Two LFCC Students Receive Archie Oliver Edwards Scholarship

For Immediate Release:
March 12, 2013

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

scholarshipWarrenton, Va.   Alison Loughry and Mikayla Powers are recipients of the Archie Oliver Edwards Scholarship.  Loughry and Powers attend the LFCC campus in Fauquier County, reside in Bealeton, Virginia, and are graduates of Liberty High School.  Both received a $2,000 scholarship, which will assist with tuition and text book expenses.

Loughry plans to pursue a teaching career.  Powers aspires to obtain an Associate’s Degree in Business and a Master’s Degree in Horticulture, with the ultimate plan of opening a landscaping business and nursery. 

The scholarship was established by family and friends to honor the legacy of Archie Edwards.  Edwards was born and raised in Southern Fauquier and was a product of Fauquier County Public Schools.  “Archie would have wanted this scholarship to benefit students from Southern Fauquier County who demonstrate great promise,” explains friend and former business partner Evelyn Olinger.  

Edwards had a successful career in real estate, first with Rainbow-V.I.P. and then Long & Foster in Warrenton.  According to Olinger, “Archie was one of those unforgettable characters who knew just about everybody, and everybody loved him.  His passions were real estate, golf, and his lovely wife Jane.  He had an unbelievable repertoire of jokes for every occasion, and he was also an avid Elvis impersonator.”  

The recipients of this scholarship are truly grateful for the financial support received on behalf of the benefactor.

For more information, please contact Susan McCorkindale, LFCC Foundation Development Officer at [email protected] or 540.219.9971.


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.