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PHC Gets First Taste of Next Year's Students

May 3rd, 2010

By Sarah Pride

CONTACT:  David Halbrook
Patrick Henry College
(540) 441-8722
OfficeOfCommunications@phc.edu

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Student panel answers questions of admitted students and their families in the BHC multipurpose room

With the school year winding down and seniors making their post-graduation plans, Patrick Henry College also recently received its first glimpse of next year’s incoming class. Almost two dozen of the students accepted for Fall 2010 made the trek to campus for Admitted Student Day, their first group opportunity to catch the vision of the College with their own eyes. They heard from PHC President Dr. Graham Walker over breakfast, met with faculty and Financial Aid, and asked a panel of students about life on campus. In the evening, some attended Eden Troupe’s spectacular performance of Peter Pan.

According to the PHC Office of Admissions, this event gives admitted students a chance to preview where they might find their personal niche on campus. For many, speaking with the faculty members was a special highlight.

High-school senior Hannah Massman came to Admitted Student Day fresh from a second-place finish at the AWANA National Summit in Yukon, Oklahoma. Considering a major in Government, she found herself drawn to PHC especially for its Christ-centeredness and the way its core curriculum links into the best of the Western tradition.

Quoting Dr. Walker’s morning speech, Hannah’s father, Lawrence Massman noted that he appreciated how “PHC is not about ‘marinating students red or blue,’ but about growing them deeper as human beings.”

Admitted Student Day took advantage of the spacious facilities in the Barbara Hodel Student Life Center, expanding into the gym’s multipurpose room for the student panel session and using the Grand Lobby for registration. Many staff members noted what a blessing the building is.

“The BHC allows us to hold events like this,” said an admissions representative. “We hope to do many more in the future.”