Homecoming Photo Gallery Archive


The sophomore class won this year's competition, with seniors coming in close second. After a week of competition, the students welcomed alumni back to campus on Saturday for a "block party," football game, and evening banquet. 



This year's homecoming commenced with another alumni reunion dinner at Grate County Farms. President Jack Haye, Vice President Howard Schmidt, and Trustee George Clay spoke during the event, sharing their vision for Patrick Henry College's future and celebrating God's faithfulness through the last 18 years.



 The week's end revealed a thrilling win for the freshman class with the sophomores close behind. “In the end, the freshmen simply outperformed the sophomores. They were excited, passionate, and enthusiastic about homecoming and it showed in their participation,” said senior and Homecoming Committee chair Danielle Fife.


Homecoming weekend may have been a little wet, but that didn't dampen the spirits of the students or alumni! Since the format of homecoming was more relaxed than in previous years, it allowed plenty of time for the students to mingle and get to know alumni they'd never met before. On Saturday, it was nothing but fun and games for three solid hours—PLUS amazing food! The event coordinators did a phenomenal job seamlessly pulling everything together.


This year’s homecoming theme was ‘The Next Chapter,’ as the PHC community welcomed a new president and embarked on a new era. It was the epic 15th anniversary of Patrick Henry College Homecoming.



Ninety-degree weather didn’t stifle participation in Patrick Henry College’s homecoming celebration last week. From Wednesday night’s dodge ball tournament to the alumni vs. student football game on Saturday, students and alumni agreed that this year’s homecoming was one of the most successful the school has ever seen.

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    2013 Tug-of-War champions.

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    Alumni meeting at The Barbara Hodel Center Student Lounge.

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    A large number of students and alumni came for Homecoming 2013.


Strolling the Patrick Henry College campus during Homecoming 2012 last weekend were men in kilts, girls wearing sheets converted into makeshift togas, fellows in tri-cornered hats, and others sporting, (what?)red communist armbands. This year’s Homecoming theme was the Age of Revolutions, and while there was plenty of revelry to go around, PHC does it a bit differently than most other colleges and universities, foregoing parades and football games for more, say, historic fare.

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    The freshman class portraying the Bolshevik Revolution

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    Members of the class of 2002


Defying rainy, cold weather, students took a break from studies to dress up, rock out, and show some class spirit this past weekend, making PHC Homecoming 2011 what many thought was the best homecoming yet. And in the end, the senior class accrued enough points to win the yearly spirit competition.

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    Students brave the steady rain to show their spirit during Saturday alumni/student soccer games.

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    Alumni Levi Swank ('10) and Joseph Alm ('10) help present a panel on law school.

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    Celebrating a tug-of-war victory.


More than 100 alumni, representing more than a quarter of all Patrick Henry College graduates, flocked to their alma mater from all over the country this past weekend for the 2010 Homecoming celebration. This special yearly tradition continues to grow through the concerted efforts of the Office of Student Life, a student-appointed Homecoming committee, the PHC Alumni Association and more. View the photo gallery below for a glimpse into this tenth-anniversary weekend filled with school spirit, alumni recognition, and glory to God for the journey on which He has led our College so far.


Sumo suits. Face paint. Circus activities. Homecoming 2009 passed this last week in a blur of class color, as Patrick Henry College alumni reunited with current students to celebrate what God has done to build their alma mater in recent years. From the Hodel Center Dedication ceremony to two winning soccer games to an alumni vs. student football game fought to a tie, this jam-packed weekend resulted in a PHC community exhausted yet encouraged.

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    Amy Kucks, sophomore, exemplifies the sophomore Homecoming class theme as "jugglers."

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    Students (L) vs. alumni (R) in the traditional Homecoming football game

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    Freshman Martyn Evans prepares to attack the soccer ball
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    Senior Joe Gallop executes a header
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    Freshmen present their class cheer as "acrobats"
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    Sophomores present the winning class cheer
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    Juniors present their class cheer as "clowns"
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    Seniors present their class cheer as "lion tamers"
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    Junior Brooke Butler wears green to support her class
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    Brett Harris, sophomore, in the Sentinels mascot uniform
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    Erin Pradia, dedicated junior, demonstrates the class theme as a "clown"
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    Students support the Sentinels soccer with PHC colors, blue and gold
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    Freshmen (in yellow)
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    The alumni team from alumni vs. student football


In one of Patrick Henry College's most exciting Homecoming seasons yet, alumni, parents, and students came together for a weekend of fun and comradery October 2-4, 2008. Share some of the memories with us below.

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    The Freshmen class gives a humorous presentation.
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    Bri Edelblut competes on the Junior class team in the egg race
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    Lady Sentinels dash through the traditional human tunnel after an impressive victory.
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    Sophomore Tony Pradia sacks an alum in alumni/student football.
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    Junior Rachel Reiley lines up a shot in Lady Sentinels soccer.
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    Applying school spirit on the soccer sidelines.
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    Cheering on the soccer team.
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    Men's Sentinels fight into double overtime for a 2-2 tie.
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    The Freshmen class presents a cheer at soccer halftime.
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    Seniors compete in the tug-of-war
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    Some of the Seniors
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    Freshmen team compete in a Homecoming class challenge.
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    Alumni and students face off for their yearly football bout.
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    Men's Sentinels game in progress.
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    College President, Dr. Graham Walker, addresses the parents.
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    Student bluegrass ensemble
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    Class of 2010 displays a ninja-themed banner
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    Some seniors took their Pirate theme seriously
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    Students cheer on the Men's Sentinels
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    Class banners over Founders Hall
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    Senior men win the class tug-of-war yet again
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    The Junior class


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    Senior Kawika Vellalos prepares for the biggest race of his life.

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    Jill, representing the Freshmen, checks in.

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    Student body president Will Glaser crosses the finish line.

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    Runners in the 5k competition circuited the Town of Purcellville.

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    Students consume an unhealthy amount of pie.

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    The Eat Like a Rebel pie-eating competition.

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    Dress Like a Rebel contest on Founder's front steps

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    A Freshman's look of challenge

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    Lady Sentinels in action against Christendom College.

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    Cheryl Banks, assistant to the President and PHC mom.

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    Coach Bowman and the Lady Sentinels.

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    2007 Lady Sentinels win their Homecoming match!

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    More soccer fans

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    Dr. Farris gets in the Homecoming spirit.

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    2007 Men's Sentinels about to take the field.

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    That blue is indelible.

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    School colors: blue and gold

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    The students will PREVAIL!

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    Alumni vs. Students football game.

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    Students vs. Alumni football game.

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    The Juniors, en route to winning the Tug of War competition.

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    Sophomores will always be the bigger beasts.

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    School colors aren't just for shirts.