LFCC Officiates Memorandum of Understanding with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

For Immediate Release:
October 28, 2015

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

Middletown, VA. – October 15, 2015 – Join Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) in signing and celebrating a memorandum of understanding with the United States Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District (USACE MED) for the purpose of encouraging and enhancing study in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines for students and faculty at LFCC.

 

The officiating and signing of the memorandum of understanding will take place on Monday, November 16, 2015 at LFCC. Current students, faculty and employees will be in attendance as well as USACE MED commander and staff. Light refreshments will be served.

 

WHO:                       Lord Fairfax Community College

               United States Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District

 

WHERE:                  Lord Fairfax Community College

                                   Marion P. Lewis Atrium

                                       Middletown, VA

 

WHEN:                   Monday, November 16, 2015

                                            1 p.m.

 

Note to media: Interviews with spokespeople from LFCC and USACE MED will be available upon request to discuss details of the memorandum of understanding.

 

About LFCC

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.

 

About USACE MED

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District can trace its roots directly back to the early 1950s, when the Corps of Engineers was working overseas, in the Mediterranean and Middle East regions. Since then, the headquarters structure and location have changed several times moving to the Frederick County, Virginia, region in the 1970s. But throughout these changes, the mission has remained constant: Provide engineering design and construction management services to deployed U.S. forces, other U.S. government agencies and allied host nations in the region.

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recognizes the critical role that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leaders of the global marketplace, and enabling the Department of Defense and Army in the security of our Nation.  The District is committed to teaming with others to strengthen STEM-related programs that inspire current and future generations of young people to pursue careers in STEM fields. The District supports local communities through the individual efforts and activities of its employees throughout the Shenandoah Valley. Organizationally, the District supports and hosts local STEM events, including Day with an Engineer, for high school students, engaging students through guest speaker opportunities, science fair judging and MATHCounts proctoring, to ensure a STEM-enriched future for our Nation.  

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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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