New River Community College
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|Type||public coeducational two-year college|
|206 (51 full-time, 155 part-time)|
|Affiliations||Virginia Community College System|
New River Community College (NRCC) is a community college in Dublin, Virginia, United States, in the New River Valley of southwestern Virginia, one of 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). NRCC’s service region covers the counties of Montgomery, Floyd, Pulaski and Giles and the city of Radford.
The college is located on a 100-acre site in Dublin. The four-building campus provides facilities for vocational/technical programs as well as for university-parallel programs. The college also maintains a site at the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg.
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.
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 is Neil Allen MacInnis, 18 years old at the time of his arrest, and a resident of Christiansburg. 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 is charged with two counts of malicious wounding and two counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and is held without bond.
- XAP Corporation. "National Application Center :: campus tours :: New River Community College campus highlights". Nationalappcenter.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
- Police: Student shot 2 women at Virginia community college before being subdued, CNN (April 13, 2013)