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New RCCC program
Students planning to pursue a four-year degree in science- and math-focused fields can earn the first two years of college credit at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College through its new associate in science degree program.
RCCC will open the two-year associate in science degree program in August. The college-transfer program is designed for students who want to go on to bachelor’s degree programs in fields such as biology, chemistry, computer science, dentistry, geography, mathematics, physics, pre-medicine, pre-veterinary and textiles.
All who complete the program will be able to transfer as juniors to all University of North Carolina system campuses and most private universities in North Carolina. RCCC also offers an associate in arts degree, which serves as a college transfer program for students pursing a four-year degree in liberal arts and applied fields, such as English, education, history, political science, psychology, social work and the humanities.
Both programs are available to students enrolling in the Rowan County Early College program, also starting in August. Through early college, high school students entering as ninth graders will be able to earn a high school diploma and the first-two years of college credit in four years.
For more information, call 704-216-3593 or 704-216-3637.
Advisory board meets
Six new members were present at the recent semi-annual meeting of the Catawba College Business Advisory Board for the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business.
They are Daniel Forlano of Salisbury, president of Educating America Inc. and a 1990 Catawba alumnus; Dr. Stephen Furr of Salisbury, Centralina Orthopedic & Sports Medicine; Dr. Charles Muse of Florence, S.C., executive director of National Robotics Training Center of Excellence; Richard Smith of Salisbury, retired general manager of Bell South; and two current students of the Ketner School of Business, Chelsea Binder, a sophomore from Woodstock, Md., and Shahin Soltan, a junior from Vetlanda, Sweden.
Chairman Joey Popp introduced the new members. Dr. Robert Knott, Catawba president, and Dr. Jesse McCartney, Catawba’s provost, both of whom are retiring at the end of the academic year, were named honorary lifetime members.
Hurley Good Citizens
Hurley Elementary School recently recognized the following students as February Good Citizens:
Pre-kindergarten: Khai Huynh.
Kindergarten: Georgia Chapin, Keyondra Horne, Dustin Nance, Ashlynne Patton, Carmen Roysdon and Katherine Sullivan.         
First grade: Katelyn Collins, Nitavia Corpening, Austin Wike, Berkley Loeblein, Tayvion Ward and Mason Williams.
Second grade: Brittany Baker, Samuel Furches, Henry Holman, Daniel Garcia- Lopez and Abby Thomas.
Third grade: Nermin Celebic,  Levi Dixon,  J.T. Vermillion and Deja Worth.
Fourth grade: Alan Cruz, Link Davis, Julianna Evans, Taylor Martin and Katie Tonnesen.
Fifth grade: Quavist Phillips, Morgan Strickland, Josie Vermillion and Bailey Woodie.
Psychology chapter
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has established a chapter of the Psi Beta National Honor Society for psychology students and will induct its first members March 27.
The society’s mission is to promote the professional development of psychology students in two-year colleges through the promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research and community service. Founded in 1981, Psi Beta has chapters at more than 170 accredited two-year colleges.
Area students to be inducted include Heather Murray of Salisbury and Randy Jones and Tammy Lunsford, both of Kannapolis. RCCC psychology instructor Troy Schiedenhelm serves as the chapter’s faculty advisor. To join, a student must have completed at least 12 semester hours, achieving a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and have at least a B average in one or more psychology courses.
RCCC offers a number of psychology courses, including applied, abnormal, interpersonal, forensic, social, personality, life span development, general psychology and the psychology of aging.
Isenberg honor roll
The following students have been named to the all-A honor roll for the second quarter at Isenberg Elementary School:
Second grade: Haley Chuor, Haven Davis, Joshua Ellis, Kyla Jackson, Veronica Lazzar, Hien Le, Katherine Phillips, Gabriana Simmons, Joshua Stiller, Tyvion Wood, Uzochi Dimkpa, Brynn Moore, Mykenzie Modlin, Monica Velasco, Cristyan Berrios and Denya Harriston.
Third grade: Cameron Butler, Ethan Aguilera, Bryson Pope and Anthony McKeithan.
Fourth grade: David Derrick, Josey Henderson, and Lida Vang, Danaley Woazeah, Thomas Young and Morgan Stiller.
Fifth grade: Joshua Alessandrini, Jeffrey Burton, Leea Earnhardt, Maison Ervin, Anna Harrell, Patrick Waldo and Miquel Rayner.
North Good Citizens
North Rowan Elementary School recently recognized students as February Good Citizens for exhibiting the character trait of courage.
They are Josiah Dixon, Shavonda Jones, Gabby Kyles, Katherine Green, Jaylan Reid, Sean Brown, Chasity Lacky, Elvia Portillo, Willie Bennett, Teryy Cathcart, Taelor Davis, Tyre Mason, Cesar Lezama, Dakota Myers, Christian McCleave, Alex Jackson, Jose Mendoza, Gustavo Villalobos, Chase Stirewalt, Savannah Loftis,Henry Smith, Harmoiny Priest, CalvinReliford, Cheyanne Eagle, Omar Lara, Kaylee Matthews, Sabriana Oxendine, Liliana Jaramillo, Damon Jefferson, Micah Chambers, Kiara Davis, Katerine Nunez, Ernesto Rios, Karla Herr, Tanisha Archie,Labrisha Hayes, Abigail Whtie, Logan Dellinger, Ashanti Patterson, Britney Payne,Kenny Hooper, Dale Reamy, Maddux Holshouser, Ever Mendoza, Ernesto Jaramillo, Teresa Martinez, Walter Cruz, Jolie Savage, Jonahtan Luther, Destini Kimrey, Logan Robbins, Nayelly Alvarez, Mayra Bautista, Lanora Jackson, Shelby Maly, Elizabeth Thao, Maria Cruz, Kevin Best, JaReke Chambers,Tayron Frost, Jaharion Graham, Jahzeria Barkskile, Neveah Knox, Sammy Pinckney, Amber Hugel, Erixon Avila, Angeal Sancha, Spencer Everhart, Camberon Gill, Desiree Ellis, Jewel Brown, Kelly Martinez, Da’Sean Herndon, Kre’Shon Alexander, Willie Bennett, Dakota Palmer, Briana Dummett, Margie Villalobos, Shakila Brown, Chenoa Taffa, Tamia Hickson, Jennifer Ortiz, Logan Hall and Charisma Brown.
Savannah dean’s list
Holly Sexton of Salisbury has been named to the fall quarter dean’s list at Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia.

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