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LFCC Named Great College to Work For: One of 12 two-year colleges in the nation on the prestigious "Honor Roll" List

News Release

For Immediate Release:
July 24, 2014

Primary Media Contact:

Leslie Kelley
Communications Specialist

Phone: 540-868-7134
Fax: 540-868-4081

 

The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) to its 2014 list of "Great Colleges to Work For®." Only 92 colleges in the nation received this designation. Forty-two schools made the Honor Roll List with only 12 being two-year colleges.  The Honor Roll classification denotes colleges that are "the best of the best." This is LFCC's third year on the all around Great Colleges to Work For list, and its second time in the coveted category of Honor Roll.

Surveys were completed by faculty and staff and tallied based on a school's performance in several employee-related categories.  Outstanding features of the College, cited from the survey, were: 

  • LFCC employees have opportunities to voice concerns, ask questions, and offer suggestions through open forums.
  • The College works hard to promote a caring and positive work environment that helps balance work-life through flexible and compressed work schedules, professional/personal development, free tuition, and college-wide health initiatives.
  • A one-campus climate allows employees to connect with co-workers across the three campuses through joint staff meetings and events.
  • Employees also build relationships while reaching out to the community by volunteering.

Conducted annually by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the program surveys personnel at each selected institution.  LFCC received the highest ratings among medium sized, two-year colleges in the 11 collective categories of Collaborative Governance, Professional/Career Development Programs, Teaching Environment, Facilities, Workspace & Security, Job Satisfaction, Work/Life Balance, Confidence in Senior Leadership, Supervisor/Department-Chair Relationship, Respect and Appreciation, Diversity, and Compensation and Benefits.

"We earned some of the highest employee rankings in the nation due to the work environment that all of our employees create each and everyday," said Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, President of the College.  "It is also due to our faculty's outstanding instruction and the great customer service we provide to our students, workforce clients, and our community.  It is a pleasure to work in such a positive learning environment."

More information on the program, including data related to all schools, can be found at http://chronicle.com/article/Great-Colleges-To-Work-For/147387/#id=big-table.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a comprehensive, multi-campus public institution of higher education. Through its three locations — the Fauquier and Middletown Campuses and the Luray-Page County Center — the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont regions.  The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC 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. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. LFCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation or disability in its programs or activities.

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LFCC provides a positive, caring and dynamic learning environment that
inspires student success, values diversity and promotes community vitality.