LFCC Students Named to First Virginia Team

For Immediate Release:
May 13, 2009

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

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – The best and brightest students throughout Virginia’s Community Colleges were recently honored by Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Chancellor Glenn DuBois and the 23 college presidents from Virginia’s Community Colleges.

Ten students from across Virginia received special recognition as the “First Virginia Team” and received a $500 scholarship from their college. Two Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) students were named to the “First Virginia Team.”

Information about the two students follows:

Tracy Grzelakowski, a 40-year-old Stephens City resident, is pursuing a degree in liberal arts at LFCC and is maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. Grzelakowski volunteers at Armel Elementary School and is involved with the Parent Teacher Association. After only five months as a member of LFCC’s Middletown Campus Alpha Beta Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society of two-year colleges, she became president of the Virginia Region of PTK. In addition to receiving this honor, Grzelakowski was recently named a 2009 Coca-Cola Silver Scholar. Grzelakowski will graduate from LFCC this week and  plans to attend James Madison University in the fall and major in psychology. She wants to complete her undergraduate and graduate work in psychology with a goal of becoming a community counselor.

David Hall, a Remington resident, will graduate from LFCC this week with a degree in liberal arts. While most of his peers will be enrolling at colleges and universities as freshmen in the fall, Hall, who will turn 19 in August, will be a junior at Old Dominion University (ODU), pursuing a bachelor’s degree in film. Hall, the oldest of eight siblings, was homeschooled through high school and began attending LFCC at age 17 after completing his high school coursework. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he hopes to move to New York City and pursue a master’s degree in filmmaking while he begins his movie-directing career. Hall is a member of the Student Government Association, vice president of the Fauquier Campus Alpha Psi Iota Chapter of PTK and vice president of the Virginia Region of PTK. He is a member of the Boy Scouts of America and Mountain View Community Church and is a volunteer for Relay for Life.

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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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