Richmond Community College (RCC) received a $5,000 student recruiting grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation. The grant will support the college's new articulation agreement with N.C. State University (NCSU) which allows graduates of RCC's associate in science program to transfer as juniors into the NCSU Poultry Science program.
Accepting the check on behalf of the program are Dr. Dale McInnis, RCC president; Kevin Parsons, RCC Arts and Science Division chairman; and Kelsey Stutts, student from Ellerbe. Stutts is planning on using the program to pursue a poultry science degree through the new agreement with NCSU.
“High school students are a pretty sophisticated group and expect polished materials. The funds from the USPOULTRY Foundation will allow us the opportunity to develop printed materials to inform of the job opportunities available to them in the poultry industry. Those brochures will be combined with ads in high school newspapers and posters for their guidance counselor offices,” said Dr. McInnis.
The USPOULTRY Foundation board approved student recruiting grants totaling more than $180,000 to the six U.S. universities with poultry science departments and 14 other institutions with poultry programs. The Foundation provides annual recruiting funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programs.