Jose Hernandez, a 2019 Lord Fairfax Community College graduate talks about his experiences at LFCC and the sense of community he found there. Jose tells us about his journey as a 16-year old from El Salvador to Winchester, learning the language, enrolling at Lord Fairfax Community College to his current pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree at James Madison University. He offers advice for others who face similar challenges and explains the impact he hopes he will have on his students when he reaches his goal of becoming a Spanish teacher. To hear more inspiring and heartwarming stories like Jose Hernandez, click here to listen/subscribe: 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.