LFCC Forensics Team Members Win Awards

For Immediate Release:
November 1, 2011

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

Six Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) students participated in the College Forensic Association (CFA) Fall Tournament at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV on October 28 and 29, 2011 and all six placed in various categories of competition.  LFCC’s David Jezierski won second place in persuasive speaking, Derek Thomas won 2nd in single dramatic interpretation, and Chris Perry won 4th in single dramatic interpretation.  Debbie Baldwin and Derek Thomas placed 2nd in dramatic duo and 4th in improv pairs, while David Jezierski and Kim Jones placed 3rd in improv pairs.  Kim Jones also placed 5th in poetry and Jim Rogers placed 5th in informative speaking.

Other schools participating in the event were Alderson-Broadus College, Bloomsburg University, Fayetteville University, Hampton University, Randolph Macon College, Shepherd University, and Westchester University.  Team coach and Associate Professor of Speech, Andrea Ludwick, stated, “Again, LFCC was the only community college competing, and did well against more experienced teams.  The students’ hard work in preparation for competition definitely showed.”

Members of the team (with their locality of residence) included Debbie Baldwin (Winchester), David Jezierski (Berryville), Kim Jones (Front Royal), Chris Perry (Stephens City), Jim Rogers (Front Royal), and Derek Thomas (Bluemont).  The next competition is November 11-12, 2011 at Morgan State University in Maryland.  The team will host a competition at LFCC on December 2 & 3, 2011.


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.