Laurel Ridge’S MIDDLETOWN CAMPUS TO CELEBRATE AWARENESS DAY MARCH 22

For Immediate Release:
March 17, 2017

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

For Immediate Release:

March 17, 2017

 Primary Media Contact:

Sally Voth

Public Relations Specialist

[email protected]

Phone: 540-868-7134

Laurel Ridge will be celebrating Global Awareness Day Wednesday, March 22 on its Middletown Campus with presentations, food tasting, music and prize drawings. The public is welcome at events.

Leading up to the March 22 activities, international student presentations are planned for Monday, March 20, with discussions and screenings for Tuesday, March 21.

Laurel Ridge has 182 international students hailing from 58 nations.

Students will give presentations on Puerto Rican history and culture, starting at 10 a.m. March 20 in the William H. McCoy Theatre in Alson H. Smith Hall. This will be followed by presentations on Honduras, China, Vietnam, Kazakhstan and Morocco.

On March 21, the film “Skin Deep:  Race and Ethnicity on Campus” will be shown at 9 a.m. in the McCoy Theatre, followed by discussion. The session will begin again at 11 a.m. At 1 p.m., “Two Kenyan Guys Taking on Texas” will be screened.

A variety of events are planned in the Corron Center on March 22. International cultural tables will be set up – complete with food tastings and a chance to talk with students from overseas – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mariachi Los Monarcas are performing from noon to 1 p.m., with dance lessons available, and there will be raffle basket drawings from 2:30-3 p.m.

History Professor Curtis Morgan, formerly with the CIA, will give a military/political overview of East Asia from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the McCoy Theatre. From 11 a.m. to noon, Economics Professor Jim Brumbaugh will talk about global population. And, student Moder Mohialden will discuss Iran starting at 1:30 p.m.

 

 

 

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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.

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