After graduating high school in 2012, Deltaville’s Chris Sheppard was afraid that he wouldn’t be able to get into a college because of some struggles he had in some high school classes due to his learning disability. Fortunately, he was able to attend Rappahannock Community College.
A Welcoming Environment at RCC
Once he became a student at RCC, he was able to get special accommodations for his learning disability and was able to learn the material better. “RCC was always there to help me out with my classes and helped explain them to me so I could understand,” Chris says.
All the faculty and staff helped Chris out while he was at RCC; everyone was so friendly and were always there to help if he had questions, including when he became a student ambassador and a student worker in the library. “I was very honored to have those positions!” Chris is proud to say.
After graduating from RCC in 2016, Chris worked on strengthening his life skills and obtaining his driver’s license while attending the Woodrow Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center in Fishersville, Virginia. After, completing his time at Woodrow Wilson and had graduated, Chris landed a job as an area host at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. “I want to thank everyone who helped me get to where I am today. Who knows, maybe you’ll see me at Busch Gardens, feel free to say hello if you do!” Chris says.