RCC president Ardalan takes part in signing event for AdvanceNC charter

SANFORD – Randolph Community college president Dr. Shah Ardalan took part in last week’s ceremony at Central Carolina Community College in Sanford for a signing event for the AdvanceNC charter.

Nine other community colleges are among the partners. Gov. Roy Cooper participated as well.

The consortium recently applied for funding and designation of central North Carolina as an Economic Development Administration “Tech Hub.” If successful, the proposed project — known as the Central Carolina Cleantech Hub (C3H) — will strengthen the region’s capacity to manufacture, commercialize, and deploy critical clean energy technologies.

Several university and workforce boards are also involved in the charter.

Politicians to visit campus

Next week, RCC’s Allied Health Center on the Asheboro campus will be the site for an legislators appreciation reception with state Sens. Dave Craven Jr. and Amy Galey and Reps. Brian Biggs, Neal Jackson and Robert Reives II slated to attend the event that’s open to the public.

The opening address will be given by Darrell Frye, chair of the Randolph County commissioners. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 6.

By Randolph Record