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Mountaire Farms donates truckload of gloves to RCC

In the spirit of the holidays, Mountaire Farms recently donated a truckload of gloves to Robeson Community College. The gloves were a welcome surprise that will be used by the health science students at the college enrolled in phlebotomy, nurse aide, emergency medical science, respiratory therapy, sonography, associate degree nursing, practical nursing, surgical technology and radiography.

“We are so appreciative of this donation from Mountaire Farms,” stated Assistant Vice President Kenny Locklear. “We can certainly use these gloves, it is a cost measure savings for us.”

Mountaire Farms had a surplus of gloves and wanted to give them away. When Jarrod Lowery contacted Cassidy Campbell to see if RCC had a need, and of course, the answer was a yes.

“When he called, I immediately said, ‘Yes, we’ll take them,” stated Campbell, the dean of public service and applied technology at Robeson Community College, who helped make the donation possible.

“She deserves all the credit,” Locklear said.

Gloves are definitely a needed commodity at RCC, students in health sciences and health occupations use them daily in labs and clinical. Even law enforcement students have a need for gloves during the duration of the BLET academy, making this an incredible gift that will impact many students across campus.

“Mountaire Farms is really grateful to have a partner such as Robeson Community College,” stated Jarrod Lowery, the community relations manager for Mountaire Farms. “We appreciate RCC for always being there, doing what you do in the community, creating education opportunities for everyone, and advancing our workforce.”

“Anytime we have an opportunity to partner with Robeson Community College, we will,” stated Lowery. “We are glad that RCC can take these gloves and put them to good use and continue to do what you do to make an impact in the community.”

As pallets containing the gloves were unloaded from the truck, it became apparent that the relationship fostered between RCC and Mountaire continues to grow, from helping the college begin its Truck Driving Academy in 2022, to donating a $5000 stretcher to the EMS department to bestowing the Industrial Technologies program with robots and conveyor belts.

“We are so thankful for the partnership with Mountaire Farms,” RCC President Melissa Singler said. “Mountaire Farms has been a major supporter of RCC and continues to help us become champions in education. This most recent donation will allow us to do even more to help support our students as they seek a better life through education to make their dreams a reality.”