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LFCC Workforce Solution Winners Announced

News Release

For Immediate Release:
Oct. 25, 2013

Primary Media Contact:

Leslie Kelley
Communications Specialist

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


workforce winners Mills and schaeferThe Virginia Community College System named two LFCC Workforce Solution instructors, winners in "The Chancellor's Awards Recognition Program."   Rachel Schaefer and Judy Whipp-Mills were recipients of this prestigious award. The annual event recognizes top instructors throughout the State of Virginia and this year's honorees represented Germanna, Lord Fairfax, and Northern Virginia Community Colleges.  The event was held on October 22, 2013 at NOVA's Arts and Sciences Center in Woodbridge, VA.


Schaefer has more than 15 years of business experience in marketing, sales, accounting, manufacturing and retail management. Schaefer is a coordinator of business and industry training and facilitation. She has an MBA, as well as, CAPM and DDI Certifications.


Whipp-Mills has years of experience in Human Resources; specializing in recruitment, employment law, and employee relations and training. She has an MBA, and holds certifications in DDI, Public Administration, and Professional Human Resources.


Lord Fairfax Community College Workforce Solutions specializes in programs that develop and enhance workplace skills for individuals and organizations.  For more information regarding program offerings, visit http://lfccworkforce.com/.


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.