Thursday, June 11, 2015

Reynolds Culinary students claim 1st Place Award at Broad Appetit competition

Assigned a mixed basket of ingredients that included whole organic chicken, ground bison, and goat cheese, Reynolds culinary program students created an award winning dish to claim first place in the Student Culinary Competition at Richmond’s annual Broad Appetit festival. Click here to read the full Richmond Times-Dispatch story.

Reynolds students Cameron Garvey, Michael Wilkinson, Courtney Hansen

Reynolds kicks off $13M renovation

Work is about to start on a two-year project to renovate the interior of Georgiadis Hall on the college’s Parham Road campus. The $13 million project will begin mid-summer and be completed in three phases over 24 months.
Five science labs will be added, and the project will open up the building’s hallways and common areas. Plans call for a large skylight in the center of the building that will add light to an atrium-style stairwell.

The building will also include a new bookstore and gymnasium, as well as finishes that are aimed at modernizing the 1980s-era structure.

Work will be done in phases, with classrooms and offices rotated out in sections to Brookside Hall, a 24,000-square-foot building at 1701 E. Parham Road, adjacent to campus.

Read more (RichmondBizSense article dated June 5, 2015) 

Campus Construction Update

Annual North Run Creek Clean-up

Recently a team of about a dozen Reynolds volunteers gathered on the Parham Road Campus to spend their morning collecting trash and other pollutants from the North Run Creek and surrounding Nature Trail. The creek is a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.

Each spring the college holds an event to clear debris from the North Run Creek,  partnering with other local, municipal and state agencies in working to ensure our streams and rivers are clean by reducing the pollutants that reach our waterways. 

Buildings and Grounds Manager Matthew Thompson put out a call for volunteers a few days before the scheduled cleaning day and a willing team quickly gathered.  

Despite the forecast for rain, the weather cooperated as the group collected non-biodegradable items including plastic bottles, plastic bags and other pollutants. The larger items collected included two tires. 

Thompson noted, “Reynolds has a beautiful Nature Trail which I invite everyone to one day take a tour and enjoy.  The volunteers had a great time working together and I appreciate the willingness of each participate and their enthusiastic mindset to make a difference in the appearance and well-being of our Campus ground waterways.”  

As members of the Reynolds community we all have the responsibility to protect our environment and waterways. Besides, a clean stream is a much more enjoyable sight!