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Posted on February 22, 2023

February 1, 2023 Richard Bland College is pleased to announce its status as an Affiliate of the Transfer Scholars Network (TSN), a program dedicated to expanding transfer from two-year colleges to […]

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RBC Office of Research & Innovation Gets $694,000 Grant

Posted on January 23, 2023

When the novel coronavirus pandemic shut down education in March 2020, Tori McArtis could never have predicted just how off course she would get in her pursuit of a psychology […]

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Posted on December 5, 2022

Richard Bland College (RBC), Virginia’s selective, two-year, residential, liberal arts transfer institution, was born through innovation. In 1959, years before the Virginia Community College system was imagined, Frank Ernst – […]

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RBC Coaches Training National Champions

Posted on December 5, 2022

RBC Coaches Training National Champions By Abigail Holmes The college brought on a husband and wife coaching team, Stephanie Champine and Shaun Dryden, at the beginning of 2022 to build […]

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Posted on October 26, 2022

Richard Bland College’s Approach to Student Success Leads to Increased Enrollment During a time when year-over-year enrollment in higher education has declined, Richard Bland College of William & Mary (BRC) […]

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Posted on October 14, 2022

        Richard Bland College of William & Mary is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a $300,000 Department of Justice (DOJ), Office on Violence […]

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DroneUp Comes To RBC

Posted on August 24, 2022

Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that DroneUp, LLC, a leading drone flight services innovator and aviation technology provider, will invest a total of $27.2 million to expand its headquarters in the City of Virginia Beach and establish a testing, training, and R&D center at Richard Bland College in Dinwiddie County. Virginia successfully competed with Arizona, New York, North Carolina, and Texas for the projects, which will create 655 total new jobs.

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Richard Bland College Opens Its Doors to VSU Students

Posted on August 15, 2022

With Virginia State University experiencing a residential housing crunch this Fall, nearby Richard Bland College of William & Mary has stepped up to provide living assistance for more than 95 Trojan students.

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Richard Bland College Names Dr. Kim Boyd Vice President

Posted on August 8, 2022

Dr. Kimberly Boyd, who has two decades of academic and administrative experience in higher education at prominent institutions throughout the Commonwealth, has been named Vice President at Richard Bland College of William & Mary. The announcement was made by Dr. Debbie L. Sydow, President of RBC.  Dr. Boyd joined RBC in January 2022 as the College’s Chief Research and Innovation Officer, and she will retain responsibility for that area in addition to oversight of academics and student success.

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Richard Bland College Announces 2022 Commencement Speaker

Posted on May 2, 2022

Nakeina E. Douglas-Glenn, Ph.D., director and associate professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute and L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, will deliver […]

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RBC To Host Public Hearing On Tuition & Mandatory Fees

Posted on March 22, 2022

The William & Mary Board of Visitors, governing body of Richard Bland College (RBC), will host a public hearing April 20, 2022 on the proposed tuition and mandatory fees for continuing and incoming in-state, out-of-state Richard Bland students for the 2022-2023 academic year.  

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America’s Got Talent Finalist to Perform at Richard Bland College’s 5th Annual Pecan Festival

Posted on October 26, 2021

Richard Bland College of William & Mary invites all to attend the College’s 5th annual Pecan Festival on Saturday, November 6 from 11 am to 5 pm. Bring your family and friends to the Grove on RBC’s beautiful campus to celebrate the changing of the seasons. There will be a variety of craft beers, cider, and wine.

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Richard Bland College Board of Visitors Meeting

Posted on September 21, 2021

The William & Mary Board of Visitors will hold a meeting September 22-24, 2021. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct regular business of the Board. On Wednesday, September 22, the Richard Bland College Committee will meet from 2:00 – 4:00p.m. in Ernst Hall on the Richard Bland College campus, located at 11301 Johnson Road, South Prince George, VA.

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Victor Branch: “One-man RBC promoter”

Posted on September 14, 2021

Victor Branch remembers growing up in Dinwiddie County in the 1960s and 1970s as one of five siblings with a supportive family that provided endless opportunities for him.

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RBC Announces President & Dean’s List Students

Posted on June 3, 2021

Richard Bland College of William & Mary is pleased to recognize more than 225 students who have earned distinction on the President’s and Dean’s List for the 2021 spring semester. One hundred and seventeen students earned a 3.8 grade point average (GPA) and above for placement on the President’s List. An additional 119 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.

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Richard Bland College Resumes Normal Operations

Posted on May 21, 2021

After more than a year of COVID-19 related restrictions, this fall the Richard Bland College campus will look and feel familiar to employees and students when normal campus operations resume. Students will be able to attend their classes on campus or choose from a wide selection of hybrid and online options.

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Richard Bland College Announces Honor Society Inductees

Posted on May 11, 2021

Thirty students from Richard Bland College of William & Mary were recently inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for academic achievement, joining 28 RBC students in the organization. Students earning a 3.5 grade point average or higher during the academic year are eligible for membership into the Alpha Beta Omicron Chapter of PTK, which specifically honors Richard Bland students. The College now boasts 148 PTK members.

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Richard Bland College April Committee Meeting Announcement

Posted on April 14, 2021

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 Monday, April 19 from 10 am – Noon Eastern Time to receive updates and review issues since their last meeting.

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