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Lord Fairfax ranked first for technology innovations for second year in a row

Wednesday, Apr. 16 | By Fauquier Times Staff
Richard Crim, CIO and Dr. Cheryl Thompson Stacy, President.
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The Republic’s Center for Digital Education (CDE) announced the results and winners of the ninth annual Digital Community Colleges Survey at an awards reception in Washington, DC on April 6.Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) ranked first in the survey under the Mid-Sized College Category. The College has won this award for two consecutive years.

Richard Crim, Information Technology Strategist and CIO at LFCC, said, “By winning the award two years in a row, we’ve proven consistency in trying new ideas and implementing them, but it’s the people who stand behind the technology that really makes it successful.” Crim has been with the organization for six years.

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.

In addition, colleges were surveyed on their technology priorities, infrastructure and networks, collaboration and outreach efforts and use of technology innovations.

The following are the top-10 ranked colleges in the Mid-Sized College Categories:

1st Lord Fairfax Community College, Va.

2nd Virginia Western Community College

3rd Laramie County Community College, Wyo.

3rd Walters State Community College, Tenn.

4th Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Minn.

4th Southside Virginia Community College, Va.

5th Hostos Community College, N.Y.

6th Darton State College, Ga.

7th Lake Land College, Ill.

8th Temple College, Texas

9th Central Virginia Community College, Va.

9th Piedmont Virginia Community College, Va.

10th Walla Walla Community College, Wash.

10th South Mountain Community College, Ariz.

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