RCC commencement slated May 10

Rappahannock Community College is looking forward to its 47th commencement exercise at 6:30 p.m. May 10 at the Warsaw Campus, 52 Campus Drive, Warsaw.

Approximately 670 students will receive 1,050 awards. Additionally, 333 workforce credentials have been earned and 60 dual-enrolled students in regional high schools will receive associate degrees weeks before they graduate from high school.

“A community college graduation is a spectacular event because of the highly meaningful experience for students and families,” said president Dr. Elizabeth “Sissy” Crowther. “We serve everyone, including high-achieving high school students, first generation college students and those looking to increase their income with workplace credentials.”

As RCC gears up to its 50th anniversary, this will be Crowther’s final commencement before retirement in June. An announcement of the new RCC president will be made in May.

Julien G. Patterson, founder and past chairman of OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation, will be RCC’s commencement speaker. He will celebrate the graduates and highlight the college’s readiness to lead the region in this transition period.

Patterson founded his company in 1990 and led it to become…