Celebration of Education

Since 2012, the Foundation has held an annual “Celebration of Education” event honoring an educator who has made a significant impact on the students and community members of Orange County.

Use the following links learn about these luminaries of education in Orange County and view photo galleries of the celebration events.

2018 – Frank and Bernice Walker

The Orange County Education Foundation honored Frank and Bernice Walker at its Aug. 19 Celebration of Education at The Pavilion at Lakeland Farm on Route 15 in Orange.

2017 – Carol Hunter

The Orange County Education Foundation held its annual Celebration of Education on Sunday, August 20, 2017.

2016 – Ernestine Reid

The Orange County Education Foundation recognized Ernestine Reid for her long-time support, service and leadership to education in Orange County.

2015 – Tom Short

Thomas E. Short was awarded a Lifetime Contribution Award for his work as an educator in Orange County.

2014 – Dr. Frank Turnage

Dr. Frank Turnage, Germanna Community College President Emeritus, was honored on Sunday, August 21, 2014 at the Orange County Education Foundation Celebration of Education.

2013 – Joseph Y. Rowe

Longtime educator Joseph Y. Rowe was honored Aug. 25, 2013 as the second recipient of the Orange County Education Foundation’s (OCEF) lifetime contribution award.

2012 – Murcelle Coleman

The Orange County Education Foundation bestowed a lifetime achievement award to longtime Orange County educator Murcelle Coleman on September 30, 2012 during the foundation’s first first ever Celebration of Education held at James Madison’s Montpelier.

Orange County Education Foundation
Taylor Education Administration Complex
200 Dailey Drive | Orange VA 22960

The Orange County Education Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, age, religion, national origin or disability in its employment practices or educational program and activities.