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Richard Bland College Committee Meeting Announcement
In accordance with Va. Code § 2.2-3708.2, the Richard Bland College (RBC) Committee of the William & Mary Board of Visitors will meet by electronic communication means on Tuesday, September 22 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time to receive updates and review issues since the last meeting of the Richard Bland College Committee.
RBC Representatives Selected to the William & Mary Board of Visitors
Richard Bland College of William & Mary President Debbie L. Sydow has announced that Dr. Tiffany Birdsong, Assistant Professor of Psychology and second-year student Sarah Moncure, have been appointed by the William and Mary Board of Visitors as the Faculty Representative and Student Representative for the 2020-21 academic year.
Richard Bland College Cancels 2020 Pecan Festival
For the safety of our patrons, merchants, volunteers, artists, staff and students, due to the unpredictable and ongoing threat posed by the spread of COVID-19, and in accordance with our government officials’ phased approach to group gatherings, Richard Bland College has made the difficult decision to cancel the Pecan Festival scheduled for Oct. 24 at the College.
Richard Bland College Students Return to a Safe & Secure Campus
To safeguard student and employee safety, Richard Bland College of William & Mary will be welcoming fewer students to campus for the start of the fall academic semester that begins Monday, August 24.
Richard Bland College Committee Meeting Announcement
In accordance with Va. Code § 2.2-3708.2, the Richard Bland College (RBC) Committee of the William & Mary Board of Visitors will meet by electronic communication means on Tuesday, August 18 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to review RBC’s reopening plan. The meeting will be held in accordance with Item 4-0.01.g of the 2020 Appropriation Act, which provides governing boards with the ability to hold meetings electronically without a quorum present while the Commonwealth is under a State of Emergency.
Adapted Learning This Fall
Jessica Noll, host of WTVR’s Virginia This Morning (at left), recently interviewed Director of Student Success Celia Brockway on the upcoming fall semester at RBC. Check out the video on the return to campus fall.
Elite Learner Success Lab Heads to Richard Bland College
Richard Bland College of William & Mary is one of only 10 institutions across the country that has been selected to participate in the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Learner Success Laboratory (LSL).
RBC Continues Partnership With Chesterfield Chamber for Leadership Chesterfield
Richard Bland College of William & Mary and the Chesterfield Chamber are partnering to present Leadership Chesterfield, a strategic program designed to educate rising business leaders on how to grow and strengthen business networking and civic engagement.
RBC Announces President & Dean’s List Students
Richard Bland College of William & Mary is pleased to recognize more than 200 students who have earned distinction on the President’s and Dean’s List for the 2020 spring semester. Ninety students earned a 3.8 grade point average (GPA) and above for placement on the President’s List. An additional 118 students rated Dean’s List status with a 3.25 to 3.79 GPA. All students are required to carry a minimum of 12 credit hours to earn academic distinction.
Campus Reopening Report and Recommendations
Richard Bland College’s mission is to prepare our students for a lifetime of endless potential. Even in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic, RBC’s administration, faculty, and staff continue to work hard to uphold this mission.
Cameron Foundation Grant Connects RBC Students to Graduation
The Richard Bland College Foundation has received a COVID-19 Emergency Grant from the Petersburg-based Cameron Foundation to purchase mobile hotspots that will enable students to continue remote learning during, and beyond, the coronavirus pandemic.
RBC Task Force on Racial Justice and Equity
Richard Bland College opened in 1961, the same year that 13 Freedom Riders boarded a Greyhound bus in Washington, D.C., to tour the southern states in protest of segregated bus terminals.
RBC Celebrates Class of 2020
Richard Bland College of William & Mary celebrated the Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement ceremony that awarded associate degrees to 252 graduates. In addition to remarks from W&M Rector John Littel and RBC President Debbie Sydow, RBC and W&M alumnus Victor Branch delivered the keynote address at the 57th annual commencement.
RBC Keeps Tuition Affordable
The William & Mary Board of Visitors has unanimously voted not to increase tuition rates for in-state students enrolling at Richard Bland College. This is the second straight year that the board has voted not to raise tuition, making RBC’s tuition one of the lowest in Virginia for the 2020-21 academic year.
RBC Student Thriving With Local Chamber of Commerce
Richard Bland College of William & Mary sophomore TeeAnn Allison is serving as an intern with Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce for the spring semester. “RBC is excited to partner with the Hopewell/Prince George Chamber of Commerce to assist in finding interns for its members,” says RBC Provost Maria E. Dezenberg. “This experience will not […]
Statesman Scholar Solomon Asare
As a first-generation college student, Solomon Asare is fulfilling life-long dreams shared by him and his Ghanaian parents by earning his associate degree at Richard Bland College next year and then transfering to William and Mary. “I feel really proud for myself and my parents for the opportunity they’ve provided me to earn an education […]
Statesman Scholar Treyvian Hall
When Treyvion Hall accepts his associate degree at Richard Bland College’s Commencement Ceremony on May 11, the 17-year-old will reach a major academic milestone as a first-generation college graduate. On June 9, Hall will earn another milestone. The Petersburg High School student will receive his high school diploma. Hall is part of RBC’s Middle College Program […]
Statesman Scholar Parrish Family
When Alyssa Parrish receives her diploma from Richard Bland College of William & Mary in a few weeks, she will share the excitement with a very special classmate. “No one in the graduating class can say they’re graduating with their dad,” explains Alyssa, “and they’re going to call my name first,” she jokes of the […]
Statesman Scholar Jeremiah Foltz
The associate degree Jeremiah Foltz is pursuing at Richard Bland College of William & Mary is a two-year program, but the ambitious Winchester native is determined to make a positive mark on the campus that will have lasting effects for years to come. “When I first arrived at Richard Bland, I thought I would focus […]
Statesman Scholar David Roane
Life is about finding a balance for David Roane, and it’s one he found while pursuing an education at Richard Bland College of William & Mary. As he fulfills his duties with the U.S. Army Reserves, Roane also carries a full course load at RBC and excels at his studies. “College has always been my […]
Statesman Scholar Angela Lyons
Working in law enforcement is in Angela Lyons’ blood, and she found her path to a career in it at Richard Bland College of William & Mary. “My dad is a police chaplain, and I’ve gone to the department with him,” Lyons explains. “I have always had an interest in investigations, and I would love […]
Statesman Scholar Leke Robinson
Leke Robinson is living proof that some of life’s greatest successes can start by simply moving outside of a comfort zone. “Sometimes I still don’t believe it. It just doesn’t feel real,” says Robinson, a member of the Class of 2019 at Richard Bland College of William & Mary. As a high school student, Robinson […]
Statesman Scholar Simon Kotto
On any given day at Richard Bland College of William & Mary, Simon Kotto can be found strumming his guitar. It’s a welcome diversion for the talented honor student from studying math and physics or learning a new language. Kotto says making the decision to attend Richard Bland was based on the College’s academic programs […]
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