LFCC Educational Foundation Board Announces New Member

For Immediate Release:
February 22, 2008

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

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – The Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Educational Foundation Inc. recently announced the appointment of a new Board member. Gilbert M. Mack Jr. joins the Foundation Board for a three-year term.

Mack, a Winchester resident, is senior pastor of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. He graduated from the U.S Army Ordinance School and holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from McDaniel College and a master of divinity degree from Howard University School of Divinity. In addition, he is a doctoral degree candidate at Friends International Christian University.

Mack was inspired to serve on the LFCC Educational Foundation Board after watching many of his church members improve their lives by attending LFCC. He was also inspired by the College’s mission and leadership and LFCC’s genuine concern for the community.

“LFCC is a major stakeholder in the community and is changing the destiny of families by providing opportunities to have greater choices in life,” Mack said. "I am energized by people, especially when I have the opportunity to empower them to go beyond where they thought they could."

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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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