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Introduction- Letter From President

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dr samWelcome to Germanna Community College, where the needs of our students and communities shape our mission and direct our daily work. Being responsive to those needs and yet forward-looking in our vision is more important than ever today, when our nation and our region face the challenges of increased globalization. Our learners must develop new skills so that they and our employers and communities can succeed. Germanna must help those who have jobs develop an edge so they keep those jobs. And we must teach all of our students for the high-quality new jobs of a fast-changing world.

For over four decades, Germanna’s award-winning, dedicated and hard-working faculty and staff have provided quality education, training and services to the citizens of Caroline, Culpeper, King George, Madison, Orange, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties and the city of Fredericksburg. Between Fall 2006 and Fall 2010 Germanna experienced 50% growth in enrollment. But we still approach service one student at a time, offering personal attention in an atmosphere of high challenge and high support. Even as we continue to grow, at Germanna you will know your teachers-- and they will know you.

We strive to foster the attitude that learning is a lifelong process. Our goal is not only to prepare our learners and graduates for work in the global economy, but also to lead lives of commitment to civic responsibility, involvement and volunteerism so they may be positive forces in their communities, commonwealth, and nation.

Germanna offers over 30 programs in transfer and career and technical areas of study at our Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania, our Locust Grove Campus in Orange, our Joseph R. Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper, and our two centers in Stafford County, and through online courses and extension sites throughout our region.

We are pleased you have chosen Germanna. I wish to add my congratulations and best wishes as you immerse yourself in a life of learning at a premier community college. Please make use of the many supports services we offer. Take advantage of opportunities to join organizations, participate in cultural programs, take part in service learning volunteerism projects, and enjoy an invaluable and memorable experience at the College.

I also look forward to opportunities to hear from you during open forums, through e-mail, and social media as we plan the next 40 years at Germanna. We promise to be your partner in helping you create your own future. Thank you for starting that future here at Germanna Community College.

Sincerely,

David A. Sam