Rappahannock Community College dean Leslie Smith of Essex will be the featured speaker at the school’s 41st commencement, scheduled for Friday at 6:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the Warsaw campus.
Smith has also been invited to bear the college mace in the procession, honoring her as one of a distinguished group of individuals who have been singled out over RCC’s 43-year history as outstanding examples of service and leadership, said an RCC spokesperson.
Smith’s position as dean of technology and distance learning involves seeing to it that RCC students, faculty and staff have the training and the technology tools they need to be successful, a release stated.
Smith holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business from Radford University, and has also completed graduate coursework from Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia State University.
"I call myself an original RCC faculty member," Smith said, "as I started when the Warsaw Campus was new, and also attended the first RCC graduation 40 years ago."
The public is invited to attend the commencement.