Thursday, March 13, 2014

GCC Board to meet March 20 at Stafford Auto Tech Center

News Release
For Immediate Release · March 13, 2014
Michael Zitz
Director of Media and Community Relations
Germanna Community College
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The public is invited to attend the upcoming meeting of the Germanna Community College Board at 5 p.m on Thursday, March 20, 2014.  The meeting will take place in the conference room of the Germanna Stafford Automotive Technology Center at 42 BlackJack Road in Stafford County, A sign-up sheet will be made available 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting for those interested in addressing the board.

Among the items to be discussed:

--The College is awaiting a bid proposal from Stantec for a master plan study on the proposed Stafford site. Early estimates have been for a cost of about $300,000 for approximately eight to 10 offices in about a 1,400 by 1,500 square foot building.
 --Designing a modular building to house office and meeting space at the Germanna Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper.

--Completion of new signs at the Fredericksburg Area Campus, Locust Grove Campus and Daniel Technology Center is expected by summer pending permit approval. The signs will be 20 feet to 23.5 feet tall and 10 feet wide with an electronic component that will allow the digital display of  messages and alerts to oncoming traffic.

--Proposed Student Development course requirement change to require all curricular students, except those in career studies certificate programs, to take a student development course in their first semester, effective Fall 2014.

 --Enhancement of Veterans' Services, including offering courses through interactive video to active duty personnel at Dahlgren and a partnership between Germanna's Center for Workforce & Community Education and the GCC Veterans Office to make veteran students eligible to use veterans' benefits for two noncredit workforce credentialing programs.

Germanna Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education, serving a total headcount of about 13,000, including both students in academic courses and workforce development training, in the counties of Caroline, Culpeper, King George, Madison, Orange, Spotsylvania, Stafford and the city of Fredericksburg.

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