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Seventeen graduate from RCC’s nurse aide program

Two classes of students have recently completed the course requirements for Rappahannock Community College’s nurse aide program, graduating on February 22 (Glenns Campus) and March 1 (Warsaw Campus). Clinical facilities for the Glenns Campus are graciously provided by the Walter Reed Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester, and for the Warsaw Campus by The Orchard, a nearby senior living community. The Orchard also hosted the Warsaw graduation ceremony.

Nurse Aide Graduates - Glenns Campus

Nurse Aide Graduates - Glenns Campus

The graduating students are: Shanique Epps, Essex County; Johanna Bradshaw, Katie Hoffmann, and Emily Wobken, all of Gloucester County; Tara Hale and Tiffany Pace, King and Queen County; Carl Becker, Jean Crist, and Tiffany Eanes, all of Lancaster County; Mark Passut, New Kent County; Tomesha Newton, Northumberland County; Wanda Rich and Joy Veney, Richmond County; and Lisa Dobyns, Aleisha Fauntleroy, Jocelyn Hyder, and Elicelda Vasquez, all of Westmoreland County.

Nurse Aide Graduates - Warsaw Campus

Nurse Aide Graduates - Warsaw Campus

The Workforce Investment Act Adult Program sponsored the training of a number of these students, with funding supplied by the Area XIII Bay Consortium Workforce Investment Board through the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) Workforce Center. Future students who wish to take advantage of these funds should call the VEC’s Kim Kent at 804-333-5095. Some funding was also provided by the Job Assistance Center in Shackelfords (804-785-2470).

In addition, RCC’s Workforce Development Office (804-758-6750 in Glenns, or 804-333-6828 in Warsaw) administers the Virginia Community College System On-Ramp Program for the benefit of qualifying students. As well as supporting career pathways planning, the On-Ramp Program provides financial assistance that helps students who have lost their jobs to enroll in college programs that will improve their workforce skills and employability.

New classes for RCC’s nurse aide program will begin soon. Further information is available from Karen Taliaferro, the director of RCC’s nurse aide programs, who can be reached at 804-333-6875, or at


Glenns Graduates: Eight students have recently graduated from RCC’s Glenns Campus nurse aide program. Left to right: RCC nurse aide instructor Natalie Johnson, R.N., and students Tara Hale, Johanna Bradshaw, Katie Hoffmann, Emily Wobken, Carl Becker, Tiffany Eanes, and Tiffany Pace. Not pictured: Mark Passut.

Warsaw Graduates: Nine students have recently graduated from RCC’s Warsaw Campus nurse aide program. Front row, left to right: Lisa Dobyns, Aleisha Fauntleroy, Shanique Epps, Joy Veney, Wanda Rich, and RCC nurse aide instructor Susie Lewis, B.S.N. Back row, left to right: Elicelda Vasquez, Jean Crist, Jocelyn Hyder, and Tomesha Newton.

One Response to “Seventeen graduate from RCC’s nurse aide program”

  1. Nancy says:

    Congradulations ladies!

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