For Immediate Release:
July 26, 2007
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
MIDDLETOWN, Va. – Mark Pangle graduated from Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) in 1982, going on to become an auctioneer/broker with Pangle Real Estate & Auction Company Inc. in Woodstock, Va. To give back to his alma mater and demonstrate his commitment to the College, Pangle recently established a scholarship at LFCC and hosted an event at his home that raised $20,400 for the LFCC Educational Foundation Inc.
“In our community, LFCC is the best springboard to higher education anywhere! LFCC gave me a good start to go on to James Madison University,” said Pangle, a Maurertown resident and an LFCC Educational Foundation Board member. “I hope my gift, and those of my friends and colleagues, will provide others with the opportunity to pursue a degree.”
The event resulted in the formation of 12 new, $1,700 scholarships, which will fund tuition, fees and books for full-time students for one semester, and a contribution to an existing scholarship fund, the First Bank Scholarship. The new scholarships, which will benefit Shenandoah County residents, are as follows:
- Allen Riffee Memorial Scholarship
- Central High School Graduate Scholarship
- Courage to Dream Scholarship
- FourSeasons Bend Scholarship
- Free Press Scholarship
- Garman Family of Woodstock, Virginia Scholarship
- Robert S. Grubbs Jr. and Robert S. Grubbs IV Memorial Scholarship
- Pangle Real Estate and Auction Company Inc. Scholarship
- Planters Bank Scholarship
- Sylvia Williams and Rip Williams Scholarship
- Woodstock Moose Lodge 575 Scholarship
For more information about the criteria for these scholarships, individuals may visit LFCC’s Web site at http://www.lfcc.edu/scholarships.
Individuals interested in donating to these scholarship funds or others may make checks payable to “LFCC Educational Foundation,” write the name of the fund on the memo line and mail the checks to the LFCC Educational Foundation Inc., 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645-1745.
In addition to the aforementioned scholarships, the LFCC Educational Foundation has many other scholarship funds, providing funding to full- and part-time students in the fall and spring semesters. Current or prospective LFCC students interested in applying for one of the many LFCC scholarships can obtain additional information on LFCC’s Web site at http://www.lfcc.edu/scholarships.
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.