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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. View archived press releases from 2014.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
Students honored and inducted into Phi Theta Kappa honor society
April 20, 2015

On April 10, Rappahannock Community College’s Alpha Lambda Omicron chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society inducted 64 new student members. In order to be invited to join,…

Aryah and Joe: RCC Nursing Success Stories
April 3, 2015

They walked across the stage last year in the heat of May to collect their pins and start their work as nurses. Meet Aryah Hudgins and Joe Mueller, two 2014 graduates…

Storyteller Dylan Pritchett, in traditional African dress, used the pictured drum and several other African instruments to make music with audience volunteers at his RCC performance on March 25.
Folk tales teach life lessons at RCC
April 1, 2015

Storyteller Dylan Pritchett gave dramatic renderings of several African folk tales, each emphasizing a lesson to be learned.

The Virginia Wounded Warrior Program presentation at RCC.
RCC hosts Wounded Warrior presentation
April 1, 2015

On March 17, Nycholle Woolfolk-Gater, an education navigator with the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (VWWP), gave an informative talk at Rappahannock Community College to let ex-military RCC students know of…

Students of Mathews High School had the opportunity to examine some of the equipment in RCC’s biology lab during a college tour on March 20.
Mathews High School students tour RCC
April 1, 2015

A large group of Mathews High School students took guided tours of RCC on March 20. The purpose of their visit was to learn more about the various degree and…

A student from the customized training program developed by RCC Workforce Development.
RCC named partner in manufacturing certificate program
April 1, 2015

The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI), the workforce development affiliate of the Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA), announced recently that Rappahannock Community College has been designated as an authorized MSI Assessment Center….

Christine Riddett
You’ll never guess why RCC student Christine Riddett chose nursing
March 26, 2015

“I was always wanting to do everything,” says Rappahannock Community College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) student Christine Riddett, “but I finally had to narrow my focus, and I picked the…

College Transfer Fair planned at Rappahannock Community College
March 13, 2015

Students or prospective students who plan to earn a Rappahannock Community College associate degree before transferring to a four-year college or university will soon have an outstanding opportunity to look…

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.
Colombia’s ‘Gabo’ featured in RCC- Lifelong Learning course
March 13, 2015

One of the most popular instructors for the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) will soon teach another literature course, this time on Colombian author…

Pursuit of Booth is focus of RCC Lifelong Learning course
March 13, 2015

A three-session course on “John Wilkes Booth in King George County” is soon to be presented by the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL). Instructor…

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 Lifelong learning course scans the heavens
March 13, 2015

The Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) is pleased to present “Far Horizons — The Universe of Stars and Galaxies,” with instructor Dr. Greg Boeshaar….

Rappahannock Community College Culinary Arts Program
Golden Eagle showcases RCC culinary arts students
February 28, 2015

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…

Mike Jenkins addressed an “appreciation breakfast” hosted by RCC-Workforce on February 3.
RCC-Workforce Development hosts ‘appreciation breakfast’
February 25, 2015

In order to celebrate its many and valued partnerships with Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula businesses and organizations, Rappahannock Community College’s Workforce  Development Office co-hosted a breakfast at Rappahannock-Westminster Canterbury…

Kelly Cutchin has joined RCC’s full-time faculty as an assistant professor of English.
RCC faculty gains English professor
February 13, 2015

After one semester serving as an adjunct instructor at Rappahannock Community College’s off-campus site in King George, while concurrently teaching for the college’s dual-enrollment program at Lancaster High School, Kelly…

Dr. Virginia Jones, RCC’s new dean of technology and learning resources, brings a wealth of experience to her position.
Technology dean joins RCC
February 13, 2015

Rappahannock Community College’s new dean of technology and learning resources, Dr. Virginia Jones, brings a wealth of experience to her position as well as a sound grasp of its responsibilities….

RCC-RILL course views American art
February 13, 2015

The Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) is pleased to bring back instructor Margaret Hancock to explore “American Art from A to Z.” The three-session…

RCC-RILL tackles writing and publishing in the Age of Amazon
February 5, 2015

The Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) will feature author William E. Johnson in a course that will culminate in the students’ publishing their own…

The sea level rise is focus of RCC-RILL course
February 5, 2015

Two instructors from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) will inform concerned residents about “Sea Level Rise in Virginia” in a course sponsored by the Rappahannock Community College Educational…

Father Paul Andersen will lead the three sessions on February 24, and March 3 and 10 (Tuesdays), from 1 to 3 p.m., at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury in Irvington.
RCC-RILL course reports on violence in religion
February 5, 2015

Due to continuing interest in the topic, “In the Name of Faith: A History of Violence,” a course sponsored by the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong…

A letter from RCC’s Faculty Senate expressed appreciation for college administrators’ efforts to keep RCC financially stable without sacrificing the quality of its service. Pictured are Dr. Elizabeth Crowther, RCC’s president (at right), with Chef Hatley Bright, head of the college’s Culinary Arts program and chair of the Senate.
RCC faculty praises executive staff
February 5, 2015

A letter signed by Rappahannock Community College’s Faculty Senate, dated January 19, expresses gratitude and admiration for the efforts of the college’s Executive Staff to maintain high educational standards while…

Karen Cameron talks about the Affordable Care Act
The show goes on: Affordable Care event at RCC
February 5, 2015

Despite the threat of a winter storm, Rappahannock Community College’s January 26 presentation on the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) went forward as planned. Pictured is Karen Cameron, the director of…

RCC hosts event recognizing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 27, 2015

At a January 19 meeting in the lecture halls at both Rappahannock Community College campuses, the Rev. Keith Parham (pastor of First Baptist Church of Hockley, in King and Queen…

RCC faculty and students about the history of the plane and of the organization.
RCC Health Sciences to bring free health clinic to Northern Neck
January 20, 2015

Rappahannock Community College’s Health Sciences Division is now in the planning stage of bringing a Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic to Richmond County, perhaps in November 2015. “We need lots…

RCC event offers Affordable Care Act assistance
January 20, 2015

On Monday, January 26, Rappahannock Community College will host Karen Cameron, director of Virginia Consumer Voices for Healthcare, presenting an overview of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). She will detail…

Dr. James Hughes of the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School and Dr. Donna Alexander of RCC, sign an agreement allowing Apprentice School graduates to transfer to RCC.
RCC and Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School forge agreement
January 20, 2015

A recent articulation agreement between Rappahannock Community College and the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School will allow graduates of the Apprentice School’s World Class Shipbuilder curriculum to transfer their credits…

Michael Geissinger
RCC honors Photographer Geissinger as Artist of the Month
January 13, 2015

The photographic art of Michael Geissinger is being featured in Rappahannock Community College’s Artist of the Month exhibit during January. Geissinger’s long career in photography includes positions as a White…

Phillip Greenwalt
RCC-RILL presents a new Civil War course, spotlighting the final days
January 13, 2015

The Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) is pleased to bring back historian Phillip Greenwalt for a new Civil War course. Greenwalt will speak on…

Cherie Carl, Martha Hancock, and Dr. Elizabeth “Sissy” Crowther
Eastern Star supports RCC nursing students
January 13, 2015

On December 2, the Eastern Star King Carter Chapter #5 in Kilmarnock made a $500 donation to Rappahannock Community College’s associate-degree nursing (ADN) program. Martha Hancock, the chapter’s treasurer, presented…

RILL Instructors: Jon Stallard, Gail Kenna, and Robert Teagle
Lifelong Learning celebrates 10 years of community classes
January 13, 2015

“A vigorous mind is as necessary to a full life as are physical exercise and social relationships,” says the mission statement of the Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL), a…

RCC offers extended registration assistance
January 6, 2015

In preparation for the January 12 beginning of spring semester classes, Rappahannock Community College will be open during normal business hours from Monday, January 5, through Friday, January 9. In…

RCC presentation to Resource Council.
RCC administrators address Resource Council
January 6, 2015

On December 9, the academic dean of Rappahannock Community College’s Warsaw Campus, Patricia Mullins, gave a presentation at the monthly meeting of the Richmond County Resource Council. Mullins (pictured, standing)…

RCC hosts winter air quality seminar
January 6, 2015

On Wednesday, February 11, Rappahannock Community College’s Math and Science Club and its Environmental Sustainability Committee will jointly host an air quality seminar to discuss an airborne science mission studying…

RCC participated in four parades this holiday season.
RCC takes part in holiday parades
January 6, 2015

Rappahannock Community College was represented in holiday parades at Gloucester, Mathews, Kilmarnock, and Warsaw by its mobile simulation lab (which provides hands-on training for students of the college’s health sciences…


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