For Immediate Release:
May 17, 2017

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

Luray-Page County Center Exterior

Laurel Ridge is partnering up with Marlow Ford and the United Way of Page County for a unique kind of fund drive. Ford Motor Co. will donate $20 to the Luray-Page County Center building fund for every test drive of a new Ford at Marlow Ford, 1021 U.S. 211, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, up to $6,000.

This winter, Baker Development Partnership LLC donated 6.3 acres in the Luray Landing Development – behind the Wal-Mart shopping Center in Luray – for the purpose of building a permanent home for Laurel Ridge’s Luray-Page County Center. The college has leased space in part of the former Wrangler plant on Hawksbill Street since 2006.

A new space would allow Laurel Ridge to better meet the needs of its students in Page County. A 10,000-square-foot facility containing state-of-the-art classrooms, science labs, workforce training space, and a multi-purpose space that can be used for the benefit of the community is initially envisioned, with room to expand as growth dictates.

In addition to the test drives, there will be a yard sale, the Page County Sheriff’s Office mobile unit, McGruff the Crime Dog, a food truck and other activities at Marlow Ford.



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 (www.sacscoc.org).

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.