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RCC recognizes the very best grades from Fall 2017

At a formal luncheon at the Glenns Campus of Rappahannock Community College on March 30, a group of students gathered to share some time with faculty and staff. Their achievement was considerable—each of them earned straight A’s for the Fall 2017 semester.

The event was produced by RCC’s Student Support Services, a grant-funded office at the college whose purpose is to give assistance to first-year college students, income-eligible students, or to give help to students who have a documented disability.

This group, made up of students from throughout the 12-county service region which RCC serves, heard from Shannon Turner, who works in RCC’s financial aid office. Turner graduated from RCC, and successfully transferred to Regent University where she earned her bachelor’s degree. Turner, too, was a first-generation college student.

Turner gave the students advice on what to do after they’ve earned their associate degree, and how to find their right match in the working world.

“I thought once I had graduated I would just automatically become this great working professional and not have to worry about finding a job because . . . who wouldn’t want to hire me?” said Turner. 

“Let me tell you it is hard out there! You fill out application after application and hear nothing, but you don’t give up, and you keep trying. Keep working hard, people will notice, and opportunities will come,” she said.

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newsstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 04.11.2018

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