LFCC Student Receives National Scholarship Award

For Immediate Release:
April 6, 2009

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Sally Voth
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MIDDLETOWN, Va. – Tracy Grzelakowski, a Stephens City resident, has a lot to celebrate this spring. A Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) student, Grzelakowski was recently named a 2009 Coca-Cola Silver Scholar and will graduate from the College in May.

“I am incredibly grateful for being chosen as a Silver Scholar and would not have been able to receive this honor without the help and support of my Phi Theta Kappa advisors, Professor Brent Kendrick and Professor Jim Brumbaugh, or Professor Loretta Duncan. This scholarship is a validation of all of my hard work and is a great motivator to continue to do well academically,” she said.

Grzelakowski will be attending James Madison University in the fall and plans to major in psychology. She wants to complete her undergraduate and graduate work in psychology with a goal of becoming a community counselor.

The Coca-Cola Scholar program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and is administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the international honor society of two-year colleges. To be eligible for the scholarship, students had to submit an application for the All-USA/All-State Academic Teams. Fifty students from across the nation were selected to receive the Silver Scholars award. These students, along with the Gold and Bronze Scholar winners, will be recognized in an April issue of the USA TODAY newspaper.


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.