Laurel Ridge Community College Board Vice Chair Benjamin Freakley had an illustrious career with the U.S. Army. The lieutenant general led all NATO troops in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Laurel Ridge Community College Board Member Ed Daley’s long public service career includes four years in the U.S. Marine Corps and more than 20 years as the Winchester city manager.
Laurel Ridge Community College Board Chair Mike Wenger is a graduate of the U.S. Airforce Academy, Oxford University and UCLA. A former fighter pilot, he is active in his community of Rappahannock County.
Laurel Ridge Community College Anatomy & Physiology Professor Jeff Hollar was a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy. Many of his students go on to work in the medical field, and Professor Hollar also provides healing to the college community through his free yoga classes.
Dr. Taylor Gore, the Physical Therapist Assistant program site coordinator and lab instructor was once a dual-enrolled student at the college.
Laurel Ridge Community College instructional designer and sociology instructor Helen Fleming brings lessons from her U.S. Coast Guard service to her career.
Laurel Ridge Community College Police Sgt. Brian Higgins spent 22 years in the U.S. Army, with tours in some of the most dangerous war zones, prior to becoming a police officer.
Computer Science instructor John Faircloth has been named Laurel Ridge Community College’s Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Member for 2023.
Professor Larry Friedenberg is well-known for his rapport with students and support of fellow faculty members. He has been named the 2023 Distinguished Faculty award winner.
Laurel Ridge Community College Professor Loretta Duncan called her teaching experience “magical.” In her retirement, she plans to continue her psychotherapy practice.
Laurel Ridge Community College Biology Professor Brenda Wiens said one of the best parts of her job was seeing students go on to be successful.