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LFCC Forensics Team Places in Tournament

News Release

For Immediate Release:
March 7, 2012

Primary Media Contact:

Leslie Kelley
Communications Specialist

Phone: 540-868-7134
Fax: 540-868-4081


Seven LFCC Forensics Team members received awards at the Collegiate Forensics Association Tournament held in Ocean City, MD, on March 2nd and 3rd .  As a team, LFCC placed 4th out of the 9 colleges and universities in attendance.  The following individuals were recognized:

  • ·         David Jezierski – 2nd place in Persuasive Speaking, Best in Persuasive Speaking for the Year;
  • ·         Derek Thomas – 1st place in After Dinner Speaking, Runner-up for Best in After Dinner Speaking for the Year, 5th in Dramatic Duo, Runner-up for Best in Single Dramatic Interpretation for the Year;
  • ·         Jim Rogers: 2nd place in Informative Speaking, Runner-up for Best in Informative Speaking for the Year;
  • ·         Chris Perry – 3rd in Dramatic Duo, 5th in Poetry;
  • ·         J.J. Dallmann – 3rd in Dramatic Duo;
  • ·         Debbie Baldwin – 3rd place in After Dinner Speaking, 4th place in Poetry, 5th place in Dramatic Duo;
  • ·         Stanley Lipinski – 6th place in Extemporaneous Speaking.

Members of the team (with their locality of residence) included Debbie Baldwin (Winchester), Anthony Coviello (Strasburg), J.J. Dallman, (Winchester), David Jezierski (Berryville), Stanley Lipinski (Middletown), Chris Perry (Stephens City), John Riggs (Woodstock), Jim Rogers (Front Royal), and Derek Thomas (Bluemont). 

In addition to LFCC, participating schools included Alderson Broaddus College, UNC Charlotte, Fayetteville State University, Randolph Macon College, Bloomsburg University, Methodist University, Shepherd University, and Morgan State University.


The Lord Fairfax Community College Educational Foundation Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit entity dedicated to assisting the College in meeting its current and future needs. Incorporated in 1978, the Foundation is committed to raising funds for academic programs, facility upgrades, equipment, student scholarships and professional development for faculty and staff. The Foundation is governed by a board comprised of business and community leaders who represent the College's service area. The Foundation's assets are managed by the Board and are audited annually by an independent accounting firm.

For more information about the Foundation, interested individuals may contact Liv Heggoy, Director of Development, at 540-868-4091 or

Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a comprehensive, multi-campus public institution of higher education. Through its three locations — the Fauquier and Middletown Campuses and the Luray-Page County Center — the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and 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 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. LFCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation or disability in its programs or activities.


LFCC provides a positive, caring and dynamic learning environment that
inspires student success, values diversity and promotes community vitality.