Thursday, May 10, 2012

Class of 2012 told to take chances

Germanna Middle College graduate Ariya Suwannawong before Wednesday night's GCC Spring Commencement, which attracted a crowd estimated at 2,000.

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The Free Lance-Star

Beth Turner was one of the first students when Germanna Community College opened its doors in 1970. Now 70 and a licensed professional counselor, Turner said she could be “the poster child for the difference community colleges can make in a person’s life.”

Turner gave the commencement address at Germanna Community College’s spring graduation ceremony Wednesday night. Nearly 950 students completed associate degrees or academic certificates this semester, qualifying them to take part in Germanna’s 40th graduation.

Turner shared that she was a recently divorced mother of two young children and living in Culpeper when she began taking classes at the Locust Grove campus 42 years ago. MORE

GCC Nursing Prof. Karen Mittura pins graduate Vickie Finn.

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