Alumni Profiles

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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.

Andy Bacik

After spending time as a truck driver, Andy Bacik decided to attend Laurel Ridge Community College to study nursing in honor of his brother who was first diagnosed with cancer as a teenager.

Mackenzie Hoover with books

Within months of her graduation from Laurel Ridge Community College with her associate degree in nursing, Mackenzie Hoover earned her bachelor’s degree from George Mason University.

Kristin Klutz

2010 Laurel Ridge Community College nursing graduate Kristin Klutz is thrilled to once again be connected to the college’s nursing program. The Valley Health Nurse Residency program coordinator said the college’s nursing graduates are highly valued by the health system.

Chad Godfrey pictured with President Kim Blosser

2021 Laurel Ridge Community College graduate Chad Godfrey was a leader of his nursing class and is continuing to thrive after earning his bachelor’s degree and serving a nurse residency at Fauquier Hospital.

Carolyn at Laurel Ridge

Carolyn Trent was the first person to go through Laurel Ridge Community College’s registered nursing to paramedic bridge program.

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Kayleigh Baylor says earning her degree in medical lab technology (MLT) at Laurel Ridge Community College was “life changing.” Now, she is working full time and training future MLTs.

Callie Reed

Harrisonburg, Va. resident Callie Reed chose Laurel Ridge Community College’s dental hygiene program to fulfill her calling of helping people have beautiful, confident smiles.

Azaz Shah

The affordability, amazing faculty and its great reputation are what drew aspiring nurse practitioner Azaz Shah to Laurel Ridge Community College’s registered nursing program.

Jazmine Sebestyen

Jazmine Sebestyen enjoyed the fast pace of her phlebotomy and certified clinical medical assistant courses at Laurel Ridge Community College Workforce Solutions. She is now thriving in her new career.

Morgan Palme

Morgan Palme decided to follow her dream of becoming a healthcare professional. Thanks to FastForward and G3 funding, she was able to train at Laurel Ridge Community College Workforce Solutions without any money coming out of her own pocket.