New River Community College

New River Community College (NRCC) is a public community college in Dublin, Virginia, in the New River Valley of southwestern Virginia. It is one of 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System. NRCC's service region covers the counties of Montgomery, Floyd, Pulaski and Giles and the city of Radford.

New River Community College
New River Community College logo.jpg
TypePublic community college
Established1959
Parent institution
Virginia Community College System
Endowment$1,879,747 [1]
Academic staff
206 (51 full-time, 155 part-time)
Undergraduates4,345
Location, ,
United States

37°06′20.8″N 80°41′54.2″W / 37.105778°N 80.698389°W / 37.105778; -80.698389Coordinates: 37°06′20.8″N 80°41′54.2″W / 37.105778°N 80.698389°W / 37.105778; -80.698389
Websitewww.nr.edu

CampusEdit

The main campus, comprised of four buildings, is located on a 100-acre site in Dublin. The college also maintains a satellite campus at the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg. NRCC campuses provide technical and vocational programs as well as university-parallel programs.

HistoryEdit

NRCC opened as New River Vocational-Technical School in 1959 and came under the jurisdiction of the VCCS in 1966. It was originally located in the City of Radford, in the old Belle Hethe Elementary School Building. The school's name was changed in late 1969. In November of that same year, the newly named New River Community College broke ground in Dublin. Currently, the college has an average enrollment of approximately 5,000 students.

The college’s current president is Dr. Patricia B. Huber, who has served in that capacity since 2017. She is the fifth president and first female to hold that position.

2013 shooting incidentEdit

On April 12, 2013, a gunman opened fire with a shotgun at a satellite campus at the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg, Virginia. Two women were wounded. An off-duty security guard and two police officers subdued the gunman. The suspected gunman, Neil Allen MacInnis of Christiansburg, was 18 years old at the time of his arrest. Minutes prior to the attack, a message was posted on 4chan about threats of a shooting that would take place at the exact location. The message also included the name of the suspect, Neil MacInnis. MacInnis was convicted of two counts of malicious wounding and two counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and was held without bond.[2] he was sentenced to 38 years in prison.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ XAP Corporation. "National Application Center :: campus tours :: New River Community College campus highlights". Nationalappcenter.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  2. ^ Police: Student shot 2 women at Virginia community college before being subdued, CNN (April 13, 2013)
  3. ^ "Police: Student shot 2 women at Virginia community college before being subdued". CNN. 12 April 2013.

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