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RCC’s King George site gains new supervisor

“To provide great leadership and service to the King George community, and to help empower King George students to achieve their educational goals” is the aim stated by Karen Turner, who has recently accepted the position of supervisor at Rappahannock Community College’s off-campus site at King George High School. In order to achieve this, she has a host of specific responsibilities.

King George Site Supervisor K. Turner

King George Site Supervisor K. Turner

Turner is RCC’s representative to the public in the King George region, promoting the college’s interests through public relations and recruitment activities; she also serves as liaison with the county’s public school system (including assisting with the high school’s dual enrollment students), and with Dahlgren’s Naval Surface Warfare Center, which calls on RCC from time to time to provide classes to meet the needs of its military and civilian employees. She supports, advises, and supervises the site’s students, and works with the Warsaw Campus academic dean to recruit instructors and maintain a program of classes, collecting information each semester to help determine King George’s instructional needs.

By no means new to the RCC scene, Turner has worked at the college for six years, first in the Testing and Learning Center and then in the Admissions and Records Office. However, she started her RCC career as a student, earning an associate of arts and sciences degree, magna cum laude, in 2006. She is a Westmoreland County native, and graduated from Washington and Lee High School in 1983; before coming to RCC, she spent nine years as a fingerprint analyst with the F.B.I., then in 2000 obtained a minister’s license (New Jerusalem Baptist Church). Currently she attends Strong Tower Ministries in Fredericksburg. In her spare time, she enjoys “hanging out at bookstores, museums, and parks . . . and most of all, spending time with my family.” A particular pleasure of hers is singing with her siblings as part of “The Turner Family” group.

As an RCC student, Turner recalls serving as co-president (with Rose Jones, a fellow-resident of Westmoreland County) of the Warsaw Campus chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society as one of her most satisfying memories. “I love helping people,” she says, and the Phi Theta Kappa service projects gave her a number of opportunities to do so. Working with Westmoreland’s social service department on a Christmas “Angel Tree Project” brought gifts to many children who might otherwise not have received any—“I am sure we put a lot of smiles on their faces”—and under her leadership the chapter also held several fundraisers for The Haven, a local shelter for abused women and children. Since becoming an employee of the college: “my most rewarding experience has been watching and learning from the great leaders” at RCC. “Every day I walk away having learned something,” she says, “and I love every minute of it.”

6 Responses to “RCC’s King George site gains new supervisor”

  1. Dorothea Garner says:

    Congratulation on your new position. Continue helping and guiding other at RCC and you ministry.

  2. Tanya Caruthers says:

    Congratulations!!! Best wishes on your new position. I have no doubt you will be awesome!

  3. Patricia Dunn says:

    Welcome to King George! I look forward to working with you!

  4. Paulina Johnson says:

    congratulations Karen! RCC chosen a great Leader to represent them at the King George site.

  5. Valerie Parker says:

    CONGRATULATIONS Karen!!!!!! What a blessing. Way to go!

  6. CONGRATULATIONS Karen!!!! What a blessing. Way to go!!

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