Entries by Abby Parsons

Black History Month Spotlight: Basheer Abdul-Malik

By Abby Parsons This February, Rappahannock Community College celebrates Black History Month. Our faculty and staff tell us what Black History Month means to them and their own personal histories. Our final feature of the series is Basheer Abdul-Malik, Administrative Assistant of Dual Enrollment at RCC. Basheer Abdul-Malik was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother […]

Black History Month Spotlight: Paulina Johnson

By Abby Parsons This February, faculty and staff tell us what Black History Month means to them and their own personal histories. Our second feature is on Paulina Johnson, RCC’s Library Acquisitions Specialist who has been an employee of the college for almost 25 years. An Inspired Childhood Paulina Johnson was born in Richmond County. She […]

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 […]