LFCC Announces BJ Sager Employee Awards

For Immediate Release:
May 18, 2010

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

Each year, Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) recognizes employees who have distinguished themselves by exceeding expectations in support of College goals and in upholding College values. The awards, made possible through the generosity of B.J. Sager, Inc. and the LFCC Educational Foundation Inc., were awarded at a special luncheon on May 12, 2010.

Winners of the B.J. Sager Awards follow:

  • Distinguished Full-time Faculty – Frank Borleske, associate professor of mathematics 
  • Distinguished Staff – Richard Farrow, purchasing officer 
  • Distinguished Part-time Staff – Katherine Ruwe, testing center assistant 
  • Distinguished Part-time Faculty – Marcie Finnell, adjunct instructor of legal administration, and James Shannon, adjunct instructor of information technology 
  • Distinguished Administrator – Jeanian Clark, assistant vice president of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education

Borleske was also recognized for 40 years of service to LFCC, along with Walter Malinowski, Roger Milburn and Thomas Tredon. All four were employees of the College when it opened in 1970.

LFCC employees also celebrated faculty promotions and honored this year’s retirees.

Elaine Cassel, James Crowley and Kerry McKenna were promoted to professor. Margie Harrison was promoted to associate professor. Soraya Green, Polly Nelson, Ann Simpson and David Urso were promoted to assistant professor.

LFCC’s 2010 retirees are Ann Currie, Jane Lambert, Walter Malinowski, Roger Milburn, Betty Ward, Bill Warren and Joseph Whitehorne.


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.