Rowan-Cabarrus Community College providing support for students in need amid pandemic

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College providing support for students in need amid pandemic
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is providing personal support for students in need during the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: RCCC)

SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) - Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is providing personal support for students in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

Officials say they know the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated the challenges many students face, from access to laptops and internet technology to basic needs such as housing, transportation, food, and everyday toiletries.

The Rowan-Cabarrus Student Wellness Center not only offers free counseling and a food pantry, but also free access to everyday items such as toilet tissue, soap, or feminine products.

Officials say Rowan-Cabarrus also is providing free feminine hygiene products in its women’s restrooms on campus.

The College conducted a feminine hygiene product drive in October but also accepts donations of these items throughout the year, along with contributions to its food and toiletry pantries.

“Our job is to assist students across the board with any need we can,” said Rowan-Cabarrus Director of Wellness Services Misty Moler. “Ultimately, we are here to help them achieve their career and academic goals.”

In addition to the support available through its Student Wellness Center, Rowan-Cabarrus has a special COVID-19 assistance form available online, where students can reach out to the College with any need they have.

“Our students are working hard to navigate forward and improve their lives through the power of learning, and we want to serve them in any way that contributes to their growth and success,” said Dr. Carol S. Spalding, president of Rowan-Cabarrus. “We do more than just provide course instruction. We walk beside them on their journey.”

For more information about Rowan-Cabarrus student wellness services, please visit www.rccc.edu/wellness or contact Misty Moler at 704-216-7222 or misty.moler@rccc.edu.

For more information about Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, please visit www.rccc.edu or call 704-216-RCCC (7222).

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