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Richard Bland Earns Accreditation For the Next Decade

Posted on September 23, 2020

Richard Bland College of William & Mary has been approved for reaffirmation of accreditation through 2029 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), a regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

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Richard Bland College Committee Meeting Announcement

Posted on September 17, 2020

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.

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RBC Representatives Selected to the William & Mary Board of Visitors

Posted on September 14, 2020

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.

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Richard Bland College Cancels 2020 Pecan Festival

Posted on September 9, 2020

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.

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Richard Bland College Students Return to a Safe & Secure Campus

Posted on August 20, 2020

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.

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Richard Bland College Committee Meeting Announcement

Posted on August 13, 2020

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.

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Adapted Learning This Fall

Posted on July 30, 2020

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.

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Elite Learner Success Lab Heads to Richard Bland College

Posted on July 20, 2020

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).

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RBC Continues Partnership With Chesterfield Chamber for Leadership Chesterfield

Posted on June 29, 2020

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.

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Campus Reopening Report and Recommendations

Posted on June 15, 2020

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.

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Cameron Foundation Grant Connects RBC Students to Graduation

Posted on June 8, 2020

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.

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RBC Task Force on Racial Justice and Equity

Posted on June 3, 2020

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.

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RBC Celebrates Class of 2020

Posted on May 19, 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.

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RBC Keeps Tuition Affordable

Posted on May 18, 2020

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.

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RBC Honors High-Achieving Students & Faculty

Posted on May 6, 2020

Richard Bland College of William & Mary recently honored students and faculty in a combined Academic Excellence Awards and Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society virtual ceremony.

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RBC to Hold Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Posted on April 23, 2020

Commencement 2020 at Richard Bland College of William & Mary will be streamed virtually for graduates on May 13 at 6 pm. Victor K. Branch ’82, Richmond Market President for Bank of America and recipient of the College’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2017, will deliver the keynote address. Alden Di Dio, Vice President of the Student Assembly, will speak on behalf of the Class of 2020.

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Richard Bland College Announces Public Hearing on Budget

Posted on April 22, 2020

The Board of Visitors of the College of William & Mary will host a public hearing on the college’s budget and finances, including proposed tuition for continuing and incoming in-state, out-of-state undergraduate students for the 2020-2021 academic year. The time, date and location of the public hearing that will take place is yet to be determine as the College addresses its ongoing COVID-19 response.

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RBC Helping to Connect the Community

Posted on April 15, 2020

Richard Bland College of William & Mary is providing students and community members free WiFi access in the parking lot outside Maze Hall on Johnson Road. The College has expanded access to help provide Internet service for those without connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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