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Germanna instructor helped Howard Stern learn to believe in himself
Ray Gill, an instructor at Germanna Community College’s Center for Workforce & Community Education, has a ringing endorsement from a surprising source–famous shock jock Howard Stern, who says Gill helped him learn to believe in himself.
In 1975, when he was 21, Stern left his Long Island, N.Y., home to come to the Radio Engineering Institute of Electronics near Shannon Airport on the recommendation of a friend.
In 1993, when Stern published his autobiography “Private Parts,” which later became a film, he sent a copy of the book to Gill. Stern inscribed it: “To the man who made it all possible.”
He also sent Gill a letter that said: “You have no idea how many times over the years I told everyone my war stories about my summer in Fredericksburg.
“Let me go on the record and tell you how much your class meant to me,” Stern wrote. “It proved to me that I could do anything if I put my mind to it. Your style and confidence were inspirational, and there isn’t another teacher in the world like you.”
Gill teaches the following Center for Workforce human relations and management classes at Germanna:
- Developing Policies and Procedures
- Discipline and Discharge
- Interviewing and Hiring
- Legal Compliance
- Strategic Management in HR
- Wage and Salary Compensation
- Fundamentals of Project Management
- MS Project 2010
- Technical Writing
- Introduction to Agile Project Management Fundamentals.