For Immediate Release:
April 26, 2013
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Rob and Ann Simpson, both professors in LFCC’s Science Department, are winners of Excellence in Craft Award for two of their books entitled, Nature Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park and Wildflowers of Shenandoah National Park. The books placed first and second, respectively. The awards were presented by the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association and the Mason Dixon Outdoor Writers Association at the March 2013 Conference in Staunton, VA.
The Simpson’s will be offering book signings at Shenandoah Nation Park’s annual Wildflower Weekend on May 4-5, 2013. The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit the park website at: http://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/wildflower-weekend.htm
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.