For Immediate Release:
November 22, 2011
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) announces a partnership with Our Health and the City of Winchester Department of Social Services to bring the LFCC Middle College Program to downtown Winchester. The program serves adults, aged 18-24, who do not possess a high school diploma or GED. The 6-month program helps participants become college and career ready through:
- Coursework leading to the development of literacy, numeracy and 21st century skills;
- The acquisition of the G.E.D. and Career Readiness Certificate (CRC); and
- Enrollment in two (2) college courses.
Upon completion of the program, participants can continue their academic and career pathway with courses at LFCC. The program will operate Tuesday through Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Our Health Campus, Fairfax Lane Conference Room located at 301 N. Cameron Street in Winchester.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to make the program available to participants who don’t have transportation to our Middletown Campus,” said Dr. Judith James, Director of the LFCC Office of Transition Programs. “Thanks to Our Health, we have a downtown location accessible to program participants and close to other services.”
According to LFCC President, Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, “This new partnership represents an innovative way to bring services to citizens and is what the “community” means in community college. We hope that this successful initiative will lead to future partnerships throughout our service region.”
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.