For Immediate Release:
May 16, 2012
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Students at Lord Fairfax Community College now have more options for a smooth transition to a Bachelor’s Degree because of an agreement signed May 15, 2012 between the College and American Public University.
“This new agreement provides another option on the path to a Bachelor’s Degree for our students,” stated Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, LFCC President. “With over 119,000 students, American Public University offers an online format that many of our current and potential students value. With this agreement, it will be even easier for our students to transfer their work from LFCC on the road to a more advanced degree.”
LFCC currently had articulation agreements with 48 colleges and universities in Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Participating in the signing were Thompson-Stacy, Dr. Wallace Boston (Chairman and CEO of American Public University), Dr. John Hough (Vice President of Community College Relations and Outreach, American Public University), and James R. May, III (Community College Outreach Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic, American Public University).
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.