For Immediate Release:
May 30, 2008
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – The Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Educational Foundation Inc. recently announced the appointment of a new Board member. Tanya Kelly Hurst joins the Foundation Board for a three-year term.
Hurst, a Maurertown resident and an LFCC alumna, is a Nationwide Insurance associate agent for Lewis & Sons Agency in Strasburg. As a licensed insurance agent, Hurst helps individuals, families and businesses choose insurance policies that provide the best protection for their lives, health and property to insure their future and the future of their loved ones.
“It energizes me to be of service, to help someone find solace during a painful experience, hope when it is needed or strength to go forward and not give up,” Hurst said.
Because of her service-oriented nature, Hurst has volunteered at a number of community organizations, including Oktoberfest Strasburg, Strasburg Chamber of Commerce, Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, Woodstock Museum of Shenandoah County Inc. and the Woodstock Library.
Hurst’s experience at LFCC shaped her life, and she wants others to have the same opportunity that she had to further her education. At LFCC, her professors taught her valuable communication and life skills that she uses daily to develop positive connections with those around her. "I want the community to know that LFCC provides an ideal environment for personal discovery."
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 [email protected].
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.