RCC Announces Spring 2021 Semester Plans

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Speak with Jameka Campbell today at 804-333-6838 to learn more — at RCC

We know that these are trying times. A lot of tough decisions need to be made in light of COVID-19, unemployment, and life in general. We get it. Please know that RCC is here to help you every step of the way to achieve your goals of creating a better future for yourself, your family – and your community.

These aren’t just buzzwords and empty promises. Getting an education and earning a degree or certification is vital to improving your employment prospects. RCC can offer you a variety of programs and, most importantly during these times, the assistance you need in achieving these goals.

You can earn a degree or certification in only a few months, or use that for start on a longer-term degree. Your community needs trained, educated professionals to help prosper and grow. Start now!

Going to college is tough in the best of times. But, we are here to help you.

Your Next Opportunity

If you didn’t start college in August at the start of the Fall Semester, you now have a new opportunity to get started.

RCC offers an accelerated 8-week session beginning October 19. Now, you can get your start and continue into the Spring semester – beginning January 11. With a wide variety of programs to choose from, you can continue onto the four-year college or university in Virginia of your choice – guaranteed – or earn an in-demand industry credential right here at RCC.

We will provide new students with their own personal College Navigator. Your College Navigator will help you get on the right path, register for classes and connect with financial aid to help you pay for college (we have multiple ways to help you find grants to cover the cost!). They can even help get you the equipment you need!

RCC – Your Helpful, Affordable Local College

As the pandemic races on, RCC will continue to hold online classes through the Fall and Spring semesters. Learning online is not for everyone. Lack of access to high-speed broadband – and having the computers and software even to connect to it – can be a daunting challenge. RCC is committed to helping students acquire the necessary materials to succeed at online learning. RCC can loan computers and provide Wi-Fi access, in limited capacities, to help students connect with their classes while we are distancing. You can still attend classes at a designated time with a live instructor via Zoom. It is the next best thing to being in-person. And, we’ll even help you work with Zoom!

RCC has partnered with Bay Transit to offer free rides to and from RCC campuses. For students who have classes that may have an on-site component – such as labs, or if students need internet or use of the computer labs – all you need is an RCC ID and you are riding for free!

RCC is right here in the community you live in. Whether you are in King George, Gloucester, New Kent, King William, Northumberland – or anywhere in between on the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula – RCC is the educational foundation of your community and we are here to help you succeed.

RCC is Here for You

Give us a call today at 804-333-6838 and we’ll prove it to you. Or visit rappahannock.edu and explore the options you can pursue – then give us a call!

Now is the time. RCC is the place. Let’s get started. Thank you.

VA-1 Congressional Meet and Greet


Rappahannock Community College will host meet and greet sessions with the two candidates for Virginia’s First Congressional District.


Republican Incumbent, Rob Wittman, answered questions and spoke on the issues on Monday, September 28.

View the session here.

 Democratic Challenger, Qasim Rashid, answered questions and spoke on the issues on Wednesday, October 7.

View the session here.

Both events were moderated by Matthew Brent, PhD, Professor of History, Rappahannock Community College.


About Rob Wittman

rob wittmanRob was elected to serve the First Congressional District of Virginia in December 2007 and his top priority has been the constituents of the First District. You can find him driving back and forth from Montross to Washington when Congress is in session and traveling throughout the district to meet and listen to his constituents on how best to serve them. Rob is committed to getting things done. From rebuilding our Navy to increasing access to broadband, to making sure our children have a 21st-century education, he is constantly working for the First District.

About Qasim Rashid

qasim rashidQasim Rashid is a human rights lawyer who has dedicated his life to support women who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence, serve children from vulnerable communities, and fight for the rights of persecuted Christians and Jews. Qasim is running to transform his advocacy for human rights into results for the working families of Virginia’s First District.


RCC Named “Great College to Work For”


The Great Colleges to Work For program is one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the country. Now in its thirteenth year, it recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees regarding workplace practices and policies.

Rappahannock Community College has been named a “Great College to Work For” for six straight years and has achieved “Honor Roll” status three times, including this year. RCC is the only community college in the Commonwealth to receive the Honor Roll distinction this year.

RCC received special recognition in the following categories:

  • Collaborative Governance
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Respect and Appreciation
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship
  • Teaching Environment (Faculty Only)

By the numbers:

  • 221 institutions participated in 2020, including 127 four-year institutions and 94 two-year institutions.
  • 79 institutions are recognized as a 2020 Great College to Work For, including 54 four-year institutions and 25 two-year institutions.
  • Only 11 two-year institutions are on the Honor Roll, recognized as stand-outs in their size categories.

When I began as RCC’s fourth president in July 2019, I was made aware that RCC had been designated a “Great College to Work For” for five straight years. I quickly realized that RCC is truly a great place to work. I am beyond proud that this year we are among the best of the best colleges to work for as an Honor Roll institution,” said RCC President Shannon L. Kennedy. “The faculty and staff, both full-time and part-time, make RCC an incredibly special place.”

“At the outset, and in the midst of, a world-wide pandemic, 221 colleges and universities across the country intentionally chose to participate in the 2020 Great Colleges to Work For® program. Truly great workplaces, and those on the journey to become one, stand by their commitment to faculty and staff engagement in good times, and in bad,” says Richard K. Boyer, Senior Consultant at ModernThink.

For more information and to view all current and previous recognized institutions, visit the Great Colleges program website at http://www.greatcollegesprogram.com.

ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey and analyzed the results.

About Rappahannock Community College


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Macharyas Wins Award

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Jeff’s winning entry

Jeff Macharyas, Director of Communications & Marketing at Rappahannock Community College, has been awarded first place in the “Wear a Mask, Virginia,” contest, sponsored by Virginia Capitol Connections magazine, and Wordsprint Marketing Services (Wytheville/Blacksburg, Virginia).

First announced June 1, 2020, the contest encouraged submissions highlighting the importance of wearing a mask to stop the spread of COVID-19. The entries will be featured in the Fall 2020 issue of Virginia Capitol Connections magazine. The eleven finalists can be seen here: https://lnkd.in/dGa3HKi

Of the prizes offered to the first place winner, Macharyas chose a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation.

Jeff is certified in Google Analytics and Adobe Visual Design. He earned his AS from (Indian River Community College – Ft. Pierce, Florida), Bachelor’s in Communications (Florida State University), miniMBA in Social Media Marketing (Rutgers University) and Master’s in Cybersecurity/Computer Forensics (Utica College). Jeff has been a correspondent for opensource.com for the past four years.

Dr. Jeff Hayman

Dr. Jeff Hayman Joins RCC

Dr. Jeff Hayman Named Chief Information Officer at Rappahannock Community College

Dr. Jeff Hayman

Dr. Jeff Hayman

Dr. Jeff Hayman joined the RCC family on September 10, 2020. Dr. Hayman is serving as the College’s Chief Information Officer, overseeing the IT team. Dr. Hayman holds a Doctor of Science degree in Cybersecurity from Capitol Technology University, a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and a B.A. in Sociology from Western Maryland College.

Dr. Hayman is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and former US Army Master Aviator. While in the Army, he served in a variety of roles including Commander of Gray Army Airfield, Fort Lewis, Washington; and Chief of the Network for the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk. After retirement, he taught cybersecurity curriculum both in the US and Germany, looked for missing army aircraft in Vietnam, and served as a military advisor to Paramount and New Dominion Pictures.

Most recently, Dr. Hayman has served as a private cybersecurity consultant and adjunct faculty member for multiple colleges and universities, including RCC. He frequently presents guest lectures to groups and occasional news programs. Jeff and his wife, Jeane, live in Reedville with their two dogs, Piper and Rustle.


Learn Quickbooks

quickbooksFundamentals of Small Business Accounting Using Quickbooks
If you own or work in a small business and are currently using or plan to use Quickbooks accounting software, then this class is for you. Topics covered in this session include setting up databases tailored to your company profile, vendor invoicing and billing, employee payroll, banking services, and documentation and reporting of accounting activities.
*Class may be taught via Zoom and Interactive Video at additional campuses

Sep. 15 – Oct. 20 – 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Kilmarnock Center – $179
Jan. 28 – Mar. 4 – 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Glenns Campus – $179

Advanced Small Business Accounting Using Quickbooks
Building on the Quickbooks Level 1 course or for the experienced Quickbooks user, this class will focus on principles of small business accounting including best practices and common pitfalls. Some aspects particular to non-profit agencies also covered.
*Class may be taught via Zoom and Interactive Video at additional campuses

Nov. 10 – Nov. 24 – 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Kilmarnock Center – $179

Call RCC Today! 804-758-6750

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Quantitative Reasoning at RCC



Quantitative reasoning is the ability to understand and use quantitative information to form solid conclusions.
It involves the application of basic mathematical and critical thinking skills to draw justified conclusions from facts and evidence available at hand.
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