Kathryn Scott left her hometown of Warsaw to attend a four-year university after completing high school. But, after one year—and a change in career path—she returned to Warsaw to continue her education at RCC.
Attending RCC gave Scott the opportunity to focus on core curriculum classes, earn her Associate’s Degree and play the sport she loved—softball. When Kathryn started at RCC there wasn’t a softball team so she and her friend and classmate, Maria Passagaluppi, decided to create one. They approached college president, Dr. Elizabeth Crowther, with the idea and she approved. Dr. Crowther instructed them to find a coach and they would make the team a reality. Kathryn’s father, Reggie Brann, accepted the coaching position and they fielded the first RCC softball team in 2006.
Brann still coaches the RCC Gulls and is in the process of building a 2019 team and always looking for new talent. RCC became the first community college in Virginia to play softball against other colleges, both two- and four-year institutions.
Kathryn credits RCC with her success today. With an Associate’s Degree from RCC, she transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She is employed with Virginia Family Dentistry, in Richmond, as a full-time dental hygienist.