LFCC Hosts State Conference of Math Instructors

For Immediate Release:
March 30, 2012

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

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is hosting the 26th Annual Virginia Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (VMATYC) Conference today and tomorrow, March 30th and 31st, at the College’s Middletown Campus.  VMATYC is an affiliate of AMATYC, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.  The conference includes a variety of sessions to share information on recent research, teaching methods and issues related to two-year colleges and their students.  The conference begins at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 30th and concludes at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 31st

 In conjunction to the conference, LFCC is hosting the annual meeting of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Mathematics and Computer Science Peer Group.  This group addresses concerns of instructors and shares information between colleges and the VCCS.

 The keynote for the conference will be Cynthia Y. Young, Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean in the College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida.  Dr. Young is the recipient of several teaching awards and is currently the Co-Director of the UCF EXCEL program, a $1.8M program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to increase retention of majors in science, technology and mathematics disciplines.  Her keynote will address bridging the gaps that occur between class time and independent work, using examples from developmental mathematics, college algebra, and trigonometry.

 More information on AMATYC can be found at the organization’s website, http://www.amatyc.org/ .  For more information on the LFCC event, contact Cyril Petras, Associate Professor of Mathematics, at (540) 868-7179 or cpetras@lfcc.edu .

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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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