Respiratory Therapists. In these roles, individuals perform diagnostic testing, treatments, and management of patients with heart and lung diseases. […]

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During the June 10 meeting, the RCC Board of Trustees presented a resolution honoring the work of President Kimberly Gold, who announced her resignation in March to take the position of Vice President of Programs & Chief Academic Officer for the NC Community College System. “I feel like we accomplished a lot this year,” Dr. […]

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Robeson Community College students, Miranda Lowery Jones, and Brittany Maynor participated in the NC Community College System’s 2019-20 Student Leadership Development Program on June 2-7 at William Peace University in Raleigh. A total of 28 community college students participated in workshops, group & individual projects and several presentations from various guest speakers. The program will […]

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Robeson Community College has entered into two partnerships that will provide advanced training, advisement and guaranteed admission to NC State University via the PackTrac and C3 programs. PackTrac is available to students who are either Associate in Arts or Associate in Science majors with an interest in Agriculture. In PackTrac, students are advised by both […]

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On July 17, NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green will both lead a poetry workshop and read her works at Robeson Community College. Both are free and open to the public. Jaki Shelton Green is the first African American and third woman to be appointed as the North Carolina Poet Laureate. When he appointed her […]

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Robeson Community College and UNC Pembroke have cleared a path for licensed practical nurse (LPN) students interested in becoming a registered nurse. Leaders from both institutions recently signed a Nursing Pathway Memorandum of Understanding, establishing a pathway for graduates of the LPN program at RCC to earn a bachelor of science in nursing. The agreement […]

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RCC’s nursing program ranks No. 2 in state

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