LFCC Bellwether Award FInalist

For Immediate Release:
January 11, 2011

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

– Lord Fairfax Community College has been named as a finalist in the 2011 Bellwether Competition.  The competition annually recognizes outstanding and innovative programs and practices that are successfully leading community colleges into the future in three categories:  Instructional Programs & Services; Planning, Governance & Finance; and, Workforce Development.

LFCC is being recognized in the Planning, Governance & Finance category for its application, “The New HelpDesk: Resolving Any Issue, Anywhere, at Anytime.”  This application focused on the process in place at the College to remotely perform work on College computers from an Anywhere environment via the Apple iPhone and iPad.

 “This is a tremendous honor for the College,” stated Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, College President.  “It reflects the hard work of all staff involved in the process of creative problem solving to better serve the entire LFCC community.”

 Finalists are required to present at the Community College Futures Assembly, held January 29 to February 1 in Orlando, FL.   Award winners will be announced at the Assembly luncheon on Tuesday, February 1, 2011. 


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.