LFCC Ranked 1st in the Nation for Digital Technology

For Immediate Release:
October 19, 2012

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

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) has been recognized as the best in the nation in terms of community college digital technology.  The competition, organized by The Center for Digital Education and Converge Online, documents advances made by community colleges in utilizing information technology and recognizes which colleges are providing a high level of service to their faculty, students, and communities.

“This is a proud moment for LFCC,” stated Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, College President.  “We have always considered the incorporation of new technologies that enhance student services and improve course curriculum to be a priority.  This recognition is a reflection of the hard work of many staff at the College.”

According to LFCC’s Chief Information Officer, Richard Crim, “We are in an age where technology drives everything, in the future it will drive our students to Campus, we must prepare students now for whats next not knowing what next will be.”

LFCC placed 1st  in the category of “Mid-Sized Colleges” (serving between 5,000 and 10,000 students). The Center for Digital Education is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy, and funding. It is a division of eRepublic, a national publishing, event and research company focused on smart media for public sector innovation. More information is available on the Center’s website:

http://www.centerdigitaled.com/awards/digital-community-colleges/2012-Digital-Community-Colleges-Survey-Winners.html .

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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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