For Immediate Release:
October 30, 2007
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – The Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Educational Foundation Inc. recently added the Carroll S. and Velma M. Hockman Endowed Scholarship to its list of available funds to provide financial assistance to worthy LFCC students.
The scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Hockman as part of their estate, after Mrs. Hockman passed away in December 2006. Mrs. Hockman was the first member of her family to graduate from college, enabling her to work as a nurse at both Shenandoah and Winchester Hospitals. Residents of Harrisonburg, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Hockman were blessed with five children, 12 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
The Carroll S. and Velma M. Hockman Endowed Scholarship will be awarded annually to full- and/or part-time LFCC students who reside in the College’s service region. The scholarship may be applied toward tuition, fees and/or books and will be divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. Satisfactory academic progress (minimum grade point average of 2.0) must be maintained in order for the recipient to receive the award for the spring semester.
In addition to the aforementioned scholarship, the 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.
Individuals interested in donating to these or other scholarship funds may make a check payable to “LFCC Educational Foundation Inc.” Please write the name of the fund that will be receiving the contribution on the memo line and mail the check to the LFCC Educational Foundation Inc., 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645-1745.
The Lord Fairfax Community College Educational Foundation Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit entity dedicated to assisting the College in meeting its current and future needs. Incorporated in 1978, the Foundation is committed to raising funds for academic programs, facility upgrades, equipment, student scholarships and professional development for faculty and staff. The Foundation is governed by a board comprised of business and community leaders who represent the College’s service area. The Foundation’s assets are managed by the Board and are audited annually by an independent accounting firm.
For more information about the Foundation, interested individuals may contact Linnie Carter, vice president of college advancement at LFCC and executive director of the LFCC Educational Foundation Inc., at 540-868-4077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.