LFCC Scientific Society Hosts Lecture by Mason Professor

For Immediate Release:
September 15, 2009

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
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Phone: 540-868-7134

The Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Scientific Society will host a special lecture by Dr. Anne Marchant of George Mason University (Mason) at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009. The program will be held in room 145 of the Science and Health Professions Building on LFCC’s Middletown Campus. 

Dr. Marchant’s presentation, which is open to the public, will focus on the Smithsonian-Mason Global Conservation Studies Semester programs and the opportunities for students at the Smithsonian Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal. The center provides resident courses for students interested in conservation or environmental science. Students live and learn among prominent research scientists in preparation for a variety of internships, careers and graduate study options. 

Dr. Marchant serves as the associate director for the Mason Center for Conservation Studies, as a research associate for the Smithsonian Institution and as a professor in Mason’s Applied Information Technology department. 

For more information about the Smithsonian-Mason Global Conservation Studies Semester programs, please visit http://mccs.gmu.edu. For more information about the LFCC Scientific Society, please contact Professor Bill Warren at [email protected].  


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.