For Immediate Release:
August 31, 2006
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – The Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Educational Foundation Inc. recently appointed Heather Painter as a new board member.
Painter, a born and raised Strasburg resident, works as an outreach counselor at Lord Fairfax Community College. In this role, she recruits new students by visiting area high schools and attending community events. This interaction with the public enables her to counsel interested individuals in career exploration and inform them about LFCC’s programs of study and transfer agreements.
“Our community is growing by leaps and bounds, and it is important now more than ever to continue to garner support for LFCC,” Painter said. “I’m aware of the importance of raising funds for scholarships for students who want a better future and a chance to fulfill their dreams. I know scholarships allowed me to have a better future, because 13 years ago I was a recipient of several scholarships. And I’m thankful everyday to the generosity of those individuals who donated their funds to help me get an education.”
Painter’s affiliation with LFCC began during high school, when she participated in the Dual Enrollment Program. After graduating from high school, Painter enrolled at LFCC full time and graduated with an associate of arts and sciences degree with a science specialization. Painter went on to attend Virginia Tech, where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and theatre. Then, in 2001, she received a master’s degree in counseling from Radford University.
Painter’s previous work experience includes serving as a substance abuse counseling and student advisor at Radford University and a senior social worker for the Warren County Department of Social Services.
Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.