LFCC’s PTK Chapters Receive Awards at International Convention

For Immediate Release:
April 30, 2008

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

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College’s (LFCC) chapters of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society of two-year colleges, were recently recognized at the 2008 PTK International Convention in Philadelphia, Pa. The Alpha Beta Omega Chapter from the Middletown Campus and the Alpha Psi Iota Chapter from the Fauquier Campus were both recognized as Top 100 Chapters.

This year, nearly 500 chapters competed for PTKs most coveted awards. In addition to chapter recognition, exceptional members, officers, advisors and college administrators were recognized for their achievements. Members from both of LFCCs chapters were recognized for their contributions and service. The individual awards follow:

Alpha Beta Omega Chapter Middletown Campus

  • Michael Richardson, an LFCC student and Stephens City resident, received the Distinguished Chapter President Award.

Alpha Psi Iota Chapter Fauquier Campus

  • Kelly Connors, an LFCC student and Stafford resident, received the Distinguished Chapter President Award.
  • David Dutton, an LFCC student and Morrisville resident, received the Distinguished Member Award.

PTK, the international honor society of the two-year college, has recognized academic excellence in two-year colleges since 1918. PTK is comprised of more than 1,250 chapters at community, technical and junior colleges in the United States, Canada, Germany, U.S. Territories, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United Arab Emirates, Republic of Palau and British Virgin Islands. It is the largest and most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges.

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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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