Applications for P&HCC Scholars and Commonwealth Legacy Scholars Now Open

February 01, 2023

The Patrick & Henry Community College Foundation is now accepting applications for the Patrick & Henry Scholars and Commonwealth Legacy scholarship. Each year, up to ten local high school graduates are chosen to become Patrick & Henry Scholars. These scholars receive a scholarship to cover tuition, textbook, and fees for up to two ac ....

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Gene Haas Foundation Donates to PHCC

October 21, 2019

MARTINSVILLE, VA– This week, the Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) Foundation accepted a check from the Gene Haas Foundation for $12,000. This is the fourth year that the Gene Haas Foundation has selected PHCC to be a recipeint of this generous donation. The continued support enables PHCC to provide scholarships to students pursu ....

Chris Powell

Alumni Spotlight

Christopher Powell

Let's get to know PHCC Alumni, Chris Powell!

What year did you graduate from Patrick Henry Community College?

What was your program of study, degree or certification earned at PHCC?
Graduated with honors with an associate of arts and science in science.

Why did you choose Patrick Henry Community College?
After I graduated from Martinsville High School, I wanted to stay close to home. My parents persuaded me to go to PHCC to save money while earning an associate degree needed to pursue a bachelor’s degree. PHCC provided all the core classes and resources needed to build my confidence that I needed to attend Virginia Tech.  

How were things different when you attended PHCC?
Technology is the biggest difference I see now.  When I was at PHCC in the late 90’s there were no smart phones.  The library was a major ...

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