LFCC Students Design Logos for the Disabled Veterans Committee on Housing

For Immediate Release:
August 5, 2009

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
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Phone: 540-868-7134

When John S. Lewandowski, president and CEO of the Disabled Veterans Committee on Housing (DVCH) needed a new logo for his organization, he decided to invite art students at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) to submit their original designs. The committee was so pleased, it chose two designs that exemplified the look desired by the veterans’ group and wanted to do something special for the student artists.

The DVCH will honor LFCC students Leisa Hirtle and Daniel Whelan at a special presentation at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 in room 315 at the Middletown Campus in the main building. DVHC is a nonprofit organization that helps provide the necessary tools for disabled veterans to find new, affordable and accessible housing.

“I immediately thought of the LFCC students, because I wanted to give them an opportunity to do the kind of work they’d be doing in the business world once they graduated,” said Mr. Lewandowski. “We also want to thank the College for its support.”

Both students took Professor Lahna Neely’s computer graphics class and said they are honored that their designs were selected by the committee.

Hirtle works in the field of nuclear medicine and takes classes at LFCC to further her educational goals and explore other interests. “You’re never too old to learn,” she said of her decision to return to school. “Start off with a class you are interested in and a college that is convenient to attend or participate online.”

Whelan is pursuing an associate degree in business administration and owns his own business, an entertainment media company. He said he believes his classes at LFCC will allow further advancement to a bachelor’s degree. “I believe they will give me an opportunity to put what I learn to work immediately,” said Whelan.

For more information about the DVHC, please visit http://www.dvch123.net.


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.