2011 Academic Awards Are Highest Ever for LFCC

For Immediate Release:
August 3, 2011

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

Recent data from Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) show that the number of academic credentials awarded increased to 1,066 for the 2011 academic year (this includes summer 2010, fall 2010 and spring 2011).  This represents an increase of 26% over the number of awards the previous academic year.

                “This significant increase in awards is a positive thing for our community,” said LFCC President, Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy.  “The accomplishments of these students will translate into further educational opportunities and better jobs, which ultimately benefit all of us.”

                Credentials earned include the Associate of Arts and Sciences, the Associate of Applied Sciences, Certificates (for program completion in specific fields of study), and Career Study Certificates.  The number of Associate Degrees issued (520) represents a 15% increase over the previous academic year, while the total number of Certificates represents an increase of 37.5%.  The number of credentials issued by LFCC is the 7th highest total for all Virginia community colleges.

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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.

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