On October 3, a number of Rappahannock Community College students were honored as “A” Club members during a celebratory luncheon sponsored by the college’s Student Support Services (SSS) Office. The “A” Club luncheons, held soon after the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, single out SSS participants who were enrolled in at least two classes during the preceding semester(s), and earned an A or an S (satisfactory) in each class.
Those receiving certificates on this occasion were: Kate Brock, Krista Crittendon, Lachelle DeGroat, Alexandra Kost, James Sink, and April Twist, all of Gloucester County; Monisha Holmes, King and Queen County; Jessica Ray, Lancaster County; Misha Beverley and Georgiana Lee, Middlesex County; Alexis Simpson, Northumberland County; Elliot Bibbens, Richmond County; and Christina Alvarez and Mariona Taylor, Westmoreland County. Pictured, left to right: Georgiana Lee, Jessica Ray, April Twist, Monisha Holmes, Elliot Bibbens, and James Sink. At the rear is RCC’s president, Dr. Elizabeth Crowther.
The SSS program was established by the United States Department of Education to help remove social, cultural, and economic barriers to higher education, and provides RCC students who meet its guidelines with individualized academic and personal counseling, tutoring, and cultural and social enrichment opportunities. The Department of Education makes these services available through the TRIO series of federal grant programs.