For Immediate Release:
October 3, 2012
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) has received a Dominion Foundation Higher Education Partnership Grant for the 2012-2013 academic year. One of 17 institutions of higher education in Virginia to receive funds, LFCC will use the $25,000 grant to implement sustainability and green practices begun at the Fauquier Campus on the Middletown Campus and at the Luray-Page County Center with the intent of inspiring similar efforts throughout the broader community.
The grant will promote Student Environmental Sustainability Committees to implement features such as rain barrels, solar panels, motion detection lighting, recycling bins, and other projects identified by the students, faculty and staff. The students will also implement community events such as fluorescent bulb recycling, community shred events, and workshops. Work will be done utilizing existing student organizations, such as the College’s SGA (Student Government Association).
“Sustainability is important to operations at LFCC,” said Chris Boies, Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services. “Our efforts last year on the Fauquier Campus were so successful, we want to fully integrate sustainability in practice and facilities at all our locations.”
The grant application was submitted by the College’s Educational Foundation, and was part of approximately $1 million in higher educational partnership grants received throughout Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia and in targeted localities in New England, Maryland and North Carolina. Accredited institutions of higher education — colleges and universities, community colleges, and vocational, technical, or trade schools — and 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations can apply.
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.