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Image caption: RCC’s status as a “Military Friendly School” allows it to display this logo at its website.
RCC ranked as military friendly
February 9, 2016

Military Friendly®, a division of Victory Media, Inc., has recently listed Rappahannock Community College as a “military friendly” school. These lists, published every year since 2003, name schools and employers…

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….

A number of RCC students were recently invited to join the college’s “A” Club in recognition of their excellent grades. Left to right: RCC’s president, Dr. Elizabeth Crowther; and students Andrea Davis, Melissa Benefield, Emily Cialone, Meaghan Cole, Kermit LeBlanc, and Doris Kendall.
Luncheon at RCC honors A Club members
February 9, 2016

On January 29, a number of Rappahannock Community College students were recognized as “A” Club members during a celebratory luncheon sponsored by the college’s Student Support Services (SSS) Office. The…

Military Friendly logo
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.

Graduation Cap-Mortar Board
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.

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,…

Virginia Education Wizard - Imagine Game
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)…

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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