For Immediate Release:
October 15, 2015
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
The Laurel Ridge Community College Educational Foundation announces a new member of its board of directors. Brooke Howard is a lifelong resident of Fauquier County and an attorney with the Warrenton firm Howard, Morrison, Ross and Whelan. A complete bio is available on the firm’s web site: http://www.hmrwlaw.com/Attorneys/T-B-Howard-Ii.shtml.
Howard has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 40 lawyers under the age of 40 in Virginia.
“I’m very honored to serve on the Laurel Ridge Foundation board,” says Howard. “Laurel Ridge is one of Fauquier’s greatest assets. Their vision for the future is exactly what we need — more programs in science, health, and skilled trades, as well as classes for residents of all ages.”
Howard joins three other board members representing Fauquier County:
- Margie Markham, Vice President of Commercial Lending, Summit Community Bank/Warrenton
- Terry L. Nyhous, U.S. Air Force (retired), Former Fauquier County Board of Supervisors & former Warrenton Town Council
- Katy Reeves, Vice President of Human Resources, Fauquier Health
According to Liv Heggoy, Executive Director of the Laurel Ridge Foundation, “This is an exciting time for Laurel Ridge in Fauquier County. We are so pleased to welcome Brooke to the Foundation board. He will do an excellent job helping us raise funds for scholarships and other important initiatives at our Warrenton and Vint Hill locations.”
Heggoy noted that Howard has hit the ground running and is already coordinating the college’s first golf tournament. Proceeds of the “Spooktacular” Charity Golf Tournament will support Laurel Ridge’s Fauquier Campus. It will be held on Friday, October 30 at Fauquier Springs Country Club. More information is at: https://laurelridge.edu/lfcc-foundation/foundation-events/.
Founded in 1970, Laurel Ridge 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. Laurel Ridge 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. Laurel Ridge also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. Laurel Ridge serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.
Laurel Ridge Community College (Laurel Ridge) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Laurel Ridge Community College. Laurel Ridge Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. Laurel Ridge also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.
Laurel Ridge Community College was known as Lord Fairfax Community College until June 2022. For consistency purposes, the college will be referenced as Laurel Ridge going forward.