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                                                                                           Volume 16, Issue 8




               T HE


                                GERMANNA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
                                        INFORMATION BULLETIN



                               SPECIAL EDITION: “A Year in Review”
                               The 2006-2007 academic year was           Germanna Community College
                               filled with important milestones,         held is Thirty-sixth Commencement
                               significant achievements, and             Ceremony on May 12. Of the more
                               transition.                               than 400 graduates, 223 participated
                                                                         in the ceremony held on the front
                               Germanna Community College’s              lawn of the Locust Grove Campus.
                               Fredericksburg Area Campus                State Board for Community College’s
                               celebrated its tenth anniversary.         member Constance Kincheloe served
                                                                         as keynote speaker.
                               Germanna currently serves over
                               12,018 students—approximately 7,308 A kick-off for the current academic
                               students in credit courses and over    year (2007-2008) was held August
                               4,710 in noncredit courses.            20 at the Germanna Center for
                                                                      Advanced Technology. New and
                               The Educational Foundation provided returning employees were welcomed.
                               $183,036 to 274 students July 2006     Dr. Sam shared highlights gleaned
                               through June 2007.                     from listening sessions he has held
                                                                      with internal and external customers
                               February 28, 2007, was Dr. Frank
                                                                      over the past five months and
                               Turnage’s last day as President of
                                                                      presented a calendar for developing
                               Germanna Community College. The
                                                                      and implementing Mission, Vision,
                               College hosted a retirement banquet
                                                                      Values, and Initiatives reflective of the
                               in his honor on November 30, 2006, at
                                                                      College and the community it serves.
                               the Germanna Center for Advanced
                               Technology. Dr. Turnage now holds      In addition to preparing for the
                               the distinction of President Emeritus. current academic year, we
                                                                      celebrated achievements and
                               Following a thorough search for just
                                                                      acknowledged significant events
                               the right person to assume leadership,
                                                                      of the past year. A printout of the
                               Germanna Community College
                                                                      slideshow presentation, “Highlights
                               welcomed Dr. David Sam as its fifth
                                                                      2006-2007” is included in this
                               President. He began his tenure March
                                                                      publication.
                               2007.
Please submit items for
publication to Cynthia Hill:   Germanna initiated its current SACS
                               (South Association of Colleges and
                                                                            Congratulations
                                                                            on a job well done,
• chill@germanna.edu
 - electronic submission,      Schools) reaccreditation process,
                               including the identification of a
                                                                            and best wishes for
 PREFERRED;

                               Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP),
                                                                            a productive and
 — OR —

• LGC mailbox - please
                               “Ready, Set...Go Online!” The
                               focus of the QEP is student, faculty,
 include your name as the
 source should there be        course, and institutional readiness for      positive 2007-2008
                               successful on-line learning.
                                                                            school year!
 questions pertaining to
 your submittal.
Students get picture of Civil War history                                                     “Kids tend to remember things that
                                                                                              are made more personal for them,”
SUMMER ACADEMY STUDENTS VISIT MUSEUM                                                          she said
                                                                                                                          Source: The Free Lance-Star
                                                                                                                                          18 July 2007

                                                      snapped by museum director Terry
                                                      Thomann with a camera that dated
                                                      back to the 1860s.

                                                      But, Thomann assured that the
                                                      technology was more modern than it
                                                      looked.

                                                      “[The camera] functions the same
                                                      today as it did then,” Thomann said.

                                                      Harrison Road Elementary teacher
Civil War Life Museum Director Terry Thomann uses a   Cheryl Hodges, a teacher for 28         Kids College students, from left, Justin Parker, 12;
camera that dates back to around 1865 to photograph                                           Elizabeth Carter, 11; Alex Hawley, 11; Rain McKemie,
Germanna Summer Academy students who visited the      years and a history specialist for      12; Roman Moran, 11, and Ralph O’Dell, 12, captured
Massaponax museum as part of their studies.           Spotsylvania County, was the brains     on piece of aluminum used to recreate tintype
Photo: Peter Cihelka/THE FREE LANCE-STAR                                                      photography used in Civil War era.
                                                      behind the class. She came up with      Photo: Peter Cihelka/THE FREE LANCE-STAR
For rising seventh-grader Ralph                       the idea last winter after Germanna
O’Dell, standing still for six seconds                came to her about the academy.
to take a photo seemed like quite a
long time.                                            She thinks enrichment programs

“It was kind of hurting my legs,”
                                                      like this one—where students get to
                                                      interact hands-on with the area’s                FREE Wellness
said Ralph, who will be attending
Battlefield Middle School in
                                                      history—are important.                           Assessments
Spotsylvania this fall. “It’s hard for me             “I’m doing things with them that             Wellness Assessments are
to stand still.”                                      we don’t have time to do in regular          available in the Wellness
                                                      class,” said Hodges, who cited the           Center (Room 609) at the
Back in the day of Civil War                          strain of preparing for Virginia’s           Locust Grove Campus. The
photography, that’s just how it was.                  Standards of Learning tests as one           free assessment includes
O’Dell was one of six rising sixth- and               of the main reasons. “There’s just no        blood pressure, body
seventh-graders who got a Civil                       time.”                                       composition, nutrition, and
War-style photo taken yesterday                                                                    risk assessments to help you
at the Civil War Life Museum in        Although this is Hodges’ first program                      identify your health and
                                       with Germanna, this is the third                            fitness goals.
Massaponax.
                                       year of the Summer Academy. The
                                                                                                   An optional cholesterol
The students also got to examine Civil classes, which are meant for rising                         and glucose screening is
War-era photographs.                   sixth- and seventh-graders, include                         available for $5.
                                       “Cool Science” and “Inventive
“I think it’s very neat how they used  Computing.”                                                 We will be taking clients on
to do it,” said Elizabeth Carter, a                                                                Mondays- Fridays, beginning
rising sixth-grader at Ni River Middle But those classes, combined with Civil                      September 4 through
School.                                War history have begun to catch                             December 17.
                                       on around the area. Spotsylvania
The field trip was part of a Summer    County asked Hodges to do a similar                         Please set aside at least 2
Academy held through Germanna          program for them, which she just                            hours for the assessment
Community College, and it was          finished last week.                                         process. The GCC nursing
the first collaboration with the                                                                   students are responsible
Spotsylvania Civil War museum.         “This has been my third time,” she                          for assessments under the
                                       said. “It’s been fun.”                                      direction of clinical nursing
Originally named “Civil War                                                                        instructors.
Medicine,” class organizers decided Despite the Academy’s summer
                                                                                                   Clients leave with a wealth
to branch out to include inventions,   scheduling, Hodges thinks the
                                                                                                   of personal risk information
photography and technology as          program will help students retain                           tailored specifically for them.
learning subjects. The museum trip     what they are learning about the
yesterday specifically focused on      Civil War and its local importance.                         Beginning August 22, call 540
photographs and was the second                                                                     423-9859 for appointments
day of the week-long class.            The photos definitely accomplished                          and information.
                                       that. Hodges said she knew her six                                              Source: Rosie Henderson
Yesterday’s photo—taken with           participants would love having their
old-fashioned aluminum film—was        pictures taken.


                                                                        
GCC offers      First Graduating Class of
classes in      Commonwealth Nursing Program
Caroline County History was made on Saturday, August 4, when the Commonwealth Nursing
and North       Program, VCCS’s on-line associate degree program, held its first Pinning
                Ceremony for twenty-two graduates of the pioneer collaborative distance

Stafford        learning nursing program.

                                                   The Ceremony was conducted on the Blue Ridge Community College
Germanna Community College will                    campus in Weyers Cave, Virginia. Dr. Frank Turnage, GCC President Emeritus,
offer classes in Caroline County for               was the guest speaker at the pinning ceremony. Dr. Monty Sullivan, VCCS
the first time this fall.                          Vice Chancellor, gave closing remarks.
U.S. history, English composition and              Five of the twenty-two graduates were from Germanna Community College,
student development—all general                    nine from John Tyler, and eight from Blue Ridge. The five GCC graduates
education requirements—will be                     are: Vincent Krause, Karen Moore, Mark Stacy, Rebecca Talley-Murphy, and
available at the Caroline Public                   Jennifer Tedesco. The graduates are now eligible for the national licensing
Library in Bowling Green starting in               examination to become Registered Nurses.
August.
                                                   GCC’s full-time nursing faculty members Dr. Patti Lisk, Ms. Karen Mittura,
Bill Fiege, Dean of Instruction at the             and Ms. Susan Skinner deliver part of the program’s on-line courses in
Fredericksburg Area Campus, said                   addition to their teaching assignments in the traditional on-campus nursing
students can take classes at any                   program. GCC adjuncts teach the GCC cohort in the on-campus labs and
location.                                          off-campus clinical sites. Dr. Barbara Laird, based at John Tyler Community
                                                   College, is the program coordinator.
“If you take classes in Caroline,                                                                                           Source: Jane Ingalls
you’re not locked into Caroline,” he
said.

The goal is to make College courses                      Dress Code Policy Established
more available to students in
Caroline, Fiege said. It’s also a step             A dress code policy has been established for administrative and support
toward a possible Caroline campus.                 staff and is available on-line at http://www.germanna.edu/policies/policies_
                                                   procedures/forms/dress_code_policy_july_25_2007.pdf.
                                                                                                                       Source: Victoria Waldron
“We know that Caroline County is
growing and our student population
from Caroline is growing, and we’d
like to offer the opportunity for
them to take classes a little closer to
home,” Fiege said.                                                                                There she is...
                                                                                                  Germanna student
For the past year, Germanna also
has been offering classes at North
                                                                                                  Fredericksburg
Stafford High School, and this fall the                                                           Agricultural Fair
college is adding courses at that                                                                 pageant winner
location.
                                                                                                  MISS FREDERICKSBURG: Meredith
American literature, U.S. history,                                                                Dempsey, 19, of Orange County
pre-calculus, student development,
principals of humanities and English                                                              HOBBIES: Coaching youth
composition will be offered at North                                                              cheerleading and helping in
Stafford.                                                                                         elementary-school fundraising efforts.
                                                                                                  She enjoys competing, judging and
On-site registration isn’t available for                                                          helping with stage presentation at
the Caroline or North Stafford classes,                                                           pageants.
but students can register online or by
calling the admissions office. On-                                                                GOAL: She wants to become an
campus registration is open now at                                                                elementary school teacher and be
the Culpeper Center and the Locust                                                                a role model for the community.
Grove and Fredericksburg Area                                                                     She also wants to promote self-
campuses. Fall classes start Aug. 22.                                                             motivation, self-esteem and
                                                                                                  individuality.
                    Source: The Free Lance-Star                                                                      Source: The Free Lance-Star
                                                                     Photo: THE FREE LANCE-STAR                                    7 August 2007
                                    13 July 2007




                                                                    
                                                                                                                 Germanna offering
                                                                                                                    fire science
                                                                                                                       courses
                                                                                                                   Remington resident Ben Haught
                                                                                                                 learned a variety of hands-on fire
                                                                                                                 safety techniques growing up as a
                                                                                                                 third generation firefighter.
                                                                                                                    He witnessed his grandfather
                                                                                                                 and father work in challenging and
                                                                                                                 dangerous situations as they saved
                                                                                                                 lives by battling fires.
                                                                                                                   Recently, after discovering a
                                                                                                                 new online fire science technology
                                                                                                                 program offered at Germanna
                                                                                                                 Community College, the 27-year-old
                                                                                                                 wanted to take his knowledge to the
                                                                                                                 next level.
                                                                                                                   And Wednesday, he’ll get that
                                                                                                                 chance. That’s when the new pilot
Now that she has earned her GED, Karrissa Johnson of Port Royal is enrolled at Germanna Community College
                                                                                                                 program kicks off.
and is working toward a career studies certificate with a focus on small-business management.
Photo: Scott Neville/THE FREE LANCE-STAR
                                                                                                                    “This is a great career-advancing
                                                                                                                 opportunity for me,” Haught said.
                                                                                                                 “It’s always good to develop your job
GED offers a                                           The program is meant to bridge
                                                       the gap for high school dropouts
                                                                                                                 knowledge.”

second chance
                                                                                                                    Haught, who began volunteering
                                                       and help them transition to college,
                                                                                                                 in Remington as a teenager, is now
                                                       Middle College Director Carolyn                           a paid firefighter II for the city of
For Karissa Johnson, high school                       Bynum said.                                               Alexandria.
just wasn’t a good fit. Johnson, 23,                                                                               With an alternating work schedule,
                                                       Middle College students take
dropped out her senior year.                                                                                     Haught says the online course would
                                                       classes at Germanna’s Locust Grove
                                                                                                                 easily fit into his busy lifestyle. He
“I was disinterested at the time,” she                 campus with college faculty.                              usually works 24-hour shifts 10 days a
said. She also had a young child and                                                                             month. “Since I work a rotating shift,
                                         Johnson is now enrolled at                                              I’m not off the same day each week,
needed to work.
                                         Germanna and working toward                                             so taking this online course works for
In May, Johnson received her             a career-studies certificate,                                           me,” he said.
General Educational Development          with a focus on small-business                                            Germanna’s Fire Science
degree through Middle College at         management. She’s planning to get                                       Technology Director Jeff Bailey
Germanna Community College.              a business- management degree                                           knows firsthand the importance of
                                         after she finishes at Germanna.                                         implementing a program like this.
“I used to tell teachers in high school,                                                                            Bailey, who began his career as
I don’t need to learn this, it’s not     “When I was in high school I didn’t                                     a volunteer at the Brandy Station
going to apply to my life,” Johnson      want to be in high school. But now                                      firehouse, says he wished GCC
said. “But it’s not true because it does that I’m in college, I want to be here                                  offered fire safety courses when he
                                         every single day,” Johnson said.                                        began 30 years ago.
apply to my life.”
                                                                                            He said these courses are geared
The Caroline County resident heard                     Earning a GED has opened doors for toward making firefighters safer at
about Middle College from her                          Johnson. She now has the chance to work while working around their
                                                       go to college and get a better job. demanding schedules.
brother and she took the placement
test to get in.                                                                             “Ninety-nine percent of it will be
                                                       It also sets an example for her two done online,” said Bailey. “It’s very
For 16 weeks, she and 34 other                         young daughters.                    accessible.”
students prepared for the GED and                                                                                  The two introductory classes
                                                       Her 7-year-old, Ariel, likes to do
took a college-credit course at                                                                                  being offered this fall are “Principles
                                                       homework with her mom.                                    of Emergency Services” and “Fire
Germanna.
                                                                                                                 Behavior and Combustion.”
                                                       “When I finished, she said, ‘Mommy,
“After I passed the GED, I was so                                                                                  According to Bailey, each class
                                                       I’m so proud of you,’” Johnson said.
excited. I didn’t think I could do it                                                                            will require students to attend two
                                                       “How often do you get to hear your
after being out of school so long,”                                                                              sessions involving hands-on activities.
                                                       child say that?”
she said.                                                                                                                                Source: extracted from
                                                                    Source: extracted from The Free Lance-Star                          Culpeper Star-Exponent
                                                                                                 6 August 2007                                      20 July 2007




                                                                                 
LGC GSSA 2007-2008; Cookbooks Available
We are kicking off a new season          to at least a couple of meetings in          Become a helping hand in our
and the GSSA Locust Grove chapter        the next year. The administration            community efforts. It’s easy and
would like to take this opportunity to   supports your attendance and                 satisfying.
introduce its new officers. Thanks go    participation.                         Join us when you can – the energy
out to everyone who participated in      Evidence of our efforts is everywhere. you put into your GSSA will be
the elections.                                                                  returned to you ten-fold.
                                         If you have known of someone in
Take a moment to congratulate your       our workplace who was in need, we Our cookbooks will be ready for
peers who have stepped forward to        probably touched their lives in a very sale this coming week. It is a limited
help form a cohesive family group to     positive way.                          edition of only 100 copies. For the
serve our members in need and the                                               low price of $10 each they make
community in general.                    If you learn of someone who is in
                                         need, please come forward to any of great “anytime gifts” and stocking
Serving in the position of:              the officers. We are a very discreet   stuffers for the coming holidays.
President – Barbara Downs                and caring group.                      And, for each book purchased, a
Vice President – Brenda Levoy                                                   free lottery ticket is earned towards
Secretary – Ann Alizio                   We have fundraisers and fun            a drawing for a prize basket which
Treasurer – Cris Dargan                  throughout the year.                   includes another book, some kitchen
We look forward to interacting with      Look forward to the return of some     gadgets, spices and more. Grab
everyone and encourage all staff         familiar events, and the advent of     your cash and be ready!
members to take the time to come         some new ones.                         Thanks for supporting our fundraising
                                                                                efforts!
                                                                                                                    Sure: Barbara Dpwms




                                                           THE GERMANNA LYCEUM SERIES PRESENTS
                                                 From Jamestowne to Germanna:
                                                    Virginia’s Western Frontier
                                                                            (1607 – 1714)
                                                           THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007
                                                     GERMANNA CENTER FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
                                                                   Culpeper, VA

                                                                              Reception
     An evening with                                                     6 - 7:15 p.m.
                                                            (Donation: $75/couple, $50/individual)
       Dr. Bill Kelso,                                  book sales w poster signing w historical artifacts
    Chief Archaeologist                                             wine & hors d’oeuvres
                                                       RSVP: GCC Educational Foundation 540-423-9069
         of Historic
       Jamestowne                                               Presentation by Dr. Kelso
                                                                       7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
                                                         Free general admission—everyone welcome!

                                                                      Moderated
                                                           Question-and-Answer Session
                                                                              8:30 - 9:30 p.m.

                                                                                     Sponsors:
                                                          The Frank Turnage Endowment Fund of Germanna Community College
                                                                           The Germanna Educational Fund
                                                                              The Germanna Foundation




                                                           
                GREAT NEWS RACE FANS!



       NASCAR NEXTEL
      CUP SERIES RAFFLE                                    FAC GSSA Yard Sale
                                                               Saturday Sept 15
         ed            Two day package includes:                    Set-up: 7:30AM
      sor SSA
   on                                                              Sales: 8AM – 1PM
Sp AC G                                                     Germanna Community College
    F                      2 Tickets for the
by                                                          Fredericksburg Area Camp8us
                      Chevy Rock & Roll 400
                                                                   Side Parking Lot
                   NASCAR NEXTELL Cup Series
                                                                Tables cost $15 Each

                       September 7th & 8th                        Special Events
                  Richmond International Raceway                  GSSA Bake Sale
       g                                                    GSSA Donut, Coffee, Hot Dogs,
   win
Dra PM
                  Raffle tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5         Refreshment Sale
 3:00 st 31
     u                     ON SALE NOW
 Aug                                                              Rain Date: Sat., Sep. 22
                     at the FAC Cashier’s Desk




                                                    
     HIGHLIGHTS                                                   College-wide
                                                                   Highlights
              ACADEMIC YEAR 2006 - 2007




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                             College-wide Highlights                                   College-wide Highlights


Currently serve over 12,018 students,                      Educational Foundation hosted 14th Annual Monte
approximately 7,308 students in credit courses             Carlo Fundraiser at GCAT. Proceeds benefit
and over 4,710 in non-credit courses.                      students through Germanna Guarantee.
Increased enrollment of under-represented                  Educational Foundation provided $183,036 to 274
population (14.32%).                                       students July 2006 – June 2007 academic year.
January In-Service was kick-off for Quality
Enhancement Plan (QEP), “Ready, Set…Go
Online!” Co-chairs: Karen Mittura & Kevin Handley

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                             College-wide Highlights                                   College-wide Highlights


New GCC logo developed as part of comprehensive            36th Commencement held May 12. Of more than
marketing campaign.                                        400 graduates, 223 participated in the ceremony.
Internal information bulletin (formerly The Pilot)         State Board for Community Colleges member
renamed The Exchange to be more descriptive of             Constance Kincheloe served as keynote speaker
its purpose.
                                                           Thank you to Graduation Planning Committee
                                                           members and volunteers!




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                             College-wide Highlights                                      College-wide Highlights


Literary magazine, The College Muse, developed              May 2007 Free Lance-Star, columnist D. Johnston
and posted in Blackboard.                                   cited VCCS best bargain in education and
                                                            Germanna a godsend.
Germanna Historical Legacy Series now 4 years
strong. Sponsored by Rob Sherwood.                          Nearly 1/3 undergraduates, 6.5 million, now
                                                            enrolled in community colleges. College-age
                                                            students choosing community colleges for their
                                                            affordability and accessibility.



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                             College-wide Highlights                                      College-wide Highlights


2006 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC)                LGC kitchen renovations completed; food service
raised $14,004. Co-chaired by Sandy Allen and               provider began serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Barbara Hall.
                                                            LGC fire alarm system and emergency lighting
Thanks to all who participated.                             upgraded.
Sharing + Caring = Hope!                                    3rd building at FAC in “dream stage.” Received
                                                            approval from State for 50,000 sq.ft. building,
                                                            projected to cost $25-$30M.



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                             College-wide Highlights                                      College-wide Highlights


Health Technology Fair held October 11-12 at                $95,000 Grant – Tech Prep program
GCAT.
                                                            10 Anniversary – Fredericksburg Area Campus
NLNAC reaccreditation of Associate in Applied
                                                            Dual Enrollment approved at JMHS. MKT 100 and
Science Nursing Program.
                                                            ITE 115 first career/technical DE offerings in eastern
State Board of Nursing approval through 2014.               region.
Nurse Aid program approved by Virginia Board of             Canice Graziano worked hard for nearly 2 years to
Nursing.                                                    help bring this about.


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                                 College-wide Highlights                                        College-wide Highlights


Distance Learning —                                                 GCC sponsored professional development
                                                                    seminar for supervisors and managers, “Moving
•Enrollment increased significantly
                                                                    from Ordinary to Extraordinary.”
•Implemented the following:
                                                                    Healthcare Career Fair and Open House, featuring
 – Student READI® Assessment for QEP
 – Online faculty certification
                                                                    free BP checks, body fat analysis, vision screening,
 – Blackboard® site for each GCC credit course                      and more, held at LGC.
 – Macromedia Breeze ®
 – SchoolDude ® Helpdesk
                                                                    Engineering Technology program hosted Virginia
 – Enhanced DL webpages                                             District XI SkillsUSA contests in drafting and
                                                                    animation.
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                                 College-wide Highlights


GCC teamed with UVA and Binghamton (NY)

                                                                              IT Projects
University to study heart health of women in rural
areas. Screenings held June 16 at LGC. Eligible
women will be invited to participate in 14-month
study.
GCC will offer classes in Caroline County for first
time this fall.



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                                                 IT Projects                                                 IT Projects


MPLS (Network connectivity) - implementation                        Digital Signage System – One unit installed in each
complete as of 8/13/07                                              of four buildings (GCAT, LGC, FAC1, FAC2).

ITDirect (helpdesk for students, faculty & staff) -                 Cisco Clean Access (wireless access) – deployed
being configured by IT Programming staff, DL staff,                 at each of the three facilities (GCAT, LGC, FAC).
and ACC staff
                                                                    Virtual Tours - have been generated for Web to
MS Exchange (faculty and staff email system)                        meet SACs requirements. Links also provided in
Successful implementation.                                          online class schedule.

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                                           IT Projects                                               IT Projects


Master Calendar / Dynamic link to PeopleSoft -                Virtual Nursing Lab (Room 609) Expansion -
dynamically loaded from live PeopleSoft database.             Virtual recording lab set up in room 609.
GCC one of two colleges doing this. Enhances event
scheduling and room usage.

Faculty Roster - dynamic listing of all faculty and
their credentials into a reportable format to meet
SACS accreditation requirements.



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                                                                                            Workforce Highlights


                                                              Workforce’s High-Tech Testing Center
      Center for                                              continues to grow:
                                                              •GCAT testing center opened in January,
Workforce & Community                                          supplementing existing testing at FAC

      Education
                                                              •New tests offered included Internet and Computing
                                                               Core Certification (IC3)
                                                              •Started offering discounted Measure Up practice
                                                               tests for Microsoft Office Specialist, CISCO,
                                                               CompTIA, etc.

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                                 Workforce Highlights                                       Workforce Highlights


“Your testing facility is by far the best I have ever         On-line classes continued to grow in popularity.
been to, with the nicest, most polite proctors and            As of January 2006, 140 classes had been taken.
cleanest, most comfortable testing areas.”
                                                              Local Government Academy won 2006
   — excerpt from March 19 e-mail received from               President’s Award for Entrepreneurial
   test-taker, re: GCAT and administrator Stephanie           Government awarded by Virginia Municipal League.
   Defibaugh)
                                                              Learning Resources Network international award
                                                              for Program Excellence with the Local Government
                                                              Academy
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                                Workforce Highlights                                        Workforce Highlights


$11,000 Grant - Chancellor’s E-learning                     $7,000 Grant – Customer Service in the Tourism
Enhancement and Development                                 Industry

$13,500 Apprenticeship Grant toward establishing            $6,000 Grant – Enhancing Marketing Efforts
Maintenance Technician apprenticeship program.
                                                            $5,000 Grant from Fredericksburg Regional
$21,500 Grant - Network Services Technology                 Commission to develop on-line “Employability
                                                            Skills” workshop.



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                                Workforce Highlights


Hosted VRS information seminars.

Summer Academy for rising 6th and 7th graders.                     Center for
                                                              Advanced Technology
                                                                    (GCAT)


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                                    GCAT Highlights                                             GCAT Highlights


Received grant to begin development of                      Initiation of Aging Together and Germanna
Maintenance Technology program that enabled                 Healthcare Institute enabling healthcare
purchase of hydraulic, pneumatic, electronics, and          professionals to take classes focused on their
programmable logic controller training equipment.           particular needs.

Received grant which enabled us to purchase latest
CISCO routers and switches to be used for CISCO
certification training in both non-credit and credit
programs.

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                                     GCAT Highlights                                           GCAT Highlights


Increased non-credit class opportunities by more            “Open Apex” sculpture, purchased for GCAT
than 1/3 from spring to fall 2007. More classes             Events Plaza by 2nd Bank and Trust, unveiled
focusing on IT credentials such as Microsoft Office         October 30, 2006.
Master, Expert, and Specialist.
                                                            More than 300 people joined Governor Tim Kaine to
                                                            welcome Terremark, Data Center Campus to be
                                                            constructed adjacent to GCAT.




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                                     GCAT Highlights


Artisan Festival held to raise funds for individuals

                                                                       Employee
needing workforce skills improvement but lacking
funds.

CISCO program kick-off
                                                                       Highlights
Voice and Data Cabling




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                                 Employee Highlights                                        Employee Highlights


Rebecca Blankenship reappointed to VCCS                     Mr. Dean Rowe hired as Career Coach for Culpeper
Technology Council for FY 2007.                             County High School.

Barbara Hall, CPP, earned Career Studies                    Lynn Lineberger earned Virginia Contracting
Certificate in Supervision.                                 Associate certification.

Linda McLintock hosted/traveled to Netherlands              Cynthia Hill earned Paralegal Certificate and
through VaCIE-VCCS International Exchange                   attained ALS certification.
Program.

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                                Employee Highlights                                        Employee Highlights


Dr. Sarah Nielsen completed Ph.D. in Psychology.           Victoria Waldron appointed to Virginia Chapter of
                                                           College & University Professional Association for
Miguel Lechuga elected Chair of VCCS Peer Group            Human Resources.
Conference for Languages for next two years.
                                                           Karen Mittura and Sue Skinner presented poster,
Deb Leeper voted President-Elect at 2006 Virginia          “Blue print for the Habits of Thinking” at Mosby’s
Assessment Group Conference.                               Faculty Development Institute in San Diego, CA.

Canice Graziano elected to membership in DKG               Dr. Patti Lisk received SCHEV Outstanding Faculty
Honor Society.                                             Award.
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                                Employee Highlights                                        Employee Highlights


February 28 Dr. Frank Turnage’s last day as                Brenda Clymire and therapy dog Tory volunteered
President (1986-2007). Now holds distinction of            to listen to children read at Chancellor Elementary
President Emeritus.                                        School.

GCC welcomed Dr. David Sam as Germanna’s fifth             Abigail James’ article, “Gender Differences and the
President on March 12, 2007.                               Teaching of Mathematics,” published in VCCS
                                                           Inquiry.




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                                Employee Highlights                                        Employee Highlights


Delois McCormick elected Recording Secretary for           Ray Lora received FBI Director’s Community
Virginia Mathematics Association of Two Year               Leadership Award.
Colleges.
                                                           Misty Sissom earned Master of Science in
Tom Stanley successfully completed HVAC2 and               Community Health.
training through ACUR Safety Coalition to become
certified in safe handling of R-410 A refrigerant.         Sue Skinner earned Post Masters Certificate in
                                                           Nursing Education.



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                               Employee Highlights                                         Employee Highlights


GCC took 3 of 5 Technology in Education (TIE)             Workforce Development Services Chancellor’s
awards at New Horizons Conference:                        Awards were presented to:
                                                          • Christy Davis  • Kevin Cogley
•Tutoring Services (Ann Lyons, Eric Carr, Daniel          • Barbara Fiori  • Kay Loving
 Buhrman) won Institutional Technology award.             • Mike Burkhart

•Karen Mittura and Patti Lisk’s Virtual Library           Linda McClintock, Assistant Professor of English,
 proposal won Best Use of Shared Content and Best         selected to serve as Chancellor's Faculty Professor
 in Show.                                                 for 2007-2009

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                               Employee Highlights                                         Employee Highlights


Judy Woolcock, Nursing professor, served as               Karen Schaefer earned Bachelor of Science in
mentor through Empowered Parenting to 2007 GCC            Information Technology.
graduate Nina Angelini.
                                                          Russell James completed Workforce Development
Bill Fiege completed comprehensive exams; is now          Academy program and enrolled in classes to earn
doctoral candidate in Community College Leadership        Virginia Workforce Development Certificate.
PhD program at ODU.




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                               Employee Highlights                                         Employee Highlights


Michael Read – state-level President of VA                John Donnelly – GCC representative for academic
Association of Biological Education                       deans on Chancellor’s Faculty Evaluation Task
                                                          Force
Tom Howlin – 1st GCC (& possibly VCCS) use of
podcast as teaching aid                                   Employee/student Joey Neigh featured in Free
                                                          Lance-Star highlighting his interest in paragliding
Francis Lea – teaching faculty representative on          and videography.
Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee



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                                                                                                   Promotions


                                                             Brenda Levoy
                                                             Administrative Assistant
                                                             Mark Haines

  17 Promotions                                              Coordinator of Counseling Services, FAC

                                                             Dr. Sarah Somerville
                                                             Coordinator of Counseling Services, LGC



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                                           Promotions                                              Promotions


Mutahara Mobashar                                            Ollie Burton
Administrative and Office Specialist III                     Network Manager
B. J. Both                                                   Sarah King
Information Technology Specialist II                         Education Support Specialist II

John Brittingham                                             Kenneth Dehart
Information Technology Specialist II                         Senior Computer Network Technician



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                                           Promotions                                              Promotions


Rosemary Blankenship                                         Dr. John Donnelly
Coordinator of Library Services                              Dean of Instruction, Associate Professor
Daniel Buhrman                                               Dr. Kevin Handley
Computer Network Technician                                  Professor of Psychology

Ray Burton                                                   Terry Rooker
Assistant Professor of Biology                               Professor of Information Systems Technology



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                                          Promotions
                                                                                       since Jan’07


John Stroffolino

                                                              37 New
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
Maury Wrightson

                                                             Full-time
Assistant Professor of Biology



                                                            Employees
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                                    New Employees                             New Employees


                    Sunithi Gnanadoss                          Russell James
                    Assistant Professor of English             Director, Germanna Center for
                    FAC                                        Advanced Technology
                    Full-time                                  Full-time



                    January 2007                               January 2007

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                                    New Employees                             New Employees


                    Dr. David Sam                              Beth Autrey
                    welcomed as                                Computer Technician
                    Germanna Community College’s
                                                               FAC
                    fifth President
                                                               Full-time



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               New Employees                        New Employees


Robin Allen                          Chaundra Hubbert
Education Support Specialist,        Institutional Advancement
Counseling Department                Specialist
FAC                                  LGC
Full-time                            Full-time


March 2007                           May 2007

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               New Employees                        New Employees


Win Stevens                          Barbara Taylor
Disability Services Counselor        Director of Marketing & Public
FAC                                  Information
Full-time                            LGC
                                     Full-time


May 2007                             June 2007

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               New Employees                        New Employees


Kelly Graham                         James Scott
Disability Services Counselor        Computer Network Technician
LGC                                  FAC
Full-time                            Full-time



July 2007                            August 2007

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               New Employees                        New Employees


Michael Zitz                        Wendy Dass
Public Information Officer          Instructor of Mathematics
LGC                                 FAC
Full-time                           Full-time



August 2007                         August 2007

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               New Employees                        New Employees


Denise Guest                        Regina Huellemeier
Assistant Professor of              Instructor of English
Business and Accounting             LGC
FAC                                 Full-time
Full-time


August 2007                         August 2007

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               New Employees                        New Employees


Sharon Leake                        Margaret Smith
Associate Professor of              Instructor of Mathematics
Culpeper Regional Hospital,         FAC
Faculty Chair in Nursing
                                    Full-time
LGC
Full-time

August 2007                         August 2007

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               New Employees
                                                                since Jan’07



Sarah King
Enrollment Specialist
FAC
                                       23 New
Full-time
                                      Part-time
August 2007                          Employees
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               New Employees                           New Employees


Katrina Stewart                         Stephanie Defibaugh
Education Support Assistant,            High-Tech Testing Administrator
Student Activities                      GCAT
FAC                                     Part-time
Part-time


January 2007                            January 2007

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               New Employees                           New Employees


Katie Brown                             Jill Kujawa
High-Tech Testing Facilitator           High-Tech Testing Administrator
GCAT                                    GCAT
Part-time                               Part-time



January 2007                            January 2007

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                   New Employees                           New Employees


Joey Neigh                              Daniel VanLeer
Audio-Visual Technician                 Security Officer
LGC                                     Part-time
Part-time



February 2007                           March 2007

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                   New Employees                           New Employees


Milton Brown                            Rosie Henderson
Security Officer                        Administrative Assistant,
Part-time                               Nursing Department
                                        LGC
                                        Part-time


March 2007                              March 2007

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                   New Employees                           New Employees


Cyndi Guenther                          Lara Isdell
Placement Testing Proctor,              Testing Center Assistant
Counseling Department                   FAC
FAC                                     Part-time
Part-time


March 2007                              March 2007

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                   New Employees                           New Employees


Anne Marie Khinoo                       Jim Grigsby
Recruitment Coordinator,                Counselor
Human Resources Department              FAC
LGC                                     Part-time
Part-time


April 2007                              April 2007

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                   New Employees                           New Employees


Harold Oliver                           Timothy Giles
Security Officer                        Security Officer
Part-time                               Part-time




May 2007                                May 2007

                                   87                                      88




                   New Employees                           New Employees


Monica Garcia                           Timothy Vinson
Receptionist                            Counselor
LGC                                     LGC
Part-time                               Part-time



June 2007                               July 2007

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                   New Employees                           New Employees


John Berger                             Shirley Hahn
Security Officer                        Security Officer
Part-time                               Part-time




July 2007                               July 2007

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                   New Employees                           New Employees


Eric Molina                             Stephanie Ross
Security Officer                        Security Officer
Part-time                               Part-time




July 2007                               July 2007

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                   New Employees                           New Employees


Jill Blake                              Donna Liberman
Event Assistant                         Middle College Instructor
GCAT                                    Part-time
Part-time



July 2007                               July 2007

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                                         New Employees                                              New Employees


                      Clyde McKinney                                                 Karen Harper
                      Security Officer                                               Equine Studies
                      Part-time                                                      Curriculum Coordinator




                      July 2007                                                      July 2007

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                                         New Employees


                      Kris Samarov
                      Counselor
                      FAC
                                                                                  GSSA
                      Part-time                                          Locust Grove Campus


                      August 2007

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                            GSSA – Locust Grove Campus                                     GSSA – Locust Grove Campus


Orange County Humane Society – Collected                       United Way Day of Caring – Worked on numerous
discarded cell phones and donated to humane                    projects to help charitable organizations in
society “no kill” shelters to help fund expenses.              Fredericksburg, Culpeper, Madison and Orange
                                                               counties.
Madison School Supply Drive – Collected school
supplies and made large donation to Madison                    Madison Storyteller Presentation – Paid cost for
County School System. Conducted similar drive                  professional storyteller visit to a school in Madison
for children in Iraq.                                          County and associated seminar.



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                          GSSA – Locust Grove Campus                                    GSSA – Locust Grove Campus


Fredericksburg Hope House – Decorated &                      SHARE Thanksgiving & Christmas – Provided full
donated holiday tree to Hope House for “Festival of          Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners and other
Trees” fund raiser.                                          groceries to families in need.

Spring Scholarship – Sponsored Spring                        Winter Holiday Project – Adopted family during
Scholarship open to GCC student not eligible for             holiday season and purchased items for the family
other GCC financial aid. Scholarship can be used to          from a wish list.
buy books or pay tuition.



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                          GSSA – Locust Grove Campus                                    GSSA – Locust Grove Campus


Sheltering Arms– Ongoing drive to collect items              Culpeper One Warm Coat Drive – Collected over
needed by shelter for women and children who’ve              200 items (coats, shoes, other clothing, and personal
fled abusive situations.                                     hygiene items) for families who receive food
                                                             supplementation from USDA Food Distribution
GSSA Cares - Supply drive for the soldiers in Iraq           program in Culpeper County.
(included phone cards, candy and other amenities).




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                                     Combined GSSAs


Combined GSSAs – sponsored staff professional

                                                                               GSSA
development training session with motivational
speaker Dave Urso.

                                                                 Fredericksburg Area Campus




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                    GSSA – Fredericksburg Area Campus                             GSSA – Fredericksburg Area Campus


Held various raffles (Mother’s Day and Valentine’s            Collected food for Fredericksburg Food Bank.
Day gift baskets, NASCAR tickets) and yard sale to
help finance various projects including FAC student           Fall 2007 $400 Student Scholarship.
scholarship fund.
                                                              Pillows for Peace – collected pillows & staple
Collected donations of pet care items for the                 products for donation to Fredericksburg Domestic
Fredericksburg SPCA.                                          Center.

Held first Adopt-A-Highway clean-up day along
Germanna Point Drive.
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                    GSSA – Fredericksburg Area Campus


Secret Snowflake and Luncheon held week prior

                                                                          Student
to winter break.

Sponsored Ice Cream Social for FAC staff.

Donated to College employees/students in need.                           Highlights

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                                  Student Highlights                                            Student Highlights


Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) inducted 70 new members                 Middle College graduate, Trevor Scott Parker,
(318 students met criteria for membership).                   received recognition from American Council on
                                                              Education for outstanding achievements as adult
Practical Nursing Education (PNE) participated in             learner.
Alzheimer’s Memory Walk and Free Lance-Star
Health & Wellness Fair.                                       Germanna Grizzlies Volleyball team—1st Place
                                                              Champions of Regency Park Sports Adult Volleyball
Fine Arts and Graphic Design Student Art Exhibit              B League.
held at GCAT.

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                                  Student Highlights                                           Student Highlights


Student Government Association sponsored                     Practical Nursing Education graduated 27
Annual Easter Egg Hunt on LGC front lawn.                    students. Dale Featherstone Nursing Excellence
                                                             Award presented to Carol Carrol and Elsie Velez.
Phi Theta Kappa sponsored Kiss-the-Goat contest.
Proceeds benefited the American Cancer Society’s             Drema Apperson completed personal chef course
Relay for Life.                                              (non-credit Workforce class), changed career to
                                                             successfully pursue life-long dream of becoming a
Angela Coleman awarded $500 scholarship from                 personal chef.
Chancellor Lion’s Club. She is working on
prerequisites for GCC Nursing program.
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                                  Student Highlights                                           Student Highlights


Practical Nursing Education promoted health and              Gloria Bingham, 28, faced her fear of returning to
wellness in community:                                       school after dropping out in 9th grade.
•Collected/delivered canned goods to
 Fredericksburg Food Bank.                                   Her courage and effort were rewarded when she
•Established annual $50 Nursing Student                      graduated on May 12. While a student, she served
 Scholarship for 2 incoming PNE students each                as President of PTK honor society, served on SGA
 summer                                                      and in Student Activities office, served as Student
•Participated in first Healthy Lifestyle Expo.               Ambassador, nominated to All-USA Academic team
•Participated in 25th annual Barbara Hicks Geslock           and named to State team, received President’s
 Women’s Forum.                                              Award.
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                                  Student Highlights                                           Student Highlights


70 awards presented to students at May 9                     Harold Richardson, 29, has new outlook on life and
Student Achievement Awards ceremony:                         eagerly ready to embark on fresh beginning after
                                                             earning Associates Degree in Business
•Academic Awards – 29 students                               Management while serving sentence at Coffeewood
•Tutoring – 20 students                                      Correctional Center.
•Education Foundation Awards – 20 students
                                                             5 GCC graduates among 27 pinned as first
•President’s Award – Gloria Bingham
                                                             graduates of VCCS’s Commonwealth Nursing
                                                             Program (on-line associate degree program).

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                                   Student Highlights                                            Student Highlights


Inspired by her child’s post-secondary academic               Karrissa Johnson earned her GED through GCC
achievement, Gloria Washington, 41, broke family              Middle College. Now enrolled at GCC and working
cycle, escaping poverty and alcoholism. After                 toward Career Studies Certificate with focus on
earning work-related degree from GCC, went on to              Small Business Management.
graduate from UMW this spring, earning degree in
African-American studies.                                     Dental Hygiene students had 100% first attempt
                                                              pass rate on National Dental Hygiene Board
                                                              Examination.



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                                   Student Highlights


Meredith Dempsey, 19, crowned “Miss

                                                                         In Memory
Fredericksburg” at Agriculture Fair pageant.

Goals include becoming elementary school teacher;
serving as role model; promoting self-motivation,
self-esteem, and individuality.




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                                          In Memory                                                      In Memory


Dr. Stephen Gough, GCC adjunct biology instructor.            GCC mourned April 16 Virginia Tech tragedy.
Students expressed how much they learned from
him and how he genuinely cared for them as human              Germanna family joined in honoring victims and
beings.                                                       showing support for VaTech by participating in
                                                              nationwide “Hokie Hope” day and joining other
Bob O’Neill, served as first president of Educational         VCCS colleges in holding candlelight prayer vigils at
Foundation board. His wife, Mary Jane Pitts O’Neill,          LGC and FAC.
currently serves on Foundation board.



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