Lord Fairfax Community College to Hold Commencement Ceremonies on May 9 and 10

For Immediate Release:
April 28, 2008

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

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) will hold its annual Commencement ceremonies on the Fauquier and Middletown Campuses the second weekend in May. Information about each ceremony follows:

  • The Middletown Campus Commencement ceremony will take place on Friday, May 9, 2008, at 6 p.m. on the lawn behind the Fredy and Klara Kummli Student Center, located at 173 Skirmisher Lane in Middletown.
  • The Fauquier Campus Commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 10, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. on the lawn near the Bob G. Sowder Library, located at 6480 College St. in Warrenton.

Tentatively, 723 LFCC students will graduate on May 9 and 10 — not all of these students will be participating in the Commencement ceremonies. This figure includes summer 2007, fall 2007, spring 2008 and summer 2008 graduates. As of April 10, 2008, 558 Middletown Campus students and 165 Fauquier Campus students had applied for graduation.

LFCC graduates Lois Duke and David Dutton will serve as Commencement speakers. Duke will speak at the Middletown Campus, and Dutton will speak at the Fauquier Campus.

In addition to Commencement, LFCC will be celebrating the accomplishments of its dental hygiene and nursing graduates at special recognition ceremonies.

  • May 5 at 7 p.m. – Dental hygiene graduate recognition – Middletown Campus
  • May 7 at 7 p.m. – Associate Degree in Nursing Program graduate pinning ceremony – Middletown Campus
  • May 8 at 7 p.m. – Associate Degree in Nursing Program graduate pinning ceremony – Fauquier Campus

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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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