For Immediate Release:
June 18, 2013
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Lord Fairfax Community College’s Alpha Psi Iota Chapter and Alpha Beta Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recently received Five Star Designations. During the Virginia Regional Convention, special commendations were given to those PTK chapters that fulfilled all requirements necessary to be named a “Five Star Chapter.” In order to receive such a designation, each group developed techniques and practices: to enhance strategies in recognizing eligible students, to provide significant personal and professional development opportunities for members through Honors in Action, and to build working relationships with the college administration by becoming active on campus and in the community.
Phi Theta Kappa is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges. For more information regarding the commendations, go to http://convention.ptk.org/sites/default/files/docs/awards_program_2013.pdf.
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.