For Immediate Release:
January 13, 2017
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
LFCC is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday with a speech competition in the afternoon, and speeches and musical performances in the evening at the Fauquier Campus.
Students will give 3-5 minute speeches on the theme of “I Have a Dream.” The winner will receive a gift card and movie tickets. The contest begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Rose Loeb Student Center.
Later on Monday, at 5:30 p.m., LFCC’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration will also be in the student center.
It will feature spiritual and lyrical selections performed by the Martin Luther King Jr. Choir and directed by the Rev. Lemuel Montgomery.
The featured speaker will be Rodney Jordan, an award-winning Manassas City Schools teacher. Once a troubled-child, he went on to earn his master’s degree and become a teacher, basketball coach and author. His presentation is entitled, “A Call to Come Together: You are the Dream.”
Jordan has written “Tired of Being Black” and “From the Heart of a Teacher,” spoken about social justice on TV and radio, and has been featured in the Chicago Tribune.
LFCC Provost Chris Coutts, Dean Caroline Wood and student activities specialist Chris Lambert will also speak during the celebration.
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.