Press Releases from RCC

Contact RCC’s Public Information Officer with any questions you might have about the following releases. Check back often as we are constantly updating our website with new information as it becomes available.

2019 Great College To Work For

RCC Named a “2019 Great College to Work For”

This honor puts Rappahannock Community College in elite company for five years running. Rappahannock Community College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For program. The results, released this week in a special insert of the Chronicle, are based […]

Dr. Shannon Kennedy standing in front of the RCC Warsaw campus with her arms crossed.

RCC President Dr. Kennedy Becomes Familiar with College and Community

Rappahannock Community College on July 1 welcomed Dr. Shannon Kennedy as its fourth president following the retirement of Dr. Elizabeth Crowther. Dr. Kennedy’s first week was filled with “meet and greets” with staff and students. “I already feel the family atmosphere and folks are clearly proud of RCC and the individual work they perform,” she said. […]

Richmond County Public Library is Tote-ally Creative

Yesterday afternoon, the Richmond County Public Library held a Tote Bag Decorating Event that attracted children of all ages. With fabric markers, iron-on patches, paints, buttons, and more, participants were invited to decorate blank tote bags to carry their library books. The bags also included a clear plastic sleeve to store a library card for […]

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] […]

RCC President Elizabeth Crowther Announces Retirement Plans

After fourteen years as Rappahannock Community College’s President, Elizabeth (Sissy) Crowther announced her intention to retire today to faculty, staff and local media.

RCC Educational Foundation reaches $11.2 million in assets

The 2017-18 Rappahannock Community College (RCC) Impact Report, available in December, relays that assets of the RCC Educational Foundation, Inc. have reached over $11.2 million.

RCC Scholarship Recipients and Donors Honored

The RCC Educational Foundation, Inc. (RCC EFI) hosted its annual scholarship program reception in October to honor and recognize 2018-19 scholarship recipients and donors.

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Two new projects to upgrade RCC’s Glenns and Warsaw Campuses

Very soon, two construction projects will be underway, which will enhance the entrance of one campus, and the functionality …

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RCC’s Nursing program wishes to announce that it will host a site review for RCC’s accreditation of its nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).