LFCC Calls for Nominations for Martin Luther King Jr. “Walking King’s Talk” Award

For Immediate Release:
January 12, 2007

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

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – On Feb. 28, 2007, at noon, Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) will present the fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. “Walking King’s Talk” award to an individual who demonstrates the dreams and principles of human rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The program will take place in the William H. McCoy Special Events Center located inside the Alson H. Smith, Jr. Technology Center on the Middletown Campus, at 173 Skirmisher Lane in Middletown.

Nominations for the “Walking King’s Talk” award must be received by the College’s Office of the President by Feb. 5, 2007, at 4:30 p.m. The nominations will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of representatives of LFCC and members of the Coalition for Racial Unity. Nominees should meet the following criteria:

  1. Is a resident of one of the following localities: Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah or Warren Counties or the City of Winchester
  2. Is actively involved in improving human relations in his/her community
  3. Exemplifies the peaceful philosophy and faith of Martin Luther King Jr. in the quest for improved human relations
  4. Is an advocate of equal justice and opportunity for all people
  5. Lives a life of service and is a positive role model for others

The nomination form is available on the College’s Web site (http://www.lfcc.edu/PresInfo/) in Microsoft Word format. The completed form can be hand delivered to the Office of the President at LFCC’s Fauquier or Middletown Campuses; mailed to Lord Fairfax Community College, Attn: MLK Award Selection Committee, 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645; or e-mailed as an attachment to Judy Rinker (jrinker@lfcc.edu).

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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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