Saturday, February 12, 2011

GCC Educational Foundation names Ed Allison its 2011 Distinguished Person of the Year

Germanna Community College's Educational Foundation named Edward V. Allison, Jr. its 2011 Distinguished Person of the Year Friday night at Fredericksburg Square in recognition of his extraordinary record of service spanning
40 years.

Former winners of the honor include Sen. John Chichester and Dr. Jane Ingalls, R.N.

Chichester, a lifelong friend of Allison, and the 2010 Distinguished Person of the Year, said "Most every city, county and town are blessed with ... one or two individuals
who are always ready and willing to contribute to the betterment of their community, church, neighborhood or whatever may need a helping hand.

"Fredericksburg is a community that possesses one such individual. We are fortunate
that Ed Allison lives here. Ed is, and has always been, totally committed to his community."

Chichester praised Allison for his contributions to higher education and banking, saying: "He always kept a keen eye on how he could contribute to the overall betterment of the entire Fredericksburg area. He is truly a deserving recipient of this most prestigious award."

Fredericksburg Square and StellarOne were sponsors of the event.

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