By Michelle Gideon
October 29, 1969- February 17, 2011
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
–Henry Brooks Adams
Kris Andrew Germana, respected faculty member and friend, passed away Thursday, February 17, 2011 in his home in Eagle Point. He was 41.
Germana was a Rogue Community College and Oregon Institute of Technology graduate, and began his career as an instructor/coordinator at RCC in the Manufacturing Technology Department in 2003, according to his supervisor, Jeanne Howell, dean of instruction and Workforce/Continuing Ed.
The faculty and staff members at RCC held Germana in high regard, and spoke very highly of his knowledge, and his commitment and dedication to his profession.
“Kris took a program that was on its way out, and turned it into a program that manufacturers needed and wanted,” Howell said. “He provided a real contribution to the college, and was totally dedicated to the school, the manufacturing program, and to his students. He honored the huge amounts of knowledge that his instructors brought to the program, and he will be greatly missed. ”