LFCC officially becomes Laurel Ridge

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Lord Fairfax Community College officially became Laurel Ridge Community College.

Small ceremonies at its campuses in Middletown, Fauquier and Page County marked the name change. 

In July of 2021, the State Board for Community Colleges approved the name Laurel Ridge.

This followed the boards decision to review the suitability of their name at all colleges in Virginia Community College System.

College Board Chair Michael Wenger said at the Page County naming ceremony, “The past year, they have been building the foundation, not for an ending, but a beginning, and it starts right away.”

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LFCC announced expansion at the Fauquier Campus

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In an email from Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) it was announced that thanks to a land donation expansion at Fauquier Campus is now possible.

The construction at the Fauquier Campus is expected to begin in February and be ready for classes this coming fall.

The 8,000 square foot facility will be built on 60 acres of gifted property in Fauquier County.

The Fauquier Campus addition will offer a number of trades classes including carpentry, electrical, plumbing and HVAC education.

A Building the Future Fund has been established to help with funding equipment needed for the trade skills training.

To find out more about the fundraising contact Tami O’Brien at tobrien@lfcc.edu or call (540) 351-1046 for more information.

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New Building will bring trades classes to Fauquier campus of LFCC

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Construction of a new building dedicated to the skilled trades on the Fauquier campus is expected

to begin in February and be open for classes in the fall of 2022.

With the new building, the college will be able to expand their class options and offer trades classes for the

first time. Start a new carpentry program as well as electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and heavy equipment operator.

The foundation which will own the building and lease it to the college, has established the Building the Future Fund, with a

fundraising goal of 1.5 million. The money raised will go towards fully equipping the site.

For more information or to donate to the Building the Future Fund, contact Tami O’Brien, development officer, at 540-351-1046

or tobrien@lfcc.edu.

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LFCC celebrates different cultures

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Lord Fairfax Community College capped off their Go Global events this week with programs at both the Fauquier and Middletown campuses.

Fauquier’s session shared food and information about South Korea, Venezuela, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

The Middletown location focused on a few different Central American and Asian countries.

Students representing those cultures gave presentations and brought in their local cuisines.

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LFCC Workforce Solutions offer a job fair at Fauquier

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Lord Fairfax Community College’s Workforce Solutions and Virginia Career Works will host a job fair at the Fauquier Campus Sept. 8 from 4 to 7:30 p.m..

This will be at the Fauquier Campus at 6480 College Road Warrenton.

Employers looking for employees within 30 to 45 days are encouraged to get involved with the fair.

Participation is free with all industries welcome.

Call Donna Comer for more information at 540-351-1044 or click here for forms and information.

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LFCC holds its 50 commencement exercises

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Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) held its 50 commencement exercises with over 1,300 students graduating.

The college held a virtual ceremony Sat. but did allow students to do a drive thru diploma walk.

Students participated in the drive thru on Thursday and Friday at the Fauquier and Middletown Campuses.

The students would drive to the outdoor stage walk to receive their diploma then drive to a spot on campus for pictures.

Middletown’s outstanding graduate award went to Daniel “D.J.” Joachim Morgan McKinney was the outstanding graduate at Fauquier.

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LFCC celebrates the class of 2021 this week

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Lord Fairfax Community College celebrates the class of 2021 with a series of events this week.

A virtual commencement will take place at 1 p.m. Sat. May 15.

The Fauquier Campus will hold their drive thru diploma walk Thur. May 13 at 4 p.m..

The Middletown Campus will hold their drive thru diploma walk Fri. May 14 at 4 p.m..

Graduates will have their named called, walk the stage, receive their diploma and be photographed.

Former Professor the late James Crowley will be awarded emeritus status as will Andrea Ludwick.

There are over 1,300 graduates to be celebrated in the class of 2021.

More information on commencement is found at lfcc.edu/commencement.

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