Student Profiles

Emma Hockman: Attending LFCC has been fulfilling and rewarding

Emma Hockman: Attending LFCC has been fulfilling and rewarding

Circumstances beyond her control led Emma Hockman to LFCC, but the experience has far exceeded her expectations.

LFCC’s Very Own Band of Brothers

LFCC’s Very Own Band of Brothers

A quartet of U.S. Marines served together, and now they study together.

Jeff Sinclair: Army veteran thriving at LFCC, even after degree

Jeff Sinclair: Army veteran thriving at LFCC, even after degree

After serving in the U.S. Army for 15 years, Jeff Sinclair turned to LFCC when it was time to start a new chapter.

David Arthur: Blazing a trail in early childhood development

David Arthur: Blazing a trail in early childhood development

“I like to see the long-term impact that we have on children as they grow older,” Arthur said of early childhood educators. “We help make them more successful and better prepared for the world.”

Meredith Dhillon: From fearful student, to physician’s assistant

Meredith Dhillon: From fearful student, to physician’s assistant

LFCC associate of science graduate Meredith Dhillon (’12) has transformed herself from a 16-year-old girl living on her own, to a physician assistant specializing in mental health.

Omayra Diaz: Campus Talk Leads to University Research Experience

Omayra Diaz: Campus Talk Leads to University Research Experience

This computer science student has had a rare opportunity while at the college – she was selected by Indiana University for a paid Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) funded by the National Science Foundation.

Shane Sawyer: The sky is not the limit for engineering student

Shane Sawyer: The sky is not the limit for engineering student

LFCC engineering student Shane Sawyer’s dreams are out of this world. He plans to transfer to the University of Virginia to study aerospace engineering and eventually earn a doctoral degree in astrophysics.

Trevor Riley-Jewell: There is job security in cybersecurity

Trevor Riley-Jewell: There is job security in cybersecurity

Before he started studying at LFCC in 2016, Trevor Riley-Jewell was making $9.25 an hour and struggling to pay his bills. Today, he is working in cybersecurity and pulling in a salary that is “up into the six figures” as a cybersecurity engineer.

Harvey Ruth

Harvey Ruth

Alaska-raised Harvey Ruth was living in Tennessee when he decided to move to Virginia so he could study cybersecurity at LFCC in the summer of 2016.

Jonathan Branson

Jonathan Branson

After 10 years in the restaurant business, Jonathan Branson decided to give college another shot. He graduated in May with an associate of science degree in computer science.

Alecia Tutt

Alecia Tutt

“I just thank God every day for giving me that second chance.” That’s how Alecia Tutt describes how her life has improved since coming to LFCC.

Mary Dyke

Mary Dyke

Graduating from Handley High School 35 years ago, Mary Dyke never imagined she’d be in possession of a master’s degree in business administration.