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Posted 11/20/2015

Release no. 15-001


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Julie Shoemaker
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julie.k.shoemaker@usace.army.mil

WINCHESTER, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Middle East District and Lord Fairfax Community College signed a Memorandum of Understanding Nov. 16 for support of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The purpose of the partnership is to encourage and enhance the study of STEM disciplines for students and faculty at LFCC. This supportive relationship is established in recognition of the importance of STEM to the future political and economic well-being of the Nation, the importance of LFCC to the business, industrial, and governmental institutions in this region as well as the overall USACE objective to attract a highly competent and diverse STEM workforce by increasing the diversity talent pool through the use of formal partnerships with Minority-Serving Institutions and/or Engineering Colleges and Universities.

The agreement was formally signed by Middle East District Commander Col. Vincent Quarles and Lord Fairfax Community College President Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy and was followed by remarks from both.

The signing ceremony also included remarks from Middle East District Civil Engineer Joey Behr, who successfully began his college career at LFCC. After earning associate degrees in both Business and Engineering, Behr continued on to a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Old Dominion University. 

The agreement is effective through Nov. 2020.

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