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LFCC Students Awarded Scholarships from Warrenton Rotary Club

News Release

For Immediate Release:
Dec. 11, 2013

Primary Media Contact:

Leslie Kelley
Communications Specialist

Phone: 540-868-7134
Fax: 540-868-4081


Candace Weitz and Kaitlyn Gray, students from Lord Fairfax Community College's (LFCC) Fauquier Campus, were awarded scholarships from the Warrenton Rotary Club.  At a recent club meeting, Eric Graap and Trey Austin, co-chairs of the scholarship committee, announced the news to both recipients.

Candace Weitz waited 30 years before going back to school.  At LFCC, she is working toward a teaching degree and hopes to become a pre-school special education teacher in Fauquier County.  She and her 18 year son are attending college at LFCC, concurrently.  Weitz is raising her special needs grandson, is a scout leader and a lay servant minister in her church. "The scholarship awarded by the Rotary Club is greatly appreciated," said Weitz.

Kaitlyn Gray is a recent graduate of Liberty High School. Gray is working towards a General Studies diploma at LFCC and plans to transfer to a four year university to obtain a bachelor's degree.

The scholarship awards can be applied toward tuition, books, or other educational fees.  For more information regarding the Warrenton Rotary Club Scholarship Fund, contact Beverly Butterfield at 540-868-4077.


The Lord Fairfax Community College Educational Foundation Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit entity dedicated to assisting the College in meeting its current and future needs. Incorporated in 1978, the Foundation is committed to raising funds for academic programs, facility upgrades, equipment, student scholarships and professional development for faculty and staff. The Foundation is governed by a board comprised of business and community leaders who represent the College's service area. The Foundation's assets are managed by the Board and are audited annually by an independent accounting firm.

For more information about the Foundation, interested individuals may contact Liv Heggoy, Director of Development, at 540-868-4091 or

Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a comprehensive, multi-campus public institution of higher education. Through its three locations — the Fauquier and Middletown Campuses and the Luray-Page County Center — the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and 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 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. LFCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation or disability in its programs or activities.


LFCC provides a positive, caring and dynamic learning environment that
inspires student success, values diversity and promotes community vitality.