Written or last revised on Sept. 2, 2009
In May 2009, at age 18, David Hall graduated from Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) with an associate degree in liberal arts. The future is bright for this budding film director. While most of his peers will be enrolling at colleges and universities as freshmen next fall, David will be a junior at Old Dominion University (ODU) and will be halfway toward obtaining a bachelor’s degree in film.
David began attending LFCC at age 17 after completing his high school coursework. David, the oldest of eight siblings and a Remington resident, was home-schooled through high school and “fell in love with the College after attending an NSO (new student orientation). The staff and professors are great.”
David has involved himself in the life of the College by working as a student assistant through the work-study program and serving as the vice president of the Fauquier Campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges. Work-study job opportunities are funded through a College and federal partnership. Most work-study students work 10 to 15 hours per week.
“LFCC lives by their motto, ‘Your future, Our focus.’ Everyone is completely dedicated to it,” David said. “That is admirable.”
David plans to travel to Europe and enjoy some free time before enrolling at ODU. His goal is to work full time as a substitute teacher and attend ODU part time. Although he has always thought it would be fun to teach, David does not plan to make it his career goal. His passion still remains in film. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he hopes to move to New York City and pursue a master’s degree in filmmaking while he begins his movie-directing career.
Outside of school, David enjoys traveling and assisting with the drama program at Mountain View Community Church. In addition, from age 6 to 17, he was involved in Boy Scouts. “My greatest personal achievement has probably been becoming an Eagle Scout,” he said. To obtain this status, David had to complete a special project: building a bird sanctuary. Unfortunately, he experienced many obstacles, such as a hurricane that destroyed part of the sanctuary and a tornado that demolished his home. After much perseverance and reconstruction, David finished his project and became an Eagle Scout.
From the caring employees and leadership opportunities to the exceptional faculty and financial assistance that he has received, David values his time at LFCC. “It’s been great!”