“A YEAR OF DEVELOPMENT” FOCUSES ON HOW THE COLLEGE SPENT 2012 DEVELOPING RESOURCES, FACILITIES AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College released its 2012 Annual Report to the college’s Board of Trustees on Monday.
The 2012 Annual Report, titled “A Year of Development,” focuses on how the college spent 2012 developing resources, facilities and academic excellence.
“As we celebrate our 50th anniversary this year, we have the opportunity to look back at the college’s accomplishments and how far we have traveled. Since 1963, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has educated over 600,000 individuals and has developed and delivered programs to meet the demands of our local community,” said Dr. Carol S. Spalding, president of Rowan-Cabarrus, in her opening letter in the Annual Report.
The report highlights student and faculty successes on topics such as online learning, academic excellence, small business entrepreneurship, leadership and scholarships.
“In the next fifty years, we will be going into uncharted territory. Our nation’s economy is changing as is our job market. Our state and local unemployment rates remain high. Our definition of ‘normal’ is being reset,” said Spalding. “Through all of this uncertainty, I believe there is hope. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is committed to the future of our region and its citizens. I believe that education is the compass to navigate forward. Our region’s potential is too important to leave to chance. We must align strategic investments and resources to ensure that we influence and mold a future that provides hope and opportunity for our citizens.”
The Annual Report features the new college brand released last month. The new logo includes a compass which is an original image developed by an in-house design team at the college. A unique element of the design is that the compass needle is fixed at the angle between the college’s North Campus and South Campus.
In addition to the college’s traditional blue and white colors, Rowan-Cabarrus added a vibrant gold. The new logo is accompanied by the new tagline, “Navigate Forward.”
“Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has been a vital contributor to the economic health of both Rowan and Cabarrus counties for many years and has long been recognized for its important role in the education and retraining of our citizens,” said Carl M. Short, chair of the Rowan-Cabarrus Board of Trustees. “During the recent years of economic turmoil, Rowan-Cabarrus has been a prominent force in attracting and leveraging federal, state and local resources to improve programs and services for the community while ensuring that displaced workers and other citizens receive the training they need to succeed in the workplace.”