For Immediate Release:
July 9, 2010
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) will host the grand opening for the Corron Community Development Center on its Middletown Campus. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 23. Light refreshments and self-guided building tours will be available after the event.
The Corron Community Development Center is a 30,000-gross-square-foot building that will serve as a multi-purpose facility to support Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education, the Small Business Development Center, the LFCC Educational Foundation Inc., and community events. The facility will provide additional training opportunities for area residents and the ever-increasing business community in the LFCC service region.
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 two-story facility includes classrooms, office space and a 500-seat conference center. Flexible classroom space can be used for workforce training programs, professional development course offerings, meetings or breakout areas for larger gatherings. When configured to form one large room, this space will support a variety of activities and functions, including conferences, meetings and other special events.
The Corron Community Development Center is named for the late Judge W. LeRoy Corron and the late Mrs. Shirley Corron and stands as a testament to the couple’s lifelong philanthropy. In December 1999, Mrs. Corron supplied the largest gift in the College’s history when she made a substantial contribution toward LFCC’s building project in honor of her husband.
For more information about the Corron Community Development Center, including a building fact sheet, donor profiles, construction photos and graphic illustrations, please visit
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.