New River Community College is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. NRCC will reopen on Monday, November 27, at 8:00 a.m. All of us at New River Community College wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Employee Directory

Employee Directory Link

College Catalog

College Catalog Link

Student Handbook

Student Handbook Link


Bookstore Link

Class Schedules

Class Schedule Link

Student Links

Student Page Link

NRCC student honored at VCCS ceremony in Richmond

Dec 02 2013

This is an archived article!

This article was published on Dec 02 2013 and was archived on Dec 03 2014. The information below may be outdated or inaccurate.

News story image
Photo cutline (from left): Dustin Dishon; Angie Covey, Executive Director of the NRCC Educational Foundation; Reba Dishon, Dustinís grandmother; and L.T. Simmons.
New River Community College student Dustin Dishon was among 53 scholarship students honored by the Virginia Community College System at a recent ceremony in Richmond. Dishon was recognized as this year's Cheryll and L.T. Simmons Commonwealth Legacy Scholar at NRCC. Dishon was enrolled at NRCC with advanced placement studies while he was a student at Pulaski County High School. For four years, he was involved with SkillsUSA and twice served as president and once as treasurer of his school's chapter. He also received a varsity SkillsUSA letter and a baseball letter. Dishon is currently enrolled in NRCC's electrical engineering program and after earning an associate degree, he hopes to embark on a career in the field.

The Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program, with 25 recipients this year, was established in 2006 through the generosity of private donors to the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. The scholarships recognize students from across the commonwealth who have demonstrated academic excellence during high school as well as a commitment to developing their leadership skills. Each scholarship bears the name of one of many philanthropy leaders who support Virginia's Community Colleges.

Glenn DuBois, chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, commended the 53 scholars during the luncheon, saying, "These outstanding students are Virginia's future leaders. They represent the potential in all of our youth, and the difference that we each can make in the world."

Eleven students also received endowed and memorial scholarships honoring special philanthropists and friends who have worked to further the mission of Virginia's Community Colleges, and 10 students were honored as participants in the Valley Proteins Fellows Program.

Call Toll Free: 1-866-462-6722 or (540) 674-3600 plus the extension number to reach any employee.

Kelly Kaiser


Public Relations Assistant

Employee Photo

Joyce Taylor


Public Relations Specialist

Employee Photo



Google Play Store icon


NRCC Alert Icon



Military Friendly School icon


  •  5251 College Drive
  •  Dublin, VA 24084
  •  (540) 674-3600
  •  Toll Free: 866-462-6722
  •  Fax: (540) 674-3642
  •  Directions


  •  782 New River Road NW, Suite 400
  •  Christiansburg, VA 24073
  •  (540) 674-3610
  •  Fax: (540) 381-7128
  •  Directions
  •  More...

Send comments about this web site to and general questions about the college to