LFCC Student Receives Dingledine Scholarship from JMU

For Immediate Release:
April 12, 2012

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

Cody Knickerbocker, a student at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is the recipient of the Thomas and Karyn Dingledine Scholarship for Achievement in Academics and Service from James Madison University (JMU).  Knickerbocker, a resident of Winchester, received one of two scholarships awarded on the basis of demonstrated excellence in academic achievement at a Virginia community college.  The scholarship is equivalent to full in-state tuition for two years at JMU.  According to Stephen E. Wisecarver, Associate Professor of Psychology at LFCC, “Cody Knickerbocker has a work ethic and sense of civic responsibility that make him a contribution to any campus.  JMU is fortunate to be acquiring such an exemplary student.”  

 Knickerbocker has attended LFCC since Summer 2011, has a 3.7 GPA, and has been a member of the LFCC Rugby Team.  He volunteers for the American Cancer Society and Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and is a recent winner of the “Big Brother of the Year” award.  In his spare time, Knickerbocker boxes and runs.  He plans to study bio-informatics with the goal of eventually doing cancer research, and wants to continue his education at the graduate level through the M.S. and Ph. D. programs.

 More information on the Dingledine Transfer Scholarship can be found at the following website:  

http://www.jmu.edu/admissions/transfer/VCC/finaid.html  .

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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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