Did you miss part 1? Here are the next seven. This is part 2 of 3 of our 21 highlights from 2021.
8. The Need of True, Christian Higher Education: President Jack Haye discusses our cultural moment on popular radio shows.
At PHC, we prepare our graduates to hold faith and reason high, to think clearly and critically, to write and speak persuasively. But are the PHC mission and methods still relevant today?
9. Dr. Mark T. Mitchell, unveils a new painting titled, "The Prayer Warrior" in Honor of Dr. Steven Hake
Given to the school through a grant donated by the McDonald Agape Foundation, the painting serves to promote a sense of worship and prayerfulness in the student body.
The painting depicts the beloved professor of literature, Dr. Steve Hake, as he walks around Lake Bob holding in his hands the names of students, professors, and staff. For more than a decade, Dr. Hake has prayerfully walked around the pond, praying through the members of the PHC family.
The image captures what we hope will be true of all the students who pass through these halls of learning and spiritual development.
10. Congressman Wolf Delivers Commencement Address on Holding Dear the Things that Matter the Most
Congressman Wolf has a long and illustrious career of defending conservative principles in the United States House of Representatives where he held the seat for Virginia’s 10th congressional district from 1981 to 2015. He cares deeply about matters of the family, the economy, human rights, and has been a devoted supporter of Patrick Henry College.
Today, PHC is honored to have Congressman Wolf serving as a member of the Board of Trustees.
11. Roaring Back: 2021's Huge Teen Leadership Camp Season
The in-person camp experience came roaring back to life this past summer after having to shift to an innovative, virtual-interactive camp experience during the pandemic last year. 2021 was the second largest attendance on record with more than 440 campers from across America. Six students made first-time professions of faith in Christ.
12. PHC Students Work to Build a Better World for Children in Malawi
With the help of proactive faculty and administrators, two Patrick Henry College alumni spent their undergraduate internships working to build a better future in Africa with a ministry named Children of the Nations (COTN).
"Self-reliance can be helpful when expressed in skill sets," Cox said, "but when it prevents one from being clothed in humility and loving service to others, it wreaks havoc. Indeed, it can become a form of prideful individualism."
In his Faith & Reason lecture titled "Character: The Necessary Foundation of Calling," Dr. Darrel Cox encouraged students to use their relationship with Christ as the bedrock of their lives. If their identity is not rooted in Christ, they would find themselves adrift. He warned the student body against trying to live the Christian life in a vacuum, emphasizing the need for community.
14. Celebrating 20 Years!
Twenty years ago, Patrick Henry College opened its doors with eight faculty members and 87 pioneering students. PHC quickly attracted national attention for the extremely high quality of its academic programs and its graduates’ success.
Over the past two decades, PHC has developed a reputation as one of the truly elite Christian institutions of higher education in the country.
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