For Immediate Release:
May 16, 2013
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Middletown, Va. Dr. Glenn Burdick received the Distinguished Alumni Award at the recent LFCC President’s Appreciation Dinner. Dr. Burdick has a unique history with the college, as a board member, student and donor. He served on the LFCC College Board for eight years, two of those, as board chair.
Burdick was the Superintendent of Winchester Public Schools from 1991 until his retirement in 2001. At the age of 56, after retiring from a 30-year career with the Virginia public school system and taking time to care for elderly parents, Dr. Burdick decided to enroll in the nursing program at LFCC. After earning his degree, he became a registered nurse at Winchester Medical Center, caring for post-surgical cardiac patients. From there, he worked with Blue Ridge Hospice as a nurse, assisting patients in a compassionate manner. In 2011, Burdick became the Executive Director of St. Luke Community Clinic in Front Royal, a facility offering free medical care.
When asked about his experience with LFCC, Burdick said, “I know of no other organization in this area where more opportunity is regularly offered to such a diverse group of people; where faculty, staff, and community supporters display such willingness to help ordinary people realized their dreams.” He went on to say, “LFCC gave me a chance to completely reinvent myself in midlife.”
Dr. Burdick’s mother was a military nurse and it only seemed fitting that in honor of her, Burdick established the Margaret T. Burdick Memorial Nursing Scholarship to benefit a student at LFCC.
For further information regarding the Distinguished Alumni Award or the LFCC Foundation, contact Liv Heggoy at [email protected]
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.