LFCC Sponsors United Nations Day on October 24th

For Immediate Release:
October 15, 2012

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

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) will host United Nations Day on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The event will be held in the Corron Community Development Center of the Middletown Campus.  Keynote speaker for the event will be Troy G. Wolf, Senior Manager of Education Programs at the United Nations Foundation of Greater New York City.  Other speakers include Dvid J. Smith, Senior Manager for Educational Outreach at the U. S. Institute of Peace in Washington, DC, Rosalie Huisinga Norem, an independent consultant on socio-economic and gender issues, Bonnie Kittle of Kittle consulting, and Charlotte Block, Program Director for Global Health at Project HOPE.

                “This is a great opportunity for our students, faculty, and the community,” said LFCC Professor of History, Curtis Morgan.  “We work hard at the college to present our courses in terms of international and global issues and impacts.  This event will help tie together subjects such as economics, political science, education, and the sciences in terms of the global perspective.  It will also provide an opportunity to promote global career paths for our students.”

This is the first year LFCC has held the program, which will be shared with the Fauquier Campus and Luray-Page County Center through distance conferencing.   The College was approached by a local member of the UN-USA Association, Barbara Greco, about starting a college chapter of that organization at LFCC.  U.N. Day will help identify if there is student interest in the organization and its issues.

For more information on the event, go to the event’s website:  www.lfcc.edu/UNDay .  There is no fee for attending the event.

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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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