LFCC Recognized as a Digital Community College

For Immediate Release:
September 28, 2011

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

Lord Fairfax Community College has been recognized for being on the front lines of digital technology in a national survey.  The competition, organized by The Center for Digital Education and Converge Online, documents advances made by community colleges in utilizing information technology and recognizes which colleges are providing a high level of service to their faculty, students, and communities.

 “At LFCC, we are always looking for new ways to serve more students,” stated Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, College President.  “This recognition reflects the hard work of all staff involved in the process of incorporating new technologies to enhance student services and improve course curriculum.”

 LFCC placed 4th in the category of “Mid-Sized Colleges” (serving between 5,000 and 10,000 students).    The Center for Digital Education is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy, and funding.  It is a division of eRepublic, a national publishing, event and research company focused on smart media for public sector innovation.

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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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