For Immediate Release:
January 26, 2009
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
MIDDLETOWN, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the future Corron Community Development Center on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. The event will be held in the William H. McCoy Special Events Center, located inside the Alson H. Smith Jr. Technology Center on the Middletown Campus, located at 173 Skirmisher Lane in Middletown. This event is free and open to the public.
The Center is named for the late Judge W. LeRoy Corron and the late Mrs. Shirley Corron and will stand as a testament to the couple’s philanthropy. In December 1999, Mrs. Corron supplied the largest one-time gift in the College’s history when she made a substantial contribution toward LFCC’s building project in memory of her deceased husband.
Once constructed, the nearly 30,000-gross-square-foot, two-story building will serve as a multi-purpose facility that will house the Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center, the Office of College Advancement and LFCC Educational Foundation Inc. and the Office of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education. In addition, the Old Dominion University (ODU) Teletechnet program is partnering with LFCC to occupy a portion of the building, allowing expanded distance learning opportunities.
The Center is scheduled for completion in spring 2010. In addition to the Corron’s generous gift, the facility is being funded by general obligation bonds, the localities in LFCC’s service region, the LFCC Educational Foundation Inc. and ODU.
This new facility will meet an ever-increasing need for space for professional development courses that help the region’s workforce enhance their skills and train for new careers. Currently, the Office of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education serves more than 10,450 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually. From July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2008, 912 employers sent and paid for their employees to attend a course through the Office. Other recent accomplishments include:
- Serving 3,760 students through open enrollment professional development classes
- Serving 6,691 employees through customized training courses
- Serving 3,054 individuals who completed coursework for industry certification or state licensure
- Delivering 1,071 unduplicated individual industry certification exams
For more information about the new facility, as well as a profile about the late Judge and Mrs. Corron, please visit http://www.lfcc.edu/about-the-college/news/media-kit/corron-community-development-center/index.html.
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.