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Biomonitoring Program recently visited RCC, asking for volunteers to allow themselves to be tested for exposure to metals and chemicals found in the environment.
Chemical study conducted at RCC
June 30, 2016

Faculty, students, and staff at Rappahannock Community College recently experienced a rare opportunity to promote public health awareness while learning about their own body chemistry. The Virginia Biomonitoring Program visited…

RILL will present “Discover Your Family History,” instructed by Charles Belfield
RCC-RILL promotes family discoveries
June 30, 2016

The Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) aims to keep your mind occupied this summer with “Discover Your Family History,” instructed by Charles Belfield. This…

Richmond County Public Library’s summer location (effective July 1 through late August), at the former Richmond County Intermediate School on Route 3 just south of Warsaw.
County library takes summer vacation from RCC
June 30, 2016

Normally housed at Rappahannock Community College’s Warsaw Campus, the Richmond County Public Library will relocate during the week of June 27 to the county’s recently closed intermediate school building. It…

RCC student Marcus Beale, at left, has recently been certified as a Fiber Optics Installer by the Electronics Technicians Association. He is shown with his RCC fiber optics instructor, Ayars Lore.
RCC awards first fiber optics certificate
June 30, 2016

A lifelong interest in electronics, plus a capacity for seizing opportunities to increase his knowledge and skills, have put Marcus Beale on the fast track to a rewarding career. His…

Mortimer Payne recently presented a copy of his latest book, “I Must Write: A Dialogue with Myself,” to the RCC library.
Local author donates book to RCC library
June 30, 2016

Mortimer Payne (at left) presents a copy of his latest book, “I Must Write: A Dialogue with Myself,” to Dan Ream, Rappahannock Community College’s library coordinator. Payne is a native…

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RCC Preakness Party shines through rain clouds
June 30, 2016

The 12th Annual Preakness Party, which benefits the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation (RCC EFI), was held this year on Saturday, May 21. The event was hosted at “Mount Airy”…

Joshua R. “Josh” LeHuray, an adjunct history professor at RCC, has recently had his new book “Virginians Will Dance or Die!"
RCC professor pens toe-tapping tome
June 30, 2016

Joshua R. “Josh” LeHuray, an adjunct history professor at Rappahannock Community College, has recently had “Virginians Will Dance or Die! The Importance of Music in Pre-Revolutionary Williamsburg” produced by leading…

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Talented individuals compete in RCC math contest
May 31, 2016

One hundred fifty students competed this year in Rappahannock Community College’s annual Individual Mathematics Contest, which was held May 20 at both Glenns and Warsaw Campuses. Public school system participants…

Virginia Secretary of Administration Nancy Rodrigues presented RCC with the official “CommonHealth Workplace Certified” endorsement.
RCC recognized for wellness practices
May 31, 2016

Rappahannock Community College has recently been recognized by Virginia’s CommonHealth wellness program as demonstrating excellence in workplace health by integrating wellness practices into its workplace culture. On a May 2…

The RCC Warsaw Campus
Roof renovations relocate students and residents at Warsaw Campus
May 24, 2016

For the comfort and safety of its patrons, Rappahannock Community College has undertaken maintenance work, which began May 16, on the roof of the main building at the Warsaw Campus….

the nationwide Digital Community Colleges Survey from the Center for Digital Education has resulted in a third-place award for RCC
National digital survey recognizes RCC’s tech excellence
May 16, 2016

The nationwide Digital Community Colleges Survey from the Center for Digital Education (CDE) has resulted in a third-place award for Rappahannock Community College, compared to other colleges of 5,000 students…

Dr. Elizabeth Crowther, RCC’s president, joined two other VCCS leaders at the “New Horizons” conference in a panel discussion on “Women and the Presidency.”
RCC presents at New Horizons conference
May 2, 2016

The annual New Horizons conference held this year in Roanoke, April 10-15, is the premier teaching and learning conference of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). Close to 1,000 participants took…

Virginia Community College System chancellor Dr. Glenn DuBois; Mrs. and Mr. Moore; and RCC’s president, Dr. Elizabeth Crowther.
Outstanding RCC supporters receive statewide honor
May 2, 2016

At a luncheon ceremony at the Country Club of Virginia on April 19, John and Susan Moore of Northumberland County received one of the 2016 Chancellor’s Awards for Leadership in…

An educational program on solar panels at RCC featured three knowledgeable speakers. Left to right: John Koontz, Aaron Sutch, and Johnny Cornett.
RCC event predicts sunny outlook for solar power
May 2, 2016

On April 19, Rappahannock Community College’s Glenns Campus hosted an educational program on solar panels. The meeting drew approximately 50 people who expressed interest in the possibility of bringing solar…

RCC financial aid technician Mary Frances Brown organized an April 20 reception honoring students who participate in the college’s work-study program.
Work-study students honored at RCC
May 2, 2016

A reception held on April 20 at both Rappahannock Community College campuses was the occasion for recognizing the dedication of the many students who participate in the college’s work-study program….

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RCC case manager seeks out WAYS to help
May 2, 2016

When Frances Kenyear moved to Middlesex County, she intended to retire. “I was going to sit out by the river and fish with my husband,” she says. But she found…

experts met at RCC on April 13 to discuss healthy relationships. Seated, left to right: ROSMY director Ted Lewis, victim advocate Brenda Ward, The Haven’s
Panel discusses healthy relationships at RCC
May 2, 2016

As part of its observance of April as “Sexual Assault Awareness Month,” Rappahannock Community College’s Student Support Services (SSS) Office invited four experts to speak and answer questions about “What…

A CIA recruiter addresses an RCC audience at the Glenns Campus on March 29.
RCC hosts CIA recruiters at Glenns and New Kent
May 2, 2016

On March 29, Central Intelligence Agency recruiters “John” and “Mark” (whose surnames were withheld for security reasons) visited Rappahannock Community College’s Glenns Campus and its New Kent site to discuss…

A number of interested persons attended the dedication of a new sign for the RCC/Richmond County Public Library.
RCC dedicates library sign
May 2, 2016

April 6 — a beautiful day for an outdoor ceremony — saw the dedication of a new sign directing travelers on Warsaw’s Richmond Road to the Rappahannock Community College/Richmond County…

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RCC-RILL looks at Egyptian art and architecture
May 2, 2016

“Introduction to the Art and Architecture of the Egyptians,” with instructor Jay Atkins, is soon to be featured by the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning…

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Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society names new RCC members
April 20, 2016

On April 22, Rappahannock Community College’s Alpha Lambda Omicron chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society held its yearly induction of new student members. In order to be…

Instructor Robert Teagle will present “The Life and Times of Robert Carter III”
RCC-RILL studies Robert Carter III in 18th century Virginia
April 6, 2016

Early Virginia history will be the topic of a course soon to be sponsored by the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL). Instructor Robert Teagle…

Mount Airy, site for this year's Preakness Party fundraiser for the RCC Educational Foundation.
RCC Preakness Party restaurants, sponsors, and hosts honored
April 6, 2016

On March 21, the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation and the Preakness Party Steering Committee hosted a reception honoring both past and present donors to its annual Preakness Party fundraiser….

Gail Kenna will teach a RILL class entitled “Marilynne Robinson’s Quiet Genius: The ‘Gilead’ Trilogy.”
RCC-RILL course analyzes Pulitzer-winning author
March 25, 2016

The latest of the literature courses to be taught by popular instructor Gail Kenna under the sponsorship of the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL)…

A year-long observance will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Virginia Community College System.
Virginia’s community colleges celebrate fifty years
March 24, 2016

In 1966, the Virginia General Assembly created a community college system to address unmet needs in higher education and workforce training. By 1972 its master plan had put access to…

Dr. Paul Fairbrother gave a March 14 presentation on the evolution of bacterial resistance to antibiotics in the context of environment and science.
RCC hosts antibiotics seminar
March 24, 2016

Rappahannock Community College’s Environmental Sustainability Committee, in cooperation with its Math and Science Club, sponsored a March 14 presentation on the evolution of bacterial resistance to antibiotics in the context…

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RCC-RILL examines the economy
March 24, 2016

“Some Common Misconceptions about Important Economic Concepts,” a three-session course to be instructed by Dr. David G. Davies, will soon be offered by the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock…

Thane Harpole and Dr. David Brown will teach a Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning course, “Archaeology and Early Virginia Landscapes.
RCC-RILL surveys Virginia landscapes through historical archaeology
March 24, 2016

Veteran instructors David Brown and Thane Harpole will return to the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) this spring with “Archaeology and Early Virginia Landscapes.”…

St. Peter’s Church at Talleysville will be featured in an upcoming RCC-RILL course on the history of New Kent County.
RCC-RILL makes New Kent debut
March 24, 2016

Since its inception, the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) has instructed and stimulated adult residents of its 12-county service region with a multitude of…

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RCC-Workforce gets training coordinator
March 24, 2016

As of January 2016, Rappahannock Community College’s Workforce and Community Development Office has hired a new Education Training Consultant. Victoria Reid’s primary focus will be to plan and run the…

Sarah Dillard Pope is the new dean of college advancement at RCC.
RCC Foundation gains new leader
March 4, 2016

In December 2015, Rappahannock Community College president Elizabeth “Sissy” Crowther announces, Sarah Dillard Pope was hired as dean of college advancement at RCC. Her primary responsibility is to oversee the…

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RCC banks on new finance VP
March 4, 2016

Rappahannock Community College’s new vice president for finance and administrative services, William E. “Bill” Doyle, Jr., can point to a 38-year career in banking and financial services as a qualification…

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RCC-RILL studies Booth’s escape route
March 4, 2016

“John Wilkes Booth in King George County,” a course to be sponsored by the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) will be held on April…

Ebony Campbell and Dr. Merthia Haynie spoke on the theme of “Endless Possibilities.” Left to right: Campbell, SSS administrative officer Lorraine Justice, and Haynie
RCC’s ‘Black History Makers’ series explores Endless Possibilities
February 22, 2016

February 17 marks the third entry in the Rappahannock Community College Student Support Services (SSS) Office’s ongoing celebration of Black History Month. RCC students, faculty, and staff heard talks from…

The Milky Way Galaxy
RCC-RILL looks for life among the stars
February 22, 2016

Popular astronomy instructor Dr. Greg Boeshaar will return to the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) with “The Astronomical Search for Life in the Universe.”…

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‘Exceeding Expectations’ is latest in RCC ‘Black History Makers’ series
February 12, 2016

At the second event in the Black History Makers series, DaShana Kemp and Dr. Kelli Williams Gary spoke on the theme of “Exceeding Expectations.”

RCC Scholarship Applications are due February 16.
One more weekend to apply for RCC scholarships
February 9, 2016

For those wishing to enroll at Rappahannock Community College for the academic year of 2016-17, the last few days in which they can apply for scholarships are coming up fast,…

SSS counselor Joseph Coleman; Robert O’Neal; Lorraine Justice, the administrative officer for the SSS program at RCC; and Christopher O’Neal.
O’Neal brothers relate history at RCC
February 9, 2016

At a February 3 event celebrating Black History Month at Rappahannock Community College, Essex County brothers Robert and Christopher O’Neal explained how they achieved the success they each enjoy today….

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RCC named a “Military Friendly” school for 2016
February 5, 2016

RCC was recognized by Victory Media as a “Military Friendly” school for offering opportunities for service members and their spouses offered at the college.

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RCC degrees and certificates awarded for Fall 2015
January 29, 2016

As a service to its students, Rappahannock Community College awards degrees and certificates after each academic semester, rather than only in the spring. Graduates receive their academic credentials at the…

RCC Nursing Students
Pre-Practical Nursing curriculum debuts at RCC
January 29, 2016

The Pre-Practical Nursing program offers courses for those who complete the certificate can go directly to the second semester of Practical Nursing certificate.

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RCC-RILL course follows Lee to Fredericksburg
January 29, 2016

Continuing the popular series on the Civil War from the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) will be “Lee v. Burnside, the Battle of Fredericksburg,”…

Dana Davis of HHUGS (Helping Hands United in God’s Service); RCC graduate Rashad Rollins, who read excerpts from “I Have a Dream”; and Mary Wigmore, coordinator of the Essex County Homeless Organization (ECHO)
RCC’s MLK Day program focuses on service
January 29, 2016

“What would Dr. King want us to do?” asked Lorraine Justice, Rappahannock Community College’s Student Support Services administrative officer, who coordinated RCC’s Martin Luther King Day observance. King, she stated,…

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Updated ‘Virginia Education Wizard’ to be launched
January 29, 2016

An online tool that has been helping Rappahannock Community College students make informed choices since 2009 has just been “rebuilt from the inside out,” says Virginia Community College System (VCCS)…

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Spring comes early for RCC-RILL with terrariums, dish gardens and glass arranging
January 29, 2016

To combat the winter doldrums, the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) recommends their upcoming “The In- and Outside Glass Class,” in which instructor Laura…

RCC-RILL writing instructor Gail Kenna (center) and two of her students, Rosalie Coultrip (left) and Lucie Ogilvie (right), won awards in the prestigious “Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition.”.
RCC-RILL’s Kenna, students, shine at national writing contest
January 18, 2016

As she has done in a number of previous years, popular writing and literature instructor Gail Wilson Kenna of the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning…

Mary Savage, the VCCS’s emergency preparedness and safety manager, offered a number of useful insights for implementing college policies on campus safety and Title IX.
RCC reinforces security and safety procedures
January 18, 2016

Mary Savage, the Virginia Community College System’s emergency preparedness and safety manager, came to Rappahannock Community College on January 7. During her morning and afternoon presentations (seen at both campuses…

RCC’s nursing faculty has set up two information sessions, to be held on both campuses on January 18 and February 8.
RCC plans nursing programs information sessions
January 18, 2016

To prepare prospective students to apply to the nursing programs at Rappahannock Community College, RCC’s nursing faculty has set up two information sessions, to be held on both campuses simultaneously,…

RCC Team Math Contest - 1st Place Team
Team contest at RCC celebrates excellence in mathematics
January 8, 2016

On Friday, December 4, the annual Team Math Contest took place at both Rappahannock Community College campuses, with teams, each of three students, representing area high schools. Colonial Beach, Gloucester,…


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