For Immediate Release:
April 7, 2017
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
As part of National Autism Awareness Month, Laurel Ridge’s Fauquier Campus is going to Light It Up Blue on Monday, April 10. The campus community is being encouraged to wear blue in support of autism awareness.
At noon, Laurel Ridge graduate Ariel Bridges, who is on the autism spectrum will present “Autism and Me” in the Rose Loeb Center.
The HBO movie “Temple Grandin,” starring Claire Danes, will be shown at 2 p.m. in the Student Life House, Room 116. Temple Grandin is a Colorado State University animal science professor with autism. She is a pioneer in the humane treatment of livestock, and has also written numerous books about autism. Pizza will be provided.
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.