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Meet the Advancement Team

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Tom Ziemnick 

Vice President for Advancement 
Office: 540-441-8712
trziemnick@phc.edu

As Vice President for Advancement, Tom Ziemnick oversees all of PHC’s fundraising, development, communications, and marketing efforts.

 

Tom has spent the last twenty-five years in professional sales, management, and development positions, including the last thirteen at Patrick Henry College. He became the Assistant Vice President for Advancement in 2008, and accepted the appointment as Vice President in 2013.

 

Tom has many passions in life, including his love of aviation. He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, earning a B.S. in Professional Aeronautics, and Emery Aviation College, obtaining an A.O.S. Certificate in Aviation Technology. He began his professional career as a flight instructor for Emery Aviation College in Colorado. Airplanes and aviation are still important to him, but those passions have been supplanted by an unabashed love of Christ, his family, the education of his children, and the mission and vision of Patrick Henry College.

 

Tom and his wife, Nancy, learned about PHC when they met Mike Farris in 2003, just after they decided to homeschool their children. Living in California, they became convinced that PHC was the right place at the right time for this country.

 

“We just knew, and firmly believed that God was at work at PHC. So we began to support it financially. That’s one reason it has always been easy for me to talk to donors. For the most part, they’re just like us. As I like to say, PHC is in our DNA.”

 

Tom grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, so he’s proud to be a Yooper. In his spare time, if he’s not on the basketball or tennis court with some of the PHC students, he’s out enjoying the traditions of hunting and firearms he grew up with back home.

Scott Bedrosian

Scott Bedrosian 

Senior Advancement Officer
Office: 540-441-8711
smbedrosian@phc.edu

Scott Bedrosian joined the Patrick Henry College team in 2021 as the Senior Advancement Officer. In this capacity, he provides leadership in the area of major gift fundraising and event management.

 

Prior to this, Scott served our nation for over three decades having first retired as a lieutenant colonel from the US Air Force, then by caring for the homeless at one of our country’s most innovative ministries, and most recently on Capitol Hill. He has earned a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering from Arizona State University and two master’s degrees in International Relations and Leadership & Strategy.

 

“I cast my first vote for Ronald Reagan who shaped my identity as an American—a blessed citizen of that shining city on a hill. He talked of faith, family, and freedom, of the need for charity, and of the existence of evil that demanded a response. But it was Jesus who defined for me what it meant to be a man—to mourn over sin, seek righteousness, extend mercy, and bring peace. I’ve been honored to receive the hugs of children after helping liberate their communities, to hear the real stories behind the brokenness of our country’s impoverished and affect real change for real families, and to fight for life and liberty in the halls of Congress where hope and justice are often casualties. Frederick Buechner once wrote, ‘The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.’ It was this desire to be found by God at the center of His that motivated me to again raise my hand and say, “Here am I. Send me.” when the opportunity to serve the next generation at PHC arose.”

 

Scott is originally from Southern California and has been married to and ministering with his wife Lisa since 1990. Scott is an avid sports enthusiast and when he is not fixing something broken by one of his eight children, he enjoys running, biking, playing cards, and crossword puzzles.

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Adriana von Helms 

Alumni Affairs Coordinator
Office:540-441-8713
agvonhelms@phc.edu

Adriana von Helms is Patrick Henry College’s Alumni Affairs Coordinator. When she is not catching up with one of our alumni, Adriana is tackling alumni newsletters, networking opportunities, event planning, and exploring new avenues through which PHC can serve our alumni.  

 

Adriana graduated from PHC with a degree in journalism, an interest in marketing, and a love for this college’s alumni community. “During my four years at Patrick Henry College, multiple alumni took me under their wing with internship opportunities and career mentorship. They welcomed me into their home and encouraged me through prayer and fellowship,” Adriana said. “I have experienced first-hand how richly abundant and wonderful the PHC alumni community is. Just looking at all the ways they have shaped my own life in only a few years, goodness I am so inspired to serve and give back.

 

When Adriana is not in the office, you can find her water coloring custom home commissions for clients, hiking an outdoor trail, or enjoying a warm conversation over coffee! Adriana also has a passion for traveling — Italy, Scotland, Israel, France, and hopefully a few more adventures to come! 

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Elias Gannage

Advancement Services Coordinator
Office: 540-441-8701
emgannage@phc.edu

Elias Gannage is the Advancement Services Coordinator, managing the back-end of the donor database and whose responsibilities include much of the nitty-gritty that keeps the office running: handling checks, processing mailings, generating reports, etc.

 

 A Patrick Henry College graduate, Elias desires to reinvest into the college that has taught him so much. He believes in the mission of PHC, to raise strong men and women who represent Christ well in this fallen world. Every day he sees first-hand the impact a PHC education has had on himself, current students, and his alumni friends through their ability to serve the Lord, love others, and humbly impact their communities through service and leadership.

 

Elias graduated with a History major alongside a Music minor. As a student, he was a member of the PHC Chorale, PHC Orchestra, men’s acapella group, and the Shall We Dance Society where he taught swing dancing as club President. He was also involved in PHC’s drama club, Eden Troupe, acting in and producing several plays as well as directing his pet project, The Importance of Being Earnest, in the spring of 2018. 

 

Outside working at PHC, he is a member of classical theater troupe Jupiter Theater Company, run by fellow PHC alumni. He also enjoys playing games with friends, singing along to musicals, and reading classic literature.

Stephen C. Allen

Stephen Allen

Assistant Vice President & Director of Communication
Office: 540-441-8722
scallen@phc.edu

The Office of Communication serves as the frontline for increasing brand awareness, developing new markets, deepening existing markets, and connecting individuals across America who share the PHC value proposition. The Office is led by Stephen C. Allen.

As the Director of Communication, Mr. Allen provides strategic leadership for development and execution of comprehensive communication efforts that enhance and advance the mission of Patrick Henry College and supports fundraising and student enrollment. This includes managing the College's digital identity and presence, media relations, nurturing key partnerships, and a wide range of communication and marketing strategies for raising the College's ranking and public profile.

His team develops collateral materials, presentations, and manages the content for the College’s website, PHC News, PHC's social media platforms, and print publications—including the College's flagship publication, Founders Magazine.

Mr. Allen received his B.A. in English from Nyack College (C&MA) and earned an M.A. in Christian Thought from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. He enjoys theology, playing the drums, creative writing, live concerts, meaningful conversation, meaningful films, hiking, thunderstorms, grilling meat, photography, astronomy, creating home movies, and intentional family time.

Mr. Allen and his wife, Lynn, have three children, Karis, Shiloh, and Jonah. Lynn is a teacher at Providence Academy, a Christian school in Leesburg, Virginia.

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Hannah Munshi

Communication Specialist
Office: 540-441-8730
hemunshi@phc.edu

Hannah Munshi is the Communication Specialist, focusing on content marketing and supporting the internal needs of the college.

 

Hannah graduated from Patrick Henry College in 2022 with a degree in government and a minor in journalism. Hannah has interests in Asian studies, technology policy, marketing, and multimedia. While attending PHC, she interned for various organizations such as The Heritage Foundation, Generation Joshua, and International Justice Mission (IJM) where she wrote daily news briefs on key international events for IJM’s global headquarters. Hannah also helped to formulate conservative public policies on technology issues relating to global technological development (including quantum mechanics, AI, cyber, and Big Tech accountability) for Heritage. She is passionate about working to protect individual freedom and served as an analyst and editor while at PHC for various special projects involving border security, cybersecurity, and counter-trafficking efforts.

 

A Northern California native, Hannah adores the redwoods and oak trees, underneath which she spent most of her childhood. She enjoys traveling (her favorite places to visit have been France, Israel, and India) and spending time outdoors—hiking, backpacking, and paddle boarding are among her favorite activities. She also enjoys shooting, reading WWII biographies, going to coffee shops with friends, and visiting her family any chance she gets.

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