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Contact RCC’s Public Information Officer, Tom Martin, 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.

Instructor Robert Teagle will present “The Life and Times of Robert Carter III”
RCC-RILL studies Robert Carter III in 18th century Virginia
April 6, 2016

Early Virginia history will be the topic of a course soon to be sponsored by the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL). Instructor Robert Teagle…

Mount Airy, site for this year's Preakness Party fundraiser for the RCC Educational Foundation.
RCC Preakness Party restaurants, sponsors, and hosts honored
April 6, 2016

On March 21, the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation and the Preakness Party Steering Committee hosted a reception honoring both past and present donors to its annual Preakness Party fundraiser….

Gail Kenna will teach a RILL class entitled “Marilynne Robinson’s Quiet Genius: The ‘Gilead’ Trilogy.”
RCC-RILL course analyzes Pulitzer-winning author
March 25, 2016

The latest of the literature courses to be taught by popular instructor Gail Kenna under the sponsorship of the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL)…

A year-long observance will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Virginia Community College System.
Virginia’s community colleges celebrate fifty years
March 24, 2016

In 1966, the Virginia General Assembly created a community college system to address unmet needs in higher education and workforce training. By 1972 its master plan had put access to…

Dr. Paul Fairbrother gave a March 14 presentation on the evolution of bacterial resistance to antibiotics in the context of environment and science.
RCC hosts antibiotics seminar
March 24, 2016

Rappahannock Community College’s Environmental Sustainability Committee, in cooperation with its Math and Science Club, sponsored a March 14 presentation on the evolution of bacterial resistance to antibiotics in the context…

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RCC-RILL examines the economy
March 24, 2016

“Some Common Misconceptions about Important Economic Concepts,” a three-session course to be instructed by Dr. David G. Davies, will soon be offered by the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock…

Thane Harpole and Dr. David Brown will teach a Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning course, “Archaeology and Early Virginia Landscapes.
RCC-RILL surveys Virginia landscapes through historical archaeology
March 24, 2016

Veteran instructors David Brown and Thane Harpole will return to the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) this spring with “Archaeology and Early Virginia Landscapes.”…

St. Peter’s Church at Talleysville will be featured in an upcoming RCC-RILL course on the history of New Kent County.
RCC-RILL makes New Kent debut
March 24, 2016

Since its inception, the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) has instructed and stimulated adult residents of its 12-county service region with a multitude of…

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RCC-Workforce gets training coordinator
March 24, 2016

As of January 2016, Rappahannock Community College’s Workforce and Community Development Office has hired a new Education Training Consultant. Victoria Reid’s primary focus will be to plan and run the…

Sarah Dillard Pope is the new dean of college advancement at RCC.
RCC Foundation gains new leader
March 4, 2016

In December 2015, Rappahannock Community College president Elizabeth “Sissy” Crowther announces, Sarah Dillard Pope was hired as dean of college advancement at RCC. Her primary responsibility is to oversee the…

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RCC banks on new finance VP
March 4, 2016

Rappahannock Community College’s new vice president for finance and administrative services, William E. “Bill” Doyle, Jr., can point to a 38-year career in banking and financial services as a qualification…

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RCC-RILL studies Booth’s escape route
March 4, 2016

“John Wilkes Booth in King George County,” a course to be sponsored by the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) will be held on April…

Ebony Campbell and Dr. Merthia Haynie spoke on the theme of “Endless Possibilities.” Left to right: Campbell, SSS administrative officer Lorraine Justice, and Haynie
RCC’s ‘Black History Makers’ series explores Endless Possibilities
February 22, 2016

February 17 marks the third entry in the Rappahannock Community College Student Support Services (SSS) Office’s ongoing celebration of Black History Month. RCC students, faculty, and staff heard talks from…

The Milky Way Galaxy
RCC-RILL looks for life among the stars
February 22, 2016

Popular astronomy instructor Dr. Greg Boeshaar will return to the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) with “The Astronomical Search for Life in the Universe.”…

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‘Exceeding Expectations’ is latest in RCC ‘Black History Makers’ series
February 12, 2016

At the second event in the Black History Makers series, DaShana Kemp and Dr. Kelli Williams Gary spoke on the theme of “Exceeding Expectations.”

RCC Scholarship Applications are due February 16.
One more weekend to apply for RCC scholarships
February 9, 2016

For those wishing to enroll at Rappahannock Community College for the academic year of 2016-17, the last few days in which they can apply for scholarships are coming up fast,…

SSS counselor Joseph Coleman; Robert O’Neal; Lorraine Justice, the administrative officer for the SSS program at RCC; and Christopher O’Neal.
O’Neal brothers relate history at RCC
February 9, 2016

At a February 3 event celebrating Black History Month at Rappahannock Community College, Essex County brothers Robert and Christopher O’Neal explained how they achieved the success they each enjoy today….

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RCC named a “Military Friendly” school for 2016
February 5, 2016

RCC was recognized by Victory Media as a “Military Friendly” school for offering opportunities for service members and their spouses offered at the college.

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RCC degrees and certificates awarded for Fall 2015
January 29, 2016

As a service to its students, Rappahannock Community College awards degrees and certificates after each academic semester, rather than only in the spring. Graduates receive their academic credentials at the…

RCC Nursing Students
Pre-Practical Nursing curriculum debuts at RCC
January 29, 2016

The Pre-Practical Nursing program offers courses for those who complete the certificate can go directly to the second semester of Practical Nursing certificate.

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RCC-RILL course follows Lee to Fredericksburg
January 29, 2016

Continuing the popular series on the Civil War from the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) will be “Lee v. Burnside, the Battle of Fredericksburg,”…

Dana Davis of HHUGS (Helping Hands United in God’s Service); RCC graduate Rashad Rollins, who read excerpts from “I Have a Dream”; and Mary Wigmore, coordinator of the Essex County Homeless Organization (ECHO)
RCC’s MLK Day program focuses on service
January 29, 2016

“What would Dr. King want us to do?” asked Lorraine Justice, Rappahannock Community College’s Student Support Services administrative officer, who coordinated RCC’s Martin Luther King Day observance. King, she stated,…

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Updated ‘Virginia Education Wizard’ to be launched
January 29, 2016

An online tool that has been helping Rappahannock Community College students make informed choices since 2009 has just been “rebuilt from the inside out,” says Virginia Community College System (VCCS)…

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Spring comes early for RCC-RILL with terrariums, dish gardens and glass arranging
January 29, 2016

To combat the winter doldrums, the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) recommends their upcoming “The In- and Outside Glass Class,” in which instructor Laura…

RCC-RILL writing instructor Gail Kenna (center) and two of her students, Rosalie Coultrip (left) and Lucie Ogilvie (right), won awards in the prestigious “Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition.”.
RCC-RILL’s Kenna, students, shine at national writing contest
January 18, 2016

As she has done in a number of previous years, popular writing and literature instructor Gail Wilson Kenna of the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning…

Mary Savage, the VCCS’s emergency preparedness and safety manager, offered a number of useful insights for implementing college policies on campus safety and Title IX.
RCC reinforces security and safety procedures
January 18, 2016

Mary Savage, the Virginia Community College System’s emergency preparedness and safety manager, came to Rappahannock Community College on January 7. During her morning and afternoon presentations (seen at both campuses…

RCC’s nursing faculty has set up two information sessions, to be held on both campuses on January 18 and February 8.
RCC plans nursing programs information sessions
January 18, 2016

To prepare prospective students to apply to the nursing programs at Rappahannock Community College, RCC’s nursing faculty has set up two information sessions, to be held on both campuses simultaneously,…

RCC Team Math Contest - 1st Place Team
Team contest at RCC celebrates excellence in mathematics
January 8, 2016

On Friday, December 4, the annual Team Math Contest took place at both Rappahannock Community College campuses, with teams, each of three students, representing area high schools. Colonial Beach, Gloucester,…


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