From Germanna Community College:
The comprehensive appropriations bill President Biden signed into law on Friday included more than $1.1 million for cybersecurity and nursing programs at Germanna Community Colleges.
Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner secure $870,000 For the James R. Clapper Center for Innovation in Cybersecurity in Germanna. The funds will be used to expand Germanna’s cybersecurity degree and certificate programs.
GCC President Janet Gullickson thanked Kane and Warner and said: Germanna has been designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. She said the GCC is “committed to developing educated professionals in the field. We understand how great the need is for skilled cyber professionals in our service area.”
Dr. Shashna Gray, Germana Vice President, Academic Affairs and Workforce Development, said:
“We have repeatedly heard that a shortage of trained and certified cybersecurity professionals poses a threat to national security. We look forward to training students from high school through career transition in this high-paying profession.”
SPANBERGER secures funding for GERMANNA’s free clinic
Rep. Abigail Spanberger has secured $251,000 to purchase equipment for the soon-to-be established Robert C. O’Neill Wellness Clinic by the Germanna Education Foundation. The clinic will be part of the new Frank and Nancy Turnage Health Science Building and the Robert C. O’Neill Clinic will soon begin construction on the Locust Grove campus in Orange County. It provides free medical services to residents of uninsured or underinsured communities. Many live in rural areas. Services such as screening and referrals, dental care, physical therapy, wellness assessments, and wellness classes are provided by Germanna Nursing and Health Technologies program students to improve the program’s ability to receive the clinical hours required for graduation. increase.
Dr. Gullickson said: Through the Robert C. O’Neill Wellness Clinic, students can get the training and practice they need. Neighbors in the area have access to free health screenings, including medical care, physical therapist assistance, emergency medical services, and dental care. ”
Eileen Dohmann, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Mary Washington Health Care, said the GCC Wellness Clinic is a great investment to “meet the critical need for primary care services in our community.” increase. The Wellness Clinic also offers a great learning experience for German Nursing and Health Care students doing clinical rotations at the clinic. Our community needs a Germanna Wellness Clinic. ”
Dr. Gray of Germanna said that with many nurses retiring and demand for healthcare rising, the GCC is poised to double the number of nursing graduates in the next few years to meet a critical need in the community. said it was working. “Our mission is to transform the lives of her members in the community where we live, educate, work and play, including the mental and physical health of the community,” she said. . “The university will provide access through preventative screening and referrals through this funding.”