Glenns, VA — The Rev. Larry Arrington, Pastor at First Morning Star Baptist Church in Gloucester County, will present on the legacy and inspiration of businessman and philanthropist Mr. Eldridge Cook, who passed away at 98 in 2014. The program will be held in the Lecture Hall at Rappahannock Community College in Glenns from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, February 6, 2019.
Mr. Cook was the founder of Cook’s Seafood Company, a leading national seafood processing plant and supplier employing more than 200 people in the Gloucester and Hampton Roads areas. He was a modest man despite his tremendous lifelong accomplishments and was noted for his soft-spoken manner. To date, his estate has provided more than $1 million to the Dr. Dorothy Cooke Scholarship Endowment at RCC. For this academic year, the Fund provided scholarships to 30 Gloucester County students. Dr. Dorothy Cosby Cooke introduce Rev. Arrington — an RCC alumni and the pastor of Eldridge Cook’s home church.
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Rappahannock Community College, established in 1970, serves Virginia’s Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and surrounding areas. RCC is home to multiple associate degrees and certificate programs, as well as robust and varied Workforce offerings. RCC has been named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education since 2015. The College will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020. Rappahannock.edu