LFCC to Offer Science Lecture About Owls

For Immediate Release:
February 11, 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 February. Information about the lecture, which is free and open to the public, follows:

Who: Brett Clawson, chief ranger of the Shenandoah River State Park, will present a lecture on owls titled "Who gives a hoot?!"
What: Clawson currently works on banding local and migratory owls. The owl banding station in the Shenandoah River State Park is part of approximately 100 owl banding stations located across the United States. If Clawson has any owls in his care at the time, he may bring some for demonstration. The lecture is suited for all ages. Light refreshments will be served.
When: Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where:William H. McCoy Special Events Center located inside the Alson H. Smith Jr. Technology Center on the 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.