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Newtzie to bear mace at RCC Commencement

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Professor Karen Newtzie

At Rappahannock Community College’s 38th Commencement ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 10, on the front lawn of the Warsaw Campus, the honor of bearing the college mace in the procession has been awarded to Dr. Karen Newtzie, a professor of speech communications.

Professor Newtzie holds the degrees of bachelor in fine arts from Roanoke College, master of science in educational management from the University of Houston at Clear Lake City, and doctor of philosophy in higher education leadership from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Herself a life-long learner, Newtzie’s passion is to help community college students find avenues for learning that will lead to productive and rewarding careers.

“RCC is a very special place for all of us,” said Newtzie. “I’m proud of our students, and I love hearing from them after they graduate and focus on their future careers.”

In bearing the college mace at Commencement 2010, Dr. Newtzie joins a distinguished group of individuals who have been singled out over RCC’s 40-year history as outstanding examples of service and leadership. The flame of learning and scroll of knowledge depicted on the mace are apt symbols of their dedication.

posted 04.21.2010

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