Archived news releases from Lord Fairfax Community College. For all media inquiries, please contact LFCC’s Public Relations Specialist.

LFCC Adult Basic Education receives $2.1 million in grant funding

Posted on September 29th, 2017

LFCC’s Adult Basic Education (ABE) program has been awarded state and federal grants totaling more than $2.1 million over the course of three years. The grants will benefit various programs, including adult education, integrated English language civics education, general adult education, PluggedIn Virginia and Race to GED. All of the adult education courses are free […]

LFCC Announces Support of Growth4VA Campaign

Posted on September 26th, 2017

LFCC is announcing its support of the newly-launched Growth4VA campaign, which will focus on promoting reform and reinvestment in Virginia’s top-ranked higher education system. The campaign, backed by a partnership of higher education and business leaders, aims to help grow the Virginia economy, expand access to education and job opportunities for all Virginians, and regain […]

LFCC CIO among top 30 education technology leaders nationwide

Posted on September 7th, 2017

LFCC Chief Information Officer and IT Strategist Richie Crim was today named one of the 2017 Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers in the nation by the Center for Digital Education (CDE). The CDE chose the winners based on their efforts to improve education through effective implementation of technology-rich solutions; their impact on student outcomes; […]

LFCC registered nursing program attains accreditation

Posted on September 1st, 2017

LFCC’s associate registered nursing program has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The process began two years ago with a candidacy period during which nursing program leaders conducted a self-study report. ACEN personnel made a site visit to LFCC during the spring semester, and the program was reviewed by a […]


Posted on August 29th, 2017

As part of its continued commitment to serving veterans, LFCC has become a Virginia Values Veterans (V3) partner. It is one of five community colleges in the commonwealth to obtain V3 certification. There are 24 other V3-certified colleges and universities statewide. Virginia has the nation’s 7th largest veteran population, and is 4th in veterans of […]

World Cube Association Competition Comes to LFCC

Posted on August 28th, 2017

More than 100 twisty puzzle (e.g., Rubik’s Cube) enthusiasts will descend on LFCC’s Middletown Campus Saturday, Sept. 2 for Rally in the Valley 2017, a World Cube Association competition.  The 115-competitor limit has been reached, and there is a lengthy waiting list. The judged event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the […]

Public Invited to Participate in Survey as Part of Search for Lord Fairfax Community College’s New President

Posted on August 17th, 2017

With the retirement of Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy as president of Lord Fairfax Community College, the LFCC College Board and the Virginia Community College System will conduct a nationwide search for her replacement.  Lord Fairfax invites the community to provide input on the college’s priorities for the next three to five years.  A brief, online survey […]

LFCC named to Great Colleges to Work for Honor Roll

Posted on July 17th, 2017

For the sixth straight year, LFCC has been named a Great College to Work For® based on the latest workplace satisfaction survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities. This also marks LFCC’s fifth time as an “Honor Roll” institution. Among two-year colleges, the 12 colleges that were […]

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LFCC awarded major grant to train heavy equipment operators

Posted on July 14th, 2017

LFCC will become the first community college in Virginia to offer statewide industry credential programs for heavy equipment operators. The college has been awarded a $453,686 Workforce Capacity Building grant from the Virginia Community College System. The grant will allow for the establishment of a heavy equipment operator credential program at LFCC’s Vint Hill site, […]

LFCC professor attends STEM training at NASA site

Posted on June 27th, 2017

LFCC computer science professor Melissa Stange’s students will have some out-of-this world opportunities thanks to a recent workshop she attended at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility. Stange was among the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) faculty from 15 Virginia community colleges participating in the STEM Takes Flight Community College Professional […]