For Immediate Release:
May 17, 2017
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
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 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.