LFCC Announces 2011 Medallion Recipients

For Immediate Release:
May 10, 2011

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

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) will award College Board Medallion of Recognition honors to three individuals at a special ceremony held prior to the College’s Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14.  The Medallions are presented in recognition of leadership, scholarship and service.  This year’s recipients include Walter K. Malinowski, Jr., Roger Milburn, and Mark E. Pangle.

Walter K. Malinowski, Jr. taught at LFCC for 40 years as an associate professor of health, physical education and recreation.  He devoted much of his time to further the educational mission of the College, the love of activity, and the discipline to make positive, healthy lifestyle choices.  Malinowski said that “teaching at Lord Fairfax Community College was a truly rewarding and inspirational experience…I have met and gotten to know so many wonderful people whom I will always value.”

  Roger L. Milburn was born and raised in Frederick County and graduated from James Wood High School.   An associate professor of accounting at LFCC for 40 years, Milburn is regarded by many of his colleagues as the “consummate professional”.   He continues to serve LFCC as an adjunct professor.  “I enjoyed being a part of the first 40 years of LFCC, and I’m proud of its continuing growth and contributions to Frederick County – a place I’ve called home for all my life,” said Milburn.

 Born and raised in Shenandoah County, Mark E. Pangle earned an associate degree from Lord Fairfax Community College in 1982.  Pangle went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from James Madison University in 1984.  Currently the principal broker, auctioneer and appraiser for Pangle Real Estate & Auction Co., Inc. located in Woodstock, VA, Pangle is a past president of the Virginia Auctioneers Association and received the organization’s Outstanding Auctioneer award in 2001.  Pangle is serving his fifth year on the LFCC Educational Foundation Board and his gifts of time, money, energy and love for LFCC set him apart.

 The ceremony honoring these individuals will take place from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Skyline High School in Front Royal, VA.


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.