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Roxbury Community College History

RCC 2010 and Beyond

Grand opening of the Biotechnology Laboratory at Roxbury Community College (2010)

Flier for the Grand Opening of the Biotechnology Laboratory at Roxbury Community College on February 11, 2010

The grand opening of the new biotech lab on February 11, 2010, was a demonstration of RCC’s commitment to the science and biotechnology fields.

Life Sciences Center President & CEO Susan Windham-Bannister acted as the keynote speaker and also had the privilege of cutting the ribbon to officially open the space. The facility was designed to provide students in the biotechnology and biomanufacturing fields with valuable lab skills in a state of the art facility.

One Book One Campus event  (2011)

One Book One Campus story, 2011

Already part of the Achieving the Dream network, in October 2011 Roxbury Community College was recognized as a Leader College.

In 2011, Roxbury Community College also took on the One Book One Campus challenge to read one book as a community. The book chosen, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, brought many of RCC’s academic areas together to spark discussions on ethics and medical research.

Click here to read more about the One Book events.

Inspirational speaker, Justin Jones-Fosu at Roxbury Community College (2012)

Inspirational speaker, Justin Jones-Fosu at Roxbury Community College, 2012

As part of Black History Month, RCC's Student Government Association welcomed inspirational speaker Justin Jones-Fosu to campus in February of 2012. The event was well attended by students, faculty, and staff.

Stand Up for RCC Rally (2012)

Flier for the Stand Up for RCC Rally, 2012

On May 18, 2012, in response to criticisms brought forth by a Boston Globe writer, RCC students and staff held a “Stand Up for RCC Rally”.

While this rally’s focus was on The Globe’s portrayal of RCC, many other stories covered the variety of challenges faced by the students, staff, and community of Roxbury Community College.

Click here to access the “RCC in the News” list of articles maintained by the library.

Elizabeth Warren's senatorial ceremonial swearing-in held at Roxbury Community College (2013)

RCC Interim President, Dr. Linda Edmonds Turner with U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Justice Elena Kagan at the senator's ceremonial swearing-in held at Roxbury Community College, January 2013

A momentous occasion for all of Massachusetts, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren held a ceremonial swearing-in at Roxbury Community College on January 5, 2013. As the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts, Warren wanted to give the people who elected her a chance to participate in the occasion.

Click here to read the RCC Weekly article.

Roxbury Community College 40th Anniversary Logo (2013)

Roxbury Community College 40th Anniversary Logo

Roxbury Community College continues this decade with plans to celebrate its success, the success of its students, and the growth and development of the surrounding community.

2013 marks Roxbury Community College's 40th anniversary!

Some of the events to mark this anniversary include:

Roxie’s Valentine’s Day Bazaar for student scholarships, RCC Community Service awards, RCC Women’s Tea, Roxbury Community College Foundation Golf Outing, and a Unity Day in October 2013, that will include an educational panel about the future of community colleges and a gala awards ceremony with dinner and dancing.