Jack Gill, who retired in May after 13 years of teaching math at Germanna, was awarded professor emeritus status at the Germanna Local College Board on Thursday, Sept. 21. He also served for a time as the Dean of Professional and Technical studies. When he arrived in 2004, there was only one building at the Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania.
Patricia Parker, head of developmental math at Germanna, credits Gill with laying the groundwork for the program here. He helped countless students–and according to Dean Shashuna Gray, many said they were never able to excel at math until he worked with them. Dean Denise Talley said students adored him for his kindness and sense of humor.