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LFCC named top among mid-sized colleges in e.Republic survey

Richard Crim, left, CIO at Lord Fairfax Community College, and Dr. Cheryl Thompson Stacy, college president, are pictured. The school recently earned first place in the ninth annual Digital Community Colleges Survey of mid-sized colleges. Courtesy photo

Lord Fairfax Community College has announced that it was chosen e.Republic's Center for Digital Education first-ranked school in the ninth annual Digital Community Colleges Survey of mid-sized colleges.

The school in Middletown was honored at an awards reception in Washington, D.C. on April 6. The college won the same award last year.

Survey questions and criteria examined and scored areas of digital and emerging technologies, such as use of mobile devices and technology integration into curriculum; strategic planning and data management; and professional development, including availability of technology tools and training for faculty and students.

Colleges also were surveyed on their technology priorities, infrastructure and networks, collaboration and outreach efforts and use of technology innovations.

The following other colleges were ranked in top-10 of schools with between 5,000 and 10,000 students:

Second: Virginia Western Community College

Third: Laramie County Community College, Wyoming; and Walters State Community College, Tennessee

Fourth: Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Minnesota; and Southside Virginia Community College

Fifth: Hostos Community College, New York

Sixth: Darton State College, Georgia

Seventh: Lake Land College, Illinois

Eighth: Temple College, Texas

Ninth: Central Virginia Community College and Piedmont Virginia Community College

Tenth: Walla Walla Community College, Washington; and South Mountain Community College, Arizona


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