Press Releases from RCC

Contact RCC’s Public Information Officer 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.


From student to graduate to employee, meet Rebecca Guest

Rebecca Guest, a former RCC student, has returned to her alma mater. And from all accounts, everyone is glad that she came back.

Jason Chen

Middlesex’s Jason Chen wins RCC Writing Competition

Chen was inspired to write the paper by his dual interest in finances and environmental sciences, stating that both were a passion of his.

Evon Cobb, Class of 2017 representative

Evon Cobb to represent the RCC Class of 2017 for Commencement

Evon Cobb is the Class of 2017 representative and will share the stage with other academic and business luminaries.

RCC counselor Sandy Darnell

Sandy Darnell to carry the ceremonial mace for Commencement

Sandy Darnell will carry the ceremonial mace as part of Rappahannock Community College’s 45th Commencement ceremonies on May 12.

Jane Watkins

Jane G. Watkins to give keynote at RCC Commencement

Jane G. Watkins, former CEO and president of Virginia Credit Union, will serve as the keynote speaker for the Class of 2017.

Helen Murphy

Helen Turner Murphy to be presented an Honorary Degree

Helen Turner Murphy will be presented an Honorary Degree for her many years of work on behalf of the College on May 12.


Dine for a Cause Raises Almost $5,000 for RCC Educational Foundation

Over a three-week period in March, the Tides Inn restaurant in Irvington, participated in a special fundraiser where 30% of their meal checks were donated to the RCC Educational Foundation.

RCC's Technology Team

RCC Earns 3rd Place in Annual Digital Community Colleges Survey

RCC is ranked as the 3rd Best Community College, by the Center for Digital Education in their 2016-17 Digital Community Colleges survey.

Dr. Dorothy Cooke

Dr. Dorothy Cooke honored by the Virginia Community College System for “Leadership in Philanthropy”

Dr. Dorothy Cosby Cooke, of Gloucester, Virginia, has received the 12th Annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy.

Phi Theta Kappa

Despite storm, RCC Inducts Students into Honor Society

At the forefront of an impending storm, RCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society ceremony prevailed on Friday, April 21, inducting more than 70 students.