“The roof is past its expected lifespan,” says Kim McManus, Rappahannock Community College’s vice president of finance and administrative services. He is speaking about the current renovation project at RCC’s Glenns Campus, which started last month and is expected to continue through August.
The project will secure the roof against high winds as well as correcting its tendency to leak, and is being combined with an upgrade of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. “It makes sense to do both at the same time,” says McManus.
Despite the yellow warning tape and hard hats, RCC is still open for business. Classes are being scheduled around the construction, as portions of the building are shut down for safety reasons and later reopened.
Most recently, the student lounge area of the campus building was cordoned off, forcing the students at Glenns to gather in other parts of the campus in between classes — but on March 17 the student lounge will reopen. In addition, the Glenns Testing Center moves to room 158 as of March 15.
Persons seeking more information should contact RCC’s dean of student development, Anne Kornegay, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For specific questions regarding the construction itself, contact Kim McManus, RCC’s vice president of finance and administrative services at email@example.com.