LFCC to Host Event Featuring National Meteorologist

For Immediate Release:
April 8, 2008

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

LURAY, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College’s (LFCC) Luray-Page County Center will host a presentation featuring a meteorologist from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Who: Michelle L’Heureux, daughter of Dr. Maurice L’Heureux, professor at LFCC’s Luray-Page County Center, is a meteorologist with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, which is a part of the National Weather Service. L’Heureux specializes in understanding how tropical climate patterns influence the short-term climate across the United States. One of her responsibilities is to monitor and forecast the status and evolution of El Niño and La Niña.

What: During her presentation, L’Heureux will provide an overview of the Climate Prediction Center and give examples of some of the products and services the institution provides.

When: Thursday, April 17, 2008, at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Luray-Page County Center, 334 North Hawksbill St., Luray, VA, 22835

For more information, interested individuals may contact the Luray-Page County Center at 540-843-0722.

For more information, media professionals may contact Kalie Kelch at 540-303-7599 or kkelch@lfcc.edu or Shari Laraway at 540-868-4080 or slaraway@lfcc.edu.

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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.

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