leap year 2020

Leap Year 2020

2020 is a leap year!

That’s right, every four years (certain conditions apply):

  • The year can be evenly divided by 4;
  • If the year can be evenly divided by 100, it is NOT a leap year, unless;
  • The year is also evenly divisible by 400. Then it is a leap year.

leap year 2020So, that means, with 366 days in the year, there is one extra day during the Spring 2020 Semester!

February 29 is a Saturday, so you can take the day off — without losing a day! More time for college.

This is an ideal time to apply to Rappahannock and enroll in classes for the Spring Semester-Second 8-Week Session, beginning March 12, 2020.

Leap on over to RCC today. With locations in Glenns, Warsaw, Kilmarnock, New Kent and King George, RCC is right where you are — here on the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula region of Virginia.

There’s no time to waste (well, maybe one day!) so apply today — you don’t want to miss out on this special bonus day in 2020.

Give us a call at 804-333-6700 to find out more about going to college at Rappahannock Community College.


Fall 2019 Semester Exam Schedule

Fall 2019 Semester Exam Schedule

Grades are due by noon, Monday December 16, 2019

Class Meets Exam Date Exam Time
Mon. /Wed. 9:30-10:50 a.m. Monday, December 9 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Mon. /Wed. 1:30-2:50 p.m. Monday, December 9 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Mon. /Wed. 4:30-5:50 p.m. Monday, December 9 2:30-5 p.m.
Tue. /Thu. 9:30-10:50 a.m. Tuesday, December 10 8:30 am-11 a.m.
Tue. /Thu. 12:30-1:50 p.m. Tuesday, December 10 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tue. /Thu. 3:30-4:50 p.m. Tuesday, December 10 2:30-5 p.m.
Mon. /Wed. 8-9:20 a.m. Wednesday, December 11 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Mon. /Wed. 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Wednesday, December 11 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Mon. /Wed. 3-4:20 p.m. Wednesday, December 11 2:30-5 p.m.
Tue. /Thu. 8-9:20 a.m. Thursday, December 12 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Tue. /Thu. 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Thursday, December 12 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tue. /Thu. 2-3:20 p.m. Thursday, December 12 2:30-5 p.m.
Friday 9:30-11:45 a.m. Friday, December 13 8:00 a.m.-11 a.m.
Friday 12 noon-2 p.m. Friday, December 13 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friday 2:15-4:55 p.m. Friday, December 13 2:30-5 p.m.
Saturday 12:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Saturday, December 8 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Evening classes beginning at 5 p.m. or later will have their exam from 6-8:30 p.m. on their normal meeting night during exam week.

For King George Site please consult your class syllabus for exam times and locations.

   Final Exams are held in the classroom in which the class normally meets.

   Students are expected to take all final exams as scheduled.

Dr. Carey Latimore

dr. carey latimoreDr. Carey Latimore

by Jennifer Rose Bryant

After graduating from Middlesex High School in June 1993, Carey Latimore (Class of 1996) was eager to move forward with college life. He left the small hometown he had always known and began classes about two hours away at Hampton University. Just a few months into his first semester he realized that university life was “too much, too soon.” Latimore decided to move back home, reevaluate his options, and take some classes at Rappahannock Community College. He thought he would attend the local community college for one semester at the most.

However, he quickly realized that Rappahannock Community College was “not just a community college,” it was “the real deal. RCC is a small, but diverse pond with rigorous academics,” Latimore says. He received guidance and encouragement from the faculty and staff but also found the academic and study skills they imparted to be a critical component of his own successful college experience.

With fondness he remembers these skills being cultivated by his Spanish professor Barbara Gornowich; English Professor Earl Simpson; and John Paden for Political Science. He also recalls  Nuala Glennon, the campus dean, who helped Latimore get past his “feelings of being a dropout” after leaving Hampton U. Jerry Horner who taught Physical Education and also played ping pong with students, made campus feel more like a community.

Cheryl Tassone, Assistant Professor of History and Phi Theta Kappa Advisor, was an essential advisor to Latimore. He says that he “wanted to emulate her style of teaching; she was very tough” and also influential in “cultivating my interest in history.” From two mentors specifically–Dr. John Presley, former RCC vice president, who “helped me realize my dreams were attainable,” and first RCC President Dr. John Upton who “took the time, with wisdom, kindness and a sense of humor to help me think more broadly”–Latimore learned the true meaning of academia.

A Diverse Culture Prepared Carey for Life

In addition to academic lessons, the life experience Latimore says he gained during by being part of such an age-diverse, as well as diverse socioeconomic student-body was instrumental in preparing him for what was next. After graduating from RCC, Latimore went on to earn a bachelor’s from University of Richmond, then a master’s and PhD from Emory University in Atlanta.

Looking back from his current position as Associate Professor and Chair in the History Department at Trinity University in San Antonio, Dr. Latimore says that he “grew up more there [at RCC] than anywhere.” Regarding his decision to begin the journey in higher education at his local community college before moving on to a university Dr. Latimore says, “If you allow yourself, you can be transformed by the experience. Rappahannock Community College is there to help you be the best you can be. You cannot go wrong!”

treva veney


Treva Veney (Rappahannock Community College treva veneydaytime security guard) is enrolled in the Machining 101 evening course at the Westmoreland Workforce Training Center, in Montross, Virginia. 

She made this hammer in class. Chad Groves, the instructor, told her, “I’d give you a gold star if I had one!”

Anthony DeJesus

Remote Area Medical: Anthony’s Story

Anthony DeJesus

Anthony DeJesus interviewed by Abby Parsons at Remote Area Medical event in Warsaw, Virginia on November 2, 2019

RCC Marketing’s Abby Parsons interviewed Anthony DeJesus, a patient at the Remote Area Medical event in Warsaw on November 2, 2019. Anthony came from Manassas for a medical and vision check. Listen to his powerful story here.