After receiving the Principal's Scholarship from Luray High School and enrolling at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) in 2004, Felecia George soon discovered that the College was the right place for her.
"After I began school, I was really happy that I decided to attend LFCC," said George, a 23-year-old Luray resident. "What I like most about LFCC is that it really sticks by its motto, 'Your Future is Our Focus.' There was never a time while I was here that I ever felt there wasn't someone I could count on. The faculty and staff really make LFCC a wonderful learning experience."
George graduated from LFCC with an associate degree in management. Next year, she plans to transfer to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) and major in management and organizational development. She will begin the 15-month bachelor's degree program at EMU in February 2010. She plans to pursue a career in higher education
"All the business classes I took at LFCC were very educational. I will be able to carry [the information I learned] with me in the future," George said.
In addition to taking classes, George works part time at LFCC's Luray-Page County Center, a position she has held for the past two and a half years. Her main responsibilities include enrollment, financial aid and testing services. She is also the advisor to the Center's S.O.U.L. Club, a Christian-based club that engages in community service activities.
"As far as being a student, I am energized by knowing I worked hard and got the grade I earned. In my job, I like being given multiple tasks and a variety of responsibilities. It really energizes me to get the job done to the best of my ability. As a wife and mother, I am energized by being able to spend time with my family and seeing them happy," George said.
George, a wife and mother of a toddler, is expecting another baby in October. "Having a family to go home to is the most rewarding blessing," she said. "I think my biggest personal achievement has been being able to juggle being a wife, mother, student and employee. All these areas are very important in my life, and I have surprised myself by being able to handle them all."