Entries by Abby Parsons

RCC President Dr. Kennedy Becomes Familiar with College and Community

Rappahannock Community College on July 1 welcomed Dr. Shannon Kennedy as its fourth president following the retirement of Dr. Elizabeth Crowther. Dr. Kennedy’s first week was filled with “meet and greets” with staff and students. “I already feel the family atmosphere and folks are clearly proud of RCC and the individual work they perform,” she said. […]

Sarah Gordon Preps Students for Success in the Sciences

Lab Instructor Sarah Gordon has worked at Rappahannock Community College for 2 1/2 years at the Warsaw Campus teaching students the hands-on skills required to work in a collegiate-level biology lab. Though her career at RCC is fairly recent, Sarah’s family history at RCC has deep roots. Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Sarah’s family moved […]

Summer STEM Camp: 3D Printing for Kids

Last week, Rappahannock Community College hosted Summer STEM Camp – a five-day intensive learning experience for children interested in science and technology. This year, participants learned throughout the week how to build, design, and print a rocket that they would later launch on the final day of camp. To conceptualize how to build their rocket, participants first […]

Richmond County Public Library is Tote-ally Creative

Yesterday afternoon, the Richmond County Public Library held a Tote Bag Decorating Event that attracted children of all ages. With fabric markers, iron-on patches, paints, buttons, and more, participants were invited to decorate blank tote bags to carry their library books. The bags also included a clear plastic sleeve to store a library card for […]

Terrarium Event Draws Audience of All Ages

This week, the Richmond County Public Library hosted a variety of visitors to build their own terrariums on campus. Attendees ranged in age from 3 to 70 years old, who each put their imaginations to the test to design a miniature ecosystem. Finding Creativity in Nature Terrariums date back to the early 1840s, when scientists […]