Laurel Ridge Creative Talents Recognized at Annual Communications Competition

For Immediate Release:
October 28, 2015

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

Awards won at 2015 Excellence in CommnicationVCCA 2015-10-07 at 3.54.05 PM

Laurel Ridge Community College won numerous awards in the 2015 Virginia Community Colleges Association Excellence in Communications Competition. The awards were presented at the 33rd annual conference in Hampton, VA at Embassy Suites Hotel on October 1, 2015.


The competition was open to 23 community colleges around the Commonwealth. Awards were received in the following areas:


*Newspaper / Magazine Advertising (What’s New Ad – Aaron Riddle / Leslie Kelley) – First Place


*Wild Card (Employee Birthday Card – Aaron Riddle / Ashley Hansen) – First Place 

*Postcards (Brady Bunch Postcard – Aaron Riddle/Amber Foltz/Karen Bucher) – First Place


*Brochure (Viewbook Folder Combo – Aaron Riddle) – Second Place


*New Media / Social Media (Bertone Profile – Leslie Kelley) – Third Place


Laurel Ridge President, Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, remarked, “The creativity and quality of work of many talented employees is reflected in winning such prestigious awards.   I am very glad to work with such an imaginative and artistic group of people.”Awards won at 2015 Excellence in CommnicationVCCA 2015-10-07 at 3.54.05 PM


Founded in 1970, Laurel Ridge Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With three locations — Middletown, Warrenton, and Luray-Page County — 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 is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Laurel Ridge Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Laurel Ridge Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Laurel Ridge Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. Laurel Ridge shall promote and maintain equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification), status as a veteran, national origin, or other non-merit factors. Laurel Ridge also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment. Inquiries may be directed to the Associate Vice President, Human Resources, [email protected]173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645, 540-868-7226.

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.