For Immediate Release:
April 29, 2015
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Three Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Students were recognized at the Phi Theta Kappa All-Virginia Academic Team Awards Program on April 22, 2015 at the Double Tree Hilton in Richmond, Virginia. Michael Haynes, Francesca Vogt (both from the Middletown campus) and Victoria Lu (Fauquier campus) were honored at the luncheon. Haynes and Lu were also named to the All-Virginia Top Ten Academic Team, each receiving a $500 stipend.
Haynes is graduating in May with an Associate of Science in Information Systems Technology. He plans to transfer to George Mason University to continue his studies in information security. Haynes was also the recipient of the 2015 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Award (Bronze Scholar).
Vogt is graduating in May with an Associate of Science and will be transferring to Virginia Tech in the fall. There she will study biological sciences in preparation for veterinary school.
Lu is a dual-enrolled student, graduating concurrently with a high school diploma and an associate degree. In May she will received an Associate of Science. She plans to double major in biomedical engineering and music. Lu will attend either the University of Virginia or Georgia Institute of Technology, as she has been accepted to both.
Each of the recognized students from LFCC holds at least a 3.9 grade point average or higher and has outstanding achievements both in and outside the classroom.
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges, symbolizing excellence in higher education and a commitment to students. Virginia is one of the 38 states participating in the State Academic Teams project introduced in 1994 as a way to provide scholastic recognition to Phi Theta Kappa members while promoting excellence at two-year colleges.
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.