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GCC Educational Foundation honors Fred M. Rankin III as its Distinguished Person of the Year on Friday

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The Germanna Community College Educational Foundation will award its 2012 Distinguished Person of the Year award to Fred M. Rankin III, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mary Washington Healthcare, at 6 p.m. Friday at the Fredericksburg Country Club.

  “Fred Rankin is a difference-maker,” GCC President David A. Sam said. “He’s made a difference in our community and he and Mary Washington Healthcare have made a difference for Germanna’s 15,000 students. I don’t think he knows how much of a positive impact he’s had on our college and our area.”

 Under Rankin’s leadership, Mary Washington Healthcare has been Germanna’s biggest corporate benefactor, investing $1.4 million in the college.

   ”Mr Rankin and Mary Washington Healthcare have been critical partners in developing Germanna’s highly-respected nursing program and helping us double the program’s size,” said Michael Catell, director of GCC’s Educational Foundation and Alumni Relations,

The event will begin with a 6 pm. reception, followed by dinner and the award presentation.

    Jane Wallace, president of the GCC Educational Foundation, said: “It’s a pleasure to recognize Fred Rankin for his contributions and positive influence in our community.  His exemplary leadership, ability to foster collaboration and outstanding commitment to our community has made an extraordinary difference over the years, and we are delighted to celebrate his accomplishments.’


Go to or call 540/834-8988 for reservations.

Germanna Educational Foundation Distinguished Person Of The Year Banquet

Date: Friday, Feb 10th, 2012

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Fredericksburg Country Club

Cost: $75 Per Person

Reception followed by dinner and award presentation.