For Immediate Release:
April 13, 2015
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Catherine Baker is representing Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) at the 2015 Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival as a Princess of the Queen’s Court. An eclectic background which includes rugby player, certified Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B), animal lover, Big Brother-Big Sister volunteer, cross-stitch expert, and hiker, Baker is excited about adding “Princess” to the mix. She jests as she recounts all the Disney princesses from the childhood fairytales.
At 21 years of age, with almost two semesters underfoot at LFCC, she aspires to get her Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services. Her mother and grandmother are nurses, and her grandfather and uncle are both firefighters; one a HAZMAT specialist and the other a paramedic, respectively.
Originally, a resident of Littlestown, PA, she now calls Gore, VA her home. She lives with her grandparents, who give her much autonomy and support. She says, “I love learning at LFCC – it’s so personal. My education truly matters to my professors. I especially feel so, with Professors Curtis Morgan (History) and Becky Marks (American Sign Language).”
LFCC wishes Baker the best of luck with her duties as she represents the College at the 2015 Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.
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.