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NBA legend exhorts grads to grow in grace every day

May 17th, 2005

CONTACT: Michael Kiser
Patrick Henry College
(540) 338-1776

PURCELLVILLE, VA – Sharing personal testimony from his days as one of the NBA's most dominant players and his life since his retirement in 2003, former San Antonio Spur and NBA Most Valuable Player David Robinson encouraged PHC's newest graduates to be mindful of the need to grow in grace every day.

"There is no middle ground with God," Robinson told the fifty members of PHC's Class of 2005. "We are either flying forward every day or slipping backward. So be sure to add to your faith every day."

The former NBA great told the assembled graduates that staying strong was sure to become more difficult for them as they grew more successful and prosperous, just as it had for him, and he directed them to 2 Peter 1:5-8 for Scriptural guidance in that struggle.

"You must grow in grace every day," Robinson proclaimed. "Do not slip or fall backwards, but press on. God has ordained a great future for each of you."

The college's fourth commencement ceremony took place on Saturday, May 14th on the central lawn just in front of Founder's Hall on the Patrick Henry College campus. Seniors Naomi Harralson and Kevin Radman also addressed PHC's largest ever graduating class and the nearly 1000 spectators on hand for the ceremony.

Located in Purcellville, Virginia, just 50 miles from the nation's capital, Patrick Henry College is a classical Christian liberal arts college dedicated to timeless biblical values and the spirit of the American founding. Since opening its doors in 2000, PHC has been training men and women to lead the nation and shape the culture. A PHC education combines rigorous academics, a biblical worldview, a classical liberal arts core curriculum, and apprenticeship methodologies to produce graduates who are uniquely qualified to serve God and mankind.