LFCC Appoints Two New Members to the College Board

For Immediate Release:
May 26, 2009

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

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – The Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Board recently announced the appointment of two new members. Lynnette L. Embree will represent Frederick County, and Richard M. Galecki will represent Fauquier County. Embree is serving a two-year unexpired term, and Galecki is serving a three-year unexpired term.

Embree, a Frederick County resident, is the executive director of BNI Shenandoah Valley. BNI is the world’s largest referral organization. Embree’s main responsibilities are to oversee the 18 chapters in her territory, provide training to the members and assist them in growing their businesses through word-of-mouth marketing. Embree holds an associate degree in management from LFCC and a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in international business from Shenandoah University.

“I believe in lifelong learning and having been a graduate of LFCC, I saw an opportunity to give back to an institution that gave so much to me,” Embree said. “LFCC is a huge resource for our community.  There are so many programs available to everyone from graduating seniors to senior citizens to displaced workers. LFCC is a very affordable way to get more education that will further one’s career or help one begin a new career.”

Galecki, a Warrenton resident, is a senior management analyst at the headquarters of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. In this role, he administers service contracts supporting the “Next Generation Air Transportation System” or NextGen. Galecki retired as a captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve in 2004 after 31 years of service. Galecki holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Villanova University in Villanova, Penn.

“I was deeply interested and involved in the education of my own children through college, and I see an opportunity to join and guide an institution that is on the leading edge of educating and re-training today’s workforce for tomorrow’s challenges,” Galecki said.

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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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