Red Ribbon Event at LFCC

For Immediate Release:
October 30, 2013

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

red ribbonLFCC’s International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) and the Shenandoah Valley Young Marines partnered to support Red Ribbon Week at the Middletown Campus today.  Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually. 

Austin Dowdney and Loressah Clemons represented the Young Marines and were on hand to promote anti-drug messages to students.  Dowdney said, “Drugs are a real problem today, and we’re trying to make a difference.”  Clemons remarked, “This group hopes to promote drug-free lifestyles for America’s youth.”

The Young Marines program encourages character building and leadership and is a focal point for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts.  It is open to boys and girls, ages 8 to 18 (or through completion of high school).

LFCC’s IAAP is a club where students entering the administrative field can gain professional experience and training.  For more information about Red Ribbon Week or LFCC’s IAAP, please contact Desire’ Dowdney at ddowdney@lfcc.edu or telephone 540-868-7130.

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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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