Letter to the editor: LFCC name change will not change anything | Winchester Star
Five reasons to choose a college – community or otherwise:
2. Quality of teaching – the institution is accredited and students acquire useful knowledge
3. The degree is marketable – it improves the career path of students and helps them achieve their goals.
4. Teachers are passionate about their subject (s) and bring out the best in their students.
5. Proximity to home, work and family
In my experience, Lord Fairfax Community College excelled in the areas listed above and prepared me well for the university I attended. I don’t remember having a particular interest in how the name was chosen. I doubt many of the other students who attended LFCC have one.
The Virginia Community College System – especially the State Board for Community Colleges – is inventing a problem. This caused the LFCC board of directors to get carried away by the current dominance of the politically correct movement, which will never be satisfied. Changing a name will do nothing to improve the quality of education, any more than changing the name of a pancake mix will improve its flavor. In fact, it can leave a bitter taste in the mouths of potential benefactors. If we continue on this path of renaming, there will be no end. Like Carroll Smith, speak now to stop the madness.
If the name changers are stuck, without asking the advice of all the former staff and alumni alive, I suggest they choose at least one name that matches the current acronym, LFCC, which is so anyway. that most locals refer to as college.