LFCC Students Win Forensics Competition

For Immediate Release:
October 22, 2010

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
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Phone: 540-868-7134

Middletown, VA – Six LFCC students participated in the College Forensic Association (CFA) Fall Tournament at Randolph Macon College in Ashland, VA on October 15 and 16, 2010.  LFCC’s Bjane Crouch won first place in poetry reading, Travis Smith won second place in Impromptu Sales, and Jeffrey Whitley and Jason Whetzel placed 6th in the Duo event out of 13 teams.

Other schools participating in the event were Alderson-Broadus College, Bloomsburg University, Hampton University, Randolph Macon College, Shepherd University, and Susquehanna University.  Team coach and Associate Professor of Speech, Andrea Ludwick, stated, “We are proud of our team.  The students worked very hard to get ready for the tournament and their hard work paid off.  As the only community college in attendance, and up against students who have had more experience than our team, we showed that LFCC is a force to be reckoned with.”

Members of the team (with their locality of residence) included:  Bjane Crouch (Winchester), Jeffrey Whitley (Stephens City), Corie Ganoe (Cross Junction), Vickie Burns (Warrenton), Travis Smith (Edinburg), and Jason Whetzel (Warrenton).


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.