LFCC Graduates Receive Awards and Recognition

For Immediate Release:
May 15, 2007

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

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) recently recognized LFCC graduates for their commitment to excellence at the College’s annual Awards and Recognition Celebration and Commencement ceremonies.

The awards and recipients are as follows:

Charles Rayburn Family Foundation Award – Outstanding Achievement in Art

  • Henri Abraham Bielawski – Stephens City

General Electric Award – Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics

  • Matthew Biggs – Front Royal

Dr. Beulah McGovern Award – Outstanding Achievement in Science

  • Matthew Biggs – Front Royal
  • Sunshine McWhinney – Front Royal

Col. Harry E. Ruhsam Award – Outstanding Achievement in Agriculture/Natural Resources

  • Daniel Kozel – Clearbrook

Cogan Writing Award

  • Gail Turnbull – New Market

Outstanding Achievement in Accounting Award

  • Lana Stearns – Alexandria

Outstanding Achievement in Administrative Support Technology

  • Elizabeth Arnold – Stephens City

Outstanding Achievement in Business Award

  • Grace Carson – Warrenton
  • Charles Williams – Strasburg

Outstanding Achievement in Economics Award

  • Andrew Gauldin – Berryville

Outstanding Achievement in Education Award

  • Beverly Douglas – Culpeper
  • Aimee Heishman – Edinburg

Outstanding Achievement in English Award

  • Faith Coppola – Cross Junction
  • Rebecca Dam – Marshall

Outstanding Achievement in History Award

  • Matthew Biggs – Front Royal
  • Benjamin Rupchis – Sperryville

Outstanding Achievement in Information Systems Technology Award

  • Kimberly Shultzaberger – Marshall

Outstanding Achievement in Math Award

  • Patrick Hansen – Amissville

Outstanding Achievement in Nursing Award

  • Glenn Burdick – Winchester
  • Lydia Wolfe – Delaplane

Outstanding Achievement in Psychology Award

  • Lori Earl – Winchester

Outstanding Achievement in Science Award

  • Stephanie Graham – Warrenton

Outstanding Achievement in Sociology Award

  • Megan Ginader – Stephens City


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.