LFCC Forensics Team Members Win Awards

For Immediate Release:
December 5, 2011

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

Seven Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) students placed in the College Forensic Association (CFA) Winter Tournament held at LFCC in Middletown, VA on December 2 and 3, 2011.  LFCC’s Derek Thomas won the After Dinner Speaking category and placed 2nd in Dramatic Interpretation. Jim Rogers placed 3rd in Informative Speaking and David Jezierski placed 3rd in Persuasive Speaking.  Chris Perry took 4th in Single Dramatic Interpretation, while Kim Jones received a 4th place in Impromptu Sales.  Tim Cook and Ed Pasqualini received 6th place in Dramatic Duo.  For the Team Sweepstakes, LFCC received 4th place.

Other schools participating in the event were Alderson-Broadus College, Bloomsburg University, Fayetteville University, Hampton University, Parkersburg, Randolph Macon College, Shepherd University, Westchester University, West Virginia University, and Wytheville Community College.  Team coach and Associate Professor of Speech, Andrea Ludwick, stated, “It was an honor to be able to host a regional tournament.  Having students place in several categories made it even more special.”

Members of the team (with their locality of residence) included Debbie Baldwin (Winchester), Tim Cook (Front Royal ), David Jezierski (Berryville), Kim Jones (Front Royal), Ed Pasqualini (Strasburg ), Chris Perry (Stephens City), Jim Rogers (Front Royal), James Stephenson (Fort Valley), Ashley Thomason (Winchester), and Derek Thomas (Bluemont).  


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.