Thursday, October 15, 2015

Classes with no book costs open new chapter for colleges

Article from Richmond Times-Dispatch - A father of 14 month old twin boys, Reynolds student Eric Eichenlaub was especially gratified when he enrolled in two American Literature courses that are part of a pilot program using free open-source materials rather than hardcover textbooks. 

When he receives the syllabus for one of his classes at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Eric Eichenlaub buys whatever textbook might be listed even though he knows from experience that some instructors never refer to the book.

“I’m the kind of guy — I go and get it,” he said. “I think I’m doing the right thing.”
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Monday, October 12, 2015

Community Colleges and You!

Article from Richmond Family Magazine - When Victor Aguirre considered his future, he knew that community college would be his stepping stone to a four-year degree.
"I really wanted to help out my parents both financially and physically," he said.

After graduating from Douglas Freeman High School in 2013, Aguirre decided to attend Reynolds so he could stay home and help his father with his landscape business. The thousands he is saving in tuition will also go a long way in helping support his younger sister when she enters college in a few years. Read More