For Immediate Release:
February 9, 2009
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
MIDDLETOWN, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is hosting an academic open house for prospective students and community residents to meet with College faculty members, tour the Middletown Campus and learn more about LFCC’s programs and services. The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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, Middletown, Va. The event is free and open to the public. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for Feb. 28, 2009.
Everyone who attends the open house will be entered into a drawing to receive a $500 scholarship, courtesy of the LFCC Educational Foundation Inc. At the end of the event, the names of three people will be drawn, and they will each receive a $500 scholarship. The scholarships will be applied to the total cost of the students’ tuition and can be used until Dec. 31, 2009.
During the open house, LFCC faculty members will present showcases on various programs. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet and talk with faculty members. LFCC employees will also be available to inform attendees about the application process and new student orientation, the variety of certificate and degree programs, campus activities, the athletics program, financial aid, workforce training and professional development, transferring to a four-year institution and dual enrollment.
Following is a schedule of events. However, attendees can come and go as they like during the event.
- 9 a.m. – Welcome by LFCC President Cheryl Thompson-Stacy
- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Faculty members, student advisors and financial aid counselors will be available
- 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Tours of the College begin
- 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon – Showcase presentations by LFCC’s academic faculty in various classrooms (experience an artist at work, a moot court case, a robotics demonstration, a patient simulator and more)
For more information, interested individuals may contact the Office of Student Success at the Middletown Campus at 540-868-7161.
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.