Creative Team Wins at Annual Communications Competition

For Immediate Release:
October 24, 2014

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

Leslie Kelley Aaron Riddle

Aaron Riddle, Graphic Design and Digital Media Specialist, and Leslie Kelley, Communications Specialist at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) were winners in the 2014 Virginia Community Colleges Association Excellence in Communications Competition. 

The awards were presented at the 32ndannual conference in Arlington, VA at the Key Bridge Marriott on October 2, 2014.

The competition was open to 23 community colleges around the Commonwealth.  Awards were received in the following areas:

  • 3rd in television advertising – “An Investment in Knowledge” commercial
  • 2nd in external publications – “Dreams Do Come True” Registration postcard (featuring Luis Salazar)
  • 1st in special video production – LFCC Workforce Solution’s “YMCA” video

Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, President of LFCC, remarked, “Aaron Riddle and Leslie Kelley, our marketing, public relations, and graphics personnel, are so talented and creative. It is great to see their skills recognized statewide with these awards. This honor is well deserved.”

Riddle has been with the College since May 2005 and Kelley, January 2013.  For more information regarding the awards, contact Aaron Riddle at or Leslie Kelley at.


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.