LFCC Employee Publishes Book on Leadership

For Immediate Release:
January 10, 2007

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN, Va. – Dave Urso has been serving the needs of students at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) since 2005, first as a counselor and now as coordinator of student life and testing services and instructor of psychology. In addition, Urso has been presenting seminars and developing leaders since 1999. His life experiences and passion for leadership inspired him to author “The Everyday Hero’s Guide to Leadership.”

“The book is designed to help readers get the most out of the leadership opportunities that they are face-to-face with right now,” Urso said. “My hope is that readers will think about leadership in a new way and will be energized and motivated to immediately begin applying new techniques to their lives.”

Focusing on offering REAL (really easy applications to life) tips to its audience, the book helps readers understand the core foundations of leadership, review internal opportunities to reflect on leadership choices and examine the power of working with others and making great decisions for the team.

Urso believes that in life, everyone is a leader. The following excerpt from the book speaks to that fact and captures the book’s primary message: “When examining leadership through the broadest perspective, it must be understood that leaders are neither born nor made. Rather, every single individual exists as a leader. The challenge stems from the desire to find a situation in which their style and desire for leadership can be most effectively utilized. And, achieving this challenge is easier than it may seem.”

Urso was born and raised near Philadelphia, Pa. He received a bachelor’s degree in conflict resolution and a master’s degree in educational psychology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.

“The Everyday Hero’s Guide to Leadership” can be purchased for $9.95 at the following Web site: http://www.authorhouse.com/BookStore/BookHome.aspx. For more information about the book, interested individuals may contact Dave Urso at dave@daveurso.com.

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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.

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