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RCC Reviews Learning Opportunities with High Schools

On August 9, Rappahannock Community College hosted a gathering of area school superintendents and other school administrators in order to go over the details of the learning opportunities, many leading to simultaneous college credit, which RCC makes available to high school students.

RCC Reviews Learning Opportunities with High Schools

RCC Reviews Learning Opportunities with High Schools

Pictured, front row, left to right: RCC president Dr. Elizabeth Crowther; Dale Wittler, Northumberland County’s assistant superintendent of schools; Nancy Welsh, King William County’s assistant superintendent of schools; Bill Brann, Richmond County’s assistant superintendent of schools; Patty Griffin, director of the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School at RCC; Marilyn Barr, Richmond County’s superintendent of schools; and Dr. Tresia Samani, RCC’s vice president of instruction and student development.  Second row, left to right: Dr. Elaine Fogliani, Westmoreland County’s outgoing superintendent of schools; Susan Sciabbarrasi, division superintendent of Lancaster County’s public school system; and Kristine Hill, coordinator of curriculum for King William County. Third row, left to right: Joseph Melvin, Essex County’s superintendent of schools; James Cook, Westmoreland County’s interim superintendent of schools; and Dr. Mark R. Jones, King William County’s superintendent of schools. Fourth row, left to right: Jason Perry, RCC’s vice president of workforce development; Dr. Rick Richardson, New Kent County’s superintendent of schools; and Clint Stables, Northumberland County’s superintendent of schools. Several other public school systems within the college’s service area also sent representatives.

Among the topics covered at the meeting were the Virginia Plan for Dual Enrollment, and the specific dual-enrollment classes offered at RCC; teacher education and recertification, and professional development opportunities, including the week-long annual Education Consortium sponsored by RCC’s Workforce Development Office; RCC’s Tech Prep program, including the Career Coach and Career Pathways programs; career and technical education, health technology, and the associate degree in Applied Science; career and college planning through the Virginia Community College System’s Virginia Education Wizard; financial aid for RCC students; postsecondary opportunities for students who complete the dual enrollment program, with special reference to RCC’s 30 Guaranteed Admission Agreements with four-year institutions in Virginia; and the research facilities available through RCC’s Learning Resource Centers on both campuses. Dr. Crowther also offered an update on the latest changes at the college, which include extensive renovations and improvements now underway at both campuses.

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