LFCC Students Chosen by Phi Theta Kappa as Members of the First Virginia Team

For Immediate Release:
April 30, 2008

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society of two-year colleges, named 51 students throughout Virginia to the 2008 All-Virginia Academic Team. From these students, PTK tapped the top 10 to become the First Virginia Team. Two Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) students were among the list of top 10 students.

LFCC students Lois Duke and David Dutton were among the group of 10 students honored Wednesday, April 16, 2008, in Richmond as members of the First Virginia Team.

  • Lois Duke, 33, is a science major at LFCC. The Luray resident is maintaining a 3.97 grade point average while serving as the caregiver to a family member who has cerebral palsy. Despite her demanding schedule, Duke is involved in several activities both on and off campus, including serving as the vice president of the Alpha Beta Omega Chapter of PTK at the Middletown Campus and the vice president of the LFCC Scientific Society.
  • David Dutton, 20, is a liberal arts major at LFCC. Dutton, a Morrisville resident, is maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. Profoundly deaf since birth, Dutton has created an American Sign Language Society at LFCC to both share his personal experience and raise awareness of deaf culture and American Sign Language. Involved in community service, Dutton, a student at LFCC’s Fauquier Campus, is a volunteer at the Bealeton Liberty Senior Center.

The Phi Theta Kappa All-Virginia Academic Team is affiliated with the American Association of Community Colleges and USA Todays All-USA Academic Team Program. Each student on the First Virginia Team receives a $500 scholarship from their college foundation.


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.