Sunday, March 17, 2013

GCC Educational Foundation Scholarship Reception: 'The very best thing you can do to pay back that investment is to succeed'

The Germanna Community College Educational Foundation thanked donors for their generosity at Annual GCCEF Scholarship Reception at GCC's Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania.

About 275 students have received scholarship awards from the GCCEF this academic year, Foundation Executive Director Mike Catell said. "This represents more than $230,000 in total scholarship support, which has increased the last two years," Catell said.

Germanna President David A. Sam told scholarship recipients in the crowd that in addition to saying thank you, "The very best thing you can do to pay back that investment is to succeed."

Catell credited new scholarships from donors including Atlantic Builders, saying they helped spur continued growth in scholarship funding. He thanked Adam and Rhonda Fried. Adam Fried is CEO of Atlantic Builders.

Catell said "the continued investment from Mary Washington Healthcare" has boosted GCC's nursing program. He said MWHC President and CEO Fred Rankin and Jane and Larry Ingalls' support of the Jane Ingalls Nurse Educator Fellowship" has been critical. Rankin and the Ingallses were in attendance.

"Because of this, Germanna has helped more than six nursing faculty in three years work toward their MSN," Catell said. "We are pleased that two have secured their degree and are teaching at the college and one more is expected to finish by next spring."

He thanked Culpeper Regional Health System and its President and CEO Lee Kirk for support for dual enrollment nursing students at Eastern View High School.

Catell also expressed gratitude to the Fredericksburg Rotary Club and member Felix Fraraccio, who attended the event. Like · Comment

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent post. The Germanna Community College Educational Foundation thanked donors for their generosity at today's Annual GCCEF Scholarship Reception at the Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania.

Megan David said...
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Megan David said...

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