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RANDOLPH COMMUNITY COLLEGE Fall 2015 | Magazine & Report to the Community

Making Matters In this issue:

Award Winners • India Internship Donor Recognition • And more...

Armadillo Sighting

On the Cover

RCC’s Campus Store invested in an armadillo costume this year, and the popular mascot has been showing up in the most unusual places. The armadillo was adopted as RCC’s mascot in 1980.

Photo by Jerry Wolford. Computer-Integrated Machining student Jason Saunders measures a machined part in front of a HAAS VF-2 Vertical CNC Machining Center. This is just one example of the high-tech machines RCC utilizes to teach students the skills demanded in the machining industry today as part of its effort to close the skills gap. See the full story on page 5.



Magazine & Report to the Community | Fall 2015

CONTENTS President’s Message.................................................................................................4 Cover Story............................................................................................................. 5-6 Seriously Awesome...........................................................................................7-14 EPIC News.......................................................................................................... 15-20 Across Campus................................................................................................. 21-22 RCC Foundation.............................................................................................23-40

RANDOLPH COMMUNITY COLLEGE Board of Trustees F. Mac Sherrill, Chairman Fred E. Meredith, Vice Chairman James M. Campbell Jr. Taylor A. Coble John M. Freeze J. Harold Holmes

Lillian B. Jordan Jorge A. Lagueruela T. Reynolds Lisk Jr. Curt J. Lorimer Cynthia G. Schroder R. Andrews Sykes

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Magazine Staff

Design & Production

Contributing Writers

Photography by

Shelley Greene, Managing Editor Cathy Hefferin, Editor Cate Griffin Kelly Heath Lorie McCroskey Joyce Wolford

Felicia Barlow Kris Julian

Cathy Hefferin Lisa Hughes Kris Julian Lorie McCroskey Guest photographer credits provided in articles.


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Dirty. Low pay. No jobs available. Can’t get a good job without a four-year-degree. These are just some of the misconceptions that I have heard Randolph County parents relate about jobs in manufacturing. Recent survey results unfortunately illustrate that these perceptions are prevalent across the United States, as evidenced by the 2015 Alcoa Foundation Parents’ Perceptions of Manufacturing Survey, which surveyed American parents of children ages 6-17. To share just a few highlights from that survey: • • • •

90% of parents worry about their child’s future career options given the state of the U.S. economy; however, 34% do not think jobs in the manufacturing or trade industries require college or higher education, and only 12% believe jobs in manufacturing are recession-proof. Even though 65% of parents say they are familiar with current career opportunities in manufacturing, many are unaware of all of the prospects. About one in five parents thinks that manufacturing jobs provide only minimum wage salaries, don’t offer benefits, and don’t offer innovative, intellectually stimulating work. Nearly three-quarters (72%) of parents believe a good job requires a four-year bachelor’s degree.

These perceptions could not be further from reality, and we are working hard to educate parents in Randolph County that there are many ripe opportunities in advanced manufacturing. Of course, those opportunities not only exist for high school students, but for ANYONE who wants to pursue a new career, so it is a continuous process for us to get the word out about what a job in advanced manufacturing really means in today’s world. My esteemed colleagues, Asheboro City Schools Superintendent Dr. Terry Worrell and Randolph County Schools Superintendent Dr. Stephen Gainey, and their wonderful staff have been diligent in communicating with the parents in our community about these opportunities, and we remain incredibly appreciative of those relationships and their support. In addition to Pathways to Prosperity (featured on page 6), another collaborative project with the two school systems was our celebration of National Manufacturing Day. On October 2, we arranged for 200 eighth graders from Asheboro City Schools and Randolph County Schools to visit some of our advanced manufacturing partners in Randolph County in the morning. We then brought them to the RCC campus for presentations and tours of the Continuing Education and Industrial Center, where our advanced manufacturing programs are housed. As we continue to educate the public about what advanced manufacturing careers mean in 2015, our exceptional faculty and staff and our many community partners are working hard to make well-paying career opportunities a reality for people throughout Randolph County. This issue of our magazine provides you with some information on some highlights of the past year and where we are headed in 2016 as we continue to live our mission of creating opportunities and changing lives.


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This is Not Your Grandpa’s


Nicholas Cole works on an assignment during a lab in the CEIC. Photo by Sarah Louya

Jaeco Precision

RCC grads Jeff Callicutt and Eric Lambeth founded Jaeco Precision in 1997. Their team of highly skilled machinists and toolmakers include five other RCC graduates. The shop is known for tackling close tolerance machine parts that most machine shops shy away from.

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1 Jeff Callicutt - Class of 1991 2 Eric Lambeth - Class of 1990 3 Clint Beck - Class of 2000 4 Brandon Scott - Class of 2002 5 Cody Brown - Class of 2012 6 Jami Stanley - Class of 2003 7 Trey Hammond - Class of 1991

The basic machining skills that RCC graduate Trey Hammond learned at RCC allowed him to move to more complex machines like this fiveaxis milling machine at Jaeco Precision, which enables him to work on five sides of an object in one machining session. Hammond says the machine greatly reduces set-up time.

By Cathy Hefferin According to the Manufacturing Institute’s Skills Gap report, out of nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs needed in the next decade, 2 million jobs will go unfilled because of the lack of qualified workers. This “skills gap” has been a hot topic of discussion among community college leaders and other educators in the last few years. Part of the problem has been quantifying the “skills gap.” Another has been attracting young people into these jobs perceived as “blue collar.” Now the discussion has moved into action. RCC President Robert S. Shackleford made “Close the Skills Gap” one of the college’s focuses for a three-year period (2014-2017) under his Presidential Initiatives. The College is currently in year two of that initiative, with year one including completing a systematic inventory of skills gaps and training needs for Randolph County industries.

That includes telling the success stories of advanced manufacturing. Like the Randolph County company Jaeco Precision Inc. (see bottom left), established in 1997 by RCC Machining graduates Jeff Callicutt and Eric Lambeth. The company has become known for quality manufacturing of plastic injection molds, progressive dies, and close tolerance of custom components. Jaeco manufactures parts for the aerospace, medical, electronics, defense, power generation, consumer, and pharmaceutical industries. In addition to the owners, several of Jaeco’s employees are RCC graduates. RCC, the Asheboro City and Randolph County Schools, and their industry partners hope to change the negative perception of manufacturing jobs. Advanced manufacturing promises local, good-paying jobs; work in clean, modern facilities; and it is not necessary to go deep into debt obtaining a four-year degree. Quality associate degree and diploma programs like those offered at RCC can get you there.

RCC also unveiled a partnership project with Asheboro City Schools and Randolph County Schools, called Pathways to Prosperity, to create seamless educational pathways for students to go from local high schools to community college into lucrative advanced manufacturing jobs. The six-year initiative identifies four pathways in advanced manufacturing: Computer-Integrated Machining, Welding Technology, Mechatronics Engineering Technology, and Electrical Systems Technology. In his 2015-2016 Presidential Initiatives, Shackleford challenges those involved to “present advanced technology careers as careers of choice for young people.”

Dr. Terry Worrell (left to right), superintendent of Asheboro City Schools; Dr. Stephen Gainey, superintendent of Randolph County Schools; and Dr. Robert Shackleford, RCC president, announced the Pathways to Prosperity project on April 14.




Radiography Program Earns National Accreditation The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) has awarded initial accreditation for a period of three years to Randolph Community College’s Radiography program, College officials learned in late January. This is the maximum duration that may be awarded by JRCERT. “Our Radiography program is a cornerstone in our health sciences programs, and we have been so pleased with the community’s interest in it,” said Dr. Robert Shackleford, RCC president. “This accreditation gives us a stamp of approval that endorses the quality of the program and is a big plus for our students as they enter the workforce.” Anna Phillips, department head for Radiography at RCC, said that JRCERT accreditation is considered a gold standard in school accomplishments and the process to acquire accreditation is quite lengthy. The accreditation process at RCC began soon after Phillips became program head in May 2011. RCC submitted its self-study in February 2014, and the accreditation committee conducted a school visit in July 2014. Phillips said that, in addition to certifying that RCC offers a quality program, the JRCERT accreditation allows students who graduate here to obtain licensure in other states if they relocate. It is also advantageous to students who want to continue their education. Phillips said the Radiography program enrollment is strong and that job placement is traditionally good. “We had a 90% job placement rate this year,” she said. That number includes those students who choose to further their education instead of going straight to work. “We have one student who went into a radiation therapy program,” she said. “Another has completed a mammography program and now has a job...another student is at Appalachian State.” The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry.



inspiration Presidential Initiative: Revitalizing Programs By Kelly Heath Have you ever looked at a room and thought, this needs a fresh look? Much as interior designers do in their work, that’s exactly what RCC’s Interior Design program did as part of the 2014-2015 Presidential Initiative for revitalizing RCC programs. That fresh look at the entire Interior Design program resulted in some updates and changes. New Interior Design offerings now include an Interior Design Certificate and a Career and College Promise pathway. The program now includes 3-D printing as one of the technologies students can experience. The program significantly increased its use of Facebook to increase social media traffic, with Facebook posting traffic averaging 400 views weekly during the year. Industry collaborations resulted in the ability to offer students paid, on-thejob work experience during the furniture market, and internationally renowned interior designers Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke accepted positions on RCC’s Interior Design Advisory Committee.


Maness taps into students’ dreams Randolph Community College honored Steven B. Maness, Computer-Integrated Machining instructor, as its 2015 Excellence in Teaching award winner. The top faculty and staff winners were announced internally in the 2014 fall semester in order to meet a deadline for statewide awards. The recipients were “surprised” during their daily routines with a visit from RCC’s Senior Leadership Team and presented with flowers, balloons, and an oversized award certificate. The formal recognition is done during Spring Convocation when all faculty and staff members are present. Maness joined RCC as a full-time instructor in fall 2013, but has been an adjunct instructor for 13 years. Maness earned his Associate in Applied Science degree in Machining Technology from RCC and worked in the industrial maintenance field for 15 years before joining RCC full time. “(Steve Maness) was the best. He really took the time with each student,” reads one student’s recommendation from the award nomination. “He made it easy to learn and made you want to learn. Absolute great teacher.” Another student evaluation says: “(Steve Maness) is a great instructor and helped me change my life.” Maness has been very active in professional development activities. He traveled to Gig Harbor in Washington State to complete a week-long instructor training in Mastercam X7 Cad/Cam software applications and participated in the HTEC (Haas Technical Education Center) training held at Dunwoody Community College in Minneapolis, Minn. Inspiring his students has also inspired Maness to pursue further education. He is now enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in technical management. In his free time, Maness is very active in his church, working as a youth leader along with doing mission work in Nicaragua.



Photo by Allison Lee Isley


Giving 150 percent every day Bryle H. Hatch was named the 2015 Staff Person of the Year for RCC. Hatch was coordinator of workforce development at RCC until he left in October 2014 to take a job at Central Piedmont Community College. He had been with RCC for three years. Hatch returned to RCC in January 2015 as director of workforce development.

increase in FTE when many other areas are struggling. He has created connections throughout the community, and offers classes in various parts of the county. Indeed he is creating opportunities and changing lives.” Hatch is active in many professional organizations, including the North Carolina Community College Adult Education Association and the North Carolina Association for Research in Education.

Hatch was credited with extensive outreach efforts to small communities in the county like Liberty, Randleman, Seagrove, and Archdale and the East Side section of Asheboro, setting up Human Resource Development classes at times and locations that would be more convenient and accessible for those individual communities and personally recruiting for those classes. He also created several recruiting events at RCC including the One-Stop Job Event, which drew over 130 people to RCC’s Continuing Education and Industrial Center in December 2013. “Bryle has shown constant commitment to the ideals of Randolph Community College and the North Carolina Community College system,” wrote a colleague during the nomination process. “His tireless work ethic has brought an





GRAVITAS RCC student Laramie Lipman (on the far right of the group pictured above) with his team standing in front of the F4 rocket engine at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Lipman qualified to attend the workshop through the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars program. Below is the A-1 rocket test stand at Stennis Space Center. The photo was taken from the top of the A-2 rocket test stand, according to Lipman. The on-site experience included a tour of the Space Center facilities and a briefing by NASA experts.

Going where no RCC student has gone before Randolph Community College student Laramie Lipman of Asheboro was chosen to compete in NASA’s Community College Aerospace Scholars program and was selected to travel to NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi in May for an on-site experience. Established in the early 1960s, Stennis Space Center has grown into the nation’s largest rocket engine test facility. The center is home to NASA’s Rocket Propulsion Test Program Office. National Community College Aerospace Scholars, or NCAS, is an interactive online learning opportunity designed to encourage students to study mathematics, science, engineering, and computer science by interacting with engineers at different NASA centers. Lipman competed with over 400 community college students from across the nation for a spot in one of six three-day workshops. Each workshop involved 40 students. All travel expenses were paid. While at NASA, students formed teams and established fictional companies interested in Mars exploration. Each team was responsible for developing and testing a prototype rover, forming a company infrastructure, managing a budget, and developing communications and outreach.


Lipman’s team of nine students was given a LEGO® Mindstorm NXT set to build their rover. They collaborated on their mission, then branched out to complete the project. Lipman said two team members worked on programming, a few worked on the plow to attach to the rover, and Lipman and two others actually worked on assembling the rover. The on-site experience at NASA included a tour of facilities and briefings by NASA subject matter experts. Lipman said that one of the most important things he learned was that many of the NASA personnel started out at community colleges. “It really puts into perspective that community colleges are the best way to start your education,” said Lipman. Currently a second-year Associate in Science (College Transfer) student at RCC, Lipman plans to transfer to N.C. State and study engineering. He said his NASA experience has reinforced his decision to go into engineering, but showed him his interest is more on the hardware side than the software side of engineering.

Laramie Lipman is pictured above (third from the right) with his team of nine community college students, who were assigned to build a model of a space rover for exploration on Mars. The students are pictured with their successfully designed rover.

A total of six NASA workshops were held, each attended by 40 students who were divided up into teams. Lipman’s group is pictured below in front of the exhaust/ blast shield of the A-2 rocket test stand (Lipman is seventh from the right). Contributed photos.


Photos by Cate Griffin

INDIAN SUMMER Cate Griffin is a 2015 graduate of Randolph Community College. She studied Photographic Technology and attained an Associate in Applied Science Degree with a concentration in Photojournalism.

Her stated goal is to capture images of those in need, those who are unseen and unheard. In pursuit of that goal, she spent her summer on an internship in India working for a nonprofit organization. Cate’s work continues in Kansas where she volunteers her photography at a hospitality home for soldiers and their families.


By Cate Griffin The pictures were endless. Everywhere I turned there was a picture. I was a bit overwhelmed by how much there was to photograph. People, living conditions, jobs, emotions. I wish I could have recorded it all. The smells, the heat, the atmosphere of everything. Each day, I took photos little by little. As I gained confidence, I took more. Then suddenly there were moments where I couldn't imagine lifting my camera. Perhaps on the street when the tiniest kids would run up to me and begin kissing my feet, begging for money. They were drunk and not more than 8 years old. Some of their parents had marred them or hacked off body parts to receive more sympathy. These were the times I debated. When obvious suffering comes that close in contact how can one even think about taking a picture? But that was my goal, right? My dream. For the unseen to be seen. Embracing them, I never knew a little person to feel so loved. Kids around also begging, stopped their business to rush over. They too wanted to be touched. The nagging feeling inside me knew that others needed to see them too. Not one time had I ever considered much less conceived the idea of leaving the country for my summer internship in school. Enrolled in Randolph Community College's photography program, I was about to finish my last year of college. I was studying photojournalism with a developing passion for documentary photography. The mission based kind. I faced impossible circumstances just getting to India and I faced some pretty dangerous and impossible circumstances during my stay. I thank God for making it possible. I applied for an internship with a mission organization that soon asked if they could send me to South Asia where there was a great need

for photographic representation. Every minute, every day millions of people are suffering in unimaginable ways. Sickness, slavery, physical abuse, emotional abuse, poverty, starvation...so on. I knew I had not only the opportunity but the responsibility to take care of those who had absolutely nothing with no means of attaining anything. I came in contact with all of the listed above during my short two months in India. There was not much one person, especially a 20-year-old college student, could do for most of those in need. There were so many, many people. So much of the confidence I experienced can be credited to RCC's photography program. I knew nothing about photography when I began my education. Then suddenly I found after just two years, there was nothing that didn't feel second nature to me. I taught photography workshops to girls ages 12-20 who had been sex trafficked, rescued and put into restoration homes. They got to hold a camera for the very first time. I created two photo stories within an NGO that rescued victims of slavery including child laborers and bond slaves. Often time rescues involved up to 200 or more victims at one time. I was to give an inside look into this. I spent a week in a holistic hospital that provided medical care to HIV/AIDS positive people. I followed two staff members onto the field where they gave home based care to HIV/ AIDS positive families. I walked for miles from house to house as they gave counseling to these families. These are just a few of the 12 different projects I was working on. Only one project did not get completed due to flight scheduling issues. I use that now as an excuse to go back and finish what I started. I was mostly always dirty, smelly, cooking buggy rice, taking bucket showers, making my own clothes and hailing rickshaws. I couldn't even remember the person I was before I began the trip. My first time on a plane alone. My first time speaking another language just to survive. I am so thankful for the education I received at RCC and the preparation they gave me for such a mission. I know it is the beginning of many more missions. Maybe one day I'll wake up and again hear the voices of the press wala (laundry vendor) outside on the street or the cries from the man with fruit on his cart. I do pray so.


The Presidents’ President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. President of North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents RCC President Robert S. Shackleford Jr. was selected as president of the North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents (NCACCP) for 2015-2016. All leaders within the NCACCP are chosen by their peers, and leadership terms are for one year. Dr. Shackleford has also served the association as treasurer and vice president. Meetings are held quarterly at community colleges throughout the state. The organization provides a forum for discussion and collaboration on issues affecting all community colleges and provides a strong voice for the colleges with the North Carolina Legislature. The NCACCP president is responsible for conveying the association’s views to the Legislature, the State Board of Community Colleges, and the North Carolina Community College System Office leadership.


Robert A. Graves North Carolina Board of Pharmacy Robert A. Graves, director of safety and emergency preparedness at Randolph Community College, was appointed to serve a five-year term as the public member of the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy. Graves was appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory; the appointment is effective May 1, 2015, and will expire on April 30, 2020. The North Carolina Board of Pharmacy consists of six board members, (five pharmacists and one public member), and 21 employed board staff. The Board was created by the North Carolina Legislature to protect the public health, safety and welfare in pharmaceutical matters. Board members are allowed to serve two 5-year terms. Graves was also appointed to the North Carolina Criminal Justice Information Network Governing Board by N.C. Representative Thom Tillis in August 2013. He will serve on that board until June 30, 2017. Graves joined RCC in September 2009. He retired after 28 years of service at the N.C. State Highway Patrol with the rank of Lieutenant. At left, Graves is being sworn in by N.C. House of Representatives member Pat Hurley.

AWESOMENESS ABOUNDS Shane C. Bryson Karen Yerby Award Shane C. Bryson of Thomasville, Randolph Community College student activities coordinator, received the Karen Yerby Award at the Spring 2015 North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association (N4CSGA) conference. Bryson has been serving as senior advisor to the group for two years. The Karen Yerby Award is presented to the individual who has been of the greatest assistance to the N4CSGA. The recipient may be a student, advisor, college representative, or community member who has given of his or her time to see the N4CSGA reach new heights. This recipient is selected by the N4CSGA Executive Board.

Bryson poses with Karen Yerby, associate director of student placement and assessment for the North Carolina Community College System, for whom the award is named. Contributed photo

“I could not think of anyone more deserving than Shane Bryson,” said La’Quon Rogers, current president of the N4CSGA and a Pitt Community College student ambassador. “His compassionate character, strong leadership, and integrity is why, without hesitation, the N4CSGA executive board selected him as the 2014-2015 recipient.” Bryson became RCC’s full-time student activities coordinator on July 1, 2014. He had worked in that job part time since 2012. He also worked part time for RCC as a video conferencing facilitator from 2009 to 2012. EPIC NEWS | 16

Sinking His Teeth into Service Dr. Stuart B. Fountain 2014 Distinguished Service Award Dr. Stuart B. Fountain was honored by the Randolph Community College Board of Trustees on Aug. 12, 2014, with the 2014 Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Fountain, a retired local dentist and a former member of the North Carolina Community College Board, was in attendance along with his wife, Carol, and son, David. Dr. Fountain was previously chair of the Planning Committee and vice chair of the Excellence in Teaching Award Committee at the state board. He previously served as chair of the full board from 2011-2013 and chair of the Policy Committee from 2007-2011. RCC Board of Trustees Chair Mac Sherrill noted that, in his state board role, Dr. Fountain “is able to work with state and local leaders to be an advocate of the community college system.” On the local level, Dr. Fountain was a member of the RCC Foundation Board from 2007 to 2013. During that time, he served on several Foundation committees and helped with interviews for the Foundation Ambassadors. In 2011, he participated as a dancer in the Foundation’s Dancing with the Randolph Stars fundraiser. He also has co-sponsored the College’s Student Leadership Academy for nine years.


Long, Strong Story of

SUCCESS Monica Spencer Honored for Academic Excellence

Monica Spencer of Asheboro was honored as RCC’s 2015 Academic Excellence Award winner. Dr. Robert S. Shackleford, RCC president, presented Spencer with a plaque signifying her accomplishment. Spencer is one of 58 students from each community college in North Carolina who were recognized in April 2015 for academic excellence. To be selected, students must be currently enrolled, must have completed at least 12 semester hours in an associate degree program, and must have a cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.25. A committee at RCC selected the final recipient based on faculty recommendations and a short essay. In writing her “success story” for the Academic Excellence competition, Spencer said her self-esteem suffered greatly after she dropped out of Asheboro High School in 2004 just three months shy of her graduation. She finally did earn her adult high school diploma from RCC in 2006, but it wasn’t until 2012 that she decided to return to RCC and pursue an associate degree. “Because I was still unsure of my abilities, I decided to choose what I thought would be the least difficult path,” said Spencer. “I chose to major in Medical Office Administration instead of applying for the registered nursing program simply because I did not feel as though I was intelligent enough to enter the nursing program at RCC or any other college for that matter.” Slowly Spencer realized she was capable of doing the work, and she completed her first semester with all A’s. She credits her instructors: “Not only did they allot me the tools that I needed to be successful in their courses, they lent my heart the words of encouragement it needed in order to succeed in life.” Spencer applied for and served as an RCC Student Ambassador in 2013-2014 and was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Subsequently, Spencer started working on the prerequisites and has entered the nursing program at RCC.

Photo by Jessica Nuzzo




Woosley Selected for N.C. Space Grant Community College Scholarship

Sandy Woosley was selected to receive a North Carolina Space Grant Community College Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Woosley is majoring in Computer Information Technology at RCC. The N.C. Space Grant (NCSG) is a consortium of academic institutions that have gathered together to promote, develop, and support aeronautics and space-related science, engineering, and technology education and training in North Carolina. N.C. Space Grant offers a scholarship opportunity for community college students majoring in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) disciplines at any campus in the N.C. Community College System. These scholarships are competitive awards based on academic merit and potential for successful matriculation into a 4-year degree program.

“Students like Sandy Woosley cross our paths on rare occasions,” said RCC Computer Technology adjunct instructor Marsha Mabry in a nomination letter for the award. “It did not take me long to realize that she would be an exceptional student. Sandy exhibits a genuine interest in learning. She always goes above and beyond what is required. I am continuously impressed with how she approaches the challenges of college; her pursuit of excellence is quite admirable.” Since enrolling at RCC, Woosley has made the Dean’s List every semester and was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. She also earned her MOS Certification in Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Once she graduates from RCC, she plans on transferring to another school to obtain a bachelor’s degree in programming. Woosley lives in Liberty with her son, Jarod. Woosley is pictued above (left) with Curby Simerson, department head.


A Coke and a Isaac Ferguson Named 2015 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar


Isaac Ferguson of Liberty, an Associate in Arts/Associate in Science (College Transfer) double major at Randolph Community College, was named a 2015 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the CocaCola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars, and providing nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each Bronze Scholar received a $1,000 scholarship and a special medallion. Ferguson was chosen as a Presidential Scholar to RCC in 2013. He also served as an RCC Ambassador as a part of that program. He completed RCC’s Fountain-Luria Student Leadership Academy, was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and completed the North Carolina Community College System Student Leadership Development Program. In addition, he was a member of Phi Beta Lambda, a national organization for students preparing to pursue business occupations, and he tutored fellow students in biology, math and English. Ferguson graduated from RCC in May 2015 and transferred to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to double major in finance and accounting. He is the son of Jeff and Gina Ferguson of Liberty.




Lab Facilitator Kevin Jones (right) shows Congresswoman Renee Ellmers the Aquaponics Lab.

Congresswoman Ellmers Visits Aquaponics Lab U.S. Congresswoman Renee Ellmers visited Randolph Community College on March 31, touring the Aquaponics Lab and speaking to a group of student leaders and college personnel. Ellmers said her visit to Randolph County was a part of her work on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, in which she is trying to promote two areas: 1) renewable energy and 2) smart grid technology. After touring the lab, Ellmers said, “Every time I come to campus, I learn something new, and I’m always impressed.” Ellmers took the time to take questions from the students, who included Student Government Association officers, Student Leadership Academy graduates, and Science Club officers. They were Laramie Lipman, Kylar Martin, Ashley Bodenheimer, Connor Bryant, Joe VanBencoten, Selena Cecilio, Taylor Coble, Myriam Robles, Jake Parrish, and Allison Layton. The questions ranged from how to get started in politics to the hardest and favorite parts of her job as a Congresswoman. 21|ACROSS CAMPUS

Posing with Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (third from right) are RCC students (from left) Jake Parrish, Ashley Bodenheimer, Allison Layton, Joe VanBencoten, Myriam Robles, Taylor Coble, Selena Cecilio, Connor Bryant, Laramie Lipman, and Kylar Martin.


Message from the RCC Foundation Board President The 2014-2015 school year was a banner year for the Randolph Community College Foundation as we provided over $700,000 to RCC and its students during this past school year. We were also able to surpass our fundraising goal, bringing in over $326,000 during the annual campaign. Generous donors in our community like you made this possible! Scholarships for our students at RCC continue to be our major focus for the Foundation. We offer scholarships for both college credit and noncredit occupational courses. We also are proud to offer the RCC Pledge fund that provides emergency grants to students facing unforeseen financial emergencies that may cause them to drop out of school. Photo by Erin Arsenault

James Gouty President

The RCC Foundation also assists the College with starting new programs, updating equipment, maintaining accreditation, and providing enhanced opportunities for students. When you support the RCC Foundation, you’re helping RCC provide a quality educational experience and helping deserving students reach their educational goals. I hope you enjoy this issue of RCC’s magazine that provides a recap of the 2014-2015 school year, highlights RCC Foundation donors, and provides some insight to some of the Foundation’s scholarship recipients.

H. Dean Sexton Vice President

Daffie Garris Treasurer

Shelley Greene Secretary (nonvoting)

The Foundation’s Board of Directors and I thank you ever so much for supporting the RCC Foundation. Please know that your contributions are creating opportunities, changing lives and meeting needs! Sincerely,

James Gouty President, RCC Foundation

Foundation Staff Shelley W. Greene

Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement 336-633-0174 | swgreene@randolph.edu

Lorie M. McCroskey

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Foundation Board of Directors

(as of July 1, 2015) Pictured are (seated, from left) Daffie H. Garris, Elizabeth H. Aldridge, Ann M. Hoover, Nickie McKenzie, Vickie H. Gallimore, Betty F. Foust; (standing, middle row, from left) Curt J. Lorimer, Baxter Hammer, Neal Griffin III, Mini Singh, H. Dean Sexton, Steven E. Eblin; (standing, back row, from left) Robert S. Shackleford Jr., Waymon Martin, F. Mac Sherrill, James G. Gouty, Elbert Lassiter. (Not pictured: Cynthia G. Schroder, J.B. Griffith III) 23|RCC FOUNDATION

Director of Development 336-633-1118 | llmccroskey@randolph.edu

Selina L. Moore

Development Specialist 336-633-0296 | slmoore@randolph.edu

Joyce B. Wolford

Executive Director, RCC Foundation 336-633-0295 | jbwolford@randolph.edu www.randolphccfoundation.org www.facebook.com/randolphccfoundation www.facebook.com/RandolphCC.alumni


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After six years of enormously successful fundraising with the Dancing with the Randolph Stars event (raising a total of over $620,000 for student scholarships), the RCC Foundation will take its development strategies in a new direction.

At their July 2015 bi-monthly meeting, the RCC Foundation Board of Directors approved a development strategy that is focused on building relationships and matching donors’ passions with needs at RCC. “Research has shown that although events bring in money, they aren’t the best long-term strategy,” said Shelley Greene, associate vice president for institutional advancement. “By changing our strategies in small ways last year, 50% of the total funds raised came from nonDancing with the Randolph Stars fundraising.” Besides the money raised through Dancing with the Randolph Stars over the past six years, the event helped the Foundation raise awareness about its mission and the needs of RCC and its students. Now the Foundation is poised to build personal


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relationships with the friends gained over the last few years, while continuing to raise awareness. According to Greene, “We want to get to know our donors on a personal level. The RCC Foundation staff is eager to help donors find what they’re passionate about at RCC, whether it be a scholarship fund, program support fund, or general College support.” This new development strategy includes transitioning Dancing with the Randolph Stars from a fundraising event into an invitation-only donor appreciation event called the Dancing with the Randolph Stars Infinity Ball. The date has already been set for Saturday, June 4, 2016. Donors who contribute at least $1,000 during the fiscal year will be invited to the event, as well as Legacy Society members. Legacy Society members are individuals who have established a planned gift to the RCC Foundation. Donors who make a multi-year commitment to the Foundation of at least $1,000 will receive special recognition at the event. RCC FOUNDATION | 24

Photos by Erin E. Mizelle

Growing the

FUTURE The RCC Foundation hosted a special event to honor donors on July 28 at Millikan Farms in Sophia. Donors were recognized for their gifts during the 2015 fiscal year. “Our donors are helping grow the future of Randolph County” was the theme for this year’s program. During the event, RCC alumna Natalie Trogdon spoke to donors about her experience at RCC and her appreciation for receiving an RCC Foundation Scholarship. Trogdon said that scholarship allowed her to finish her education, which she had been unable to complete several years earlier. The Foundation recognized donors contributing more than $1,000 as members of the RCC President’s Circle. Donors giving more than $500 to the RCC Pledge fund (the emergency assistance fund) were recognized as Champions. The RCC Legacy Society members were recognized for their commitment to RCC through planned giving, and one new member was inducted into the society.



Fourteen Students Complete 8th Fountain-Luria Student Leadership Academy



Fourteen students graduated from Randolph Community College’s eighth annual Student Leadership Academy on March 24. 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. Dr. Stuart B. Fountain, a former member of the State Board of Community Colleges and a longtime supporter of RCC’s Student Leadership Academy, was the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony. In a surprise announcement before Dr. Fountain’s speech, RCC President Robert S. Shackleford said the academy was being re-named the Fountain-Luria Student Leadership Academy. Dr. Alan S. Luria, a former member of RCC’s Board of Trustees, has also been a supporter of the Academy since its inception.

Graduates of the 2014-2015 Randolph Community College Student Leadership Academy are (seated, from left) Kylar Martin, Morgan Brackett, Allison Layton, Myriam Robles, and Selena Cecilio; (standing, from left) Taylor Coble, Hanan Alazzam, Jessica Draughn, Hope Earnhardt, Joe VanBencoten, Katie Donahue, Ashley Bodenheimer, Chrissy Nutt, and Emily Allred.


EARLY RISERS Cultivating Leaders at a Young Age

The RCC Foundation held its second High School Leadership Academy in June in the Foundation Conference Center on the Asheboro Campus. Eighth graders who live in and attend high school in Randolph County were invited to apply during the spring semester. The 2015 participants were Gracylyn Allred and Grace Harrell of Archdale and Ariel Hall of Trinity, all Randolph Early College High School students; Charlie McKeown of Archdale, Trinity High School; Katherine Allison of Asheboro, Southwestern Randolph High School; Rocio Belman and Rachel Luna Sanchez of Asheboro, both Asheboro High School students; Kathryn Johnson of Denton, Southwestern Randolph High School; Sam Booth of Liberty, Providence Grove High School;

Berenice Franco of Ramseur, Eastern Randolph High School; Jake Handy of Randleman, Taylor Deaton and Tabor White of Sophia, all Randleman High School; Grace Curty, Joshua Mayfield, and Stephen Mayfield of Trinity, all Wheatmore High School students. The students were required to complete a competitive application process that included an essay on leadership and reference letters. The one-day event focused on topics such as the definition of leadership; team building; conflict resolution; situational leadership; and servant leadership.




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RCC Foundation President Ann Hoover wins National Council for Resource Development Award

CRD categories (size of school, urban or rural) are based upon those established by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. Hoover was honored in the Public Suburban-Single Campus category.

Randolph Community College Foundation President Ann Hoover was honored on Nov. 8, 2014, 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.

Hoover was lauded for her work with the RCC Foundation’s record-breaking annual campaign in 2014 as well as her leadership with the Dancing with the Randolph Stars fundraiser. For the first time in the history of the Foundation, 99.5% of College employees and 100% of Foundation Directors and College Trustees contributed during the annual campaign.

The CRD Benefactor Award recognizes individuals, foundations, or businesses/corporations for outstanding contributions to community colleges. The award embodies the ideals of philanthropy, leadership, and volunteerism in the service of community, technical, and junior colleges. Award winners are honored at the CRD Benefactor Awards Banquet in conjunction with the CRD annual national conference in Washington. RCC FOUNDATION randolph.edu | |3030


The RCC Foundation would like to express appreciation to the following investors who generously supported Randolph Community College and our students with cash gifts from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.

HONOR ROLL Benefactor ($10,000.00+) Mr. & Mrs. JB Davis Duke Energy Corporation The Gene Haas Foundation

Leader ($5,000 - $9,999) Bill & Ann Hoover Mr. & Mrs. John Ingold Klaussner Home Furnishings Alan & Jacqueline Luria Petty Family Foundation

President’s Club Honor Council ($2,500 - $4,999)

Elizabeth H. Aldridge Asheboro Elastics Corp. d/b/a AEC Narrow Fabrics Commonwealth Hosiery Mills Communities in Schools of Randolph County Falling Oak Timber Friends of Kelly Vuncannon and Tyler Lisk Susan & Gary Jarrett Martha Comer Johnson Lillian & Tom Jordan McDowell Lumber Co. Ramsay Family Foundation RE/MAX Central Realty Dr. & Mrs. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. Technimark The Timken Company Dean Wolfe

President’s Club ($1,000 - $2,499)

Acme-McCrary & Sapona Foundation Advisors Financial Center Richard & Mary Balog Jacquelyn Church Betts Blue Flint Animal Hospital Branco Enterprises Taylor Callicutt Mr. & Mrs. James M. Campbell Jr. Charlie’s Heating & Cooling Chick-fil-A Mr. & Mrs. Chris Clark Delta Delta Chapter No. 6036 Walter G. Dix Jr.

Duke Energy Carolinas Steve & Rhonda Eblin Dr. & Mrs. Stuart B. Fountain Dr. & Mrs. Les Fowler Friends of Aggie Ingold and Todd Campbell Friends of Bia Rich and Christian Morgan Friends of Nita Bobo and Charlie Swiers Friends of Roxanne Taylor and Zac Beane Friends of Stacy Griffin and Robert Graves Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Garner Daffie & Tim Garris Mr. & Mrs. James Gouty Robert & Donna Graves Mr. & Mrs. Chris Griffin Jimmy & Pam Hill Herschel & Anne Hockett Mr. & Mrs. Harold Holmes It’s Leather Max & Lola Jarrell Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Johnston Dr. J.W. & Kathy Kelley Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Lambeth Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Lynch Waymon & Louise Martin Lorie & Bobby McCroskey McKenzie Properties & Investments Fred & Diane Meredith Dr. Bill & Susan Milner Pugh Funeral Home Randolph Hospital Randolph Hospital Volunteers Randolph Specialty Group Dr. Cynthia G. Schroder Mr. & Mrs. Dean Sexton Sir Pizza Trinity Furniture United Brass Works Vruwink Family Dentistry

Dean’s Club ($500 - $999) Asheboro Fire & Security AVS Catering & Banquet Centre Mr. & Mrs. Talmadge Baker BB&T Burge Flower Shop Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Burks Todd Campbell

Carolina Bank Clark R. Bell, Lawyer CommunityOne Ann Covington Randy Deese FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital Mr. & Mrs. John M. Freeze Friends of Ashley Duggins and Chris Clark Friends of Sammie Joe Baltes and Brad McBride H.R. & Vickie Gallimore Garco Garris Design Construction Shelley & Kyle Greene Abed Hassan Joretta Holt Mr. & Mrs. Phil Homiller Insurance Associates of the Triad Jerry Tillman for North Carolina Senate Dr. & Mrs. David M. Jones Kris Julian Dr. & Mrs. James B. Kinlaw Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Jorge Lagueruela Jane Lisk Mr. & Mrs. Reynolds Lisk Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Eric Luckenbach Mr. & Mrs. Allen Luther Martinez & Associates Nicki McKenzie The Honorable & Mrs. Allen McNeill Rhonda Moffitt Martha Murdoch Oliver Rubber Company Elizabeth Provancha Randolph Electric Membership Corp. Mr. & Mrs. William H. Redding Bonnie & David Renfro Mr. & Mrs. Mac Sherrill Sunwalt Dental Works Dr. & Mrs. R. Andrews Sykes Malcolm Voncannon Kelly Vuncannon Wealth Horizon Wilhoit Law PLLC Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Winslow Zooland Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America

Photo by Jessica Nuzzo


Once I have completed my RN, I look forward to serving my community. I can only hope to impact the lives of individuals in the likeness and magnitude of which this scholarship has touched my own personal life. Thank you for investing in and helping to secure a greater future for my family and myself.


~ Monica Spencer,

Associate Degree Nursing



I came to RCC as an adult student. As I enter my last year, I am excited about the possibilities after graduation. Your gracious donation allows me to help pay tuition, buy supplies, and buy gas for my two-hour commute each day. Thank you very much!


~ Carolina Massey, Interior Design

Photo by Olivia Jackson

Faculty Club ($250 - $499)

Mr. & Mrs. Don Allred Asheboro Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center Asheboro Nissan Steve Baltes Zac Beane Allan Bechel Ben Owen Pottery Bennett and Horner Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Brewer Wade & Wanda Brown Brubaker & Associates Clyde Cash Costa Sanders Cox Family Practice, PC Nancy Cox Teresa Cox Dave Craven Jane Crisco Scotty Duyck Express Employment Professionals First Bank Betty & Clyde Foust Pam Freeze Friends of Kelly Heath and Kris Julian Diane & Steve Frost Mr. & Mrs. Darrell Frye Brandi Hagerman Mr. & Mrs. Baxter Hammer Wilbert & Shirley Hancock Harriss & Covington Hosiery Mills Hayes Law Office PLLC Lisa Hayworth Kelly & Sam Heath Mr. & Mrs. Don Helms Bruce Hodge & Mary Beth McAvoy Holoubek Sales Lisa Hughes The Honorable Pat Hurley James M. Rich Jr., P.A. Mandy Johnson Kevin Jones Mac Kelly Mr. & Mrs. Mike Keogh Mr. & Mrs. Alex Kidd Mr. & Mrs. Warren Knapp Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Cranford Knott Elbert & Rose Lassiter Mr. & Mrs. Bill Lee Dr. Larry K. Linker Curt & Vickie Lorimer Debbie Luck

Mr. & Mrs. Skip Marsh Hiram Marziano McCrary Chapel United Methodist Church Ashley Moody Mike & Julie Moore Dr. & Mrs. Brian Munley Mr. & Mrs. Jamie Murdoch Nelson Alarms Mr. & Mrs. Patrick O’Briant Garret Parker Jenny Parks Pemmco Manufacturing Pioneer Family Restaurant Lou Plummer Positano Italian Restaurant John Provancha Bryan Pugh Mac & Ann Pugh Mr. & Mrs. Randy Rains Randolph Oil Company Ready Telecom Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Reese Mr. & Mrs. John Revell Susan Rice Bia Rich Karen Ritter Susie Scott Janice & Larry Simpson Darwin Smith David & Lorraine Smith Maurice Spencer Mr. & Mrs. Coy Stout Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Swiers Roxanne Taylor The Lone Tree Trust Thermaco Trollinger Construction Mark & Rhonda Trollinger Unique Tool & Manufacturing Company Dr. & Mrs. Henry Vruwink Wells Fargo Tara Williams Joyce & Jerry Wolford Terry Worrell

Scholar ($100 - $249) Clark Adams Mr. & Mrs. Wilson Alexander Mr. & Mrs. Neil Allen Terrell Allen Don Ashley Mr. & Mrs. Zach Ausband

Sheila Barnes Lucille Barrington Mr. & Mrs. Bill Batten Geoff Beaston Elizabeth Bittner Mr. & Mrs. Mack Blankenship John Blevins Curt Bobo Jim Boomgarden Lynn Brady Sharon Braswell Willie Brewer Mark Brumley David & Judy Bryant Nancy Bullins Caitlin & Tim Burchette Tracy Burnette Burroughs Plumbing Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery Butler Debbie Callicutt Aileene Carroll CCF Holdings LLC Roma & Gerry Cheek David Childress Rose Chilson Barbara Chriscoe Rob Claucer Pamela Clinard Heather Clouston Robin Coble Susie Collins Jay Councilman Angela Cox Mr. & Mrs. Brian Cox Elaine Cox Rick & Gail Crawford Christy Cross Cross Road Retirement Community Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Crumpler James Culberson Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Pat Daniel Theresa A. Daniels Jacqueline Daub Davidson Builders & Properties LLC Leigh Anna Davis Sherri Davis Deep River Rehabilitation Mr. & Mrs. Gifford Del Grande Mr. & Mrs. Charles Delk Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Dishner Tina S. Dixon Dr. & Mrs. Cleve Dunn III Bob Durand Mr. & Mrs. Carey M. Durham Melissa Earliwine

Sheila Edmondson Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Edwards Rev. Larry Emerson Melinda Eudy David Fernandez & Alexa Modderno Dianne Fowlkes Jared Frank Friends of Bert Stone and Abed Hassan Friends of Martha White and Gary Jarrett Susan & Richard Garkalns George Garson Paul Goins Tami Goins Eva Greene Dr. J.B. & Lisa Griffith Marlana Hancock Brian Harris Cathy D. Hefferin David Heskett Rick Hogan Jerry & Jo Ellen Holder Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Ingold Tiffany Ingram Hugh Isley Mr. & Mrs. Byron Johnson Neal Johnson George & Amy Jordan Mr. & Mrs. Scott Kauffman Brent Kidd Mitchell Kiser Mr. & Mrs. Phil Koonce Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Lackey Jane I. Lisk Lowe’s Buchan Club Jen Macy Kim Maddox Make It Beautiful Salon Mamie Maness Glenda Martin Stainton McArthur Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie McBride Mr. & Mrs. Brandon W. McKenzie Medical Assisting Students Grace Moffitt Dan Moore Vicki Moss Dr. & Mrs. Scott Murkin Mr. & Ms. Frank Necci Mr. & Mrs. Norman Nelson Julie New Mr. & Mrs. Galen Newton Linda O’Briant Mr. & Mrs. John Ogburn III


Patrick R. Pardee Justin Parks Krystal Parks Jen Parrish Nancy Paxton Mimi Payne Prevo Drug PT CPAs, PLLC R. Andrews Sykes, D.D.S. Randolph County Bar Association Linda Raplee Sharon Reynolds Dr. & Mrs. James Rich Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Larry Roddy Katherine Sanders Thomas Shepard Sarah Shoffner Adrianne Siler Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Smith Hilda Smith Devin Sova Dare Spicer Maggie Stephens Susan & Dale Stevenson Bert Stone Julie Stratton Mark Strider Franklin Thomas Mr. & Mrs. William Thomas Kathy Thornburg Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey B. Trogdon Joey Trogdon Mr. & Mrs. Larry Trogdon Laurine & Sam Varner Vicki Vickers Janice Wassack Neil Weatherly Kim Whelchel Martha White Chad Williams Ethel Winters Duarchae Xiong Steven Zafra

Friend (Up to $99) Debbie Adams Cathy Aikens Jane Allen Sylvan Allen Deana Allman David Allred Joan Allred Mr. & Mrs. Saba Araj Beth Arnold Erin Arsenault

Michele Ashbaugh Melanie Avelino Ruth Avila Jerry Bain Angie Bare Delia Barham Holly Barker Felicia Barlow Marianna Barringer Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery Batts Deana Bauer Randy Beane Dean Beck Tim Beck Cathy Beeson Mr. & Mrs. Chris Bell Clark & Diane Bell Steven Billingsley Mr. & Mrs. Steve Bimbo Blurb Nita Bobo Christopher Boggs Donnie Boling Rita Boling Amelia Borkowski Mr. & Mrs. Carroll F. Bowles Jim & Debbie Bowman Loretta Brady Scarlet Brady Josie Bravo Rosemary Bray Regina Brewer Gilbert Brim James Brinkley English Brown Josh Brown Linda Brown Martha Brown Teresa Bruton Kaye Bryan Shane Bryson Mr. & Mrs. Brad Buck Mr. & Mrs. Ed Bunch Duane Bunting Keith Bunting Mr. & Mrs. Mark E. Burks Pam Burleson Curtis Burnette Russell Burrow Gail Bush Scott Bush Amanda Byrd Mr. & Mrs. Larry Cahoon Mr. & Mrs. James R. Cain Faye Callicutt

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Camp Sarah Beth Campbell Candy Brooks Dance Studio Jay Capers Stephanie Caplan Denise Carter Kelly Castelloe Leslie Caviness Tammy Cheek Don & Barbara Childers Wayne Childress Cathy Clark Cathy Coggins Sheila Coleman Sandra F. Collinson Mr. & Mrs. Crandel Coltrane Chad Conville MiMi & Chris Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Cooper Maureen Corley Aimee Corning Jamie Cox Lindsay Cox Wanda Cox Janice Craven Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Crawford Nancy Cross Mr. & Mrs. Todd Cutler Ernest Daniels Amelia Davis Carole Davis Yvonne Deaton Andrew Demming Pat Derrick Elizabeth Dix Mr. & Mrs. Charles Dobbins Dru’s Hair Fashions Raymond Dumeh Michael Dunn Michael Durham Mr. & Mrs. Mike Durham Kevin Eames Kristin Edmonds Jennifer Egan Chuck & Dawn Egerton Lee Ennis Cameron Eunice Lisa Evans Ruby Evans Daniel Farmer Beth Farrell David Farrell Tammy Fletcher Ana Floyd Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Foley

Friends of Larry Stone Serena Frye Myra Gaddy Sarah Gallimore Mr. & Mrs. Lazaro Galvan-Cruz Lisa Garrison Dawn Gartman Kenda George Owen George Pamela Gibson Senegal Lilia Gonzales Cindi Goodwin Brad Graves Mr. & Mrs. Chris Graves David Grey Mr. & Mrs. Christophe Griffin Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Griffin Jr. Neal & Julia Griffin LaTia Hairston Alice Hall Samantha Hall Carri & Bryant Hampton Dorothy Hans Karen Harouach Renee Harper Bryle Hatch Gwendolyn Hayes Tracie Hayes Michele Haywood Jane Heath Sonjia Heath Mr. & Mrs. Will Herring Lee Hinesley Fred Hobrecht David Holcomb Amy Hooker Gene Horton Denise House Mr. & Mrs. Luke Huffman III Kandi Hughes Mr. & Mrs. Steve Hunter Chris Hussey Michael Hussey Frankie Ingold Janet B. Ingold Lauren Ingold Anna Jarrett Brian Jarrett Malinda Jennings Mr. & Mrs. Dave Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Duffy Johnson Tari Johnson Wade Johnson Robert Jones Tom Jones


At the age of 30, I decided it was time to return to college to pursue my lifelong dream to become a nurse. I plan on finishing my associate degree here at Randolph, and then I am going to further my education and get my bachelor’s degree. I want to go into neonatal and pediatric nursing. This scholarship will help me a great deal financially so I can achieve my educational goals.



~ Felicia Tolani, Associate Degree Nursing

Photo by Caitlin Penna


I started attending RCC while I was still in high school, and before I even graduated I knew that RCC would be my college destination. I hope to become a successful machinist in the near future. This scholarship will help me pay for almost an entire semester, and for that I am forever grateful.


~ Brendan McPherson, Computer-Integrated Machining

Photo by Sarah Louya Mr. & Mrs. Jack Kain Renee Kerkensen James King Jr. Ken Kinley Meghan Kirkland Ryan Knight Sue Koehler Grey & Dwight Lane Miranda Lane Maria LeBaron Mr. & Mrs. Charles Lee Michael Leffew Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lemons Cynthia S. Leonard Jennifer Long Angela Lucas Margaret Luck Tonya Luck Marsha Mabry Matt Madison-Clark Steven Maness Bill Mangum Bryan Marbert Dr. & Mrs. Wade Markham Mr. & Mrs. Howard L. Marshall Julie Martin Mercy Martinez Elizabeth Mason Mr. & Mrs. Joel McClosky Bryan McCormack Mr. & Mrs. Walker McCrary Nancy McCurry Janice McDaniel Kesha McGee Ami Meadows Mr. & Mrs. Donald Michelle Becky Miller Jennifer Miller Jessica Miller Marissa Mills Carra Miskovich Mr. & Mrs. Michael Mize Chris Mobley Joey Moffitt Tonya Monroe Dr. & Mrs. Jerry P. Moore

Max Moore Selina Moore Gene Morgan Linda Morgan Shane Morgan Steve Morgan Dacia Murphy-Price Martha Murray Catherine Myers Natural Highs N.C. Department of Community Colleges IIPS Lou Ann Neal Matthew Needham Helen Noels Carol Nunn John Ogburn Matt O’Hal Amy Owens Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Paccione Erin Palmer Dr. Gary Parks Wilma Patterson Ryan Patton Mandy Pennington Donna Perry Amy Phillips Anna Phillips Arlene & Steve Phillips Debra Pike Keith Poe Pam Pollard Tonda Poston Matthew Price Aaron & Hillary Pritchard Alan & Mary Joan Pugh Charlie Pugh Mr. & Mrs. Sam Ramsey Randolph Hospital Community Health Foundation Michael Ratliff Angela Reeder Joyce Reeder Jo & Larry Reid Mr. & Mrs. Darrell Rich Richard Rich

During 2014-2015, the RCC Foundation raised

Janet Richardson Karen Richardson Sandra Richardson Mr. & Mrs. Alton Riley Mr. & Mrs. Robert Rinehart Juan Rios John Robbins Steve Roberts Isai Robledo Steve Roczniak Joyce Ross Brandunn Rush Jim C. Russell-Owen Fred Rutledge Marieanne Saintsing Mr. & Mrs. David Sampson Santosha Yoga Stacy Schmitt Deanna Schrader Susan Shaw David Shields Curby Simerson Jessica Simpson Mini Singh and Kulvinder Vohra Mr. & Mrs. E. Max Sink Dr. & Mrs. Lance Sisco Tremaine Skeen Mr. & Mrs. James Skoglund Hudson Smelcer Ann Smith Lucretia Smith Megan & Scott Smith Melissa Smith Mr. & Mrs. Michael Smith Rick Smith Cheryl Snider Jeff Spainhour Lisa Stanley Sally Steele Barbara Dunn Swanson Linda Swanson Megan Sweatt Chris Taylor Susan Teague Jenny S. Thomas Allen Thompson

Olafia Thompson Todd Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Ramon Torres Trees NC Joy Trogdon Mr. & Mrs. Brad Tucker Gary Tyson Warlock Vance Kia Vang Dolores Vargas-de-Haro Amanda Varner Jimmy Varner John Villa Ayshia Vincent Becky Walker Jennifer & Bradley Walker Kevin Walker Tammie Walker Perry Wallace Jonathan Waller Karen Watson Fred Watts Teresa A. Weaver Mr. & Mrs. David Whitaker Mr. & Mrs. Tom White John Whorrall Mr. & Mrs. Bob Wilhoit Lydia Williams Carolyn Wilson Dr. & Mrs. James Wilson Donna Windish William Winslow Sharon Winters Bill Womack Scott Womack Melissa Woodell DeShandra Woodle Mr. & Mrs. Stewart Wooten Ken Wooters Mr. & Mrs. Carl Wright Deb York Mr. & Mrs. Charles Yow Mr. & Mrs. Jeff R. Yow



Would you like to contribute to a scholarship, program support fund, RCC Pledge or the unrestricted fund? Visit www.randolphccfoundation.org to make an online gift to the RCC Foundation or mail a check to RCC Foundation, 629 Industrial Park Ave., Asheboro, NC 27205. RCC FOUNDATION | 34


I am currently working on becoming a CNC machinist. Receiving this scholarship helps tremendously towards books and gas, and also helps achieve my goals to become a machinist.


~ Jason Saunders,

Computer-Integrated Machining

Photo by Whitney Johnson Keller



The following individuals supported the RCC Pledge fund with a gift of at least $500 between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015. The RCC Pledge fund provides assistance to students facing financial emergencies that may cause them to drop out of school. Mr. & Mrs. James M. Campbell Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Freeze Kathy & J.W. Kelley Waymon & Louise Martin Lorie & Bobby McCroskey Fred & Diane Meredith Mr. & Mrs. Dean Sexton Dr. & Mrs. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Mac Sherrill

In 2014-2015, the Foundation’s RCC Pledge and Title III Emergency funds provided



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President’s Circle members are donors who made a new gift to the RCC Foundation totaling at least $1,000 from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. To qualify, contributions may benefit any Foundation fund and must not be in exchange for goods or services.

Advisors Financial Center Elizabeth H. Aldridge Asheboro Elastics Corp. d/b/a AEC Narrow Fabrics Richard & Mary Balog Jacquelyn Church Betts Branco Enterprises Taylor Callicutt Mr. & Mrs. James M. Campbell Jr. Charlie’s Heating & Cooling Chick-fil-A Mr. & Mrs. Chris Clark Commonwealth Hosiery Mills Communities in Schools of Randolph County Mr. & Mrs. JB Davis Delta Delta Chapter No. 6036 Walker G. Dix Jr. Duke Energy Corporation Steve & Rhonda Eblin Falling Oak Timber Dr. & Mrs. Stuart B. Fountain Tim & Daffie Garris The Gene Haas Foundation Mr. & Mrs. James Gouty Robert & Donna Graves Shelley & Kyle Greene Mr. & Mrs. Chris Griffin Jimmy & Pam Hill Anne & Herschel Hockett Mr. & Mrs. Harold Holmes Bill & Ann Hoover

Mr. & Mrs. John Ingold Mr. & Mrs. Max Jarrell Mr. & Mrs. Gary Jarrett Martha Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Johnston Lillian & Tom Jordan Kathy & J.W. Kelley Klaussner Home Furnishings Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Lambeth Dr. Alan & Jacqueline Luria Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Lynch Waymon & Louise Martin Lorie & Bobby McCroskey McDowell Lumber Co. McKenzie Properties & Investments Fred & Diane Meredith Susan & Bill Milner Petty Family Foundation Petty’s Garage Ramsay Family Foundation Randolph Hospital Volunteers Randolph Specialty Group RE/MAX Central Realty Dr. Cynthia Schroder Mr. & Mrs. Dean Sexton Dr. & Mrs. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. Sir Pizza Technimark The Timken Company United Brass Works Dean Wolfe

Lifetime Membership Clubs Philanthropist Club ($1,000,000+) R. Alton Cox Estate

Humanitarian Club ($500,000-$999,999) Duke Energy Corporation

Platinum Club ($100,000 - $499,999)

Anna Burton Estate Anonymous Donor Photography Challenge Howard & Mescal Ferguson Martha Comer Johnson Klaussner Home Furnishings Jack & Betty Lail Randolph County Board of Commissioners Sydney Luria Memorial The Timken Foundation of Canton U.S. Department of Education

Gold Club ($50,000 - $99,999) Asheboro Rotary Club CommunityOne JB & Claire Davis Frank Poindexter

Silver Club ($25,000 - $49,999)

Acme-McCrary & Sapona Foundation Elizabeth H. Aldridge William & Ruth Alexander Allie B. Hinshaw Estate Commonwealth Hosiery Mills Marion Stedman Covington Keith & Jane Crisco/Asheboro Elastics Energizer Charitable Trust Energizer Plant 2 The Gene Haas Foundation Hans Klaussner Foundation Cathy H. Hendrick Bill & Ann Hoover Lillian & Tom Jordan Hans J. Klaussner Dr. Alan & Jacqueline Luria Martha Moleta Morgan North Carolina Community College System North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Jute M. Ramsay RE/MAX Central Realty / Vickie & H.R. Gallimore Tyco Electronics Corp.

Bronze Club ($10,000 - $24,999)

Accuchrome Tool & Mold Advisors Financial Center Allen Precision Industries American Legion Liberty Post 81 American Legion Post 45 Jennifer Lynn & Leon Atkinson Bank of North Carolina BB&T Jacquelyn Church Betts Blanche Black Burlington Industries Mr. & Mrs. James M. Campbell Jr. Marvin & Helen Caviness CenturyLink Communities in Schools of Randolph County Dart Foundation Delta Delta Chapter No. 6036

Steve & Rhonda Eblin Elastic Therapy Energizer Plant 1 Dr. & Mrs. Stuart B. Fountain Georgia-Pacific Corp. Goodyear Wilbert & Shirley Hancock Jimmy & Pam Hill Max & Lola Jarrell Dr. & Mrs. George W. Joyner Kiwanis Club of Asheboro Level Cross Civitan Club Dr. & Mrs. Larry K. Linker MarLouAnn LLC Waymon & Louise Martin Ted & Carol Matney Ken & Lowanda McDowell McDowell Lumber Co. Fred & Diane Meredith Mid-State Plastics Dr. Bill & Susan Milner Nan & Robert L. Hughes Estate May Parrish Petty Family Foundation Lee & Anita Phoenix PNC Bank Progress Energy Pyramid Services Ramseur Inter-Lock Knitting Ramtex Randolph Electric Membership Corp. Randolph Hospital Randolph Rotary Club Randolph Telephone Membership Corp. RCC Student Government Association Dr. & Mrs. James M. Rich Jr. Robert P. Bunker Trust Dr. Cynthia G. Schroder Sew Special Dr. & Mrs. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. Robert & Anne Shaffner Mr. & Mrs. Sherrill W. Shaw Jim & Sharon Sides Janice & Larry Simpson Mary & C. Reitzel Smith Stedman Corp. Technimark Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Thomas Unilever Bestfoods Donald & Bobbye Wellington Wells Fargo Wells Fargo Foundation Dean Wolfe

Foundation Club ($3,000 - $9,999)

A & F Vending A Venue On Worth Eddie & Audrey Allen Archdale Friends Meeting Asheboro Civitan Club Asheboro Jaycees Asheboro Plumbing & Heating Co. Asheboro-Randolph Board of Realtors Asheboro SCORE Chapter 0648 Asheboro Woman’s Club Automatic Vending Service AVS Catering & Banquet Centre B. B. Walker Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Talmadge Baker Richard & Mary Balog William F. & Patsyanna B. Barker Harvey A. Barnett Jr. Belk Company Clark & Diane Bell Tony Bellarosa Beta Theta Rho Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Blue Bell Foundation Blue Flint Animal Hospital

J. P. Bost D. H. & Edith B. Briles Peter & Mary Lynne Brisley Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Brower Wade & Wanda Brown David & Judy Bryant Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Bullins Howard & Pat Burkart Dr. Daljit S. Caberwal Millie Cannon Carolina Bank Dewey L. Caviness Sr. Centel Pioneers - Asheboro/Troy ITPA Champagne Dye Works Charlie’s Heating & Cooling Chick-fil-A Mildred F. Chrisco The Courier-Tribune Mr. & Mrs. John H. Croom Dan Thomas Pontiac Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Davis Dr. & Mrs. Malkiat S. Dhatt Dick Broadcasting Co. Du Pont Duke Energy Carolinas E. A. Morris Charitable Foundation Eastman Kodak Company W. Allan & Patricia Edwards Employees of Rampon Products First American Savings Bank First Bank First Baptist Church of Seagrove First Presbyterian Church Robert & Pamela Foy Mr. & Mrs. John M. Freeze Pam Freeze Friends & Supporters of the Honorable Russell G. Walker Sr. Frontier Auto Body Supply Diane & Steve Frost Daffie & Tim Garris Dr. & Mrs. David G. Gimenez Gossage-McFarland Sports Marketing Mr. & Mrs. James Gouty Robert & Donna Graves Greenfield Industries Julia F. Grissom Carl & Linda Grubb Brandi Hagerman J. Hyatt & Bonnie Hammond Joyce Harrington Mr. & Mrs. Johnny Harvell Michael S. Heazlitt Richard & Jeanette Heckman Barry D. Heller Herschel & Anne Hockett Jerry & Jo Ellen Holder Joretta Holt Louis E. Hudson Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hurley Mr. & Mrs. John Ingold Insurance Associates of the Triad Ivey B. Luck Estate J. H. Allen Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Gary Jarrett Joan Fabric Corp. Rick & Nadine Johnson Robin & Marylou Johnston Dr. Augusta Julian Reid & Lois Kearns Mr. & Mrs. Mike Keogh Dr. & Mrs. Harry W. Killian D.D.S. Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Kinney Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kite Dr. Melinda Lamb Elbert & Rose Lassiter Mike & Joanna Lee Liberty Ruritan Club Dr. & Mrs. Gerald Limber Curt & Vickie Lorimer Ivey B. & Ruby O. Luck Mr. & Mrs. Allen Luther Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Lynch

Mac McCarrell Mike McCracken Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. McCrary Sr. Lorie & Bobby McCroskey McDonald’s/McPACH Doug & Becky McDowell McKenzie Properties & Investments Rebekah H. Megerian Mid-State Paper Box Co. MOM Brands Mike & Julie Moore Morningstar Christine G. Myers National Tooling & Machining Piedmont Chapter N.C. Nurses Association District No. 31 North Ridge Church Mr. & Mrs. Patrick O’Briant Tony Ocampo Ornamental Mouldings Leo & Melva Peraldo Mr. & Mrs. Mack Peters Petty Enterprises Piedmont Natural Gas Co. PMA Dixie Division H. Harold & Dorothy P. Powell Alan & Mary Joan Pugh Pugh Funeral Home Mac & Ann Pugh Quik Chek Winifred P. Ramsay Randolph Arts Guild Randolph County Medical Society Randolph Hospital Volunteers Randolph Oil Company Mr. & Mrs. Sam Rankin Sr. RCC Campus Food Service RCC Campus Store RCC Faculty Association Mr. & Mrs. John F. Redding S. Steele Redding Mr. & Mrs. William H. Redding Deva & Nancy Reece Phyllis J. Rees Maynard B. Reid Kimberly Roberts J. D. Ross Jr. Sealy Mr. & Mrs. Dean Sexton Linda Shankle Mr. & Mrs. Mac Sherrill Jerry & Shirley Simpson Sir Pizza Mr. & Mrs. Archie L. Smith Jr. Smith Sinnett Architecture Stacey Van Berkel Photography Dr. & Mrs. Charles W. Stout SunTrust Dr. & Mrs. R. Andrews Sykes Tom & Joyce Temple Mike & Cindy Thrall Senator & Mrs. Jerry W. Tillman The Timken Company Thomas A. & Tracy A. Tolone Triad Quality Forum United Brass Works Von-Tex Hosiery Mills Vruwink Family Dentistry Dr. & Mrs. Henry Vruwink Wachovia Foundation Honorable & Mrs. Russell G. Walker Sr. Michael & Buffy Waltrip Ernest “Pep” & Dorothy Watkins Jack & Jane White White Oak Family Physicians Willis Honeycutt Estate Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Wingfield Joyce & Jerry Wolford Mary S. Wood Xi Delta Epsilon of Beta Sigma Phi Zooland Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America



FOCUS Loflin Awarded Retiree Scholarship

Katlyn Danielle Loflin was awarded the RCC Foundation Retiree Scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year. The scholarship was established to honor retired RCC faculty and staff members. A graduate of Southwestern Randolph High School, Loflin is studying Photographic Technology at RCC. She was chosen from among the Presidential Scholar applicants for the $1,000 scholarship. Loflin said she hopes to open her own photography studio one day. She is the daughter of Charles and Wanda Loflin of Seagrove.

Memorials & Honorariums July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015





Jane Allen Lavina Baughn Debbie Bowman Elaine Cox Janice Craven Robert B. Davis Katie Donahue Charles Egerton Vickie Gallimore Daffie Garris Dorothy Greene Bryle H. Hatch David Heskett Lillian & Tom Jordan Steven Maness Glenda C. Martin Frances Moffitt Ben Murdoch Hugh & Jennifer Murdoch Martha Murdoch Carol Nunn Arlene Phillips Lou Plummer John Provancha Matt Provancha Dr. Robert & Teresa Shackleford Devin Sova Greg Stewart Babak & Cortney Varzandeh Mina Varzandeh Roya Varzandeh Daphne Welch





Edward R. Baird Barbara & Harvey Barnett Lisa Boomgarden Hubert Causey Guy Cox Teresa Crenshaw Wilburn & Ethel Eaton Tara Engstrom Sidney Gayle Norvin Greene Nathan Hall Edward Hans Eugene Hicks Pearl E. Huffman Julia A. Kaufmann Michael N. Kidd Sr. Linda King Aaron K. Linker Alice Lovin Katelyn M. Lynch Sydney Luria Beulah Mabe Lynda Petty Frances & J.W. Plummer Winifred Ramsay Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Shackleford Sr. Doug Smith Mary & C. Reitzel Smith





Special thanks to the following members of the RCC Foundation Legacy Society for individuals who have made a bequest to the RCC Foundation. Let us know you’ve included the Foundation in your will or other estate plans, and you’ll be recognized as a member of the Legacy Society.



Sheila Barnes Robert P. Bunker Anna Burton R. Alton Cox Howard & Mescal Ferguson Vickie Gallimore Daffie Garris Shelley Greene Allie B. Hinshaw Willis Honeycutt

Ann & Bill Hoover Nan & Robert L. Hughes Dr. Larry K. Linker Ivey B. Luck Lorie McCroskey Susan V. Milner Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. Paul Thomas Joyce Wolford Betty H. Wooley



was awarded in scholarships to Curriculum and Continuing Education students during the 2014-2015 school year.

Photo by Jay Capers

Assets Cash and cash equivalents Investments held by fiscal agent Accounts receivable Fixed Asset – Automobile

$759,083.38 $9,034,650.60 $19,420.32 $313.52

TOTAL ASSETS $9,813,467.82

Foundation Balance Sheet June 30, 2015

Liabilities Accounts Payable


Fund Balance Beginning Fund Balance July 1, 2014 $10,039,023.16 Revenue – 2014-2015 Expenditures – 2014-2015

$636,076.49 ($867,552.77)


The RCC Foundation gratefully welcomes contributions to support RCC’s programs and activities and to provide scholarships for students. If you wish to help, visit www.randolphccfoundation.org to make a gift online or mail a check to RCC Foundation, 629 Industrial Park Ave., Asheboro, NC 27205. Please indicate the fund you wish to support. For more information about the RCC Foundation, contact Lorie McCroskey at (336) 633-1118 or Joyce Wolford at (336) 633-0295.


Randolph Community College & RCC Foundation 629 Industrial Park Avenue Asheboro, NC 27205



Margie Nance (above right), RCC pottery instructor, demonstrates to her Pottery I class how to throw a cylinder. Nance started teaching at RCC in June 2015, but she has been a potter for 20 years. Nance runs her family pottery business, Windsong Pottery, from her home in Farmer. Pottery remains a popular choice for students in RCC’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division. Three new classes are scheduled to start in January. (Photo by Whitney Keller) Randolph Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Randolph Community College. The College is authorized by the State Board of Community Colleges to award the Associate in Applied Science degree, the Associate in Arts degree, and the Associate in Science degree. 2,000 copies of this public document were printed at a cost of $4,913.00 EOE.

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Randolph Community College Magazine - Fall 2015  

Randolph Community College Magazine - Fall 2015