Entries by Jeff Macharyas

Kimberly Johnson

by Jennifer Rose Bryant “My time at RCC was very positive,” says alumna Kimberly Johnson. “Nothing but positive memories.” Kimberly Johnson was raised by her grandmother in Westmoreland County and money was tight. She didn’t have a car during her first year at RCC but she was able to get to the Warsaw campus with […]

Trooper J. Travis Kilman

by Jennifer Rose Bryant Trooper J. Travis Kilman, a Warsaw native, is one of the Virginia State Police’s newest Academy graduates. “Always help those in need, treat everyone with respect, continue to challenge yourself, and never stop learning,” is Trooper Kilman’s personal motto that he lives by every day. After graduating from Rappahannock High School, […]

Nick Shaw: General Engineering Technology

Nick Shaw is a student at Rappahannock Community College in the General Engineering Technology: Electrical and Instrumentation program in Glenns, Virginia. He recently completed a very competitive paid 16-week internship at WestRock (a corrugated packaging company) in West Point, Virginia. At the conclusion of his internship, Nick was asked to give a presentation to management […]

Start Your HVAC Career Today

𝗛𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗩𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝗶𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2022, the HVAC field will experience a 𝟐𝟏% 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐣𝐨𝐛 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐭𝐡. HVAC techs will continue to be in high-demand for a long time. HVAC jobs can never be outsourced and techs will always be on site, which means that they […]

Charlie Phouminh: From Laos to America

By Jennifer Rose Bryant Charlie Phouminh In 2009, Charlie Phouminh and his older sister said goodbye to their friends, family and the only home they had ever known: Laos, in Southeast Asia. They boarded a plane for a faraway, foreign country of opportunity and promise, the United States. Charlie was 10. Greeting them in America […]

Start a Cool Career in HVAC

Start a really cool career as an HVAC technician  with evening classes at RCC-New Kent 𝗔𝗶𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗜  M/W 6-8:50 pm 𝗖𝗶𝗿𝗰𝘂𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹𝘀 𝗜  T/Th 6-8:50 pm contact Robert Griffin rgriffin@rappahannock.edu Application takes only 15 minutes

April Twist: Improvise, Adapt and Overcome

By Jennifer Rose Bryant April Twist Yes, April Twist is her real name! April Dawn Twist to be exact. As a student at Gloucester High School, April enjoyed participating in ROTC, but ultimately chose not to pursue a career in the military. Graduating from Gloucester High in 2011, she took to heart the motto she […]

Having a Local College Provides a Unique Opportunity

By Jennifer Rose Bryant Audrey Lowery On a summer day in June 1973, Rappahannock Community College held its first graduation ceremony at the Glenns campus location. Eleven certificates and 40 degrees were presented to the students that day. Audrey Lowery was one of them. More than 46 years later, she says, “I’ve had a very […]