Alumni Profiles

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2020 Laurel Ridge Community College grad Jason Hatch’s latest endeavors include massive efforts to evacuate vulnerable citizens from Afghanistan.

Gass in uniform

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Joseph Gass was able to use his G.I. benefits to get his associate degree from Laurel Ridge Community College.

Ladies at award ceremony

2018 Laurel Ridge Community College graduate Kristin Fiorvanti continues to follow her artistic dreams in Italy, where she is about to complete her bachelor’s degree and continues creating art.

Martin in uniform

Thanks to taking dual-enrollment classes through Laurel Ridge Community College while still at Warren County High School, Joseph Martin’s five-year engineering program at Virginia Tech will only take him four years. Martin is in the college’s Corps of Cadets.

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Greg McCarley turned to Laurel Ridge Community College when he first started on the path to his bachelor’s degree and lucrative career. He returned years later for a recreation and outdoor leadership degree after deeply connecting with nature.

Bennett with fellow grads

Chris Bennett had given up on college a few times, but decided to return to Laurel Ridge Community College after 15 years in the restaurant industry. He recently graduated from Columbia University with his master’s degree.

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Earning an associate degree in information systems technology from Laurel Ridge Community College helped Joshua Richards get into a fulfilling career.

Foltz with diploma

2016 Laurel Ridge Community College gradaute Amy Foltz transferred to Virginia Tech after earning her associate degree in liberal arts. She is a professional writer with an engineering firm and contracts with NASA.

Trujillo on welcoming new students

Laurel Ridge Community College graduate Edwin Trujillo has found himself a valuable employee of the college. He has put his associate degree and certifications to great use.

student at the air force

U.S. Air Force Academy cadet Elayna Caron credits Laurel Ridge Community College with helping her succeed at military academy.

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2023 Laurel Ridge Community College Distinguished Alumni Award winner Sarah Bell Williams has overcome significant obstacles to reach her academic and professional goals.

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Laurel Ridge Community College paramedic program graduate Kathleen Wilcox now teaches for the college.