Rachel’s Challenge Event Scheduled for Noon on 2/8 at LFCC

For Immediate Release:
February 2, 2012

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

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) will host “Rachel’s Challenge” on Wednesday, February 8th from noon to 1 p.m. in the Thompson Conference Center of the Corron Community Development Center on the Middletown Campus.  The interactive event is a bullying and violence abatement program that motivates participants to positive change in the way they treat others.

 “Rachel’s Challenge” was founded in 2000 by the Darrell Scott, father of Rachel Scott who was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999.  Modeled after Rachel’s life and writings, the program focuses on a message of kindness and compassion.  The LFCC presentation is sponsored by the College’s Violence Prevention Committee and Student Activities.

 For more information on the program, contact LFCC Student Activities at (540) 868-7216 or visit the College’s website at www.lfcc.edu .


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.