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LFCC Names Karen White 2014 Winner of "Walking King's Talk" Award

News Release

For Immediate Release:
Jan. 30, 2014

Primary Media Contact:

Leslie Kelley
Communications Specialist

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


During Lord Fairfax Community College's (LFCC) celebration of Martin Luther King Day, a Fauquier County citizen, Karen White, was presented with the "Walking King's Talk" award.  This award is given to an individual who makes a significant contribution to the enhancement of human rights, civil rights, social action, and civility.

White is President and Director of the Afro-American Historical Association (AAHA), located in The Plains, Virginia.  Founded in 1997, the facility includes a genealogy research office, library and museum. The AAHA offers all residents in our multi-county community a variety of consciousness-raising and celebratory events and activities.

Dr. Judy Batson, LFCC Associate Vice President of Instruction, says, "Through Karen White's years of inspirational leadership embodying grace, courage, dignity and "peacefulness" in the manner of Dr. Martin Luther King, the Afro-American Historical Association has blossomed and thrived as a community resource and meeting place where people from diverse walks of life can come, learn, commune and contribute in a positive way towards improved human relations in LFCC's service area and beyond."

This is LFCC's 11th annual "Walking King's Talk" award.  For more information contact Chris Lambert, Student Activities Coordinator, at 540-351-1567. 



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.