Reynolds 50th Anniversary

We invite you to join us as we celebrate 50 years of Reynolds

Welcome to 50!

Our college namesake, J. Sargeant Reynolds, called the 1966 establishment of the Virginia Community College System one of the finest acts and finest hours of the 20th century. Reynolds Community College was founded on the principles of providing a path to an equitable education for all. Today, we hold fast with a solid connection to that vision. We’re connecting people, connecting industry, and connecting our community with purpose.

50th Anniversary Events

The World is Rapidly Changing: Can Higher Ed Adapt?
A Talk by Arthur Levine

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

As a flagship event for the 50th Anniversary of Reynolds Community College, join us for a talk with Dr. Arthur Levine, author of The Great Upheaval: Higher Education’ sPast, Present, and Uncertain Future and a revealing discussion on the evolution of higher education and the question we face today: Can colleges and universities adapt to meet the expectations of a rapidly changing world?

Learn more about this talk by Arthur Levine


Saturday, April 15, 2023

50Fest is a family-friendly outdoor event celebrating 50 years of educating the Henrico community and beyond. Free and open to the public! Activities will include live music, food trucks, inflatable amusements, face painting, balloon artist, raffles, interactive activities hosted by Reynolds faculty and staff, a “touch-a-truck" area, and more!

Learn more about 50fest

Garden Fest

Saturday, April 29, 2023

In partnership with the Goochland-Powhatan Master Gardner Association (GPMGA), Reynolds is hosting the free, family-friendly event that is a celebration of all things related to gardening! The event includes the much anticipated plant sale of the Reynolds Horticulture Club and GPMGA, an "Ask the Master Gardner" station for free gardening help and many gardening vendor booths! For a small fee, you can increase your gardening knowledge through classes, workshops and yours. There will be food trucks, music, and kids activities too!

Learn more about Garden Fest

It's a New Day at Reynolds by Nancy Belleman & Kathy Graziano

Read the op-ed here

Reynolds Library Collection

Reynolds 50th Anniversary Photo Collection

In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Reynolds Community College, the Reynolds Library invites you to browse through these photos collected over the years.

Explore the Photo Collection

Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. 50 prints Collection

The Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. Collection at Reynolds Libraries & Tutoring Center is 50 prints by the world-renowned printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. His artwork addresses many themes that resonate with Reynolds students and reflect their experience. We invite you to read more about the collection and view it in person at the Downtown Campus.

Read about the Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. Collection

More Ways to Celebrate

EventsZoom Backgrounds

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Zoom Backgrounds

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Voices of Reynolds: Podcast SeriesVoices of Reynolds

Hear the stories behind the college. Listen to the Podcast