For Immediate Release:
September 4, 2012
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Lord Fairfax CommunityCollege (LFCC) has been recognized by the Center for Digital Education with a2012 Best of the Web Award in the Community College Website Category.Â LFCC received an Honorable Mention in thecategory, and was the only community college in Virginia to receive an award.Â The competition recognizes and honorsoutstanding K-12 and higher education websites.
"At LFCC, we are committedto using technology to enhance our communication and to make our College moreaccessible," stated Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, College President.Â "This recognition reflects the hard work ofall staff involved in the updating and maintaining of our website so it is aneffective tool for use by our students, faculty, staff, and the community."
According to Richard Crim,LFCC’s IT Specialist, "The College and its website have received state andnational level recognition in recent years.Â The commitment to technology excellence at LFCC is an importantcomponent of services."
As a result of the award, LFCC is permitted to displaya "Best of the Web" logo on its site.Â TheCenter for Digital Education is a national research and advisory institutespecializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy, andfunding.Â It is a division of eRepublic,a national publishing, event and research company focused on smart media forpublic sector innovation.
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.