For Immediate Release:
April 11, 2016
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Laurel Ridge Community College will hold its 45th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. The commencement will take place in the gymnasium of Skyline High School in Front Royal, VA. The College will celebrate approximately 1,000 students, graduating with a degree or certification, at its commencement.
Prior to Ceremony, Laurel Ridge will present College Board Medallion of Recognition Awards to selected individuals who have contributed in a variety of ways to foster the mission of the College. These awards are presented in acknowledgement of leadership, scholarship, and service.
More information on the event can be found on the College’s website link, https://laurelridge.edu/commencement.
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.