LFCC to Offer Science Lecture About Antarctica

For Immediate Release:
January 10, 2008

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN, Va. – The Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Scientific Society is offering a science lecture on the last Friday of January. Information about the lecture, which is free and open to the public, follows:

Who: Kerry C. McKenna, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at LFCC, will present a lecture on her research and experiences in Antarctica.
What: McKenna was a member of a team working on a long-term research program in the Dry Valley regions of Antarctica. The Dry Valleys are not covered in ice or snow and are considered the driest places on earth, with less than one inch of ice or snow fall annually. McKenna was specifically looking at the ecosystems of lakes within these unique regions. McKenna will detail her experiences, discuss her research, show photographs and artifacts and answer questions about her time in Antarctica. The lecture is suited for all ages. Light refreshments will be served.
When: Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Room 140, Middletown Campus, 173 Skirmisher Lane in Middletown

For more information about the lecture, interested individuals may contact Kerry McKenna at [email protected].

For more information, media professionals may contact Kalie Kelch at 540-303-7599 or [email protected] or Shari Laraway at 540-868-4080 or [email protected].


Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern 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 (LFCC) 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. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.