Counting our blessings: 10 great moments from PHC's 2022-2023 academic year

Posted by Patrick Henry College on 7/31/23 8:37 AM

22-23 Great Moments

As we prepare for the upcoming academic year, we want to take a moment to pause and reflect on the Lord's goodness during the 2022-2023 academic year! 

From earning the best grade possible for academic strength by ACTA to a double moot court championship, and from hiring our first full-time Athletics Director to amazing progress on our newest dorm, the Lord has been so faithful to us as we endeavor to do all things "for Christ and for Liberty!" Take a moment to reflect with us...

January 2023

PHC wins its 13th national Oral Advocacy championship with one team taking 1st place in National Oral Advocacy and another taking 1st place in Brief Writing. Overall, three PHC teams placed among the top eight in the nation and won seven of the top 25 speaker awards.

Click here for PHC's 2023 AMCA Moot Court National Championship results

Here's the PHC forensics program 2022-2023 season update


February 2023

Four PHC students earn second place in the final round of GLOBAL 2023, an international case competition where students compete with their own solutions to a real-life business case that is judged by a panel of industry-leading professionals. 

Four EBA students take second place in international competition

Watch the CBS Case GLOBAL final round here

May 2023, Successful Debate Season

Patrick Henry College juniors Hannah Bruck and Eden Mackie, are selected as the winning presenters at the International Holistic Justice Challenge hosted by California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, Calif. on May 5th and 6th! This was the first event of its kind hosted by Cal Poly, with the next iteration expected to occur in the fall of 2023. Read more about the competition here

Additionally, four PHC students—Nicholas Storz, Julianne Kidd, Rachel Greenlee, and Gage Neudigate—compete for the title of Champions in a prestigious academic competition hosted by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America in Washington D.C. Representing a total of 16 states, twenty-seven colleges across the U.S. (including Columbia University and University of Texas at Austin, who placed second and third, respectively) compete for the Championship title. After careful deliberation by the judges’ panel, the PHC team win the Championship! Read more about PHC's Schuman Challenge win here! 

Learn more about Civic Debate at Patrick Henry College


April 2023, Mock Trial Recap

PHC is one of only seven schools to advance two teams to the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) National Championship Tournament—PHC's 3rd year in a row achieving this distinction! Amber and Navy teams earn 8th place and honorable mention titles, respectively. Read more of the story here!

Learn more about PHC's Forensics Program


May 2023, Dr. Ben Carson delivers PHC's 2023 Commencement Address

Dr. Ben Carson, renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, speaks at PHC’s Commencement Ceremony. He begins, “Patrick Henry is a fantastic place. It has a relatively short history, but look at all that’s happened already.” He congratulates the graduates, charging them to live by the godly principles of loving their neighbor and caring for those who can’t care for themselves.

He stresses the importance of “developing your God-given talents to the utmost so that you become valuable to the people around you and having values and principles that govern your life … If we do that,” Dr. Carson says, “not only will we have a great nation, but we will have one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Watch Dr. Carson's 2023 Commencement Address

Read more about the 2023 Commencement highlights here


September 2022, ACTA rating

Out of 1,100 colleges and universities, PHC is one of seven colleges to receive a 100% rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni’s “What Will They Learn?” Project. PHC receives this perfect rating because the curriculum includes all seven subjects required by ACTA. Read more about PHC's ACTA rating here.

ACTA Features the Virtues of PHC's Rich Core Curriculum in Video


August 2022

Patrick Henry College hires Ethan Patrick as its first full-time Athletic Director. PHC continues to attract strong believers who are also scholar-athletes. Director Patrick will oversee the PHC Men's and Women's Basketball and the Men's and Women's Soccer programs in addition to any new intercollegiate sports added in the future. Read more about this exciting new step here.

Learn more about PHC Athletics


September 2022

Patrick Henry College's American Politics and Policy Program releases its newest publication, the Public Square, which exists to promote discourse on politics and its integration with worldview by facilitating the exchange of ideas about policies, trends, and political movements. Read more about the Public Square here.

American Politics and Policy at PHC


October 2022

Alumni Daniel Thetford (APP ’18) and Jason Long (EBA ’17) compete in the Notre Dame Religious Freedom Moot Court Tournament. Thetford and his team win first place while Long and his team take second.  Read more about Thetford's win here.

Catch up with PHC alumnus Jason Long


July 2023

Thank you for your continued prayer support for the construction of the new dormitory! There have been some challenges along to way, threatening our aim to open the dormitory to young ladies in January, but God has been faithful through each of them and we've been amazed to see His hand in this project. 

July 23 Shiloh Construction (1)

July 23 Shiloh Construction (2)


Learn how PHC stands apart from other Christian liberal arts programs.

The Three Distinctives


  Patrick Henry College exists to glorify God by challenging the status quo in higher education, lifting high both faith and reason within a rigorous academic environment; thereby preserving for posterity the ideals behind the "noble experiment in ordered liberty" that is the foundation of America.


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