LFCC Designated as a Military Friendly Campus

For Immediate Release:
September 19, 2012

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

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) has again been recognized by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School.  This designation is the result of research into the policies of 8,000 postsecondary institutions by G.I. Jobs.  The magazine focuses on helping military troops in their transition to civilian life.  To be designated, a school must make the top 20 percent of schools that have taken additional action to help returning veterans.

 “At LFCC, we consider helping veterans and their dependents achieve their educational goals to be an important service,” stated LFCC President, Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy.  “One way we help to meet the needs of this population is through the work of our Veteran Admissions Specialist, Kelsey Byard.”

 Byard’s position is new to LFCC, and focuses on serving active duty, veterans, their spouses and dependents.  Services include assistance with application to LFCC, financial aid, and supportive services.  This position allows LFCC to give more individual attention, improve services and provide quick turnaround time for College processes.

 As a Military Friendly school, LFCC is included in the listings for the 2012 Guide to Military Friendly Schools, as well as an online listing at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com .  For more information about LFCC’s program for veterans and their families, contact Kelsey Byard at (540) 868-7003 or kbyard@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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