For Immediate Release:
September 17, 2013
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) has been recognized by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School for a third year. This designation is the result of researching policies of 12,000 schools by G.I. Jobs. The magazine focuses on helping military troops and their families transition to civilian life. To be designated, a college must rank in the top 15 percent of schools that have successfully recruited and retained veteran students.
One recent example of assistance is the textbook loan fund for veterans, established by the LFCC Foundation. The fund provides aid to veterans with financial need, for the purchase of necessary textbooks while awaiting their GI Bill payments. According to LFCC Foundation Director, Liv Heggoy, “AMVETS Post 18 in Stephens City, Virginia, has been a generous supporter of this new fund, in addition to other community members.”
As a Military Friendly school, LFCC is included in the listings for the 2014 Guide to Military Friendly Schools, as well as an online listing at http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/mfslist.aspx.
For more information about LFCC’s program for veterans and their families, contact Kelsey Byard, Veteran and International Admission Specialist, at (540) 868-7003 or [email protected].
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.