Monday, September 24, 2012

No classes on Tuesday, Sept. 25

There will be no classes on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 due to a campus-wide event for faculty, staff and administrators.

Jenny Stone elected Germanna's Student Government Association President

Congratulations to Germanna's newly elected Student Government Association Officers:

SGA President Jenny Stone, Vice President Chloe Childs, Secretary Briauna Ayers, Treasurer Kevin Ryan, Senate Reuben Strangelove, Senate Yvenette Charles, Senate Roger Wellborn, Senate Jacqueline Bumgardner, Virginia 21 Representative Charley Brown 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thanks to Stafford EDA, new Germanna Automotive Technology Center training area students for jobs that are in demand

Carlos Suarez, at center, runs Office Knowledge LLC, an office supply business in Brandy Station. But at 47, he's a career switcher, planning to open an auto repair shop. So he's commuting from the Culpeper area to classes at the new Germanna Automotive Technology Center at 42 Blackjack Road in Stafford. Germanna began offering classes at the state of the art center on Aug. 20 with support from the Stafford County Economic Development Authority and held a ceremony officially opening the facility Monday, Sept. 17.


The Free Lance-Star

At 47, Carlos Suarez is one of the oldest students in Germanna Community College’s automotive technology program.
 But the timing of his career change means he’s among the first students to take the course at the college’s new state-of-the-art facility in Stafford County.
Classes started in August in a  15,000-square-foot Automotive Technology Center  off U.S. 1 just north of Centreport Parkway. The center includes a classroom, a 24-station computer lab and two automotive labs with four bays each.

Free Lance-Star story

For The Stafford County Sun

Michael Adams owns the 1.5-acre site and his JON Properties development firm built the 15,000-square-foot facility. In April 2011, the Stafford EDA approved a $75,000 grant toward bringing Germanna's automotive program to theStaffordlocation. The addition came just in time as the demand for auto mechanics is expected to increase.
On Monday, Germanna held a formal ribbon-cutting for its new Automotive Technology Center in Stafford. A crowd gathered to watch Germanna President David A. Sam, and Bob Thomas of Stafford County’s Board of Supervisors cut the red ribbon.
After the ceremony, Brent Wilson, chair of the automotive technology program and Germanna faculty member, led a tour of the new cutting- edge facility. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Germanna Today: Students tell stories of triumph over adversity

Four GCC students are featured on the latest episode of "Germanna Today," including Chanelle Felder (pictured above), who talks about figuring out for herself what the disease that had baffled her doctors was--then beating it. 
John W. Tyler talks about winning a national award for innovation at a time he had to think about his little girl in order to force himself to roll out of bed because he was so drained by cancer treatments.
And Kimberlie and Brian Morris talk about going from living in their car to the President's List.
Click on the link below to watch the cable TV show:

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Germanna Annual Golf Tournament raises $30,000 for Educational Foundation

        Germanna's 2012 Annual Golf Tournament at the Fredericksburg Country Club raised $30,000 for the college on Thursday.
        Rain delayed the start, but the sun came out and 19 teams and 75 players got in 18 holes.
        The winning team was StellarOne.