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P&HCC Announces Year of Celebration for 60th Anniversary

February 10, 2022

Martinsville, VA – For Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC), 2022 will be a year of celebration. This year marks P&HCC’s 60th anniversary – a milestone traditionally known as the “Diamond Anniversary.” College officials kicked off the celebration during two start-of-the-semester addresses –the ....

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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?
1999

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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