LFCC Student Named Valley Protein Fellow

For Immediate Release:
May 14, 2012

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

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is pleased to announce that David Jezierski has been selected as a Valley Proteins Fellow, an honor administered by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education.

                     Out of the more than 400,000 people Virginia’s Community Colleges serve across the commonwealth, only ten are selected for the Valley Proteins Fellows Program. The fellowship’s estimated value is $10,000.

            The Valley Proteins Fellows Program was designed for high-achieving second year students at Virginia’s Community Colleges. In addition to covering the student’s full tuition and fees, the fellows participate in a unique leadership curriculum – including leadership programs and a community service project – and they receive individualized assistance in obtaining financial aid and transferring to four-year universities. Students who are named fellows exemplify the best and most motivated students and demonstrate academic and leadership potential, along with an innate desire to excel.

             Jezierski is a resident of Clarke County, VA and is working towards an Associate Degree in Science.  He plans to obtain a bachelor’s and graduate degrees in mathematics in order to become a college mathematics professor.  Jezierski is active in LFCC’s Project LEAD and Phi Theta Kappa honor society.  He enjoys the great outdoors and all types of adventure.

            The fellows program is made possible through a generous donation of Valley Proteins, Inc. The Winchester-based company has been in the rendering business for more than 50 years and currently operates 12 plants in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The management of Valley Proteins is committed to outstanding corporate citizenship, excellent customer service, technological innovation and support for the community college mission.


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.