Thursday, December 10, 2015

More than 100 from Reynolds join in Funn Run

On a brisk morning last Saturday, December 5, more than 100 Reynolds students, faculty and staff participated in a 5K run/walk sponsored by the West Richmond Rotary Club and Richmond’s Flying Squirrels baseball team. 

“Despite the 36 degree temperatures at the 8 a.m. start, it was exhilarating to see the more than 700 people that were there for the event,” said Reynolds President Gary Rhodes. “The 5k race benefited local children's charities such as United Methodist Family Services (UMFS), The Central Virginia Children's Book Bank, and The Flying Squirrels Charities.  This year Reynolds set a new record of participants from a single organization with 107 students, faculty, and staff.”

Dr. Rhodes was also proud to announce the Reynolds Library team won an award for the most creative team costume!

“I would also like to thank our College Board members (all Rotarians), Steve Baril and James Lane for running in the event and Fred Babik for working with me and other West Richmond Rotary Club members to organize and host the event,” added Rhodes.

 Way to Go Nutz Reynolds!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Reynolds Welcomes Students to its first Honors Program

Reynolds recently held a ceremony to welcome the college’s first class to its Honors Program. Students accepted into the Honors Program participate in more advanced, complex academic work based on four foundational pillars: critical thinking, independent research, interdisciplinary learning, and engagement.

“We are convinced we can make this work at Reynolds,” noted Reynolds Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. David Loope. “We have some extraordinarily bright students – genuinely interested in the content of the courses, the academic rigor and critical thinking. These students look at the course work as their life work.”

At the heart of the Reynolds Honors Program is its primary goal: to foster the sustained intellectual growth and personal development of students as they develop the confidence and skills necessary for continued academic and professional leadership. This program helps all students to enhance their critical thinking and communication skills, to identify clear educational and personal goals, and to pursue those goals with a sense of purpose and meaning.

“We have a very strong tradition in the state of Virginia as all our four year colleges and universities already have an honors program or honors colleges,” Honors Program Faculty Coordinator Ashley Bourne-Richardson said addressing the students. “The Reynolds Honors Program will assist you in your love for learning.”

To find out more about the honors program, visit

Reynolds student Angela Graves wins Richmond Folk Festival Volunteer Award

Volunteer Angela Graves and Team Leader Richard Groover

Selected out of over 60 volunteers, Reynolds student Angela Graves was recently recognized by the Richmond Folk Festival as the 2015 Safety Escorts Top Volunteer. Angela currently serves as the president of the Reynolds Alpha Iota Beta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and is studying Information Technology.

“During the Festival, Angela worked many extra shifts which are each four hours long,” said Safety Escorts Team Leader Richard Groover. “She additionally got a number of Reynolds PTK members to also volunteer for shifts during the three day event.”

“At any given moment we can have 5,000 people walking on Tredegar Street at the Festival, and Angela helped keep Festival goers safe, escorting vehicles through the crowds - as some vehicles must travel down that street during the event. It is an exhausting job, miles of walking, especially with the Festival seeing over 200,000 people this year,” added Groover. “Angela is a testament of what community service and leadership is all about.”

Congratulations Angela and great work!!