For Immediate Release:
September 12, 2023
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
High school and college students considering a future in accounting are invited to Accounting Student Night from 5-8 p.m., Thursday Sept. 28, in the Carl and Emily Thompson Conference Center in the Corron Community Development Center on Laurel Ridge’s Middletown Campus.
The college is partnering with the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) Shenandoah Valley Chapter to offer this event for students for the second year in a row. There will be an employer panel, speakers, an opportunity to network, door prizes and food.
“The event exceeded my expectations, providing invaluable insights into accounting careers,” said Timothy Johnson, who attended the accounting night in 2022. “The highlight of the evening was the speakers and the panel discussion, where the professionals’ depth of knowledge and passion illuminated the diverse career paths within accounting.”
Register to attend by Sept. 20, by visiting laurelridge.edu/vscpa. Learn more about the VSCPA at shenandoahvalley.vscpa.cpa.
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.