LFCC to Host Diversity Speaker

For Immediate Release:
January 22, 2009

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

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – In celebration of Black History Month, Lord Fairfax Community College’s (LFCC) Student Activities Office is hosting a guest speaker on Feb. 3 and 4, 2009. Mohammed Bilal, former MTV Real World star and diversity consultant, will present a talk titled “12 Steps Toward Appreciating Diversity.” The presentation is free and open to the public.

The fun, interactive presentation provides attendees with knowledge about how to appreciate others and embrace the diversity that makes our society what it is today. Through communication tips and strategies, participants will learn how to form friendships with people from different backgrounds, including those of other genders, ethnicities, abilities and sexualities.

The presentation will be held on the Middletown Campus on Feb. 3 at noon in the William H. McCoy Special Events Center in the Alson H. Smith Technology Building and on the Fauquier Campus on Feb. 4 at noon in the Rose Loeb Student Center.

For more information about the presentation, please contact the Student Activities Office at the Fauquier Campus at 540-351-1512 or the Middletown Campus at 540-868-7216

To view a clip of Bilal, please visit http://www.thecollegeagency.com/artists/mohammed_bilal.cfm.

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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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