LFCC Chapters of Phi Theta Kappa Receive Recognition

For Immediate Release:
April 19, 2011

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

The Lord Fairfax Community College’s (LFCC) Alpha Psi Iota Chapter and Alpha Beta Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa received recognition at the organization’s regional and international conventions.  The Virginia Region Convention was held in Virginia Beach, VA in March and the International Convention was held in Seattle, WA in April. 

Both chapters will be providing leadership to the region, which includes two states and 49 chapters.  The Alpha Psi Iota Chapter at Fauquier Campus was elected to serve as Regional Vice President for next year, with student Karen Fager will be the student fulfilling that role.  The Alpha Beta Omega Chapter at Middletown Campus was elected to serve as Regional Secretary for next year, with student Melissa Burner fulfilling that role.  By serving in these offices, LFCC is providing one half of the executive leadership for the region. 

The Alpha Psi Iota chapter at the Fauquier Campus also earned the following awards:

  • Honors in Action: Education Hallmark Award, 2nd place
  • Distinguished College Project, 2nd place
  • Distinguished Chapter Member: Vickie Burns, 1st place
  • Fundraising Award, 1st place
  • Regional College Project, 3rd place
  • Communications Award, 3rd place
  • Virginia Region Distinguished Chapter Award

Students Karen Fager and Vickie Burns were recognized as Hall of Honor recipients.  Ms. Burns was recognized in Seattle as an International Distinguished Chapter Member.  The chapter’s advisor is Nicole Martin, Assistant Professor of History and Humanities.


The Alpha Beta Omega Chapter at the Middletown Campus was also recognized for increased membership through the Pinnacle Award given by the International Organization.  The chapter’s advisor is Jim Brumbaugh, Professor of Economics.

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges.  It was founded in 1918 and officially recognized in 1929 by the American Association of Junior Colleges.  LFCC’s Alpha Beta Omega chapter was established in 1976 and the Alpha Psi Iota Chapter was established in 1993.


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.