For Immediate Release:
June 27, 2008
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Public Relations Specialist
MIDDLETOWN, Va. – Three years ago, Lisa Bromfield wrote a song for a presentation she was required to give in an anatomy and physiology lab at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC). From that one song, Bromfield embarked on a project that resulted in the creation of a CD called "Groovin' in the Hippocampus: Songs to learn Anatomy and Physiology By."
Bromfield, a Stephens City resident, released her CD in April 2008 and graduated from LFCC with an associate degree in nursing in May 2008. The CD consists of 14 songs, written by Bromfield and arranged, recorded and produced by her husband, Bill. The titles include "The Brain Song," "My Oh Myosin" and "Appendicularly Speaking." Each song contains key concepts and definitions relating to anatomy and physiology. LFCC students and professors alike have praised the CD for its catchy tunes that help listeners absorb the material.
Appropriately, Bromfield said that her favorite subject was anatomy and physiology. Ramon Selove, LFCC associate professor of anatomy and physiology, edited the lyrics and gave advice on which topics students and professors would like covered.
Bromfield and Selove recently unveiled the CD to instructors from across the U.S. and Canada at the annual Human Anatomy and Physiology Society conference in New Orleans. "This CD will help students across North America learn very difficult material," Selove said.
With a bachelor's degree in biology from George Washington University, Bromfield has always enjoyed the sciences. She has also been a musician for most of her life and previously worked as a public school teacher. The CD is a compilation of her passions: music, science and teaching.
LFCC was an ideal choice for Bromfield, who described herself as a nontraditional student, because she is older than college students straight out of high school. Not only was LFCC a financially affordable college option, Bromfield was impressed with the quality of the instructors and the thorough coverage of the course material. "LFCC is a huge asset to the community," she said.
For more information about "Groovin' in the Hippocampus: Songs to learn Anatomy and Physiology By," interested individuals may visit http://www.lisajonesbromfield.com/.
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.