LFCC Students and Administrators Visit State Legislators

For Immediate Release:
February 26, 2008

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

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. - On Jan. 17 and Feb. 14, 2008, Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) ambassadors 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 groups of LFCC ambassadors visited the following elected officials:

  • Delegate Clifford L. "Clay" Athey Jr.,18th District; representing the counties of Fauquier (part), Frederick (part) and Warren
  • Delegate C. Todd Gilbert, 15th District; representing the counties of Page, Rappahannock, Rockingham (part) and Shenandoah
  • Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter, 31st District; representing the counties of Fauquier (part) and Prince William (part)
  • Delegate Joe T. May, 33rd District; representing the counties of Clarke and Loudoun (part)
  • Sen. Mark D. Obenshain, 26th District; representing the counties of Culpeper, Fauquier (part), Page, Rappahannock (part) and Stafford (part); City of Harrisonburg
  • Delegate Beverly J. Sherwood, 29th District; representing the county of Frederick (part); City of Winchester
  • Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel, 27th District; representing the counties of Clarke, Fauquier (part), Frederick and Loudoun (part); City of Winchester

The groups of ambassadors were led by LFCC President John J. "Ski" Sygielski and were equipped with clapping noisemakers, which brought smiles to the faces of the legislators who received appreciation from the group. LFCC's ambassadors were:

  • Rebecca Armstrong, an LFCC student and Luray resident
  • Amy Bittner, an LFCC student and Front Royal resident
  • Karen Bucher, LFCC director of enrollment management
  • Ben Burke, an LFCC student and Luray resident
  • Hannah Burke, an LFCC student and Luray resident
  • Linnie Carter, LFCC vice president of college advancement
  • Charles Day, LFCC Educational Foundation Board chair
  • Julia Gibson, an LFCC student and Catlett resident
  • Lyndsi Grim, an LFCC student and Winchester resident
  • Heidi Meisel, an LFCC student and Front Royal resident
  • Sarah Mickahail, an LFCC student and Bluemont resident
  • Brianna Nickless, an LFCC student and Warrenton resident
  • Michael Waugh, an LFCC student and Front Royal resident

January 17 Visit:

Delegate Clifford L. “Clay” Athey Jr. (third from left)

Delegate Clifford L. “Clay” Athey Jr. (third from left)

Delegate C. Todd Gilbert (center)

Delegate C. Todd Gilbert (center)

Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter (on right)

Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter (on right)

Delegate Joe T. May (on right)

Delegate Joe T. May (on right)

Sen. Mark D. Obenshain (third from right)

Sen. Mark D. Obenshain (third from right)

Delegate Beverly J. Sherwood (third from right)

Delegate Beverly J. Sherwood (third from right)

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (center)

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (center)

February 14 Visit:

Delegate C. Todd Gilbert (third from right)

Delegate C. Todd Gilbert (third from right)

Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter (third from right)

Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter (third from right)

Delegate Joe T. May (second from right)

Delegate Joe T. May (second from right)

Delegate Beverly J. Sherwood (third from left)

Delegate Beverly J. Sherwood (third from left)

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (third from right)

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (third from right)

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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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