Martin Luther King Day Celebration at LFCC

For Immediate Release:
January 14, 2015

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

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) will celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 19th, at both the Middletown and Warrenton, Virginia campuses.  The event is open to the general public, at no charge, and light refreshments will be served after each presentation. Each campus will announce the winner of the “Walking King’s Talk Award” which epitomizes an individual who has a made a significant contribution to the enhancement of human rights, civil rights, social action and civility.

The Middletown campus, located at 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA, will begin festivities at 12:15 p.m. in the McCoy Theatre. The program will include music preformed by Russell Rinker, a presentation by the LFCC Forensics Team, and a short film entitled, “Legacy of a Dream.”

The Fauquier campus, located at 6480 College Street, Warrenton, VA will begin the celebration at 5:30 p.m. in the Loeb Center. The central theme of this program is “Are You Reaching for the Mountaintop?” This year’s guest speaker will be Chidi I. James, an attorney at Blankingship & Keith. The Reverend Lemuel Montgomery will lead the Martin Luther King, Jr. Choir.

 LFCC conducts the MLK Day event each year, and solicits essay entries and nominations for the “Walking King’s Talk Award” from the College community and general public.  For more information regarding these events, contact Elizabeth Gorman at 540-868-7216 or [email protected]mlk-jr-604x270


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.