For Immediate Release:
October 17, 2006
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – The Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Educational Foundation Inc. recently announced the appointment of two new board members—Diane Lewin, representing the city of Winchester, and Providence LoPresti, representing Frederick County. Lewin will serve a three-year term, and LoPresti will serve a one-year term.
Diane E. Lewin recently retired from her position as comptroller for the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester. In this position, Lewin was responsible for the financial management of the museum and its endowments. Her educational experiences include obtaining an associate’s degree in business administration from LFCC and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Shenandoah University. In addition, Lewin is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA).
“I look forward to serving as an ambassador of the College to enhance community awareness of both LFCC and the Foundation. As a graduate of LFCC, I know first hand the life-transforming power of attending the College,” Lewin said.
Providence LoPresti works as a library specialist at LFCC’s Middletown Campus. Her main job responsibility is to assist students as they utilize various programs, search engines and databases available on the library computers. LoPresti is a graduate of LFCC, obtaining an associate’s degree in information systems technology/programming/systems analysis.
“In 2002, the plant I worked at for over 18 years closed down and moved production out of the country. Around 500 people were put out of work. Some took the opportunity to go back to school. I was one of three who enrolled at LFCC, completed my degree and stayed on as an employee,” LoPresti said. “Serving on the LFCC Educational Foundation enables me to be involved in the College. LFCC has helped me so much. I want to make sure it continues to help others.”
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.