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The 2024 Commencement Ceremony

May 11

Commencement seating will take place between 10:15 AM and 10:50 AM. Ticket required. The Commencement address will be delivered by Representative Mark Green


2024 Commencement Speaker: Representative Mark Green

Mark_Green,_official_portrait,_116th_CongressPatrick Henry College is pleased to announce that Representative Mark Green will deliver the Commencement Address for the PHC Class of 2024! Our goal at Patrick Henry College is to equip young leaders who will lead for the glory of God and the good of those who follow. Rep. Green embodies these principles as he serves on Capitol Hill with both conviction and humility.

About Representative Green
Green first took the oath of office to represent the 7th District of Tennessee in Congress on January 3, 2019, and now serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and as a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Green grew up on a dirt road in Mississippi. A graduate of West Point, Mark served in the Army for 24 years, first as a ranger infantry officer, and then as a physician.  He came to Tennessee on his last assignment as the flight surgeon for the premier special operations aviation regiment. As a Night Stalker, Green served three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan in the War on Terror. His most memorable mission was the capture of Saddam Hussein during which he interviewed Hussein for six hours. The encounter is detailed in his book, A Night with Saddam.

Following his military service, Mark founded, grew, and sold a successful healthcare company.  Dr. Green firmly believes that "to whom much has been given, much will be expected," so in 2011, he formed Two Rivers Medical Foundation. The foundation conducted medical mission trips and ran free clinics throughout Tennessee.

In 2012, Green won the election to the Tennessee State Senate and championed legislation to support veterans, law enforcement, teachers, and small businesses. His most noteworthy legislation was a bill that repealed Tennessee’s tax on investment income. In the nation’s history, only two states have ever repealed any form of an income tax. He subsequently won the National Federation of Independent Businesses Guardian of Small Business award and numerous other recognitions.

Congressman Green is a man whose faith informs every aspect of his life.  He and his wife Camilla are blessed with two adult children.


Important Event Details

Both Baccalaureate and Commencement will take place in the Barbara Hodel Center and will be streamed from PHC's webcasts page. Due to space considerations, the Commencement event is open to ticketed guests only on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. in the Barbara Hodel Center. For tickets or additional questions, please contact Heather Stoner at 540-441-8021 or hastoner@phc.edu.


Service Times

Ticketed guests, please plan accordingly and please arrive early as the gymnasium doors will close 10 minutes prior to the start of the service. Commencement seating will take place between 10:15 AM and 10:50 AM. Guests are asked to enter the building from the south entrance, closest to the parking lot. The parking lot is behind the Barbara Hodel Center (BHC), with several handicap-accessible parking spaces beside and directly behind the BHC.


We look forward to celebrating this joyous occasion with you!



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