LFCC to Hold Martin Luther King Jr. Day Programs

For Immediate Release:
January 9, 2007

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – On Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) will celebrate the life and work of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in programs held at the Fauquier and Middletown Campuses. All programs are free and open to the public.

The Fauquier Campus program will take place at 5:30 p.m. in The Loeb Center, located at 6480 College Street in Warrenton. The 60-member Martin Luther King Jr. choir from Mt. Zion Baptist Church will perform a variety of traditional and contemporary spirituals under the direction of its director, Rev. Lemuel Montgomery. In addition, guest speaker Nan Butler Roberts will address the audience in her message entitled “Vision for America’s Tomorrow.” Roberts is a local musician, singer, writer, producer, speaker and coordinator of youth and women’s programs. In addition to Roberts’s speech, Paulette Garner, a local poet and educator, will read original poetry about Martin Luther King Jr.

The Middletown Campus program will take place at noon and 7 p.m. in the William H. McCoy Special Events Center located inside the Alson H. Smith, Jr. Technology Center, located at 173 Skirmisher Lane in Middletown. The program will include the showing of the video, “Legacy of a Dream,” which is narrated by actor James Earl Jones and examines the life and times of King. LFCC students and community members will also share readings and reflections about King and perform musical numbers.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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