LFCC Holds MLK Day Event

For Immediate Release:
January 12, 2011

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

LFCC to Hold Annual Martin Luther King Day Event

Middletown, VA – Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Middletown Campus will celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 17th with two events.  Each event is open to general public at no charge and will be held in the Thompson Conference Center of the Corron Building.

From 11 a.m. to 12 noon, Pastor Jeff Beard will speak about embracing differences and there will be a performance by Evangelist Donnie Carter.  At this event, the College will present awards in two categories.  Two individuals, Jonathan Wine of Winchester and Colby West of Stephens City, will be recognized for their entries in the 2011 Essay Contest.  John Doherty will receive the “Walking King’s Talk” award, recognition for a community member who exemplifies King’s ideals. From 7 to 8 p.m., there will be a video on the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. along with reflections, readings and special music.

LFCC’s Middletown Campus conducts the MLK Day events each year, and solicits essay entries and nominations for the Walking King’s Talk Award from the College community and general public.  Heidi Meisel, Student Activities Specialist, is coordinating this year’s activities.


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.