LFCC Announces New Instructors and Administrators

For Immediate Release:
April 2, 2008

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

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Recently, Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) added two new instructors and three new administrators to its team of high-performance employees.

Craig Bennett, a Manassas resident, joins LFCC as a counselor at the Fauquier Campus. Bennett is responsible for general counseling and advising as well as community outreach. He also serves as an evening administrator at the Fauquier Campus. Prior to joining the College, Bennett served as the assistant director of admissions at Marymount University. Bennett holds a bachelor’s degree in urban affairs and a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy studies from Virginia Tech.

“Building rapport with students and helping them to create and achieve goals is a passion of mine. I really enjoy teaching SDV 100 – College Success Skills, because it gives me the opportunity to witness the personal and intellectual growth of students,” Bennett said.

Larry Friedenberg, a Basye resident, joins LFCC as a counselor at the Middletown Campus. Friedenberg is responsible for general counseling and advising, coordinating disability services and serving as evening administrator at the Middletown Campus. Prior to joining the College, Friedenberg worked as a rehabilitation counselor at the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services in Shenandoah County. Friedenberg holds a bachelor’s degree in forestry from West Virginia University and a master’s degree in special education from James Madison University.

"Attending LFCC is a step along each student’s path, and I enjoy providing guidance and support along the way. Sharing and exploring each student’s goals and dreams helps me create rapport with them," Friedenberg said.

Jeffrey Hollar, a Woodstock resident, joins the College as a full-time biology instructor on the Middletown Campus. Hollar teaches human anatomy and physiology. Prior to this position, Hollar worked as a part-time instructor at LFCC, teaching human anatomy and physiology and general biology labs. He also taught biology and chemistry at Massanutten Military Academy. Before that, he taught science and English in Japan for 14 years and in China for one year. Hollar holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from James Madison University.

"The students and employees at LFCC inspire me to go to school every day. I am inspired by the students’ motivation to further their academic training to achieve their educational and career goals. I am also inspired by LFCC employees and their supportiveness of the students and each other," Hollar said.

Lori Killough, a Bloomery, W.Va., resident, joins LFCC as the institution’s first full-time instructor in education on the Middletown Campus. Killough is responsible for teaching education and child development classes, coordinating field placements for education students and handling student advising. Prior to this position, Killough served as the dual enrollment coordinator at LFCC. Killough holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Buffalo State College.

"I absolutely love teaching. The entire topic of education, with its varying philosophies, is a favorite topic of mine to discuss. Likewise, I am passionate about the topic of child development, particularly cognitive development and language and reading acquisition," Killough said. "I believe in a community college education and love this environment. Community colleges allow for a much more personal education."

Brian Richardson, a Fairfax resident, joins LFCC as the coordinator of student success at the Fauquier Campus. Richardson is responsible for providing leadership to the Office of Student Success at the Fauquier Campus, counseling students, teaching SDV 100 – College Success Skills and coordinating programs and processes designed to help students become more successful. Prior to coming to LFCC, Richardson was the associate director of student athlete development at Arizona State University. Richardson holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Virginia Wesleyan College and a master’s degree in education administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

"I am very passionate about working with students. I look forward to the opportunities I have to make an impact at LFCC as an educator on a daily basis," Richardson said. "I have been extremely impressed with what this institution has to offer, and I can’t wait to start spreading the word!"

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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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