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RCC to celebrate 50 years with open house Saturday

Rappahannock Community College will hold a number of celebrations next year to mark 50 years of service to the community, including an open house at the Glenns campus on Saturday.

On Jan. 9, 1970, the local board of the newly formed Rappahannock Community College met for the first time to chart the course of the only institution for higher education in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. In 2020, RCC will commemorate this meeting with events celebrating the past, present, and future of the college, a release stated.

A ceremony acknowledging this first board meeting will take place in Urbanna in the morning of Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, with an unveiling of a plaque at the Chesapeake Inn. That event is by invitation only. In the afternoon, there will be campus-wide celebrations.

On Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, from 1 to 4 p.m., the community is invited to an open house celebration at the Glenns campus. Festivities kick off with a short program beginning at 1:30 p.m. R. Michael “Mi...

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