Clarke County Student Earns Prestigious Valley Proteins Fellowship

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) has announced that David Jezierski has been selected as a Valley Proteins Fellow, an honor administered by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education.

Out of the more than 400,000 people Virginia’s Community Colleges serve across the commonwealth, only ten are selected for the Valley Proteins Fellows Program. The fellowship’s estimated value is $10,000.

The Valley Proteins Fellows Program was designed for high-achieving second year students at Virginia’s Community Colleges. In addition to covering the student’s full tuition and fees, the fellows participate in a unique leadership curriculum – including leadership programs and a community service project – and they receive individualized assistance in obtaining financial aid and transferring to four-year universities. Students who are named fellows exemplify the best and most motivated students and demonstrate academic and leadership potential, along with an innate desire to excel.

Jezierski is a resident of Clarke County, VA and is working towards an Associate Degree in Science.  He plans to obtain a bachelor’s and graduate degrees in mathematics in order to become a college mathematics professor.  Jezierski is active in LFCC’s Project LEAD and Phi Theta Kappa honor society.  He enjoys the great outdoors and all types of adventure.

The fellows program is made possible through a generous donation of Valley Proteins, Inc. The Winchester-based company has been in the rendering business for more than 50 years and currently operates 12 plants in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The management of Valley Proteins is committed to outstanding corporate citizenship, excellent customer service, technological innovation and support for the community college mission.