Press Releases from RCC


Contact RCC’s Director of Communications 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.

RCC Educational Foundation Receives $2.7 Million Charitable Gift

The Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. (RCC EFI) is the recipient of a $2.7 million charitable gift from Dr. S. Stuart Flanagan. Dr. Flanagan has devoted his professional life to teaching and much of his philanthropic life to providing low-income students the opportunity to attend institutions of higher education. The funds form the Flanagan […]


Re-Employ Virginia (REV)

Rappahannock Community College (RCC) is offering free tuition and training for residents whose employment status has been affected by COVID-19.  Residents must act by December 14, 2020 to take advantage of this exciting opportunity that is funded through the state’s new Re-employing Virginians (REV) Initiative.  Visit to learn more, find eligible programs, and sign […]

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Fitness & Wellness Classes

— 𝗬𝗼𝗴𝗮 | 𝗙𝗶𝘁𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗪𝗮𝗹𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 | 𝗛𝗶𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 | 𝗙𝗶𝘁𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 | 𝗕𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗣𝗘   Now is a perfect time to enroll in physical education and wellness courses at RCC and get moving again with purpose!   Classes range from 1-2 credits in Yoga, Fitness Walking, Hiking, Fitness Wellness and Basic PE principles.   Contact RCC […]

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Prepare Yourself for Tomorrow

— Fall Classes Begin August 24 — Enroll Now! Start at RCC Today and Prepare Yourself for Tomorrow. “If you are out of work, under-employed, looking to start college, or planning on attending VCU, ODU, VT, JMU, or another Virginia college — then now is the time to learn the skills that can jump-start a […]

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Elizabeth Walters: Optics, Photonics and Metamaterials

Elizabeth Walters credits Rappahannock Community College for allowing her to explore her many interests before moving on to Virginia Commonwealth University where she is now a double major in physics and electrical engineering with a minor in math. Elizabeth began her RCC educational journey as an Essex County home-schooled student who took high school classes […]

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Why RCC is the Right Choice for You to Prepare for a Better Tomorrow

We are now in the second half of what is probably the most difficult year in our lifetime. 2020 started with great promise but was soon brought down by the growing COVID-19 pandemic and the economic strain it brought to Virginia, America, and the world. Nearly 40 million jobs have been lost in the United […]


Warsaw’s Maria Martinez Acosta Awarded Dana B. Hamel Scholarship

The Dana B. Hamel Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship, established in 2016 by friends and family, honors the founding Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System for his unselfish devotion and brilliant leadership. This annual scholarship provides financial assistance to students who demonstrate potential for public service and educational leadership. Dr. Hamel celebrates his 97th birthday on […]

Correctional Center Student Starts New Life with RCC Degree

by Jennifer Rose Bryant Chris Holman’s early family life and inherent nature impacted his choices and lifestyle. He and his older brother were raised by a single mom doing her best in a difficult situation. Life on the north side of Richmond revolved around drugs, violence, and poverty. Like any young man he wanted excitement, […]