News + Events from RCC

Check this page often as it will be updated with news, events and happenings at the Rappahannock Community College campuses and locations.

Jimmy Harrison: Faculty and Janitorial Staff Made RCC Experience Great

“If it hadn’t been for the positive experience that I had at RCC, I might have given up on going back to school,” says Jimmy Harrison, marine habitat specialist for NOAA Fisheries in Huntington Beach, California. After Jimmy separated from the Air Force and returned to Virginia to finish his education, he wasn’t sure how […]

Avis Hackett-Fortune delivers RCC's 2019 Student Commencement Address, May 10, 2019

RCC’s Avis Hackett-Fortune Delivers Student Commencement Address

{In song} They said I won’t make it; said I won’t be here today; said I’d never amount to anything; but I’m glad to say I made my way … and I’m graduating here again today. Good evening graduates, families, friends and faculty. I am very delighted to be here at my second graduation tonight. […]

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Frances Clark: RCC Led to a Great Nursing Career

Frances Clark grew up in a small town in South Carolina and went to the University of South Carolina to major in Art. But then life happened. She fell in love, got married, and moved to Montross (Westmoreland County), Virginia, where she realized she needed skills in order to get a job. Not really knowing […]

Dr. Shannon Kennedy

Dr. Shannon L. Kennedy Hired to Become Next President of Rappahannock Community College 

  RICHMOND – Glenn DuBois, the chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges, announced today that Dr. Shannon L. Kennedy, currently of Shelby, North Carolina has been hired to become the next president of Rappahannock Community College. Today’s announcement caps off a national search that attracted 70 applicants. “Shannon has more than two decades of higher education […]

From left: Dr. Charles Smith, Dean of Health Sciences (RCC), Dr. Jeannetta Hollins, Assistant Dean of Student Success (VCU), Dr. Tammy E. Williams, Coordinator, RN to BS Program (VCU) speak before a crowd of students at RCC's Warsaw and Glenns campuses via interactive video

VCU School of Nursing Opens Accelerated Path to a Bachelors to RCC

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing (VCU) has partnered with Rappahannock Community College to offer accelerated coursework to registered nurses who are students at the Colleges providing them a faster path to obtaining a bachelor’s degree. Students will be enrolled concurrently at VCU and RCC. “We’re looking forward to offering  RCC [as well as Southside Virginia Community College] […]


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