LFCC to Hold 2012 Commencement

For Immediate Release:
May 7, 2012

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

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) will host one Commencement ceremony at Skyline High School, 151 Skyline Vista Drive, Front Royal, on Saturday, May 12 at 1 p.m. This marks the 41st Commencement Exercises for the College, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2010.  

This year’s speaker for commencement will be twenty year-old Cecilia “Ceci” Galvin, graduating from the Fauquier Campus with an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts.  Ceci has been a member of the Dean’s list, the President’s list, and Phi Theta Kappa honor society.  She will be continuing her education at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, where she hopes to major in English. 

This ceremony is also the first to include participants in the LFCC Middle College Program.  Middle College provides those individuals, 18-24, without a high school credential the opportunity to earn a GED and take classes that can prepare them for further postsecondary education or a job. There will be 4 Middle College graduates participating in commencement ceremonies.

Approximately 266 students from across LFCC’s service region are expected to participate in commencement. There are 1,127 awards being made for the 2012 Commencement.  This figure reflects the number of degrees and professional certificates awarded in summer 2011, fall 2011 and spring 2012. By May 31, a final list of certified graduates will be posted to the College’s Web site at www.lfcc.edu

For more information about Commencement, please visit http://www.lfcc.edu/current-students/academic-information/2012-commencement/index.html or contact Tammy Haire at 540-868-4076 or thaire@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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