For Immediate Release:
January 21, 2013
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Middletown Campus today recognized Jean Lee, Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers of the Winchester Area as the recipient of 2013’s “Walking King’s Talk” Award. Ms. Lee is a resident of Winchester and her organization is the only nonprofit organization in the immediate area to support adults who need to build a foundation of basic skills.
During the event, LFCC students Michelle Velasquez and Lisa Gum were recognized as essay winners. Gum was the second place winner and received a $100 LFCC scholarship. She is a Business Administration major and plans to transfer to Liberty University in the fall. Velasquez was the first place winner and received a $250 LFCC scholarship. Velasquez plans to enter the nursing program at the College. She read her winning essay to the event attendees.
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. Sarah Ryker, Student Activities Specialist, is coordinated 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.