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Contact RCC’s Public Information Officer, Tom Martin, with any questions you might have about the following releases. Check back often as we are constantly updating our website with new information as it becomes available.

At the Urbanna Oyster Festival Firemen’s Parade, RCC’s Mobile Simulation Lab won first place in the category of “Best-Appearing Specialty Truck/Rescue.”
RCC EMT students win trophy at Urbanna
November 18, 2014

At the Urbanna Oyster Festival Firemen’s Parade on November 7, Rappahannock Community College’s Mobile Simulation Lab (used for realistic hands-on training) won first place in the category of “Best-Appearing Specialty…

RCC honors American veterans—as a tribute to the nation’s military services, both RCC campuses observed Veterans’ Day with a ceremony of recognition and commemoration.
RCC honors American veterans
November 18, 2014

As a tribute to the military services whose members put their lives on the line every day to defend our nation, both Rappahannock Community College campuses observed Veterans’ Day with…

St. Margaret’s School in Tappahannock has a tradition of allowing victorious athletic teams to ring the school bell on their return to campus. Pictured in the act is the team that took first place in RCC’s annual Team Math Contest.
Teams compete in math contest at RCC
November 18, 2014

On Friday, November 7, at both Rappahannock Community College campuses, 17 teams of two or three high school students participated in the annual Team Math Contest. King William, New Kent,…

Virginia colleges and universities sent representatives to both RCC campuses, allowing RCC students to look into the possibilities for transferring to a four-year school after they earn an RCC associate degree.
Students benefit from Transfer Week at RCC
November 17, 2014

Transfer Week, November 3-7, provided an excellent opportunity for students of Rappahannock Community College to look into the possibilities for transferring to a four-year college or university after they earn…

RCC’s science faculty happily accept a $35,000 check from James Beasley, external affairs manager of Dominion Virginia Resources.
RCC merits Dominion grant
November 17, 2014

Rappahannock Community College is one of just 39 colleges in the eastern United States to receive grants for the 2014-15 school year from the Dominion Foundation (the philanthropic arm of…

Greg Moon, Carry-On Trailer Corporation’s human resources manager
Local employer counsels RCC’s adult learners
November 17, 2014

On October 28, Rappahannock Community College’s Adult Education program welcomed a special guest. Carry-On Trailer Corporation’s human resources manager, Mr. Greg Moon, met with students of the program to discuss…

Rappahannock Community College Friends of the Library Book and Author Dinner
RCC / Friends of the Library dinner features mill hands, memories, and mayhem
November 6, 2014

On October 24, the 31st annual Book and Author Dinner, sponsored by the Friends of the Rappahannock Community College/Richmond County Public Library, took place at the Indian Creek Yacht &…

Russell G. “Rusty” Brown, the regional president of Union First Market Bank in the Northern Neck region and a former RCC student, addresses recipients of RCC scholarships for the academic year of 2014-15.
RCC honors scholarship recipients and donors for 2014-15
November 4, 2014

A formal ceremony followed by a reception, recognizing students who won scholarships for the academic year of 2014-15 as well as the donors of those awards, was held at Rappahannock…

Red Cross Bloodmobile at the RCC Warsaw Campus.
RCC sponsors blood drive
November 4, 2014

“The need is constant; the gratification is instant,” says the American Red Cross about its blood bank services. Seeking to meet that need, Rappahannock Community College’s Health Services programs sponsored…

RCC library celebrates WarsawFest—representatives of the RCC/Richmond County Public Library welcomed the public at Richmond County’s WarsawFest.
RCC library celebrates WarsawFest
October 22, 2014

At Richmond County’s WarsawFest on October 11, representatives of the Rappahannock Community College / Richmond County Public Library gave away children’s gift bags, sold used books, coordinated a guessing game…

Rappahannock Community College second-year nursing student Marie Foster has recently been chosen to receive the Charles S. Ylonen Memorial Rotary Scholarship in Nursing.
RCC nursing student wins Rotary scholarship
October 22, 2014

This scholarship, which is administered by RCC’s Educational Foundation, was set up in 2007 as “The Rotary Club of Middlesex County Nursing Scholarship,” and was renamed after the death of…

RCC Faculty and Staff are honored with service awards.
RCC employees recognized at Convocation
October 22, 2014

Rappahannock Community College’s Convocation took place on October 7 at Bethpage Camp Resort in Urbanna. This all-day meeting brings together full-time faculty and staff from RCC’s two campuses and four…

RCC students graduated at the end of the Summer 2014 semester.
RCC students guaranteed admission to health services programs at GWU
October 22, 2014

A recent Guaranteed Admissions Agreement between George Washington University and the Virginia Community College System ensures that qualified Rappahannock Community College students will be allowed to enroll at GWU’s School…

RCC nominees to VCCA convention for outstanding service.
Statewide Showcase Awards honor RCC faculty and staff members
October 14, 2014

The 32nd annual convention of the Virginia Community College Association in Arlington, October 2-4, featured Showcase Awards honoring one faculty and one staff member from each of the 23 member…

An RCC library patron works with the Mango Languages online learning program.
Languages are free online through RCC library
October 14, 2014

For the entire month of October, the Rappahannock Community College / Richmond County Public Library has signed up for a free trial of the Mango Languages online language lessons. Those…

Celebrating “Amazing Raise” donations to the RCC Educational Foundation on September 18
Amazing Raise supports student success at RCC
October 2, 2014

An online giving challenge—“The Amazing Raise,” held from 6 a.m. September 17 to 6 p.m. on the 18th —garnered a total of $3,075 from 35 generous donors for the Rappahannock…

Thane Harpole and David Brown will teach “Studying and Protecting Our Historic Places: Virginia's Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula,” on Oct. 24 and 31, and Nov. 7.
RCC-RILL sponsors new archaeology course
October 2, 2014

The Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) will bring back archaeology experts Dr. David Brown and Thane Harpole for a new course on “Studying and…

The Rev. Dr. Christopher M. Agnew will examine the Anglican Church in 18th-century Virginia.
RCC-RILL examines the colonial Anglican Church
October 2, 2014

“The Anglican Church in 18th-century Virginia, 1690-1776” is the latest course to be presented by the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) this fall. The…

A panel of experts convened in RCC's lecture hall to discuss the impact of “fracking” operations on Virginia's Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula area.
Panel discussion at RCC airs fracking issues
September 23, 2014

“Is it a financial windfall or a Pandora’s box?” asked Jerry Davis, the executive director of the Northern Neck Planning District Commission (NNPDC), about the possibility of hydraulic fracturing —…

RCC’s Workforce and Community Development Office’s Watermen Tourism Training Program has recently won a regional business development award.
RCC-Workforce watermen tourism program earns U.S. regional award
September 23, 2014

Rappahannock Community College’s Workforce and Community Development Office, in partnership with Chesapeake Environmental Communications, recently won the Community Economic Development Award, in the over-100,000 population category, from the Southern Economic…

Dr. Dan Mulligan, at the RCC-WF Regional Educational Consortium
RCC-Workforce educational consortium embraces new format
September 23, 2014

Major changes took place this summer for the seventh annual Regional Educational Consortium Professional Development Program sponsored by Rappahannock Community College’s Workforce and Community Development Center. Instead of being held…

RCC - Friends of the Richmond County Library Book and Author Dinner
RCC’s Friends of the Library serve up books and authors
September 15, 2014

The 31st annual Book and Author Dinner, sponsored by the Friends of the Rappahannock Community College/Richmond County Public Library, will take place on Friday, October 24, at the Indian Creek…

RCC Educational Foundation RILL class.
RCC-RILL course offers legal and financial guidance in Kilmarnock
September 15, 2014

For those who have questions about legal issues that come up near the end of life, the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) has arranged…

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Virginia’s Secretary of Education visits RCC Warsaw Campus
September 10, 2014

On August 28, Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton visited Rappahannock Community College’s Warsaw Campus, where she met with several administrators and faculty members before touring the campus. The purpose…

RCC starts Fall Semester—scenes from RCC’s faculty orientation, August 18-22, and the beginning of Fall 2014 classes on August 25.
New semester begins at RCC
September 2, 2014
RCC students graduated at the end of the Summer 2014 semester.
RCC degrees and certificates awarded for Summer 2014
September 2, 2014

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…

Gail Kenna will teach a special five-session course on the topic of “Making a Scene.” Classes will meet on Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, at RCC’s Kilmarnock Center.
Kenna returns for new RCC-RILL writing course in Kilmarncok
September 2, 2014

The Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) will bring back award-winning author Gail Kenna for a special five-session course on the topic of “Making a…

RCC students graduated at the end of the Summer 2014 semester.
RCC expands site services
September 2, 2014

Rappahannock Community College is one of the smaller member institutions of the Virginia Community College System as regards student enrollment. But it also oversees one of the VCCS’s largest service…

Dr. Greg Boeshaar will teach “Being There: Our Exploration of the Solar System” will take place on Sept. 19 and 26, and Oct. 3, at RCC’s Kilmarnock Center.
RCC-RILL explores the Solar System
September 2, 2014

The Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) brings back Dr. Greg Boeshaar for a new astronomy course. “Being There: Our Exploration of the Solar System”…

Margaret Hancock will be the instructor for the RCC/EFI RILL course “Experience the Art of Paris.”
Lifelong learning course views Parisian art in Gloucester
September 2, 2014

Art lovers will be glad to know that the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) has planned “Experience the Art of Paris,” to be instructed…

Martin Bailey teaching “Introduction to Computers” at the L. E. Smoot Memorial Library in King George.
RCC-RILL caters to computer beginners in King George
September 2, 2014

The Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) will soon present “Introduction to Computers” at the L. E. Smoot Memorial Library in King George. Martin Bailey…

Three members of RCC’s library staff recently received master’s degrees from the University of North Texas library and information sciences program.
RCC staff members get library degrees
September 2, 2014

Three current or former members of Rappahannock Community College’s library staff have recently received master’s degrees from the University of North Texas library and information sciences program (Virginia cohort). The…

RCC students graduated at the end of the Summer 2014 semester.
RCC’s Adult Ed offers GED-prep classes
September 2, 2014

For adult learners, especially those who wish to obtain a GED®, Rappahannock Community College’s Adult Education program has scheduled several valuable classes for September. Those who do not feel ready…

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RCC-RILL genealogical course branches out in Heathsville
September 2, 2014

For the third time, the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) is bringing back Dr. Hilary Derby to present more topics related to genealogy, her…

RCC’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning will offer “Beer, Wine, and Food,” instructed by Beth Haskell on September 9, 16, and 23.
Lifelong learning course wines and dines at Ware Episcopal Church in Gloucester
September 2, 2014

The Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) will start off the fall semester with the informative and enjoyable “Beer, Wine, and Food,” instructed by Beth…

RCC’s library acquisitions manager, Paulina Johnson, has recently earned a master’s degree in human services: counseling from Liberty University.
RCC staff member climbs educational ladder
September 2, 2014

Long-time Rappahannock Community College employee Paulina Johnson has recently earned a master’s degree in “Human Services: Counseling, Executive Leadership cognate” from Liberty University. She adds this latest achievement to a…

At left, Cherie Carl, RCC’s dean of college advancement and RCC/EFI director, gratefully accepts grants benefiting the college’s YouthWorks and EMS programs from Mary Elizabeth Hoinkes, the River Counties Community Foundation’s grants committee chair.
RCC/EFI receives double grant
August 26, 2014

At a formal reception on July 31, the River Counties Community Foundation (an affiliate of the Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia) awarded two very generous grants to the…

William Pennell of Lancaster and Stephen Tucker of Northumberland have been unanimously elected as board chair and vice chair of RCC’s College Board.
RCC College Board elects new officers
August 21, 2014

At the May meeting of the College Board of Rappahannock Community College, attending members unanimously elected Northumberland County representative Stephen M. Tucker as board chair, and Lancaster County representative William…

Superintendents of area school systems met at RCC on July 24.
School leaders convene at RCC to explore pathways to success
August 19, 2014

A July 24 gathering of area school superintendents and other school administrators, hosted by Rappahannock Community College, reminded these key educators of the learning opportunities (many leading to simultaneous college…

Cherie Carl-Dean of College Advancement
RCC Foundation gets new dean
August 14, 2014

In the past spring, Rappahannock Community College’s Educational Foundation has been fortunate enough to acquire an exceptionally well-qualified new director — Cherie Carl, RCC’s dean of college advancement. Carl comes…

RCC students learn Snake Dance from Rappahannock Tribe
RCC students visit Rappahannock Tribe in King and Queen County
August 13, 2014

As part of its Summer Bridge program, Rappahannock Community College’s Student Support Services Office (SSS) sponsored a July 17 trip to the home of the Rappahannock Tribe in Indian Neck,…

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High schoolers experience STEM at RCC
August 5, 2014

A variety of fascinating sessions — geocaching, creating movies or video games, and designing robots or bedroom décor — gave high school students an enjoyable way to get familiar with…

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Teacher hopeful granted NNAR scholarship
August 5, 2014

Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation scholarships have paved the way for many area residents to realize their life goals. For the coming school year, a $2000 award funded by the…

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Omega supports student’s RCC education
August 5, 2014

A yearly donation of $1000 from Omega Protein has funded scholarships for a number of Rappahannock Community College students. This year’s recipient is Kirsten Self, a 2013 graduate of Rappahannock…

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RCC’S Adult Education Leads Couple to a Better Future
July 24, 2014

“I never thought that getting my GED [from Rappahannock Community College’s Adult Education program] would make such a big difference,” says Roberto Castro, “but it has transformed our family.” Castro…

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New Summer courses available at RCC’s King William site
June 3, 2014

Beginning June 24, Rappahannock Community College is offering three courses at its recently-opened King William High School off-campus site. Not only are “Developmental Psychology,” “Introduction to Sociology,” and “Fitness Walking”…

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Tenth RCC Preakness Party a runaway success
June 1, 2014

The venue and weather were nothing less than perfect at the tenth annual Preakness Party, held on Saturday, May 17, to benefit the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation (RCC/EFI). This…

RCC history professor Matthew Brent
RCC helps teachers satisfy recertification requirements
May 23, 2014

A Rappahannock Community College history course, “History of Virginia I,” will be offered in the Summer 2014 semester. This course, the first of a two-part sequence, examines the cultural, political,…

RCC-Workforce watermen’s program earns state award
RCC-Workforce watermen’s program earns state award
May 23, 2014

At the spring conference of the Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA), the winner of the association’s 2014 Community Economic Development Awards (CEDA) in the over-100,000 population category was the Middle…

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Mixing it up with RCC’s Chef Bright
April 22, 2014

Chef Hatley Bright, director of the Culinary Arts program at Rappahannock Community College, will be sharing her skills this summer in a new series of courses. These will be offered…

A VIMS boat for RCC students
RCC goes to VIMS for hands-on course
April 21, 2014

“This class offers students the opportunity to get out of theoretical work and into the field,” says Rappahannock Community College biology instructor Lisa Tuckey. She and fellow-instructor Sally Upton will…

Ecotourism at RCC
RCC prepares ecotourism guides for certification
February 26, 2014

An eight-week series of evening classes, to be hosted by Rappahannock and Eastern Shore Community Colleges, will prepare interested persons to seek certification as Virginia Ecotour Guides. This course, focusing…

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Lifelong learning course studies responsible landscaping
February 16, 2014

Presenting a topic of immediate interest to area landowners, the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) has scheduled “Environmentally Sensitive Landscaping” with instructors Dr. Carlton…

RCC students at the Golden Eagle
RCC culinary students display their skills at Golden Eagle
February 7, 2014

Under the supervision of Chef Hatley Bright, students of Rappahannock Community College’s Culinary Arts program are once again sharing their talents with local diners, using the facilities of the Grille…

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RCC student trip to General Assembly a great experience for all
February 6, 2014

On Monday, February 3, students of Rappahannock Community College’s Warsaw Campus traveled to a session of the General Assembly in Richmond. Those making the student trip were Taryn Burrell of…

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RCC partners with marine associations to offer certification courses
January 20, 2014

A new partnership between Rappahannock Community College, the Virginia Marine Trades Association, and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) will soon result in a number of courses leading to…

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GED Open Houses at RCC-Warsaw
January 3, 2014

A recent partnership between Rappahannock Community College’s Adult Education program and the GED Testing Service has allowed RCC to offer the GED test on computer beginning in January 2014, with…

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RCC welcomes representatives of area schools
January 3, 2014

Meetings at Rappahannock Community College’s Glenns Campus on November 21, and at its Warsaw Campus on November 22, allowed RCC administrators to share information with area high school principals and…

 


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