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2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Each year, the Patrick Henry Community College Foundation names its Distinguished Alumni based on academic achievement, career success and community involvement. Eleven alumni were chosen to be recognized as Distinguished Alumni this year, and were honored at a dinner on April 21 at Chatmoss Country Club. This year's recipients are:

Kelly Adkins... (Read More)

PHCC Patriot Pantry

Monday, March 27, 2017

On March 27, Patrick Henry Community College held a ribbon cutting for the first community college food pantry to partner with Feeding America in Southwest Virginia. The ribbon cutting of the Patriot Pantry is took place in the Learning Resource Center room 107 at 10am.

PHCC is partnering with Feeding America to establish what the pantry coordinator,... (Read More)

Richardson wins Miss PHCC 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

     Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) is pleased to announce that on Saturday, February 4, Demi Richardson was crowned Miss PHCC 2017.

     Richardson, 20, is the daughter of DeeDee Richardson. Demi Richardson sang “Somewhere” from the musical “West Side Story” for her talent.  Her... (Read More)

PHCC Now Accepting Nominations for 2017 Distinguish Alumni

Thursday, January 12, 2017

MARTINSVILLE, VA – Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) is seeking nominations for the 2017 distinguished alumni. Nominations are due by Monday, February 13.

Eligible nominees must have graduated with a degree or certificate or taken a minimum of 24 credit hours at PHCC. They must have demonstrated success within their chosen career or field of ex... (Read More)

PHCC Hosts Miss PHCC Scholarship Pageant

Friday, December 9, 2016

MARTINSVILLE, VA – Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) is hosting the first preliminary to the Miss Virginia/Miss America scholarship program on Saturday, February 4 at 6:00 p.m.

The Miss Patrick Henry Community College Scholarship Pageant is open to females currently enrolled or previously enrolled at PHCC. They must be 17 years old on the day o... (Read More)

$100,000 Partnership Helps Nursing Students

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Martinsville, VA – Patrick Henry Community College and Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County are partnering to offer the Martinsville Memorial Fellows Nursing Scholarship Program. The hospital is providing $100,000 over a five year period to fund scholarships for students who have been accepted into the associate degree nursing program at PHCC.(Read More)

Patrick Henry Scholars Named

Friday, July 29, 2016

Nine local high school students have been named Patrick Henry Scholars, receiving full-tuition scholarships to Patrick Henry Community College in the fall. Recipients are Amanda Daniels and Breanna Ferguson of Ridgeway; Madison Foley of Fieldale; Kaleigh Griffith of Stuart; Kristin Harris of Spencer; Madison Martin of Martinsville; Jacob Sowder of Bassett; Kayla Va... (Read More)

Endowment Given in Honor Of Retired Martinsville Judge and Wife

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

PHCC is very pleased to announce a $100,000 endowment given by Kim and David Darnell in honor of Kim's parents, lifetime area residents Judge Kenneth M. and Norma P. Covington.
 

Judge Covington, 87, earned his Bachelors Degree from Bluefield College and his law degree from the University of Richmond. He served as Henry County Commonwealth... (Read More)

2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Each year, the Patrick Henry Community College Foundation names its Distinguished Alumni based on academic achievement, career success and community involvement. Eleven alumni were chosen to be recognized as Distinguished Alumni this year, and were honored at a dinner on May 29 at Chatmoss Country Club. This year's recipients are:

Pam Brine... (Read More)

Scott Prillaman Joins PHCC Foundation Board of Directors

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Patrick Henry Community College Foundation welcome Scott Prillaman of Stanleytown to its Board of Directors.


Prillaman has been employed by Hooker Furniture for 26 years and currently serves as Vice President of Casegood Operations managing a multimillion dollar operating budget and a team in excess of 140 employees.


Pri... (Read More)

PHCC Remembers Local Philanthropist Ivey Stone

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Ivey Stone of Martinsville, who was remembered as a quiet, behind-the-scenes philanthropist, passed away on Monday, November 30. She was 96.


Mrs. Stone and her family have "been very instrumental in supporting Patrick Henry Community College and its mission in the community," said Chris Parker, PHCC Vice President for Institutional Advan... (Read More)

Greg Anderson Joins PHCC Foundation Board of Directors

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Patrick Henry Community College Foundation has recently added Greg Anderson of Danville to its Board of Directors.

Anderson has been the Market President and Vice President with BB&T since 2013 and now has Martinsville, Henry County, Patrick County and Franklin County in his management region. He began working with BB&T in 2005.

Ande... (Read More)

$100,000 Donation to PHCC Foundation Endows Four Scholarships

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Patrick Henry Community College Foundation recently received a $100,000 donation from an anonymous donor to endow four scholarships in memory of late family members. The donation creates the Shelley Frith Drane Performing Arts Memorial Scholarship, the Mary Grace Adkins Culinary Arts Memorial Scholarship, the Melvin L. Adkins Agribusiness Memorial Scholarship a... (Read More)

Alison Bailey Parker Memorial Scholarship reaches endowed status

Thursday, September 17, 2015

With the generous donations from 164 individual donors, the Alison Bailey Parker Memorial Scholarship through the Patrick Henry Community College Foundation has surpassed the $25,000 goal needed to endow the scholarship and currently totals $40,068. This includes a $25,018 donation from the Jeffrey W. Glassheim Family Fund of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation.<... (Read More)

Sylvester and Marie F. Turner Endowment

Monday, September 14, 2015

Marie F. Turner of Collinsville recently donated $25,000 to endow a scholarship at Patrick Henry Community College in memory of her late husband, Sylvester Turner. The Sylvester and Marie F. Turner Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a PHCC student who is a Henry County resident, enrolls full-time, demonstrates financial need, is involved with community service ... (Read More)

ValleyStar Credit Union donates $25,000 to PHCC Foundation

Thursday, September 10, 2015

ValleyStar Credit Union has donated $25,000 to the Racing College of Virginia through the Patrick Henry Community College Foundation. The donation represents a commitment of $5,000 per year over the next five years. The Racing College of Virginia, the motorsports program administered by Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, offers certificates and associ... (Read More)

Scholarship created in memory of Alison Bailey Parker

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Patrick Henry Community College and the PHCC Foundation have established a scholarship in memory of PHCC alumna and 2015 Distinguished Alumni award winner Alison Bailey Parker. She was a 2009 graduate of PHCC with an associate of arts and sciences degree through the Piedmont Governor’s School for Math, Science and Technology.

 

The Al... (Read More)

Patrick Henry scholars named

Monday, August 24, 2015

Eleven local high school students have been named Patrick Henry Scholars, receiving full-tuition scholarships to Patrick Henry Community College in the fall. Recipients are Julian Ayers of Bassett; Lauren Brown of Stuart; Joni Crawford, MiCháela Edwards, Daniel Fulcher, and James Hodges of Ridgeway; Hanna Franklin of Collinsville; Mackenzie Hall, Caylee Joyc... (Read More)

Legacy scholarship recipients named at PHCC

Monday, August 24, 2015

Three students from Bassett High School and Carlisle School are this year’s recipients for The Honorable Gerald L. Baliles Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship and the Walker Family Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship at Patrick Henry Community College.

 

Administered by the PHCC Foundation, legacy scholarships are available to first-time coll... (Read More)

Brian Luckett

Luckett Named Corporate and Donor Relations Coordinator

Monday, August 10, 2015

Brian Luckett has been named the Corporate and Donor Relations Coordinator at Patrick Henry Community College. He will work jointly with the Institutional Advancement and Workforce, Economic and Community Development divisions. A PHCC graduate and former Patrick Henry Scholar, Luckett comes to PHCC after working in the University of Virginia Athletic Department whi... (Read More)

2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Monday, May 11, 2015

Each year, the Patrick Henry Community College Foundation names its Distinguished Alumni based on academic achievement, career success and community involvement. Ten alumni were chosen to be recognized as Distinguished Alumni this year, and were honored at a dinner on May 8 at Chatmoss Country Club. This year's recipients are:

 

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PHCC art show winners named

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Patrick Henry Community College Foundation presented nine students with awards on April 30 for their achievements in the 21st Annual Student Art Show, now on display in the Walker Fine Arts Gallery.

Students winning $25 Honorable Mention awards include Axton resident Victor Caro for “Dream,” Ridgeway resident Courtney Baity for “Bloo... (Read More)

Scholarships available at PHCC

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Patrick Henry Community College Foundation welcomes students to apply for scholarships.

The application period is open and the deadline to complete all applications and turn in all supporting documents is Friday, May 29 at 4 p.m.

Online applications for the fall 2015 semester can be found at (Read More)

PHCC is committed to greatness

Monday, March 9, 2015

While job creation, economic development and financial sustainability remain front-page topics of discussion, the individuals that make up our workforce and intellectual brain trust truly embody the hope and promise of our prosperous futures.  

At Patrick Henry Community College, with the growing support of the PHCC Foundation, students are our hope ... (Read More)

A bright future for PHCC

Monday, March 9, 2015

2014 was quite a year for the Patrick Henry Community College family. While we suffered through the loss of colleagues and one of PHCC’s long-time supporters, Mr. Shelton Scales, 2014 also was a time to heal and look forward to a bright future at our college.

Our foundation is a big part of that future. In the 2013-2014 fiscal year, we were able to ... (Read More)

PHCC Foundation Board makes changes

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Patrick Henry Community College Foundation Board has approved a new slate of officers moving forward into 2015.

Officers include Chairman Ron Haley, Vice Chairman David Purvis, Treasurer Pamela Allen and Secretary Margie Eason.

Haley has served on the foundation’s board since 2010. He also is president and chief executive officer of Ri... (Read More)

New sports coming to PHCC

Friday, February 20, 2015

Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) will introduce two new sports, Division III women’s volleyball and women’s and men’s cross country, to the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) lineup starting in fall 2015. 

“We’re looking for opportunities to foster growth at our college in adding these two sports,... (Read More)

PHCC accepting scholarship applications

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Patrick Henry Community College Foundation now is accepting applications for the Patrick Henry Scholars and Commonwealth Legacy scholarships. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2015.

Applications and information for both scholarships are available on the PHCC Foundation’s Website (www.patrickhenryf... (Read More)

Consider a donation for textbooks

Thursday, January 15, 2015

We want to do our best to remove barriers to education at Patrick Henry Community College. Help students achieve success at PHCC by donating to the textbook scholarship fund. 

 

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Nominations now open for 'Distinguished Alumni'

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Patrick Henry Community College Foundation is seeking nominations for PHCC graduates to be named “Distinguished Alumni” during the ninth annual awards dinner. The deadline to make a nomination is Feb. 27.

To be considered, nominees must have graduated with a degree or certificate or taken a minimum of 24 credit hours from PHCC. They must h... (Read More)

Lester donates to PHCC Foundation

Thursday, December 18, 2014

George W. Lester II recently presented a $15,000 check to the Patrick Henry Community College Foundation. This grant, from the George W. Lester non-permanent fund of Martinsville Area Community Foundation, will support the George W. Lester III Memorial Scholarship Fund at Patrick Henry Community College. The scholarship fund was established by Mr. Lester ... (Read More)

PHCC kicks off toy drive

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Patrick Henry Community College Foundation helped to kick off the Martinsville Speedway Toy Drive during the annual Foundation Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 4 at 37 East. The group donated 57 toys, which will benefit Grace Network.

“The Martinsville and Henry County communities do so much for us all year long, and the Annual Christmas Toy Drive is ... (Read More)

Commonwealth Legacy Scholars Recognized in Richmond

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Patrick Henry Community College Commonwealth Legacy Scholars Brandon Wimbish (left) and Madison Wells (center) were recognized in Richmond on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at a luncheon by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) in honor of scholarships they received. Both Wimbish and Wells received the Gerald L. Baliles Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship, ... (Read More)

MDCU donates $15,000 to PHCC

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Martinsville DuPont Credit Union donated $15,000 to the Patrick Henry Community College Foundation on Sept. 25. The donation represents a commitment of $5,000 per year over the next three years.

“The funds donated by MDCU have been marked as general education to help the college plan for direct and immediate educational needs and will serve to help ... (Read More)

Brandon Wimbish

Legacy scholarship recipients named at PHCC

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Three students from Bassett High School and Martinsville High School are this year’s recipients for The Honorable Gerald L. Baliles Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship and the Gary and Susan Collins Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship at Patrick Henry Community College. 

Administered by the PHCC Foundation, legacy scho... (Read More)

Tyler Allen

Patrick Henry scholars named

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Eight students from area high schools have been named Patrick Henry Scholars and will receive a full-tuition scholarship to attend Patrick Henry Community College this fall. 

This scholarship is awarded to up to 10 students from high schools in PHCC’s service region. Students are selected by the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee for thei... (Read More)

Stephon Jamison

Local church, business collaborate to create PHCC scholarship

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Patrick Henry Community College Foundation, Mt. Sinai Apostle Church of Christ in God and Barry Nelson of Nelson Automotive Group joined together to create a scholarship fund for students at Mt. Sinai Church. 

 Stephon Jamison, 19, of Martinsville, received this year’s $500 Bishop J.C. Richardson Sr. Scholarship to attend PHCC. He said... (Read More)

Cristy Reynolds

Scholarship created for PHCC staffer killed in wreck

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Patrick Henry Community College and the PHCC Foundation established a scholarship in memory of a long-serving staff member killed Friday, Aug. 15 in a car accident.

The Cristy Reynolds Memorial Scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis to a first-generation college student, as funds allow.

Reynolds served as the coordinator for the Int... (Read More)

Dr. Angeline Godwin and Pastor J.C. Richardson Jr.

Mt. Sinai Church Scholarship

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Patrick Henry Community College Foundation and Mt. Sinai Apostle Church of Christ in God are partnering on a scholarship to help students from Mt. Sinai Church attend PHCC.

The church raised $2,165.60, which was matched by a generous donation from Barry Nelson and the PHCC Foundation. Dr. Angeline Godwin, PHCC president, spoke during a scholarship ser... (Read More)

For Shelton Scales

Friday, July 11, 2014

A song of living

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.
I have sent up my gladness on wings, to be lost in the blue of the sky.
I have run and leaped with the rain, I have taken the wind to my breast.
My cheeks like a drowsy child to the face of the earth I have pressed.
Because I have loved ... (Read More)

Martinsville Area Community Foundation awards scholarship

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Patrick Henry Community College graduate Kolton Parker Helbert, of Collinsville, is the first recipient of the Benny Summerlin Scholarship award from Martinsville Area Community Foundation (MACF).

Kolton will receive a $1,000 scholarship. He currently attends Virginia Commonwealth University through New College Institute. He's studying criminal justice an... (Read More)

Memorial Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary Board awards scholarships

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County Volunteer Auxiliary Board recently awarded two nursing students at Patrick Henry Community College with scholarships of $500 each for the spring 2014 semester.

Devyn Varner, a PHCC student getting ready for her second semester, said she was thankful to receive this award.

“Receiving th... (Read More)

Shelton Scales Life Legacy

Thursday, June 5, 2014

     Shelton Scales died peacefully on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Kings Grant Retirement Community, having lived through 97 birthdays and 97 Memorial Days. He was born on April 28, 1917, during the First World War, and he distinguished himself during the Second. He was an insurance agent at Burch-Hodges-Stone in Martinsville for 36 years (retirin... (Read More)

"All the World's a Stage" at PHCC

Friday, April 18, 2014

     With only a year under its belt, the PHCC Patriot Players already have a vast array of performances to its name. The performing-arts troupe was created to provide a creative outlet for students and community members interested in the performing arts, and it has certai... (Read More)

Patrick Henry Scholars and Commonwealth Legacy Scholars Applications

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Apply for the Patrick Henry Scholars and Commonwealth Legacy Scholars scholarships.

Applications for the Patrick Henry Scholars and the Commonwealth Legacy Scholars scholarships are now being accepted by the Patrick Henry Community College Foundation.

... (Read More)

Patriots From Around the World

Thursday, February 6, 2014

     Patrick Henry Community College’s reach extends far beyond our state. For four student-athletes this year, that reach has crossed national borders.

     Lucas Donovan, of Ajax, Ontario, and Eric Scott, of Peterborough, Ontario, are both freshmen recruited to play on the PHCC Baseball Team. Alessandro Brac... (Read More)

Paving the Road to Success

Friday, January 17, 2014

     An old ’93 Buick Regal may not be much to look at, but for Michael McAdams it will make a world of difference.

     The car was donated by Barry Nelson, of Nelson Automotives, to the Great Expectations program at Patrick Henry Community College.

     Great Expectations serves... (Read More)

11th Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Friday, January 17, 2014

     Scholarship recipients and donors were given the chance to see the other side of the coin at the 11th Annual Scholarship Recognition Luncheon held October 24, 2013. All current students who had received a scholarship, along with those who created them, were invited to attend this event to honor the hard work and dedication of all those invo... (Read More)

PHCC Joins Statewide Educational Initiative

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

     Patrick Henry Community College is one of seven Virginia community colleges to pilot the Rural Horseshoe Initiative. A program of Virginia’s Community College, its aim is to increase educational attainment for the service regions of 14 community colleges in rural Virginia, and in turn, help better prepare students to enter the workfor... (Read More)

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

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PHCC Foundation Jump-Starts Toy Drive

Thursday, December 5, 2013

     The PHCC Foundation donated nearly 70 toys to Grace Network to help kick off the Martinsville Speedway's annual Toy Drive. This year marks the Speedway's 17th year of participation, and the Foundation was more than willing to help the cause.

     An appreciation luncheon was held on December 4 for the F... (Read More)

Gary Collins Named Alumnus of the Year

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

     After hearing the news that he was named Alumnus of the Year from the Council for Resource Development (CRD), Gary Collins was very curious to know exactly what that would entail.

     Collins, chair of the Patrick Henry Community College Foundation board, received this prestigious designation during the CRD&rs... (Read More)

PHCC General Scholarship Renamed

Thursday, October 17, 2013

     Patrick Henry still has a special place in the heart of Kathleen Holt Smith, former vice president for Institutional Advancement and former executive director of the PHCC Foundation. The PHCC General Scholarship Fund that she worked to increase while in office has been renamed in her honor – The Kathleen Holt Smith General Scholarship... (Read More)

2013 Patrick Henry Scholars

Sunday, September 1, 2013

     The scholarship, administered by the PHCC Foundation, is a full-tuition scholarship awarded to up to 10 students from high schools in the college’s service region. Students are selected by the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee for their academic and leadership potential, and must maintain a 3.2 GPA while at PHCC. Recipients are... (Read More)

2013 Legacy Scholarships

Sunday, September 1, 2013

     The Barry Nelson and Family Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship has been awarded to Taylor Keith of Ridgeway. The one-year scholarship will cover tuition and books for up to 15 credit hours at Patrick Henry Community College. Barry Nelson and his family recently won the 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthro... (Read More)

2013 Chancellor's Award for Leadership

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

     The Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy luncheon is hosted by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) to honor the leading philanthropists from each of Virginia’s 23 community colleges as well as the statewide foundation.  And the deserving 2013 recipient was Barry Nelson and Family.(Read More)

2013 Student Art Show

Monday, April 1, 2013

     The 19th Annual Student Art Show, sponsored in part by the PHCC Foundation, was a huge success this year. Twenty-three students participated in the show, culminating in a reception and awards presentation in April.

     Led by Gerry Bannan, Professor of Art, the students presented 45 drawings or paintings rangi... (Read More)