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Alumni Spotlight-Christopher Powell

Thursday, December 10, 2020

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... (Read More)

Where are they now?

Monday, May 11, 2015

Although Jennifer Ashworth may not have always known what she wanted to do, she said she always knew she would need an education to get there. 

“I didn’t have a definite goal growing up, which is something I’ve helped my children to develop,” she said, “but I’m very happy with where I’m at in my career at this time. It... (Read More)

Sgt. Maj. Mike Payne

Teaching the next generation

Thursday, November 20, 2014

SgtMaj Mike Payne, USMC (Ret.), a Patrick Henry Community College alumnus, was named this past summer as Hargrave Military Academy’s Commandant of Cadets. 

SgtMaj Payne brings years of professional leadership and educational experience to the Hargrave Commandant position. Hargrave’s Commandant is the senior leader focused on the advancement and dev... (Read More)

Trooper Eddie Dillard

Making his dreams come true: Eddie Dillard

Friday, July 11, 2014

Since he was a teenager, Eddie Dillard had only one dream: to serve the public by being a firefighter or a law enforcement officer. He did both, but settled on one for a career.

Dillard is now a trooper with the Virginia State Police, which is a journey he started at Patrick Henry Community College through the administration of justice (ADJ) program.  
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Nicole Harris

A Tailor-Made Recipe for Success

Friday, April 18, 2014

     Growing up, school wasn’t exactly Nicole Harris’ forte. "I wasn’t your average student," she admitted. "There were 1,000 better things to do, and college wasn’t at the top of my priority list."

     But as the Executive Director of the local (Read More)

2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Friday, April 18, 2014

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

G. Edward Cassady ('94)

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Alison Parker

Getting a Head Start

Friday, January 17, 2014

     Setting yourself apart from the rest of the pack is essential nowadays in finding a job. Alison Parker learned this lesson when she was able to land her dream job, thanks to the jump start provided by Patrick Henry Community College’s Dual Enrollment program.

     Parker, a television news reporter for WCTI News Ch... (Read More)

Melissa Lannom teaching dance

The Road to a "Better Way of Life"

Sunday, September 1, 2013

     Dr. Melissa Lannom admits freely that at 18 she was not mature enough to enter the real world. Her parents, both high school dropouts, knew the importance of education and so they made a deal – “if you’re going to live in this house, you’re going to go to school.”

     So after graduating fr... (Read More)

2012 PHCC graduate BRian Luckett

Making Dreams Into Realities

Thursday, August 1, 2013

     For Brian Luckett, attending the University of Virginia was out of the question, until he learned about the opportunities at Patrick Henry Community College. With some nudging from family friend Kay Pagans, PHCC Franklin County Site Director, Luckett became a Patrick Henry Scholar and is now in his final year at UVA.

    ... (Read More)

Chloe Mayhew - PH Scholar

A Bright Future for Martinsville

Monday, July 1, 2013

     Chloe Mayhew knew she wanted to continue her education after graduating from Magna Vista in 2010, but she wanted something close to home. She had been accepted at Liberty University, but “something just didn’t feel right,” she explained.

     She found the solution at Patrick Henry Community College, gr... (Read More)

2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Saturday, June 1, 2013

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


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First-Generation Grad Turned Educator of the Year

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

     As a working mother of one, Retha McGuire wasn’t sure how she was going to make it after her employer shut down. But with a little encouragement from professors at Patrick Henry Community College, she became a first-generation college graduate and a Pittsylvania County Educator of the Year.

     After graduating fr... (Read More)