Thursday, October 20, 2016

Reynolds Classified Council holds Shrimp and Grits event to benefit Lonnie Wolfe Memorial Scholarship

For the second consecutive year, Reynolds Classified Council and a number of faculty and staff volunteers recently hosted a Shrimp and Grits event to benefit the Lonnie Wolfe Memorial Scholarship.

“Lonnie was a great friend to many of us here at the college and we just wanted a way to honor him and also provide financial support to a Reynolds student that we think Lonnie would be proud of,” noted event coordinator and cook David Cloer who works in the Reynolds IT Department.

Dedicated to service, Mr. Wolfe was considered a friend and mentor by many of his colleagues and recognized for the positive influence he had on the culture of the college. Known for his humor and spirit, as well as a vast collection of Hawaiian shirts, Mr. Wolfe inspired the creation of the Lonnie Shirt Day, which is recognized by staff and faculty. During his tenure, Mr. Wolfe also established a program whereby computers retired by Reynolds are prepared and donated to needy schools.

Classified Council President Kim Cain thanked everyone who came out to purchase and/or donate at the event as over $1,500 was raised for the scholarship established in Mr. Wolfe’s memory. Computer Programmer major Ryan Lindsay was the 2015-2016 recipient of the Lonnie Wolfe Memorial Scholarship.    

To find out more about Reynolds Scholarships, visit

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Reynolds geology students attend Virginia Geological Field Conference

Not even Hurricane Matthew could stop Reynolds Geology students and faculty from participating in the 46th Virginia Geological Field Conference (VGFC) on Saturday, October 8!  

The VGFC is a state-wide organization of professional, academic, and amateur geoscientists who gather annually to take in the geology around the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth of Virginia encompasses five physiographic provinces, and contains a wide variety of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks that range in age from the Proterozoic to the present. These field trips are particularly beneficial to students as a chance to network and engage with a variety of geoscience professionals as few states can match Virginia’s geological diversity. 

(L-R):  Nicole Achenbach, Karen Layou, Ekaterina Klokova, and Jordan Bock.

This year’s field trip explored the effects of modern and historical sea-level change on sedimentary deposits of the Coastal Plain of Mathews County.  Reynolds geology professor, Karen Layou, was a co-leader of the trip, along with Pete Berquist of Thomas Nelson Community College, Rowan Lockwood of the College of William and Mary, and Rick Berquist of the Virginia Division of Geology and Mineral Resources.  

 Participating Reynolds students included Nicole Achenbach, as well as Ekaterina Klokova and Jordan Bock, who are Honors Program students.

To find out more about the VGFC visit