For Immediate Release:
November 13, 2006
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) recently hosted its alumni reunion reception on Nov. 4, 2006, at the Middletown Campus. Approximately 250 LFCC alumni and current and retired faculty attended the event and witnessed the presentation of the 2006 LFCC Distinguished Alumni Award, which was given to Carolyn Glaize.
A Winchester native, Glaize enrolled at LFCC in 1970, the year it opened. Juggling work and school, Glaize graduated in June 1976 with an associate’s degree in science. After accomplishing her educational goal, Glaize continued her career at Mount Weather Emergency Assistance Center, becoming the first woman to serve as deputy director of the Mount Weather Management Division and deputy senior resident manager for the Mount Weather facility. She was responsible for the day-to-day operations of Mount Weather, which boasted more than 1,000 employees and a budget totaling more than $82 million. She retired from these positions in 2000 after 37 years of service. At that time, she had reached the GS-15 level, which is the highest civil servant level in the federal government.
In addition to the presentation of the award, attendees enjoyed live music from the James Wood High School Jazz Combo and refreshments from the following establishments:
- Apple House Restaurant, Linden
- Buffalo Wild Wings, Winchester
- Cantina D’ Italia, Winchester
- Cork Street Tavern, Winchester
- Food Lion, Stephens City
- Patsy’s Pastry Pizzas, Winchester
Attendees also had the chance to win the following door prizes:
- Emergency preparedness kit from Executive Protection Systems of Winchester
- Gift certificate and picture frame from Follett, Middletown
- Photographs from Kenneth Hulse Photography, Winchester
- Autographed books from LFCC faculty members: Jonathan Noyalas and Jim Shannon
- Gift certificate from Battleview Restaurant and Lounge, Strasburg
- Gift certificate from Roma Casual Italian Restaurant, Stephens City
- Two tickets to the Wayside Theatre, Middletown
- Gift certificate for The Inn At Vaucluse Spring, Stephens City
Debbie’s Ivy Garden of Front Royal provided the flowers and balloons for the event.
LFCC alumni interested in serving on the LFCC Alumni Advisory Council, reconnecting with fellow alumni or updating the College on their accomplishments and contact information, may visit the alumni Web page at http://www.lfcc.edu/Alumni for more information.
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.