Press Releases from RCC

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.

RCC students visit nation’s capital on August 23

RCC students visit nation’s capital

On August 23, Rappahannock Community College’s Student Support Services (SSS) and Student Development Offices jointly sponsored a field trip to Washington, D.C., where the group of students and SSS staff took a self-guided tour of the White House, and visited several of the museums and galleries that make up the Smithsonian Institute. “The entire trip […]

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Well-rounded English professor joins RCC faculty

A notable addition to Rappahannock Community College’s Fall 2016 faculty is Dr. Mary Gena McKinley, who comes to RCC after teaching both English and philosophy for eight years at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, North Carolina. McKinley holds a bachelor of arts degree from East Carolina University, a master of arts in philosophy from […]

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RCC-RILL class looks at the Bay in depth

The Chesapeake Bay is changing—and not for the better. Find out what the changes consist of, and what counter-measures are being planned, with a new course from the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL). “A Changing Bay,” taught by several Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) experts, will be offered […]

A class of ten students has recently graduated from the four-week truck-driver training course offered by RCC in cooperation with CDS Tractor Trailer Training

RCC-Workforce students graduate from truck-driving class

In response to the high demand for qualified truck drivers, Rappahannock Community College’s Workforce Development division, in cooperation with CDS Tractor Trailer Training, recently awarded certificates to ten graduates of its Class A commercial motor vehicles training program. The RCC-WF students completed their 160 hours of training—two weeks of classroom work followed by two weeks […]

James “Bud” Robertson will discuss his latest book, “After the Civil War: The Heroes, Villains, Soldiers, and Civilians Who Changed America.”

Historian speaks on Civil War to RCC’s Friends of the Library

On September 23, former Virginia Tech professor James “Bud” Robertson will speak to the Friends of the Rappahannock Community College-Richmond County Public Library on the subject of his latest book, “After the Civil War: The Heroes, Villains, Soldiers, and Civilians Who Changed America.” One of the most distinguished of all Civil War historians, Robertson was […]

“Nature of Dogs” will be held October 7, 14, and 21 at RCC’s Warsaw Campus

RCC-RILL class explores canine evolution

Back by popular demand . . . “Nature of Dogs,” a class from the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL), is being repeated for the benefit of those who could not attend previously. The three sessions, to be held October 7, 14, and 21 (Fridays), from 1 to 3 p.m., […]

Northern Neck Association of Realtors scholarship awarded to RCC freshman A. Moore

Realtors’ scholarship supports RCC student

A $2000 scholarship funded by the Northern Neck Association of Realtors (NNAR) and administered by the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation, Inc., (RCC EFI) will help 2016 Essex High School graduate Ashley Moore to obtain RCC’s Associate of Arts and Sciences transfer degree. After using her RCC degree to transfer to a four-year school, Moore […]

“Jabali Afrika” will appear on September 14 at the Westmoreland Players’ Theater in Callao, and on September 15 at RCC’s Glenns Campus.

RCC sponsors African fusion trio

Two concerts sponsored by the Rappahannock Community College Student Activities Office will feature “Jabali Afrika,” a musical group with a unique blend of fusion and African rhythms. The group will appear on Wednesday, September 14, at 4 p.m., at the Westmoreland Players’ Theater (16217 Richmond Road, Callao); and on Thursday, September 15, at 12 noon, […]

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RCC-RILL addresses energy costs

Just in time to prepare for winter heating bills, the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) is offering a new class: “Save on Home Energy Costs!” The three sessions will be taught by energy expert Ron Saunders on October 7, 14, and 21 (Fridays), from 1 to 3 p.m., at […]

Since the Spring 2016 semester, RCC’s associate-degree nursing and practical nursing programs have benefited from the extensive knowledge and teaching talents of assistant professor Leslie Lantz.

RCC nursing faculty gains experienced instructor

Since the Spring 2016 semester, Rappahannock Community College’s associate-degree (ADN) nursing and practical nursing (PN) programs have benefited from the extensive knowledge and teaching talents of assistant professor Leslie Lantz. In addition to her advanced credentials in nursing, Lantz has experienced years of nursing practice and clinical management. Lantz graduated from James Madison University with […]