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

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 […]

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Posted on June 22nd, 2017

LFCC President Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy is announcing her retirement, effective Feb. 1, 2018. Dr. C, as she is affectionately known around campus, has served as the leader of LFCC – which has campuses in Middletown and Warrenton, a center in Luray and a site in Vint Hill – since January 2009.  Dr. C’s time at […]

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Third annual zombie run benefits LFCC scholarships

Posted on June 6th, 2017

The Saturday, June 17 Outbreak 5K will give participants the chance to run as if they’re being chased by brain-eating zombies scattered around LFCC’s Middletown Campus. Actually, zombies will be staggering after both runners and walkers in the third-annual 5K benefitting the W. Michael Larrick Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time […]

Meditation for everyone


Posted on May 25th, 2017

The public is invited to a series of meditation sessions being offered at 2 p.m. Tuesdays in the Bob G. Sowder Library on LFCC’s Fauquier Campus. The sessions are free and will occur most Tuesdays through July. LFCC lab assistant Janet Heisrath-Evans will be leading the sessions, which will start with a brief introduction, followed […]

Luray-Page County Center Exterior


Posted on May 17th, 2017

LFCC is partnering up with Marlow Ford and the United Way of Page County for a unique kind of fund drive. Ford Motor Co. will donate $20 to the Luray-Page County Center building fund for every test drive of a new Ford at Marlow Ford, 1021 U.S. 211, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, […]

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Posted on May 16th, 2017

Seeing a need for a secular addiction recovery option in the area, LFCC Adjunct Professor Jim Graham started one himself. The psychology professor and certified substance abuse counselor started a SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) group that meets 7-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Fairfax Hall Room 124 on the Middletown Campus. “It’s for any type […]


LFCC TRIO graduates celebrate successes

Posted on May 10th, 2017

The fifth annual TRIO graduate celebration dinner was held Tuesday at LFCC’s Middletown Campus. TRIO Student Support Services are available for students whose parents haven’t earned a bachelor’s degree, who are low-income, or who have a documented disability. TRIO students receive one-on-one advising and tutoring, free printing services, extra help in filling out financial aid […]

More than 1,000 LFCC students will graduate Saturday, May 13

Posted on May 5th, 2017

LFCC’s 46th commencement exercises begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Skyline High School in Front Royal. There are an anticipated 1,046 members in the Class of 2017.  Included among those graduates are 199 students who have yet to receive their high school diplomas. They have taken advantage of the dual-enrollment program offered through […]