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General Assembly approves funding for new Science and Health building at LFCC

22 March 2016 News


 

WARRENTON, VA–Lord Fairfax is one step closer to a new Science and Health Professions Building at the Fauquier Campus after the Virginia General Assembly Approves Funding earlier this month.

On Friday, March 11, a $2.1 billion bond agreement adopted by the Virginia General Assembly includes construction funding for a new academic building at LFCC’s Fauquier Campus.

The 40,000-square-foot building will focus on STEM-H disciplines—or science, technology, engineering, math, and health professions.  The estimated cost of construction is $17 million.

Last fall, Governor McAuliffe included LFCC’s science building in his proposed $2.4 billion bond package to support research and economic development projects.  LFCC’s building remained one of the approved projects in the bond compromise reached by the legislature.

“We are thrilled and eager to get started,” said Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, LFCC’s President.  “So many people in the Fauquier community have supported our campaign for a new building. Senator Jill Vogel and Delegate Scott Lingamfelter deserve special recognition for their advocacy and leadership at the state level.”