LFCC Hosts Educator from The Netherlands

For Immediate Release:
October 19, 2011

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

For the two weeks, Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is opening its doors to an educator from The Netherlands.  Silke Leever is part of an exchange program coordinated by the Virginia Community College System’s (VCCS) VACIE-VCCS International Exchange.  Leever will spend her time  in Virginia learning about LFCC programs and procedures and experience life in the Shenandoah Valley and Virginia.

 Leever is being hosted by Kate Simpson, a member of LFCC’s English faculty.  Simpson was responsible for developing a schedule for Leever that includes class observation at LFCC, Shenandoah University, and Sherando High School, trips to Charlottesville, Richmond, and sites around Winchester, and opportunities to attend community events.  Leever will also give presentations to the LFCC Leadership Team and to the public and college community.  The latter is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25th from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 140 of the Middletown Campus.

 Leever is employed by the ROC van Twente in Hengelo, where she is a professor for English and Social Studies in an administrative support technology program.  Hengelo is located in the eastern portion of the country, near the German border. 

 More information on the VCCS Exchange Program, can be found at the VCCS website: http://vacie-vccsinternationalexchange.org/ .  The program is a joint effort with VACIE – the Virginia Council on International Education.  Personnel from The Netherlands come to Virginia in August, and Virginia educators travel for their portion to The Netherlands in May.


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.