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Rapid growth spurs capital campaign

Just a few years ago, Patrick Henry College was little more than the dream of a handful of visionaries concerned about the future of our nation and the secularization of higher education. Today, PHC has grown into a college attracting the attention of some of the nation's brightest young people, and they have excelled in and out of the classroom. The campus has expanded from 40 acres and one building to more than 100 acres and six beautiful colonial-style buildings. The college has increased its curricular offerings, doubled the faculty, and nearly quadrupled the student body, with over 300 students on campus and more than 100 in the distance learning program. God has richly blessed us!

Artist's rendering of PHC's future student center, a 103,000-square-foot facility that will meet the needs of a growing student body.

With such tremendous growth, the board of trustees has launched a new capital campaign that will ensure the future of Patrick Henry College and its mission to prepare a new generation of Christian leaders. The capital funding will require substantial investment in the college's physical plant, including a new student center, three residence halls, a chapel, and an academic center.

Phase One of the campaign, now under way, includes raising revenue for the student center with a gymnasium, fitness center, dining hall, bookstore, lounge, game room, and much more. This 103,000-square-foot facility will meet the needs of current students and carry the college forward toward its eventual goal of 1,200 undergraduates. Once the student center is complete, PHC will be able to triple the size of the library, using vacated space in the former dining hall and fitness room.

The student center is estimated to cost over $15 million. The college has raised approximately 40% of that to date.


In order to reach the funding goal, PHC will need to rely not only on all its present friends and supporters, but also on new donors who want to see the college's mission succeed. With every friend or student you tell about PHC and with every gift you contribute, you are continuing to make the college's vision a reality.

For more information about the capital campaign, contact the PHC development office at development@phc.edu. For general information about Patrick Henry College, please visit www.phc.edu.

PHC Press releases inaugural publication

Patrick Henry College has announced the formation of Patrick Henry College Press. PHC established the press to further the educational and cultural mission of the college by publishing selected works that inform and educate readers on a wide range of topics, all from an unashamedly Christian and undeniably classical liberal arts perspective.

Dr. David Noe

The press's first title is a clear reflection of the college's belief in the value of a classical education, and in the effectiveness of starting such an education as soon as possible.

Patrick Henry College Press released its first publication, a children's nursery rhyme recast in elementary Latin.
Tres Mures Caeci (Three Blind Mice), written by PHC Assistant Professor of Classics David Noe, is a colorfully illustrated version of the children's classic nursery rhyme recast in elementary Latin as a moral tale.

The study of Latin is an effective way to strengthen English skills, become familiar with the key themes of Western history and literature, and, eventually, improve SAT scores. But while many fine Latin programs and curricula abound for older children, there is little of practical value for the youngest learners. Tres Mures Caeci makes Latin accessible to beginning readers and features a web-based audio component to ensure proper pronunciation.

For more information about this release from Patrick Henry College Press, including a Latin pronunciation guide, audio versions in Latin and English, and ordering information, visit the college website at www.phc.edu/press.