For Immediate Release:
April 13, 2015
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
The Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce named Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) as Education Contributor of the Year at the 69th Annual Dinner and Awards Gala. The Education Contributor of the Year recognizes a person or business that has made an unusual impact or contribution to education. On Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Front Royal Holiday Inn, awards were presented to many outstanding supporters within the community.
Accepting the education award was LFCC President Cheryl Thompson-Stacy. “We appreciate our partnership with Warren County and value our relationship with Warren County Public Schools. We are doing a lot of great work with our local business and industry leaders,” she said.
The Chamber mentioned a number of items that assisted LFCC in getting this prestigious award:
- Last year, 141 Warren County residents graduated from LFCC, whereby many remain in the area serving in banking, manufacturing, healthcare, education, and other capacities
- In the Fall of 2014, 991 Warren County students were enrolled at LFCC- many will take advantage of one of the numerous transfer agreements with 4-year colleges and universities
- There are 221 Warren County High School students currently “dual-enrolled” with LFCC, which means they are able take college-level courses at a discounted price
- 84 Warren County residents are full or part-time employees of the College
- LFCC Workforce Solutions served more than 100 Warren County employers last year, including key partnerships with Toray Plastics, Ferguson Enterprises, Axalta Coating Systems, Baugh NE Cooperative, Samuels Library, and Warren County Circuit Court
- Teachers and administrators in Warren County enroll in summer re-certification courses offered through LFCC’s Workforce Educational Consortium
For more information regarding the awards celebration contact the Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce at [email protected] or 540-635-3185.
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.