For Immediate Release:
July 24, 2019
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
The public is invited to come watch more than 100 competitors twist and turn their way to glory in the third annual World Cube Association Rally in the Valley, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 27, in the Corron Community Development Center on Laurel Ridge’s Middletown Campus. The competitions will continue till 5:30 p.m.
The Laurel Ridge Cyber Club is sponsoring the event, which will include players from five different countries, competing in a variety of different categories of twisty puzzles, such as the Rubik’s Cube, as well as 3x3x3 cubes, 7x7x7 cubes, 2x2x2 cubes, pyraminxes and megaminxes.
A world speed record was set at the competition in 2017. Laurel Ridge computer lab assistant Will Callan, who will compete in the Rubik’s Cube National Tournament later this summer in Baltimore, is helping to organize the Rally in the Valley. He was responsible for bringing it here two years ago, and is the grandson of Laurel Ridge Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Karen Kellison.
The Subway in the Student Union Building will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for those needing a meal or snack.
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.