For Immediate Release:
November 25, 2013
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
The recent “Evening with the Stars” fundraiser raised nearly $25,000 to support the LFCC-Luray Page County Center. “It is heartwarming that so many businesses stepped up as event sponsors and scholarship donors,” explains Judy Suddith, LFCC’s office manager for the LFCC Luray-Page County Center. “A special thanks to Luray Caverns for their early and generous support to underwrite the event.”
A significant portion of the proceeds from this sell-out event will support scholarships for students from Page County who are attending LFCC. “We are thrilled to have more than doubled the number of scholarships available to Page County students,” explains Liv Heggoy, director of the LFCC Foundation.
Savanna Knave, a student at LFCC and recipient of the Luray Rotary Club’s scholarship, spoke to the audience at the fundraiser. Knave explained how important a scholarship is, particularly as she continues her education in the field of nursing: “Because of this scholarship, I’m off to a good start. The Luray-Page County Center is so convenient for me. It’s close to home, and I don’t have the added expense of traveling.”
The date for next year’s fundraiser will be Thursday, June 26. More details will be provided in early 2014.
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.