LFCC Students and Administrators Visit State Legislators

For Immediate Release:
March 9, 2007

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – On Feb. 19, 2007, seven Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) students and two administrators traveled to Richmond, Va., to visit the Virginia General Assembly and the legislators who represent the College’s service region.

The purpose of the visits was to thank the elected officials for their support of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and have students share with legislators their personal stories and the impact LFCC has had on their lives.

The visits also provided LFCC ambassadors the opportunity to ask legislators for support of such bills as the Community College Transfer Grant Program, HB 1681. The legislation was introduced by Sen. Walter Stosch and Delegate Vincent Callahan and received a unanimous passing vote from the Senate of Virginia and the Virginia House of Delegates on Feb. 24, 2007.

The group of LFCC ambassadors visited the following elected officials:

  • Delegate Mark L. Cole, 88th District; representing the Counties of Fauquier (part), Spotsylvania (part) and Stafford (part)
  • Delegate William J. Howell, 28th District; representing the County of Stafford (part) and the City of Fredericksburg
  • Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter, 31st District; representing the Counties of Fauquier (part) and Prince William (part)
  • Sen. H. Russell Potts Jr., 27th District; representing the Counties of Clarke, Fauquier (part), Frederick, Loudoun (part) and the City of Winchester
  • Delegate Beverly J. Sherwood, 29th District; representing the County of Frederick (part) and the City of Winchester

The group of ambassadors was led by “Captain Potential”—also known as LFCC President John J. “Ski” Sygielski—who represented the potential of all individuals to improve their lives by receiving a college education. LFCC’s ambassadors were:

  • Linnie Carter, LFCC vice president of college advancement
  • Hannah Darling, a Fauquier Campus student
  • Brittany Johnson, a Middletown Campus student
  • Benjamin Selwyn, a Middletown Campus student
  • Julie Shorey, a Fauquier Campus student
  • Alysa Smith, a Fauquier Campus student
  • Brittany Watson, a Middletown Campus student
  • Lakota Woodell, a Middletown Campus student
Delegate William J. Howell and Delegate Beverly J. Sherwood
Delegate William J. Howell and Delegate Beverly J. Sherwood
Delegate Mark L. Cole
Delegate Mark L. Cole
Sen. H. Russell Potts Jr.
Sen. H. Russell Potts Jr.
Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter
Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter


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.