It seems like only yesterday that the class of 2021 joined the Patrick Henry College family. With them, they brought life, energy, determination, polish, and drive. Now, as it's time to close out this chapter of their journey, we want to invite you to join us in celebrating their accomplishments.
Mr. Wolf was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the 10th District of Virginia in 1980. He announced he would leave the Congress at the end of his 17th term, allowing him, as a believer in Christ, to focus exclusively on human rights and religious freedom. Congressman Wolf was the author of legislation for the International Religious Freedom Act, which infused America’s first freedom – religious freedom – into U.S. foreign policy by creating the International Religious Freedom Office at the State Department.
He has been honored by a number of organizations for his work on human rights and religious persecution, including Christian Legal Society’s William Bentley Ball Life and Religious Liberty Defense Award; the Alliance Defending Freedom’s Originalism and Religious Freedom Award; and Prison Fellowship Ministries William Wilberforce Award.
This is a special time of worship and dedication, including the personal commissioning of each graduate for service to Christ and His Kingdom.
Dr. Hake teaches literature courses, including Western Literature, Charles Dickens, and American Literature and Poetry. He was a college professor/missionary for many years in Taiwan, and more recently launched Rivendell Study Center. He is especially concerned to see PHC students grow in discipleship and personal evangelism. In addition to literature and reading, he enjoys language learning, sailing, and backpacking. Dr. Hake received his Ph.D. in English Literature from State University of New York at Binghamton, an M.Div. in Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary, an M.A. in English Language & Literature at Yale University, and his B.A. in East Asian Studies from Colby College.
Both Baccalaureate and Commencement will take place in the Barbara Hodel Center. Although Graduation ceremonies would normally be open to the public, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the graduates are welcome to invite 6 guests. The program, however, will be streamed from PHC's webcasts page and later available on demand in this YouTube playlist. For invited guests, please take note of the following instructions:
We kindly ask that anyone who is sick or has a fever not attend. Live streaming will be provided for those who are not able to attend in person.
Plan accordingly and please arrive early, as we will be following COVID mitigation measures upon your arrival. Be advised that the gymnasium doors will close 10 minutes prior to the start of each service:
Baccalaureate: Seating will take place between 6:15 PM and 6:50 PM only.
Commencement: Seating will take place between 10:15 AM and 10:50 AM only.
The parking lot is behind the Barbara Hodel Center (BHC), with several handicap accessible parking spaces beside and directly behind the BHC.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Mary Haynes at 540-441-8031 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your understanding during these unusual times. We look forward to celebrating this joyous occasion with you!