For Immediate Release:
December 22, 2016

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

Laurel Ridge’s newest site, Vint Hill, is opening its doors for an overview and tour from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19.

Located at 4151 Weeks Drive, the Vint Hill site opened two years ago, and continues to expand its services.

Dr. DeJuanna Parker, the new site manager, is working to add amenities, provide advising services, offer more classes and engage in community outreach.

“We need to let the community know that we are here for them,” Parker said of fostering greater engagement.

New site assistant Shantae Herder will work with current Laurel Ridge students and will do outreach at area high schools.

Classes offered at Vint Hill this spring include paralegal studies, construction project management, information technology, cybersecurity, English composition, calculus and history.

The open house will provide a great opportunity to learn more about the 12-month surgical technology course being offered at Vint Hill. Nearly 15,000 surgical technology positions are expected to be created between 2014-2024, and the 2015 median pay was $44,330 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

You can find out about financial aid and scholarships, and even register during the open house.

For more information on Vint Hill classes, call 540-351-1531, or email [email protected].


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.