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Rappahannock Community College honors scholarship recipients and donors for 2014-15

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:34 pm

A formal ceremony followed by a reception, recognizing students who won scholarships for the academic year of 2014-15 as well as the donors of those awards, was held at Rappahannock Community College’s Glenns Campus on October 22. RCC’s president, Dr. Elizabeth Crowther, welcomed attendees to the event. She acknowledged members of the College Board and the RCC Educational Foundation Board of Directors, then introduced Foundation board representative and long-time friend

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  • Rappahannock Community College honors American veterans

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Veteran of the armed forces, Beal Carter assured RCC students and staff that he considers the role of a soldier to be a worthwhile one.

    As a tribute to the military services whose members put their lives on the line every day to defend our nation, both Rappahannock Community College campuses observed Veterans’ Day with a short ceremony of recognition and commemoration. Members of the junior ROTC groups of King and Queen Central and Rappahannock High Schools presented the colors as RCC’s Sandy Henderson sang the national anthem. RCC dual enrollment recruiter Hutt Williams, the

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  • St. Margaret’s School makes plans for utilization of $140,000 grant from Jessie Ball duPont Fund

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    St. Margaret’s School, an independent girl’s high school in Tappahannock, Virginia, will use a $140,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to capitalize on its riverfront location and develop environmental and sustainability initiatives within the school and the region. The grant was among 15 awards, valued at $1.9 million, made by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund trustees at their fourth quarter meeting. St. Margaret’s sits on a bluff overlooking

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  • Rappahannock Community College merits Dominion grant

    Posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Representatives of RCC’s science faculty happily accept a $35,000 check from James Beasley, external affairs manager of Dominion Virginia Resources. Left to right: biology instructor Lisa Tuckey; science lab assistant Inigo Howlett; Beasley; Charles Crook, assistant professor of chemistry and physics; and adjunct biology instructor Diane Tulipani.

    Rappahannock Community College is one of just 39 colleges in the eastern United States to receive grants for the 2014-15 school year from the Dominion Foundation (the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, parent company of Dominion Power). Projects in energy, environmental studies, engineering, or workforce development are eligible for Dominion’s Higher Education Partnerships. RCC’s $35,000 award will support the Virginia Coastal Communities program. This sequence of of specialized courses and

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  • Colonial Beach School Board officials ordered to raze burned building

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Nine months after the old Colonial Beach High School was devastated by the hands of an arsonist, town code compliance official Teresa Davis issued an order for the School Board to demolish the building within 30 days. The letter was dated Sept. 26, but was not seen until Oct. 1 when Superintendent Kevin Newman returned from a three day trip. Newman then reportedly shared the letter with school board chair

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  • Richmond County Public Schools among 22 fully accredited school divisions in Virginia for 2014-2015 school year

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 11:11 am

    It’s an ever-shrinking list. The number of school systems in the state that have met all benchmarks for full accreditation are becoming fewer and fewer. But Richmond County Public Schools is on that list. And they were the only division in the Northern Neck to make it. “We’re thrilled we were able to achieve this standard once again and feel that it once again reflects the rigor of the instructional

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  • 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year to serve as Faculty Athletics Representative at Rappahannock High School

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Pictured standing: Cleveland Winfield. In background from left are School Board Vice-Chairman Brenda Pemberton, Chairman John Brown and Superintendent Greg Smith.

    Cleveland Winfield, who was last year’s Teacher of the Year for Richmond County Public Schools, will take on the role of Faculty Athletics Representative for Rappahannock High School. At Wednesday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Greg Smith credited Winfield and RHS principal Jesse Boyd for coming up with the position, which will be implemented for the first time this school year. “We were seeing some unsatisfactory results from our student athletes

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