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John Tyler and Reynolds Community Colleges Offer Assistance to Virginia College Students

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John Tyler Community College
Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager

Joe Schilling
Reynolds Community College
Director of Communications

Released on December 07, 2018

A Joint News Release from: John Tyler Community College and Reynolds Community College

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – We are here for you. That’s the message shared today by John Tyler Community College and Reynolds Community College to Virginia College students who find themselves searching for options after their college announced its closure. Tyler and Reynolds, which serve the Greater Richmond region, have put support staff in place to provide Virginia College students with one-on-one assistance in reviewing their transcripts, coursework, and current academic plans; planning their next steps; and potentially transferring credits. 

“We are sorry these students are facing this disruption to their education,” says Dr. William “Bill” Fiege, vice president of learning and student success at Tyler. “They are part of our community, and their futures matter to us. Tyler and Reynolds want to help them get back in class as quickly as possible, so they can complete their education, launch their careers, and realize their dreams.”  Dr. Thomas Hollins, vice president of student affairs at Reynolds, added, “We understand that this is a difficult time for students affected, and we want them to know that both Reynolds and Tyler offer an accessible, affordable pathway to attaining a degree or credential.”

John Tyler Community College offers programs in business; information technology and networking; electricity; and more. Classes are taught at its Midlothian Campus, Chester Campus and online. To talk to a Tyler advisor, Virginia College students are invited to contact Wendy Byerly at 804-706-5225 or
Reynolds Community College offers programs in business; culinary arts; information systems technology; medical records coding; and more. Classes are taught at its suburban Parham Road Campus, urban Downtown Campus, rural Goochland Campus, and online. Students are encouraged to visit the Enrollment Services Office at any Reynolds campus or call the college’s Information Center at 804-371-3000. Culinary Arts students, specifically, are encouraged to contact Chef Jesse Miller at 804-523-5070 or

John Tyler Community College offers more than 60 majors that provide pathways to careers in high-demand fields; transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities; and industry credentials and licensures. The college, which opened its doors in 1967, served more than 14,300 students during the 2017-18 academic year.  

Reynolds Community College is the youngest of 23 community colleges in Virginia. Reynolds offers more than 80 degree and certificate programs and last year served more than 14,000 students in the Greater Richmond region and online. Since opening its doors in 1972, Reynolds has served more than 346,000 students.

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