Saturday, August 18, 2012

Play a round and support GCC--Germanna Annual Golf Tournament Sept. 6

GCC Educational Foundation Board member Joe Daniel reacts to missed putt

Germanna Community College’s Annual Golf Tournament, hosted by the Germanna Educational Foundation, is set for Sept. 6 at  the Fredericksburg Country Club
Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by golf cart line-up at 9:35 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10 a.m.
Individual golfers may enter for $125. Sponsorships, including foursome play, are available from $1,000 to $5,000. Multiple hole sponsorships range from $250 to $500 each. Foursome play by itself cost $500.
Credit card payment may be made online through the Germanna Educational Foundation’s website at
Register by snail mail, or by email at, or by calling the Foundation Office at (540) 423-9060. Register and pay now, and then send the names of your players later.
Registration deadline is Aug. 30.
Funds raised will be used to support Germanna Community College and the Germanna Educational Foundation.Tournament Schedule
8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:35 a.m. Golf Cart Line-up
9:45 a.m. Welcome
10:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
2:30 p.m. Awards Banquet
3:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony
4:00 p.m. ClosingTo reserve a sponsorship:
GCC Educational Foundation
2130 Germanna Highway
Locust Grove, VA 22508
Phone: (540) 423-9060
Pay Online:

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Germanna Today looks at college's Distance Learning Program

Germanna Community College President David A. Sam and Communications and American Sign Language Chair Aracelli Palomono co-host a Germanna Today segment on the college's Distance Learning Program. Instructional Designer Julie Mersiowsky, Prof. Cheryl Huff and faculty member Shashuna Gray are the guests.
 CLICK HERE to watch.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Germanna Today takes viewers on a tour of the new Science and Engineering Building and Information Commons

   Germanna Community College President David A. Sam and Communications and American Sign Language chair Aracelli Palomino take Germanna Today TV show viewers on a tour of the college's new Science and Engineering Building and Information Commons.
  CLICK HERE to watch Germanna Today program on the cutting-edge green building.
Video of opening of the new building:

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Veterans may check VA Web portal eBenefits to track educational benefit payments

 Germanna Community College Veterans Affairs Education Representative Dianne S. Frausto expects to complete certifications for veteran educational benefits before classes begin on Aug. 20. 
Veteran students may take advantage of the Department of Veterans Affairs-Department of Defense self-service web portal eBenefits to check the status of payment for their educational benefits.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

It's never too late to learn new skills

From 2000 to 2009, enrollment of non-traditional students jumped more than 25 percent. NCES anticipates that number to swell another 23 percent between 2010 and 2019. The growth of students younger than that is expected to rise only 9 percent during that time period.
The trend is perhaps no more apparent than at Germanna.

James Powers started college 22 years ago. Then he stopped. There was marriage, children, his day job tracking satellites at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren.
Finally, in 2006, at the age of 50, Powers decided it was time to finish what he'd begun. He wanted to do it for himself. He also knows how important a college education is in today's competitive job market.
Powers enrolled in Germanna Community College, where he could take classes on campus in the evenings or online at his home in Spotsylvania County. He still worked fulltime. His children weren't yet teenagers.
But in May 2009, Powers earned an associate degree in general studies. He was 53. He earned a bachelor's in liberal studies online from the University of Oklahoma in December. Now he's working on his master's.