For Immediate Release:
December 7, 2011
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Former Postal Worker, Henry Julius, Recognized as Distinguished Alumnus by LFCC
Middletown, VA – Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Educational Foundation, Inc. recognized retired U.S. Postal Worker Henry Julius on Tuesday, December 6th as the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. The event took place at 1 p.m. in the Thompson Conference Center of the Corron Community Development Center on the Middletown Campus.
Julius was nominated for the honor by LFCC Professor Andrea Ludwick, who stated, “None of us remember the headliners of yesterday. The people who make a difference in your life are the ones who care, and Henry is one of the most caring people I have ever known.”
According to LFCC President, Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, “Julius was chosen from the candidates who were nominated because of his exceptional contributions to his country, his community, and to Lord Fairfax Community College.”
Upon receiving the award, Julius told those in attendance, “College helpd me grow to be the person that I am. So many people helped me, that it’s not my celebration, it’s all our celebration.”
Julius was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and upon completion of his service began his studies at LFCC. He was an employee of the U.S. Postal Service for 39 years, well known and liked by customers at the Winchester, VA Main Post Office. Since his retirement, Julius divides his time between community service and a part-time job with Costco.
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.