College honored by local chamber of commerce

Lord Fairfax Community College President Cheryl Thompson-Stacy accepted the Education Contributor of the Year Award from the Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce at its recent 69th annual dinner and awards gala on April 10 at the Front Royal Holiday Inn. Courtesy photo

Lord Fairfax Community College was named Education Contributor of the Year by the Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce at its recent 69th annual dinner and awards gala on April 10 at the Front Royal Holiday Inn.

The award recognizes a person or business that has made an unusual impact or contribution to education.

College President Cheryl Thompson-Stacy accepted the award.

Listed among reasons for the chamber’s decision were last year’s 141 Warren County residents who graduated from Lord Fairfax and last fall’s 991 Warren County students enrolled at the college, as well as 221 Warren County High School students dual-enrolled at the college where they can take college-level courses at a discounted price.

The college’s Workforce Solutions served more than 100 Warren County employers last year and employs 84 Warren County residents in full- or part-time positions.

The school also offers summer re-certification courses through its Workforce Educational Consortium.