Laurel Ridge again hosting Focus on Health Fair Tuesday, April 10

For Immediate Release:
March 29, 2018

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

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Laurel Ridge students and the community at large are invited to Focus on Health:  Education, Employment and Wellness Career Fair 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 10 in the Corron Community Development Center on Laurel Ridge’s Middletown Campus.

The fair, an annual event, is designed for those who are looking for a job in the health care field, interested in transferring to a four-year university, or searching for health and wellness services.

Hiring employers who will be at the expo include Valley Health, Winchester Family Health Center, Fauquier Health, Synergy HomeCare, Winchester Medical Center Medical Radiography Program and assisted living facilities.

Representatives from various universities will be available for consultation, including the University of Virginia, Shenandoah University, George Mason University, Old Dominion University and Shepherd University.

Vendors who provide health and wellness services and who have committed to the fair include the Laurel Ridge Food Pantry, The Laurel Center, Our Health, Valley Health Wellness Center and the Laurel Ridge Fitness Center.

All who come to the fair will be entered to win a raffle prize.


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.