LFCC To Hold Symposium on Thinking and Writing.

For Immediate Release:
March 9, 2011

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

On Friday, March 18, 2011, Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) will sponsor an inaugural symposium on thinking and writing at the college level.  The symposium will bring together high school, community college, and university teachers to focus on how college-level writing is defined and the relationship of writing to critical thinking.


Keynote speaker will be Dr. Don Gallehr, GMU Professor of English and Director of the Northern Virginia Writing Project.  Symposium sessions include identifying and assessing college-level skills, addressing low-level writing and thinking skills, and examining the connections between cognition and written experssion.  More information on the symposium can be found at the event’s website, www.tinyurl.com/thinkingandwriting


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.