For Immediate Release:
January 21, 2009
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – The Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Educational Foundation Inc. recently elected new officers whose terms will run Jan. 1, 2009, through Dec. 31, 2009. Mark Pangle will serve as chair, Jim Wells will serve as vice chair and Diane Lewin will serve as treasurer. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, LFCC’s new president, was appointed secretary of the Foundation Board.
Pangle, a member of the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) and an Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE), has worked in the real estate business for 28 years. A Maurertown resident, Pangle has worked as a real estate broker, appraiser and auctioneer for Pangle Real Estate and Auction Company Inc. since 1980. For excellence in his field, Pangle was inducted into the Hall of Fame for The Virginia Association of Auctioneers in 2006 and was awarded Virginia’s Outstanding Auctioneer of the Year Award for 2001. Pangle holds an associate degree in general studies from LFCC and a bachelor’s degree in political science from James Madison University.
Wells, a Front Royal resident, is the director of pharmacy at Warren Memorial Hospital, which is part of Valley Health. Wells earned a bachelor’s degree from the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. In addition to his work, Wells serves as a pharmacy preceptor for Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy at Shenandoah University and is involved with several local organizations, including the Warren County School Board and Front Royal Lions Club. He is also a former LFCC Board member.
Lewin, a Winchester resident, retired as comptroller for the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester. In this position, Lewin was responsible for the financial management of the museum and its endowments. Her educational experiences include obtaining an associate degree in business administration from LFCC and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Shenandoah University. In addition, Lewin is a certified public accountant.
Thompson-Stacy, a Frederick County resident, is the president of LFCC. She began this position Jan. 12 after serving as the president of Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) in Melfa, Va. Before her position at ESCC, Thompson-Stacy served as vice president for academic and student affairs at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. She also held top academic posts at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland and Jefferson Community College in Steubenville, Ohio. She earned a doctorate in education from the University of Sarasota (now Argosy University) and three degrees from Kent State University: a master of business administration, a master of educational administration and a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
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.