Student Profiles

Jordan Carpenter photo

Laurel Ridge Community College “opened so many doors” for dental hygiene student.

Pamela Neff graduating

Pamela Neff, Laurel Ridge Community College’s 2023 Outstanding Graduate for the Middletown Campus, came to the college after medically retiring following a distinguished career with the Virginia State Police. She hopes to one day provide mental health counseling to law enforcement officers.

Theresa Akyaa graduation

2023 graduate Theresa Akyaa is Laurel Ridge Community College’s 2023 Outstanding Graduate from the Fauquier Campus.

Shelia Webster photo

Sheila Webster has been working towards her degree at Laurel Ridge Community College since 1999. She never gave up, and says college personnel were with her every step of the way.

Celia Cooley photograph

Celia Cooley, the 2023 commencement speaker, credits her science professors and the STEM Club at Laurel Ridge Community College for helping her to get a full scholarship to James Madison University.

Shannon Mitchell

Shannan Mitchell, class of 2023’s speaker for the health professions commencement ceremony, said Laurel Ridge Community College “fosters a community of support” for students.

Christa Grady

Laurel Ridge Community College physical therapist assistant student Christa Grady has found the college and the surrounding community immensely welcoming and supportive.

Sam and Megan Bohus pictured together

Both Sam Bohus and his daughter, Megan, are graduating this May from Laurel Ridge Community College. While signing up his daughter for classes, Sam asked how close he was to earning a degree, and found out he was about six classes shy.

Matthew Sheehan and Jason Dolan

Firefighter-parademics Matthew Sheehan and Jason Dolan, thinking ahead to their post-EMS careers, are enrolled in Laurel Ridge Community College’s registered nursing program.

Michelle Campbell

Michelle Campbell put her dreams on pause while raising her son. Now, that he is an adult, she decided to focus on herself and turned to Laurel Ridge Community College to make that happen.

Aaron Winfree

Aaron Winfree missed spending time with his daughter due to his trucking career. He turned to Laurel Ridge Community College Workforce Solutions to begin his IT career.

Student Leadership Conference Pic of Jeremiah Beasley

Fauquier County resident Jeremiah Beasley credits Laurel Ridge Community College with helping him to engage with fellow students and activities. And, he enjoys his classes and professors.