2017 Commencement Speaker
Holly M. Rasheed
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
The youngest attorney in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Ms. Rasheed is a proud BRCC graduate herself. She earned an Associate of Arts and Sciences, summa cum laude, in 2011. During her time here, Ms. Rasheed was active in the SGA, PTK, and the President’s Leadership Learning Community. She also played on the intramural soccer team and was a peer tutor for math and chemistry.
Ms. Rasheed received her Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, with a minor in Government, from the University of Virginia in 2013. And most recently, she graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law with her Juris Doctor last May.
Despite being in the early stages of her professional career, Ms. Rasheed has vast experience through internships and other activities: as a Clinical Placement Intern with the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Section of the Richmond Commonwealth Attorney’s Office; a Children’s Defense Clinic Associate with the University of Richmond School of Law; and a Bridge to Practice Fellow and Legal Intern with the Augusta County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. After passing the bar exam, she worked as an Associate Attorney at the law firm of Nelson, McPherson, Summers & Santos, L.C., where she primarily practiced family law. Currently, she is an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for Augusta County. Additionally, she is a board member of the Valley Children's Advocacy Center.
She is an avid reader and member of a book club, and is a proud first-time dog owner to her standard poodle puppy, Scout. She also enjoys spending time with her parents, sister, and grandparents.