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 offers a program on Ukraine and Russia tomorrow 3/3

Laurel Ridge Community College formerly Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) announced a program on the Ukraine Russian conflict.

The presentation features Professor Mike St. Jacques who spent time in both the Ukraine and Russia.

Professor St. Jacques will discuss Russia Putin the Ukraine and what is going on currently.

Why it is happening and the historical context of the situation.

The event will be held at the Middletown Campus Room number 145 with the public welcome to attend.

The discussion including an answer and question period will also be offered by zoom at lfcc.edu/Ukraine.

Professor St. Jacques will be featured tomorrow morning Mar. 3 at 8:30 in our next news maker segment.

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Rotz Pharmacy partners with LFCC

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Rotz Pharmacy and Lord Fairfax Community College are partnering together again, this time with a $25,000 donation to the LFCC Educational Fund.

The money will be used to create a scholarship that will be available to students.

Rotz and LFCC recently came together to provide over 5,000 COVID-19 vaccinations at the Middletown Campus.

Those clinics also provided nursing students hands-on learning experiences.

Building on this prior relationship motivated the pharmacy to want to give back.

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LFCC expands for Workforce Solutions

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An email from Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) tells that the Alison H. Smith Hall expansion should be complete by May of 2022.

The expansion taking place at the Middletown Campus will allow Workforce Solutions expand their high demand program.

The Workforce Solutions Mechatronics programs teach students how to maintain smart technology used in area manufacturing.

The 3,500 square foot addition to the school is expected to be open and offering classes by the fall of 2022.

According to the email students who complete just the first level of Mechatronics could earn $40,000 annually.

Additional information on the program being offered is available here.

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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 honors 125 new nurses

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Lord Fairfax Community College honored 125 newly minted registered nurses during a virtual pinning ceremony on Sat.

There were 97 RN graduates at the Middletown Campus and 28 at the Fauquier Campus.

The nursing graduates did take part in the drive thru diploma walk to be pinned in person on Thursday and Friday.

The Fauquier Campus had three students graduate with a 4.0 GPA Stephanie Hoshauer, Colleen Manfre and Tyler Willis.

Four graduated at the Middletown Campus with a 4.0 GPA Donna Kelly, Francis Atangan, Emma Delaney and Christopher Williams.

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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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