For Immediate Release:
April 15, 2015
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Stan Crockett, Manager of the Virginia Inland Port in Front Royal, Virginia, is the recipient of Lord Fairfax Community College’s 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award. He will receive the award on Thursday, April 16, at the President’s Appreciation Luncheon.
Crockett graduated summa cum laude from LFCC with an A.A.S. in Management in 2000. He then earned a B.S. in Organizational Leadership, Management and Development and a M.S. in Strategic Leadership from Mountain State University. He has been employed by Virginia International Terminals, LLC for 38 years, including the past 19 years as the Manager of the Virginia Inland Port.
According to Jim Guiliano, retired LFCC professor of business management and administration: “As Stan’s faculty advisor and teacher, I always admired him for his commitment and efforts to advance his education and professional abilities. The fact that he has given the same commitment and effort to advancing the wellbeing of our community makes me appreciate him personally and proud to consider him a friend.”
The Distinguished Alumni Award is given each year to an individual who meets four criteria:
- Outstanding achievement in their career
- Outstanding service the community
- A positive role model for LFCC students
- Demonstrates the college’s ideals of learning, integrity and a positive spirit.
The Virginia Inland Port (VIP) opened in 1989. When Crockett became Virginia Inland Port Manager seven years later, the facility was operating on gravel and out of temporary trailers. Under Crockett’s leadership, VIP has realized exponential growth from 6,750 containers in 1996 to a volume of 37,000 containers this past year. VIP is now a modern Port Intermodal Facility with 65 paved acres, an administration building and conference center, and a high tech, live-on-line information systems for operations, maintenance, equipment control, inventory and customer interface.
Among his many accomplishments and service to the community, Crockett was instrumental in organizing, from inception to realization, the Virginia Region V Workforce Investment Board of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). He helped recruit the first board members and chaired the board for four years. Working with the LFCC staff, he helped negotiate the first WIA Workforce Training Center at LFCC.
Crockett has served on numerous boards and commissions including the board of advisors for Shenandoah University’s business school, the Frederick County Planning Commission, and the Economic Development Authority for Frederick County. During his year as board chair of the Top of Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Crockett helped organize and participated in a trade mission to China in 2005.
Crockett has been a resident of Frederick County since 1996. He is a member of the Frederick County Rotary Club and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He and his wife Marty are proud parents of three children and grandparents of four.
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.