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Cooke receives award for philanthropy

Dr. Dorothy Cosby Cooke of Gloucester recently received the 12th annual Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. Rappahannock Community College nominated her for the award, which was presented during a ceremony at the Country Club of Virginia in Richmond on April 18.

Hosted by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, the annual event honors leading philanthropists from each of Virginia’s 23 community colleges as well as the statewide foundation. This year’s class of philanthropy leaders contributed a combined total of more than $10 million to Virginia’s community colleges.

“Dr. Cooke has been committed to the success of RCC students for many decades; first as the director of student services and then as a tireless volunteer, who created a scholarship fund that will allow hundreds of future students to access higher education at RCC,” RCC president Elizabeth Crowther said.

“Dr. Cooke may have retired as an employee o...

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