A Virtual Reality At RBC
Message from: President Debbie L. Sydow, Ph.D.
As the utilization of technology for teaching and learning continues to expand in higher education, Richard Bland College is on the forefront of both innovation and research among two-year colleges. This past year, our newly formed Research & Innovation unit, led by Kim Boyd, Ph.D., has secured more than $3 million dollars in grants, with another $6 million pending. The College has far surpassed expectations, and we are optimistic about future opportunities for state and federal grants that support STEM, campus safety as it relates to violence prevention, reengagement of COVID Traumatized Students, and the newly formed RBC Global Gateway.
At Richard Bland College, we value research, and we promote innovation. This third edition of Inside RBC Magazine is dedicated to that focus. As you read about newly formed community partnerships and grant program initiatives, also take a moment to learn about the incredible accomplishments of RBC alumni and athletes. The RBC family is incredibly proud of this year’s accomplishments. Drone technology and aviation have become more than a virtual reality at RBC. Research and innovation have literally taken off!