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.

Basheer Abdul-Malik

Black History Month Spotlight: Basheer Abdul-Malik

By Abby Parsons This February, Rappahannock Community College celebrates Black History Month. Our faculty and staff tell us what Black History Month means to them and their own personal histories. Our final feature of the series is Basheer Abdul-Malik, Administrative Assistant of Dual Enrollment at RCC. Basheer Abdul-Malik was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother […]

Paulina Johnson

Black History Month Spotlight: Paulina Johnson

By Abby Parsons This February, faculty and staff tell us what Black History Month means to them and their own personal histories. Our second feature is on Paulina Johnson, RCC’s Library Acquisitions Specialist who has been an employee of the college for almost 25 years. An Inspired Childhood Paulina Johnson was born in Richmond County. She […]

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 […]