Friday, January 20, 2012

The unsinkable Melissa Eadie sets example for all of us

GCC students Kelly Ackert (left) and Melissa Eadie (second from right)and faculty member Davyda Hammond visit with Del. Ed Scott (second from left)

Nothing is going to stop Melissa Eadie—or even slow her down.
She lost a leg to cancer just before Germanna’s Fall semester began.
Without hesitation, she forged ahead, taking a full slate of classes as a GCC work study and doing quite well, thank you.
That comes as no surprise to those who know her. She’s a ballet dancer and has vowed to dance again.
Last week she joined a group of Germanna students visiting members of the state legislature.
She blogs about it here.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

From high school football hero to war hero to college football hero?

Great story by Adam Himmelsbach in Sunday's Free Lance-Star on GCC student Daniel Rodriguez.

Rodriguez, a Stafford resident, is attending Germanna on the GI Bill.

A camera crew from Dan Rather Reports is set to visit the Germanna Stafford Center early this week for a story on Rodriguez, who starred in football at Brooke Point High School and planned to go to college before his father died of a heart attack just prior to graduation. he enlisted in the Army and was decorated for valor in Afghanistan. While studying at Germanna he's been working out, hoping to fulfull his dream of playing college football. Now Virginia Tech and U.Va are interested.