LFCC Phi Theta Kappa Chapters Receive Regional Recognition

For Immediate Release:
March 7, 2012

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

Lord Fairfax Community College’s (LFCC) Alpha Psi Iota Chapter and Alpha Beta Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa received recognition in several categories at the organization’s Virginia Region convention.  The Alpha Psi Iota Chapter from the LFCC Fauquier Campus received the award for “Most Outstanding Chapter” in the region, and a distinguished issue award in the “Education” category.  The Alpha Beta Omega Chapter from the Middletown Campus received a distinguished chapter award and a distinguished issue award in the “The Individual and Community” category.   

 Additionally, the Fauquier Campus Chapter received a first place recognition in Distinguished College Project, a third place recognition in the Distinguished Honors in Action category, and a third place Communications Award.  The Middletown Chapter received a third place award for Distinguished College Project.  Two LFCC students were recognized as Distinguished Chapter Officers.  Morgan Frederick from the Middletown Chapter was ranked third and Karen Fager from the Fauquier Chapter was ranked first in this category for the entire region.  This is the second year Ms. Fager has received this award.

 The Virginia Region Convention was held March 3-5 in Roanoke, VA, with attendance by member chapters in the states of Virginia and West Virginia.  The chapter advisor for the LFCC Fauquier Chapter is Nicole Martin, Assistant Professor of History and Humanities.  At the LFCC Middletown Campus, the chapter’s advisor is Jim Brumbaugh, Professor of Economics.

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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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