Vivi Meder, Director of the TRIO Program and Coordinator for Disability Services at Lord Fairfax Community College explains both programs and the important role each plays in their students’ ability to continue their education.

Vivi told us a bit about her history and how she came into the role and talks about her passion for uplifting the underdog. We discussed a few of her students and talked about how the TRIO program fills a gap for many of the students who attend LFCC.

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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.