Find Out What's In Store For These Recent PHC Grads

Posted by Evie Fordham on 5/16/18 9:00 AM

Class of 2018

These Class of 2018 graduates are saying a bittersweet goodbye to their days in college—but hello to exciting future plans! Read on to find out what seven Patrick Henry College alum will be doing this summer!

cory gibbonsCory Gibbons

MajorHistory. In fact, my senior thesis combines two of my passions, ancient mythology and Star Trek!

Hometown: Birch Run, Michigan

Plans after graduation: I’ll be attending a 12-week Bible study program at Tauernhof, a nondenominational school in the Swiss Alps. Eventually, I'd like to be a history professor.

What’s one thing you want people to know about Patrick Henry College? Our PHC professors are genuinely interested in you as a person. They're very much training your brain to think.

 

Andrew Shepherdandrew shepherd

MajorStrategic Intelligence.

HometownUpland, Indiana.

Plans after graduation: I’ll be getting my master’s from Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, which is in Washington, D.C.

What’s one thing you want people to know about Patrick Henry College?  PHC offers a ton of super fun things to be a part of beyond the classes! Being on the basketball team has been my favorite, for sure.

 

Sarah Jacob

sarah jacobMajor: Strategic Intelligence

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Plans after graduation: I’ve interned with the Department of Homeland Security for the past two years and will take a position with them after graduation.

What’s one thing you want people to know about Patrick Henry College?  You will not only find friends, but a family. My friends always say that we may not like each other sometimes, but we will always love each other. I think a lot of us have found that here.

 

Harvest Prude

Harvest PrudeMajor: Classical Liberal Arts Journalism 

Hometown: Paducah, Kentucky

Plans after graduation: I'm going to intern for WORLD Magazine this summer and see where it takes me. I'm interested in journalism or the publishing field (in fact, I just finished up an internship with The Good Book Company, a Christian publishing company, so that was really cool!).

What’s one thing you want people to know about Patrick Henry College?  The community at PHC is absolutely amazing. The longer I've been here, the richer and sweeter friendships and relationships have been. The best friendships have been the ones that encourage me in my walk with Jesus and help me grow in love for Him, and there are so many people here who have a heart for that kind of community.

 

Mark Van Matre

MajorHistory major with a Classics minor.Mark Van Matre

HometownErie, Pennsylvania.

Plans after graduation: I will likely be attending the University of California, Los Angeles this fall for a graduate program in the Classics.

What’s one thing you want people to know about Patrick Henry College?  PHC teaches students to think broadly and deeply, so that can they apply their degrees to diverse, yet specific, areas of research.

 

Meridian Paulton

Meridian PaultonMajor: American Politics & Policy

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Plans after graduation: Meridian already has a full-time job working as a research assistant at the Heritage Foundation. Read about why she loves what she does here.

What’s one thing you want people to know about Patrick Henry College?  PHC will not only give you a set of skills that you can carry into the workforce, but it will provide you a network of people who will support you every step along the way toward that career.

 

 

Matt Hoke

Matthew Hoke

Major: American Politics & Policy

Hometown: Abbottstown, PA

Plans after graduation: I'll be interning with the Senate Finance Committee's Oversight and Investigations Unit for the summer and then starting at the University of Virginia Law School in the fall. 

What’s one thing you want people to know about Patrick Henry College?  The best part about PHC is our amazing professors. We are so blessed to have such godly, caring, and brilliant individuals who are excellent teachers and mentors. I personally have been blessed by the positive impact many of them have had on me, both spiritually and academically, during my four years here.

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Reporting courtesy of PHC's The Herald.

 

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