On August 5, Camp S.W.A.G. (Success While Achieving Godliness), which is a program of Macedonia Community Development Corporation (MACorp), brought 10 middle and high school students to Rappahannock Community College’s Warsaw Campus. The S.W.A.G. program offers mentorship and fosters positive relationships for young men; this year’s week-long summer camp session, with the theme “Imagine Me,” included several college tours and other outings, and discussions on goal-setting and decision-making. The students also participated in self-defense and team-building exercises, as well as community service projects.
RCC’s dean of dual enrollment and community outreach, Canice Graziano, welcomed the group to the college. “We were so happy to host the Camp S.W.A.G. students at RCC,” she says. “The students were very engaged. They asked great questions about our programs, and were especially interested in hearing about our health science career paths.”
“We welcome any opportunity to talk to area students about their future career and educational plans!” Graziano stated.
Administrative assistant Trish Homstead gave the Camp S.W.A.G. group an overview of RCC’s Workforce and Community Development Center; Dan Ream, coordinator of library resources, showed them around the library; and Northern Neck Technical Center nurse aide instructor Brian Sydnor—a graduate of RCC’s associate-degree nursing program—conducted a tour of the nursing lab. The students then returned to the Student Lounge for pictures and interaction with the college mascot, Squall the Seagull.
Photo: Camp S.W.A.G., a program of Macedonia Community Development Corporation (MACorp), sent a group of young men to tour RCC’s Warsaw Campus on August 5. Front row, left to right: Mr. Delante Veney, Rodrigo Z. Medina, Derrick Waller, Willard Felton III, Lamont Rice, Jr., Derrick Smith, Philip Haynie IV, and Thaddus Branch, Jr. Back row, left to right: Mr. William Hines, the Rev. Willard Felton II, Johnathan A. Williams, Squall the Seagull (RCC’s mascot), Jallen Basker, Thomas M. Curry, and the Rev. Linwood T. Blizzard II.