LFCC’s President Blosser is recognized

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Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) soon to be Laurel Ridge Community College President Kim Blosser’s leadership has been recognized.

A news release from LFCC Public Relations Coordinator Sally Voth announced the recognition of Blosser.

The Shenandoah Valley Technology Council presented Blosser with the Glo Fiber Enterprise’s Dr. Noftsinger Leadership award.

The award was presented to Blosser at the Council’s TechNite22 event.

The award is given to a leader who has served as a catalyst for positive technology related activity.

Blosser and LFCC Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education were also nominated for the Innovation in Higher Education Award.

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LFCC celebrates 51st commencement

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Lord Fairfax Community College, soon to be Laurel Ridge,  is celebrating its 51st commencement ceremony this weekend.

This is the school’s first in person ceremony since 2019 after two years of virtual commencements.

The class of 2022 will graduate with roughly 1000 members from the surrounding counties.

Frederick County is home to 228 members of the class, followed by Fauquier with 166, Winchester with 116 and Shenandoah County at 104.

The ceremony for health professions was held Friday.

The rest of the class will have their ceremony Saturday at 11 am.

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LFCC holds 50 commencement ceremony this weekend

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Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) soon to become Laurel Ridge Community College will hold its 50 commencement ceremony this weekend.

An email from LFCC Public Relations Coordinator Sally Voth confirms that this is the first in person ceremony since 2019.

This year nearly 1,000 members will be graduating in an outdoor ceremony at the Middletown Campus.

A break down of this year’s glass includes 40 graduates from Clarke County 37 from Page County, 17 from Rappahannock County.

The number of Frederick County residents graduating this year is 228 with 114 from the City of Winchester.

There are 166 people from Fauquier County graduating this year.

Shenandoah County will see 106 residents graduate this year and 87 people from Warren County.

To make the event more manageable a ceremony dedicated to graduates in the health profession is being held Fri. May 13 at 2 p.m..

Another ceremony will be held on Sat. May 14 at 11 a.m..

This is the first outdoor commencement ceremony at the Middletown Campus in more than a decade.

More information on commencement is found here.

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LFCC creates engineering program

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Lord Fairfax Community College is creating a new associate of science degree in engineering.

Previously, students with engineering aspirations pursued an associate of science degree with a specialization in engineering.

The new degree will provide more clarity to students in the field as well as to the four year institutions where they will transfer.

The first year of the program will feature foundational classes on a variety of engineering aspects.

The second year will allow students to choose electives based on their interested discipline.

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Spring Follies return to LFCC

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The Spring Follies are back at Lord Fairfax Community College!

This year’s theme is the 60’s and will feature comedy skits, great music, and local talent.

Directing the program is the area’s own Russell Rinker, formerly of the Blue Man Group and numerous theatrical performances.

There will be performances at 2 pm and 7 pm today and 2 pm and 6 pm tomorrow with $5 admission at the door.

This year’s Follies will be held in the Corron Center.

This provides more space than previous performances in the LFCC Theater, but there will be no pre-show refreshments this year.

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LFCC receives the Paragon Award for the Laureate

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An email from Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) to become Laurel Ridge Community College Public Relations Coordinator Sally Voth  announced recognition for the school.

The school received the Paragon Award from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR).

The award from the NCMPR recognizes the school’s Communications and Planning Team’s work on the inaugural issue of the school’s Laureate magazine.

The publication earned a bronze award at the NCMPR National conference in Denver last week.

The inaugural issue of the Laureate competed against 1,700 other entries from 232 colleges from across the country and Canada.

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LFCC offers drone programs for females

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An email from Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) to become Laurel Ridge Community College Public Relations Coordinator Sally Voth there is new programming to encourage women to become drone pilots.

The programs will launch with webinars, summer camps and a drone day starting Mon. Mar.21.

There are also 10 scholarships available for women to enroll in drone course at the school this fall.

Today only about 7 percent of certified drone pilots are women according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

LFCC hopes to help boost those numbers by offering these new programs and classes.

To find out more click here.

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LFCC Cyber program chosen as part of Cyber Command

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Lord Fairfax Community College’s (LFCC) becoming Laurel Ridge Community College’s  CYBER program has been designated as a center of academic excellence in cyber defense.

According to an email from Sally Voth LFCC’s Public Relations Coordinator the school is just one of 14 community colleges nationwide to be selected to join the United States Cyber Command’s (CYBERCOM) Academic Engagement Network (AEN).

The network’s duties includes defending and protecting the United States against cyberattacks.

A total of 92 colleges and universities are part of the network whose mission it is to support and enhance CYBERCOM’s efforts when it comes to the future workforce, applied cyber research, applied analytics and strategic issues.

Part of the mission of the AEN is to create a qualified pool of cybersecurity professionals.

With inclusion in the program LFCC’s students will have access to information and experience only a handful of students can take advantage of.

LFCC joins the likes of the U.S. Air Force, Coast Guard and Naval Academies.

The network also includes the U.S. Army War College, West Point, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Tech along with Marshall University.

The Universities of Cincinnati, Louisville, California, Santa Cruz, Mississippi State University, DePaul University are also apart of the network.

Learn more about LFCC’s technology program here.

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LFCC enters Amazon’s Career Choice Program

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Lord Fairfax Community College and Amazon are partnering together with Amazon’s Career Choice Program.

This initiative provides full tuition to hourly employees to pursue a college education.

Eligible employees will be able to take any class offered at LFCC.

Amazon selected Lord Fairfax through a rigorous process due to their focus on helping employees with education programs, job placement, and the overall quality of education which leads to career success.

This initiative by Amazon is part of the company’s investment of $1.2 billion to upskill their employees by 2025.

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News Maker Mike St. Jacques on the conflict in Ukraine

Lord Fairfax Community College becoming Laurel Ridge Community College’s Professor Michael St. Jacques offered a special presentation last night Mar. 3 in Middletown.

Professor St. Jacques is the Assistant Professor of History at the school and served in the Ukraine and Russia for 3 years.

We spoke with Mike about the presentation in our latest news maker.

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Mike has insights on the Ukraine and Russian connection.

He speaks on the current situation in the Ukraine.

Click here for Mike’s interview.

The public was invited to the Middletown campus for the presentation as well as being on zoom.

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