LFCC ranks 1st for Technology Innovations

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April 16, 2014

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e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education (CDE) announced the results and winners of the ninth annual Digital Community Colleges Survey at an awards reception in Washington, DC on April 6, 2014. Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) ranked first in the survey under the Mid-Sized College Category. The College has won this award for two consecutive years.

Richard Crim, Information Technology Strategist and CIO at LFCC, said, “By winning the award two years in a row, we’ve proven consistency in trying new ideas and implementing them, but it’s the people who stand behind the technology that really makes it successful.”  Crim has been with the organization for six years.

Survey questions and criteria examined and scored areas of digital and emerging technologies, such as use of mobile devices and technology integration into curriculum; strategic planning and data management; and professional development, including availability of technology tools and training for faculty and students. 

In addition, colleges were surveyed on their technology priorities, infrastructure and networks, collaboration and outreach efforts and use of technology innovations.

The following are the top-10 ranked colleges in the Mid-Sized College Categories: 

 Mid-Sized Colleges Category – Between 5,000 and 10,000 Students:

1st Lord Fairfax Community College, Va.

2nd Virginia Western Community College

3rd Laramie County Community College, Wyo.

3rd Walters State Community College, Tenn.

4th Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Minn.

4th Southside Virginia Community College, Va.

5th Hostos Community College, N.Y.

6th Darton State College, Ga.

7th Lake Land College, Ill.

8th Temple College, Texas

9th Central Virginia Community College, Va.

9th Piedmont Virginia Community College, Va.

10th Walla Walla Community College, Wash.

10th South Mountain Community College, Ariz.


The Center for Digital Education (CDE) is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy, and funding. CDE provides education and industry leaders with decision support and actionable insight to help effectively incorporate new technologies in the 21st century. CDE is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education. For more information go to:http://www.centerdigitaled.com/awards/digital-community-colleges/Top-10-Digital-Community-Colleges-Survey-Winners-Honored-for-Technology-Innovations.html


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.