LFCC Professors Present Workshops and Publish Photography Books

For Immediate Release:
May 1, 2009

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

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Professors Ann and Rob Simpson will conduct a series of wildflower and photography presentations and book signings in May.

On May 9 and 10, the Simpsons will participate in the Wildflower Weekend offered by the Shenandoah National Park by presenting a number of seminars. For more information about the seminars and times, interested individuals may visit http://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/wildflower-weekend.htm.

On May 16 and 17, the Simpsons will participate in The Spring Wildflower Symposium offered by The Wintergreen Nature Foundation. For more information about the seminars and times, interested individuals may visit http://www.twnf.org//programs/WILDFLOWER09.pdf.

In addition, in May, the Simpsons will release two new photography books — “Yellowstone National Park Pocket Guide” and “Yosemite National Park Pocket Guide” — published by Falcon Press. Among their other books, last spring, the Simpsons released “Born Wild in the Smokies” and “Shenandoah Simply Beautiful,” published by Farcountry Press.

Rob Simpson, associate professor of natural resources at LFCC, and Ann Simpson, assistant professor of anatomy and physiology at LFCC, co-teach nature photography classes and organize nature photography and natural history tours around the world. 

The Simpsons’ expertise as professional biologists gives their photography an in-depth style. As owners of Simpson’s Nature Photography, they specialize in photographing species that are difficult to find. Their images have appeared in publications such as National Geographic, National Parks, National Geographic KIDS, American Park Network Guides and Virginia Wildlife. They have published work in Audubon Field Guides, Kaufman Field Guides and Birds of Shenandoah. Their work can be seen at http://www.agpix.com/snphotos.


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.