Chinn House

Two new projects to upgrade RCC’s Glenns and Warsaw Campuses

Chinn House

Signs in front of the historic Chinn House at the Warsaw Campus serve as a reminder to passers-by and students, faculty and staff of the upcoming construction project that will start shortly.

As the new Fall semester approaches, the faculty and staff of Rappahannock Community College are looking forward to the return of students on August 27. Very soon, two construction projects will be underway, which will enhance the entrance of one campus, and the functionality of a building on another.

First, starting sometime in September, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will begin a project designed to upgrade the access to the Glenns Campus, which is located in Gloucester County.

“[VDOT] is going to start a $625,000 project to extend the turning lanes in both directions turning into the Glenns Campus from both westbound and eastbound of Route 33, and also to open up the median,” says RCC’s Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services, Bill Doyle.

The way the median break on Route 33 is set up currently, make it somewhat difficult for cars to exit and enter the entrance to campus.

Starting on Monday, October 1, drivers entering the Glenns Campus, can expect to see construction signs and equipment in the parking lot. Drivers may also experience periodic lane closures and other minor disruptions along Route 33. The anticipated completion of the project is December.

Next, the Justice Joseph W. Chinn Community Center, known just as the Chinn House, which is located on the Warsaw Campus will be getting an overhaul. The Chinn House served as the first headquarters of RCC during 1970-71.

Administration and staff were housed at the Chinn House while the construction of the Glenns Campus building was underway, and in 1972, classes took place in the house.

“We have maintenance reserve funding from the [Virginia Community College System] VCCS to renovate the Chinn House, and we’ve gone through a fairly lengthy process to determine just what the renovation will entail,” says Doyle.

“The bid will go out for the construction work, and we hope that by the end of this year or at the start of next year, we’ll be underway with the renovations.”

Students should not experience any disruption due to the construction at the Chinn House.

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Rappahannock Community College hosts Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) visitors and demonstrates its compliance with ACEN Nursing Program Accreditation standards September 17, 2018 through September 20, 2018.

You are invited to share your comments about the program September 19, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the lecture halls at both Glenns and Warsaw Campuses.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

or e-mail:

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by September 14, 2018.

About Rappahannock Community College
Rappahannock Community College, established in 1970, serves Virginia’s Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, and surrounding areas. Named the “Best College to Work For” in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, RCC is home to multiple associate degrees and certificate programs, as well as robust and varied workplace credential programs. Learn more at

About ACEN
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) supports the interests of nursing education, nursing practice, and the public by the functions of accreditation. Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review, self-regulatory process by which non-governmental associations recognize educational institutions or programs that have been found to meet or exceed standards and criteria for educational quality. Accreditation also assists in the further improvement of the institutions or programs as related to resources invested, processes followed, and results achieved. The monitoring of certificate, diploma, and degree offerings is tied closely to state examination and licensing rules and to the oversight of preparation for work in the profession. Learn more at

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