RCC scholarship students, donors honored at reception

The Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation Inc. (RCC EFI) recently hosted its annual Scholarship Program and President’s Reception at the White Stone Church of the Nazarene. Over 400 RCC students received close to $580,000 in competitive scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year.

Dr. Rob Gates, president of the RCC EFI board of directors, welcomed guests and talked about why this event is meaningful. “This is one of the most important dates on the foundation’s calendar,” said Gates. “We get to be here together to celebrate you, the students receiving scholarships, and the donors.” 

Students and their guests, along with members of the local and EFI boards, as well as scholarship donors, enjoyed a catered dinner and time to talk about the impact scholarships have on breaking down barriers to education. Following dinner, RCC president Shannon Kennedy recited this quote by leadership trainer John C. Maxwell, “Believing in people before they have proved themselves is the key to motivating people to reach their potential.” 

“This is exactly what our scholarship donors have done by giving funds to you, our students, without even knowing you….

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