Nominations Open for “Walking King’s Talk” Award

For Immediate Release:
November 29, 2010

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

Middletown, VA – Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is seeking submissions for an essay and video contest and the College’s “Walking King’s Talk” Award in conjunction with LFCC’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, which will be held on  Monday, January 17, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the Corron Community Development Center on the Middletown Campus. The deadline for the contest and the award nomination is Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 4:30 p.m..

Following is detailed information about the contest and award nomination process:

       “Walking King’s Talk” Award – LFCC is accepting nominations for the eighth annual “Walking King’s Talk” Award. To be eligible for the award, a nominee must make a significant contribution to the enhancement of human rights, civil rights, social action and civility. Nominees must:

       Be a resident of the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah or Warren, or the city of Winchester;

       Be actively involved in improving human relations in his/her community;

       Exemplify the “peaceful” philosophy and faith of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the quest for improved human relations;

       Be an advocate of equal justice and opportunity for all people;

       Live a life of service and be a positive role model for others.

For entry and nomination forms or for more information, individuals may contact the Student Activities Office at LFCC’s Middletown Campus at 540-868-7216 or studentactivities@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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