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Virginia's community colleges celebrate a half-century of expanding education

Culinary Student

Virginia’s community colleges came into being 50 years ago, overcoming higher-education turf battles and detractors who saw them as little more than the 13th grade. The system has grown to 23 colleges — J. Sargeant Reynolds, founded in 1972, is the youngest.


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Sim lab gives Nursing students an opportunity to apply classroom skills in realistic clinical scenarios

Sim Lab Photo

Would the patient pull through? With his wife struggling to maintain her composure and the patient’s condition worsening, there was little time for uncertainty. Fortunately, there was room for error. The new Simulation Lab (SIM lab) on the Fourth Floor at the Downtown Campus uses high-fidelity technology and manikins (“dummies”) to give Nursing students an opportunity to apply classroom skills in realistic clinical scenarios.

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 Media Coverage

Gary Rhodes: Connecting J. Sargeant Reynolds to the community
(~ December 13, 2015) Richmond Times-Dispatch

Black History Museum project becomes a career changer
(~ December 05, 2015) Richmond Free Press

Two planning district commissioners step down
(~ December 03, 2015) Central Virginian

Essex County therapist Ronnie Sidney used his own struggles as a student to help others
(~ December 10, 2015)

With the Black Widows, Women's Football Tackles Richmond
(~ December 08, 2015) Style Weekly

See Reynolds in the News for all recent media coverage.

Latest News Releases

Reynolds Community College honored as a Top 10 Digital College

Richmond, Va. (April 26, 2016) – Reynolds Community College was recently named one of the top 10 digital community colleges in a national survey by The Center for Digital Education (CDE). The survey analyzes how community colleges use a range of technologies to improve services to students, faculty, staff and the community at large.


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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to deliver address at Reynolds 43rd Commencement

Richmond, Va. (April 19, 2016) – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will deliver the commencement speech at Reynolds Community College’s 43rd Commencement, which will be held on Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m. at the Virginia Commonwealth University Stuart C. Siegel Center, located at 1200 West Broad Street in Richmond.

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Reynolds hosts Senior Saturday on April 23

Richmond, Va. (April 14, 2016) – Reynolds Community College is pleased to host a Senior Saturday event for high school seniors on Saturday, April 23 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Lipman Auditorium of the Massey Library and Technology Center on the college’s Parham Road Campus located at 1651 E. Parham Road.

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