For Immediate Release:
June 18, 2012
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
It’s now the “Kathy Kanter Dental Hygiene Clinic” at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC). As a surprise gift from her husband, Dr. Byron Brill, the naming ceremony took place in honor of Kanter’s birthday, June 18th at 4 p.m. on the College’s Middletown campus. A new sign in place indicates the designation of the facility.
“This is an appropriate way to honor a woman who has supported education, her community, and region for so many years,” said LFCC President, Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy. “The College is grateful for the support of both Ms. Kanter and Dr. Brill over the years, and pleased that Dr. Brill chose to honor his wife in this way.”
Kanter is a resident of Shenandoah County, VA and is a licensed dental hygienist. She serves on the LFCC Dental Hygiene Program Advisory Committee, is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Strasburg Rotary Club. She is originally from Norfolk, VA. Dr. Brill is a periodontist with an office in Stephens City, VA where he has practiced for over 30 years, and he is a former member of the LFCC Education Foundation Board.
The clinic facility underwent a major renovation in 2009 and 2010. The Dental Hygiene Program at LFCC prepares students for careers as primary preventive oral health professionals licensed to practice dental hygiene. The program takes five semesters to complete, and students must meet admission requirements to enroll.
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.