Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Germanna Community College and College Central Network join forces.

Germanna Community College and College Central Network have joined forces to bring you the latest in career and job resources, networking and job searching! Post your resume, find a job, discover thousands of great tips for improving your career building skills all through GCC career services site!


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Representatives of “green energy” companies in Germany tour Germanna Community College’s LEED Silver-certified building at the Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania.

Come check out the latest in Robotics, Lasers and Rail-Gun models

2nd Annual FredTech STEM 16 Summit

(Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

April 20, 2013
10:00am - 2:00pm
Hosted by University of Mary Washington at the 
Anderson Center
College Avenue & Route 1
Fredericksburg Campus
Our annual STEM16 Summit, sponsored by the University of Mary Washington, FredTech, and the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, highlights the achievements and offerings of our region’s students, educators, and businesses in the STEM arena.  This year we expect to highlight student and educator STEM efforts from over 25 local secondary schools, the University of Mary Washington, Germanna Community College and NSWCDD Dahlgren.  The Summit is open to the public and admission is free of charge, thanks to our generous sponsors.

Summit Information:
· Expecting approximately 50 STEM-related booths
· Technology Demonstrations (including Robotics, Lasers, Rail-Gun models)
· STEM Career Fields Panel
· Eagle Dining by Sodexo concession stand will be open for you to purchase food
· Keynote Address – Betty Williams, VA Aviation, Dept. of Education, Director
· Presentation of $2,000 Scholarship & Educator of the Year Award

10:00 Conference & Booths Open
11:00 Seminar Session I
11:45 Welcome & Keynote Address & Scholarship Presentations
12:45 Seminar Session II
2:00   Summit Concludes

Monday, April 1, 2013

She helps other students and the Germanna Educational Foundation is helping her

Germanna Community College student Sarah Pfeiffer is German. So when she needed a job, she thought about working at GCC’s Tutoring Center, helping others learn to speak her native tongue.
But she’s such a good student that she wound up tutoring German, English, math, biology and chemistry.
GCC Middle College Coordinator Carolyn Bynum
and student, tutor and scholarship recipient Sarah Pfeiffer

"I actually just walked over there to ask if they might need a German tutor,” she says with a laugh. Then GCC Coordinator of Tutoring Ann Lyons asked  how her English is. "I ended up tutoring pretty much everything I’ve taken so far,” Pfeiffer says.
She’s on track to graduate from Germanna in the spring of 2013. She plans to transfer to the University of Mary Washington to pursue a master’s degree in biology, then go on to dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University.
“I love it at Germanna,” she says. “Everybody is really helpful.”
She says she’s grateful to the Germanna Educational Foundation for the Raynold "Randy" Collier Glazebrook III Scholarship and the Steve and Nancy Jones Scholarship. They've “made a huge difference” as she puts herself through college, she says.
  Funds raised at the GCC Educational Foundation's annual Scholarship Monte Carlo Night, set for April 20 at Germanna's Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper, go to help Germanna students who aren't able to get the support they need through financial aid.