For Immediate Release:
July 1, 2008
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – The Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Educational Foundation Inc. has added a new scholarship to its list of available funds to assist LFCC students with their education. The Albert M. Dryer Memorial Scholarship was recently established by Charlie Spiro, an alumnus and recently retired LFCC faculty member.
Until his death in August 1982, Al Dryer was head of the Electronics Program at LFCC and was a very caring mentor to several students in the program. Spiro established the scholarship in memory of Dryer and his impact on hundreds of LFCC students, including him. Spiro presented the scholarship contribution during his retirement celebration at the end of the spring 2008 semester. The surprise announcement was met with thunderous applause.
The Albert M. Dryer Memorial Scholarshipwill be awarded to full- and/or part-time LFCC students who are enrolled in LFCC's Engineering and/or Information Systems Technology Programs and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship award 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 that provide funding to full- and part-time students. 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 LFCC scholarship funds may make a check payable to "LFCC Educational Foundation Inc." Please write on the memo line the name of the fund that will be receiving the contribution and mail the check to the LFCC Educational Foundation Inc., 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645-1745.
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.