LFCC Student Graces Cover of Latest R.L. Stine Novel

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November 30, 2016

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Like most college students, LFCC student Darcy Stoffel is used to hitting the books. Unlike her peers, she’s on the cover of one that’s sure to be a hit. Her face graces the front of best-selling author R.L. Stine’s latest book in the Fear Street series, “The Dead Boyfriend.” Aimed at teens, it’s the story of a girl in an obsessive new relationship with a boy. 14492403_338176516528498_9064546375501772724_n

The cover photo was shot by photographer Stephen Carroll, who submits some of his work to websites where authors can choose cover art.

“R.L. Stine’s team happened to come across mine,” Stephens City resident Stoffel says. “Out of the hundreds of thousands of photos, they came across that one.”

In addition to modeling, Stoffel, who is passionate about both art and science, does some acting. That’s all while working full-time at Hagerstown Ford, attending Lord Fairfax, where she is finishing up her associate of applied science degree, full-time, and being a mom.

“I’m either in class or  at work,” Stoffel says.

She is graduating this spring and hopes to go into a radiology program.

“I love school, so I changed my major a few times – I wanted to do so many things,” Stoffel explains.

A job at a hospital convinced her radiology was calling her.

“I love people, I love working with them, so I have to have a job where I’m working with people,” Stoffel says.

She chose LFCC because it’s familiar to her, and it’s affordable.

“The teachers are great,” Stoffel says. “They’re willing to work with you one-on-one. They all want you to succeed.”

She’s even got a special cheerleader, her 8-year-old daughter.

“She’s always like, ‘Mommy, I’m so proud of you, we’re going to get a house one day,’” Stoffel says. “Yes, we are.”


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.