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.

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“A beautiful graduation day” for RCC’s 42nd Commencement

  On Friday, May 9, at Rappahannock Community College’s 42nd Commencement ceremony, college officials bestowed degrees and certificates on close to 200 members of the Class of 2014 who attended the ceremony. While the official lists of graduates cannot be finalized until mid-June (after high school graduations), the total number of degrees and certificates awarded […]

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Rappahannock Nursing graduates mark their achievement

At the end of the Spring 2014 semester, 41 students completed Rappahannock Community College’s associate-degree nursing (ADN) program. They received pins to mark their achievement at a May 9 ceremony, held on RCC’s Warsaw Campus, with a reception at the nearby Cobham Park Baptist Church. An invocation by graduating student Alice Gilbert opened the ceremony. […]

RCC's Prof. Ellen Vest

EMS director named “Educator of the Year”

Rappahannock Community College is proud to recognize Ellen Vest, the director of its emergency medical services (EMS) programs, as the winner of the Peninsulas EMS Pre-Hospital Educator of the Year Award for the entire area of coastal Virginia bounded by the James and Potomac Rivers. This honor, based on Vest’s outstanding work with RCC’s EMS […]

Phi Theta Kappa

Academic honor society adds new members at RCC

On April 22, Rappahannock Community College’s Alpha Lambda Omicron chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society inducted 55 new student members. The featured speaker at the event was Dr. Karen Newtzie, who recently retired from RCC’s full-time faculty, but still teaches as an adjunct faculty member. In addition, many former students remember her […]

The RCC A Club

RCC honors students who earn excellent grades

Several Rappahannock Community College students received recognition as “A” Club members during celebratory luncheons sponsored by the college’s Student Support Services (SSS) Office on April 21 and 23. The “A” Club luncheons, held during the fall and spring semesters, single out SSS participants who were enrolled in at least two classes during the preceding semester(s), […]


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