GUARANTEED ADMISSION AGREEMENT
RICHARD BLAND COLLEGE OF THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY (RBC) AND
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY (VCU)
Beginning in the Fall Semester of 2012, students will be able to apply to the
VCU School of Business based on the Guaranteed Admission Agreement with
junior status. Please see the entire agreement and discuss your options with
DEBBIE SYDOW NAMED PRESIDENT OF RICHARD BLAND COLLEGE
Virginia Native Appointed School's Fourth President
(WILLIAMSBURG, VA) – The William & Mary Board of Visitors has named Debbie L. Sydow, a nationally recognized leader in higher education and the community college sector, as the fourth president of Richard Bland College. Sydow, who currently serves as the president of Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, N.Y., will officially assume the new duties on July 1, 2012.
As a branch of William & Mary, Richard Bland College in Petersburg, Va., serves approximately 1,600 students and is the state's only junior college. As its new president, Sydow will succeed James B. McNeer, who will retire this summer. McNeer has worked as a member Richard Bland's faculty and administration for more than four decades, including 16 years as president. Read the full story
Members of the RBC Community,
As you know, last year Richard Bland College (RBC) was voted "Best" in the Higher Learning Category for the 2011 Readers' Poll sponsored by The Progress-Index. We recently received notification that we have been nominated in this category for a second consecutive year and that the voting process has begun.
We strongly encourage you to cast your vote for RBC along with your other "favorites" in the Tri-Cities area. In order for your vote to be counted you must complete at least 25% of the ballot and on-line voting is the preferred method for sharing your opinions.
Beginning Thursday of this week you may also cast your vote at either the RBC Library, the Center for Student Affairs, or the Office of Residence Life. Get out there and show your Statesmen pride by helping us win this outstanding local recognition during the 2012 competition.THE DEADLINE TO CAST YOUR VOTE IS MARCH 12, 2012.
In 1961, The College of William and Mary opened a two-year branch campus in Southside Virginia. The first class consisted of 165 students who were met by 9 faculty members. In October, a thriving Richard Bland College celebrated its 50th anniversary of service to students and community.
Two days of celebration were planned to commemorate Richard Bland College's 50th anniversary, with festivities slated for October 20th and 21st. Thursday consisted of activities for students and faculty from 12:00-2:00 on the football field. Attendees viewed a slide show depicting the college's history and enjoyed a free picnic lunch. Students and employees were also invited to enter teams in a three-on-three basketball tournament, a sand volleyball tournament, and a round-robin tennis tournament. The highlight of the day was the long awaited unveiling of the college mascot - The Statesman Eagle. Friday evening featured a more formal banquet by invitation and included our board members and other friends of the college. Read the full story
Schedule of 50th Year Celebration at Richard Bland College
Thursday, October 20, 2011 (12:00-2:00pm on Athletic Field: activities, picnic and debut of the recently approved RBC mascot)
Friday, October 21, 2011 Statesman Hall (Invitation only event)
Come join in our Semicentennial Celebration!Our Community Has Spoken
The Honorable Rosalyn R. Dance, House of Delegates Representative for the 63rd District, will be the Commencement speaker at Richard Bland College on Friday, May 13, 2011, starting at 6:00 p.m., in Statesman Hall (gymnasium) located on the campus.
Delegate Rosalyn R. Dance is a resident of Petersburg, Virginia. She received her Associate Degree in nursing with honors from John Tyler Community College in 1975. She later received her Bachelor’s Degree in nursing as ranking graduate from Virginia State University in 1986, and her Master’s Degree in public administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1994. Delegate Dance has been named a Distinguished Alumni of each of her alma maters. Read the full story
by Michael Buettner
No one could ever accuse Dr. James B. McNeer of being the “retiring type,” but even for an irrepressible educator, administrator, volunteer and community servant like the longtime president of Richard Bland College, a half-century-plus of hard work is finally enough.
McNeer, who joined the state's only public junior college in 1968 and has been its president since 1996, has announced that he plans to retire as of June 30, 2012. In an interview last week, he said he gave the lengthy notice so the college would have "plenty of opportunity to look for someone else." Read the full story
by Rebecca Marshall, Staff Reporter
Dr. James B. McNeer, President of Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary, first joined Richard Bland College in 1968, holding various administrative posts before his selection as Provost and Dean of Faculty in 1990. While Provost, he simultaneously held the office of Mayor of Colonial Heights, developing the political acumen that would serve both himself and Richard Bland College well in the future. On August 1, 1996, he succeeded Dr. Clarence Maze, Jr. as the third president of Richard Bland College. For more than 40 years, Dr. McNeer has skillfully led academic, physical, and social progress at the institution. Read the full story
After a year of construction, Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary unveiled the latest addition to campus, a Science and Technology Building, during a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday afternoon.
Funded with $19 million appropriated by the state, the 52,000-square-foot building will be the new home for biology, mathematics, chemistry, computer science and physics courses at Richard Bland, and is the first academic building to be constructed on campus in four decades. Read the full story