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New Majors Coming Fall 2014 Criminal Justice, Sports Management & Deaf Culture Studies
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  • Community Service Day 2014

    April 17, 2014
    Community Service Day
    On April 16, 2014 Valley Forge Christian College students spent a day serving their community on the 12th Annual Community Service Day. Students served the community by raking leaves, mowing lawns and picking up trash in local areas, as they remembered the real purpose of the day – loving their community.

    View more photos of the event  »

  • The Honorable John Ashcroft Speaks at 75th Anniversary

    April 16, 2014
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    CONTACT:
    Dr. Dan Mortensen | 610.917.1412
    dwmortensen@vfcc.edu

     

     

    VALLEY FORGE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE CELEBRATES 75TH ANNIVERSARY

    Valley Forge Christian College Celebrates Its 75th Year of Equipping Leaders


    PHOENIXVILLE, Pa, April 16, 2014—Valley Forge Christian College continued its 75th Anniversary Celebration by hosting a major event on April 9. With more than 350 in attendance, the College recognized the achievements and historic accomplishments from its humble beginnings through the present, and honored those who had left a lasting imprint on the institution. Click here to view photos of the event.

    Through the richness of its history and legacy, Valley Forge Christian College showcased its commitment to “prepare individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world.” The College heritage was showcased through photos and memorabilia, and highlighted by the 53 flags in the Flower Chapel that represent 53 places where alumni are serving.

    75th AnniversaryThis remarkable milestone was celebrated by alumni, students, faculty, staff, community members, local dignitaries and donors who joined the president and Board of Trustees during the momentous occasion.

    The celebration began with an hors d’oeuvers reception at 6 pm for attendees that was held in Cardone Hall, a state-of-the-art classroom building. The official program began at 7 pm in the Flower Chapel. The Concert Choir, led by Professor of Music and Department Chair Dr. William DeSanto, began with a rousing performance of “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord.” Following the song, Valley Forge Christian College President Don Meyer said the celebration would highlight what God has done, what He is currently doing, and what He will continue to do. “This is a moment to make a connection between the past, present and the future.”

    The evening continued with Alumni Association Co-Presidents Lee ’01 and Christine ’02 Rogers expressing gratitude to God, the Board of Trustees, Dr. Meyer, and the faculty and staff for shaping and inspiring the campus community. 

    Board of Trustees member Dr. H. Robert Rhoden introduced the evening's speaker and special guest, the Honorable John Ashcroft. General Ashcroft served as U.S. Attorney General, Governor of Missouri and U.S. Senator, also from Missouri. His father, Dr. J. Robert Ashcroft, served as president of Valley Forge Christian College from 1982-1985. General Ashcroft is the founder and Chairman of The Ashcroft Group and the Ashcroft Law Firm.

    Honorable John AshcroftGeneral Ashcroft expressed joy in seeing how the College has impacted Phoenixville, the nation and the world, most notably as represented by the 53 flags lining the auditorium that represent where alumni are serving. He continued by explaining that Valley Forge Christian College understands the difference between uniformity and unity, and believes that the institution has embraced the importance of the latter. Ashcroft ended by stating that culture and society need educational environments with integrity and decency that produce creativity. “We need institutions, like this institution, that understand that God created us not to be devalued but so that the world could be revalued.”

    A highlight of the evening was a video premier that shared the historical timeline of Valley Forge Christian College, touching on the foundations of the past and culminating with the building of the future. The video chronicled key moments in the life of VFCC founders J. Roswell and Alice Flower, past presidents and influential faculty members and alumni, and presented the story of how a dream of a school had become a reality. The video concluded with the words, "75 years, One Mission, Preparation, Inspiration, Transformation, Building the Kingdom of God to the Glory of God," as applause filled the Flower Chapel.
     
    Valley Forge Christian College will continue to prepare leaders and help build the Kingdom of God through many current and future ministries. Board of Trustees Chairman Rev. Carl Colletti asked of the audience, “Will you join many of us who are supporters of this dream that started 75 years ago?”

    To close the evening, Dr. Meyer led guests in singing the hymn, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” to remind everyone of God’s providence in the preservation and growth of the College.

    About Valley Forge Christian College

    Currently celebrating its 75th year, Valley Forge Christian College was founded in 1939 and is part of an international network of Assemblies of God colleges and universities. As a private college of the arts, sciences and professions, it has undergraduate, graduate and lifelong learning programs, whose mission is to prepare individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world. Valley Forge Christian College’s 150-acre main campus is located in Phoenixville, Pa. The College offers 67 undergraduate majors, seven graduate degree programs, nine associate degree programs and has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio serving over 1,000 students.

    Valley Forge Christian College's history dates back to 1939, when several small bible institutes consolidated and formed Eastern Bible Institute (EBI), in Green Lane, Pa. The institute charter was granted to train evangelists, pastors, missionaries, Christian educators and lay workers. EBI expanded in numbers and property space becoming Northeast Bible Institute (NBI) and, after a fourth year of study was added, became Northeast Bible College (NBC). In 1976-1977, NBC moved to its current location in Phoenixville, Pa, on the site of the former Valley Forge General Hospital, and was renamed Valley Forge Christian College.

    For more information on the College, visit www.vfcc.edu.

    Accreditations

    Valley Forge Christian College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. (Website: www.msche.org/. Phone: 267.284.5000). The Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. (Website: www.cswe.org/. Phone: 703.683.8080).


    Press Contact
    Dr. Dan Mortensen
    610.917.1412
    dwmortensen@vfcc.edu

    Press Images
    Download official 75th Anniversary seal:
    CMYK EPS and RGB PNG – www.vfcc.edu/vfcc-75seal.zip

    Download official Valley Forge Christian College logos:
    CMYK EPS and RGB PNG – www.vfcc.edu/vfcc-logo.zip


  • Great Expectations On Stage

    April 03, 2014
    Great Expectations
    During the final weekend of March, “Great Expectations” premiered at Krempels Theater as a two-act play; three final performances of this production will occur this weekend on April 4-6. This dramatized production (by Robert Johanson) is an adaptation of the famed Victorian-era novel from literary great, Charles Dickens, featuring some of the most poignant acting, and elaborate set and costume design ever presented by Curtain Call.
     
    “Great Expectations” tells the story of an English orphan named Pip, who was apprenticed to the blacksmith trade in Kent, England but dreams of becoming a gentleman in London. Through unexpected and mysterious circumstances, he finds himself under the endowment of an anonymous benefactor – living the life he always wanted. In this gripping tale of crime, guilt, revenge and reward, compelling characters include a fearsome convict, a young woman whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness and a jilted bride with a cold heart.
     
    The extravagant set and remarkable staging do not overshadow the performances of the actors. Senior Tyler White, steps into the lead role in a remarkable fashion – embodying the humble, naïve and compassionate nature of Pip and sophomore Jon Zahradnik is well cast as the important character of Uncle Pumblechook.
     
    “Great Expectations” also features members of the Renaissance Academy theater program, who rise to the challenge of performing with Curtain Call in order to portray the story's younger characters. Most notable is the performance from high school freshman Cole Geissler, who plays Young Pip with gripping emotive skill.
     
    Performances of “Great Expectations” are scheduled this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Kremples Theater at 7 pm on April 4-5, with a matinee performance at 3 pm on April 6. VFCC students, staff, faculty and alumni will pay a discounted price of $5 for admission to the show. 

    View more photos of the event  »

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April 26, 2014 April 25, 2014 - April 26, 2014
Spring Concert

SPRING CONCERT 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Flower Chapel - Free Admission

May 09, 2014 May 08, 2014 - May 09, 2014
75th Commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!


Commencement is a time of celebration for VFCC graduates. We want to be the first to congratulate you on your soon-to-be-earned VFCC degree and accomplishing this important milestone in your life and education. Commencement is also the culmination of your academic life at VFCC. Enjoy every moment.

Many hours of writing, reading, late night studying, prayer and reflection have culminated in this moment. You have overcome many challenges and doubts, and by God's grace, you have persevered. What a joy it has been for VFCC to be a part of your life. Your fervent heart for God and your eagerness to learn have been a constant inspiration. May God keep on changing you in His likeness and may He keep on using you for His glory.

IMPORTANT EVENTS

Graduates Chapel - Closing Convocation – Friday, May 2, 2014, 10:00 am – Flower Chapel
Our desire is to honor you before your fellow classmates. Graduates will wear their academic regalia and will be seated in the front of the Chapel. Please make arrangements to attend.

     Commencement Speaker

Commencement RehearsalThursday, May 8, 2014, 3:00 pm - Flower Chapel
Attendance is required. Tickets for Commencement will be distributed at rehearsal.

Graduates Family & Friend BrunchFriday, May 9, 2014, 8:00-9:30 am - The Anvil. Free

Baccalaureate ServiceFriday, May 9, 2014, 10:00 am – Flower Chapel
The Baccalaureate Service is a formal academic event with proper regalia, decorum and spiritual tone.

Commencement Buffet LunchFriday, May 9, 2014, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm - Dining Commons
One complimentary lunch ticket will be included for the graduate. Guest tickets may be purchased for $9.00 each. Please complete and submit the form to the Office of Academic Affairs by April 25, 2014. The lunch will cost $10.00 at the door. Credit cards are accepted.

CommencementFriday, May 9, 2014, 3:00 pm - The Green Lane Commons (Flower Chapel – Inclement weather)
Commencement is the culmination of your academic life at Valley Forge Christian College.



TICKETS
Six (6) Chapel and four (4) overflow (Cardone Hall, Classrooms) tickets for the Commencement service will be distributed to each graduate during Commencement Rehearsal on May 8, 2014 if needed due to inclement weather. If you need additional tickets, complete and submit the Additional Ticket Request Form to the Office of Academic Affairs by April 25, 2014. NO tickets are needed if the service is outdoors.

SPECIAL NEEDS SEATING
Special seating is available for guests who have medical conditions. This seating is not closer to the commencement platform than general seating. Due to limited space, we will only be able to accommodate two guests per party with tickets if in the Flower Chapel due to inclement weather in the special needs seating area. Others in the party will sit in the general audience. Guests may also watch the ceremony broadcast live in the air-conditioned classroom.

A drop-off area is available for those with conditions that prevent them from walking distances.

INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION
In the event of inclement weather, the location of the Commencement ceremony will change from The Green Lane Commons to the Flower Chapel. Since seating is limited, guest admission to the Flower Chapel is by ticket only.

HOT WEATHER
It is possible that the weather will be unseasonably warm. Students and guests are advised to dress appropriately if this is the case. Bottled water and snacks will be available to purchase from the Alumni table.

INDOOR CLOSED-CIRCUIT COVERAGE
Rain or shine, the Commencement ceremony will be broadcast live through closed-circuit coverage in air-conditioned classrooms in Cardone Hall.

INTERNET WEB COVERAGE
Valley Forge Christian College will webcast the entire Baccalaureate service and Commencement ceremony live on the Internet. Family and friends who cannot attend in person should log-on early to ensure a good connection.

DIRECTIONS
For directions to Valley Forge Christian College, please click here.

PARKING
Designated parking instructions will be given on-site when you arrive.

ACCOMMODATIONS - LOCAL HOTELS
For accommodations, please click here.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Valley Forge Christian College will be taking individual color photograph of each graduate receiving a diploma on-stage and a posed photograph with their diploma off-stage. You will be able to purchase these photos of your favorite moments soon. A link will appear here after the event with purchasing instructions. Graduates do not have to make prior arrangements for this service. There is no obligation to purchase the print.

June 06, 2014 June 05, 2014 - June 06, 2014

The 12th Annual Patriot Classic will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Kimberton Golf Club.

Valley Forge Christian College is pleased to celebrate the 12th Anniversary of the Patriot Classic Golf Tournament. For the past 12 years, golfers, churches, organizations and businesses have come together to raise over $80,000 in scholarships for deserving VFCC students. Because of such generous support, these students were able to successfully complete their degrees and are now serving as leaders all over the world. As the Patriot Classic tradition continues, so does the eternal impact of your gift. Each registration and sponsorship does not just pay for a round of golf or an awards dinner; it is a significant investment into the lives of students who will, in a few short years, make a lasting difference in our communities. Thank you for choosing to be part of this memorable event as you join with us in preparing individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world.

11:00 am -
Registration & Lunch
11:45 pm - Line-up
12:00 pm - Shotgun Start
5:30 pm - Awards Dinner at VFCC

Individual golfers are welcome. Non-golfers are welcome to attend the Awards Dinner for $25 per person.

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  • Community Service Day 2014

    April 17, 2014
    Community Service Day
    On April 16, 2014 Valley Forge Christian College students spent a day serving their community on the 12th Annual Community Service Day. Students served the community by raking leaves, mowing lawns and picking up trash in local areas, as they remembered the real purpose of the day – loving their community.

    View more photos of the event  »

  • The Honorable John Ashcroft Speaks at 75th Anniversary

    April 16, 2014
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    CONTACT:
    Dr. Dan Mortensen | 610.917.1412
    dwmortensen@vfcc.edu

     

     

    VALLEY FORGE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE CELEBRATES 75TH ANNIVERSARY

    Valley Forge Christian College Celebrates Its 75th Year of Equipping Leaders


    PHOENIXVILLE, Pa, April 16, 2014—Valley Forge Christian College continued its 75th Anniversary Celebration by hosting a major event on April 9. With more than 350 in attendance, the College recognized the achievements and historic accomplishments from its humble beginnings through the present, and honored those who had left a lasting imprint on the institution. Click here to view photos of the event.

    Through the richness of its history and legacy, Valley Forge Christian College showcased its commitment to “prepare individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world.” The College heritage was showcased through photos and memorabilia, and highlighted by the 53 flags in the Flower Chapel that represent 53 places where alumni are serving.

    75th AnniversaryThis remarkable milestone was celebrated by alumni, students, faculty, staff, community members, local dignitaries and donors who joined the president and Board of Trustees during the momentous occasion.

    The celebration began with an hors d’oeuvers reception at 6 pm for attendees that was held in Cardone Hall, a state-of-the-art classroom building. The official program began at 7 pm in the Flower Chapel. The Concert Choir, led by Professor of Music and Department Chair Dr. William DeSanto, began with a rousing performance of “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord.” Following the song, Valley Forge Christian College President Don Meyer said the celebration would highlight what God has done, what He is currently doing, and what He will continue to do. “This is a moment to make a connection between the past, present and the future.”

    The evening continued with Alumni Association Co-Presidents Lee ’01 and Christine ’02 Rogers expressing gratitude to God, the Board of Trustees, Dr. Meyer, and the faculty and staff for shaping and inspiring the campus community. 

    Board of Trustees member Dr. H. Robert Rhoden introduced the evening's speaker and special guest, the Honorable John Ashcroft. General Ashcroft served as U.S. Attorney General, Governor of Missouri and U.S. Senator, also from Missouri. His father, Dr. J. Robert Ashcroft, served as president of Valley Forge Christian College from 1982-1985. General Ashcroft is the founder and Chairman of The Ashcroft Group and the Ashcroft Law Firm.

    Honorable John AshcroftGeneral Ashcroft expressed joy in seeing how the College has impacted Phoenixville, the nation and the world, most notably as represented by the 53 flags lining the auditorium that represent where alumni are serving. He continued by explaining that Valley Forge Christian College understands the difference between uniformity and unity, and believes that the institution has embraced the importance of the latter. Ashcroft ended by stating that culture and society need educational environments with integrity and decency that produce creativity. “We need institutions, like this institution, that understand that God created us not to be devalued but so that the world could be revalued.”

    A highlight of the evening was a video premier that shared the historical timeline of Valley Forge Christian College, touching on the foundations of the past and culminating with the building of the future. The video chronicled key moments in the life of VFCC founders J. Roswell and Alice Flower, past presidents and influential faculty members and alumni, and presented the story of how a dream of a school had become a reality. The video concluded with the words, "75 years, One Mission, Preparation, Inspiration, Transformation, Building the Kingdom of God to the Glory of God," as applause filled the Flower Chapel.
     
    Valley Forge Christian College will continue to prepare leaders and help build the Kingdom of God through many current and future ministries. Board of Trustees Chairman Rev. Carl Colletti asked of the audience, “Will you join many of us who are supporters of this dream that started 75 years ago?”

    To close the evening, Dr. Meyer led guests in singing the hymn, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” to remind everyone of God’s providence in the preservation and growth of the College.

    About Valley Forge Christian College

    Currently celebrating its 75th year, Valley Forge Christian College was founded in 1939 and is part of an international network of Assemblies of God colleges and universities. As a private college of the arts, sciences and professions, it has undergraduate, graduate and lifelong learning programs, whose mission is to prepare individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world. Valley Forge Christian College’s 150-acre main campus is located in Phoenixville, Pa. The College offers 67 undergraduate majors, seven graduate degree programs, nine associate degree programs and has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio serving over 1,000 students.

    Valley Forge Christian College's history dates back to 1939, when several small bible institutes consolidated and formed Eastern Bible Institute (EBI), in Green Lane, Pa. The institute charter was granted to train evangelists, pastors, missionaries, Christian educators and lay workers. EBI expanded in numbers and property space becoming Northeast Bible Institute (NBI) and, after a fourth year of study was added, became Northeast Bible College (NBC). In 1976-1977, NBC moved to its current location in Phoenixville, Pa, on the site of the former Valley Forge General Hospital, and was renamed Valley Forge Christian College.

    For more information on the College, visit www.vfcc.edu.

    Accreditations

    Valley Forge Christian College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. (Website: www.msche.org/. Phone: 267.284.5000). The Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. (Website: www.cswe.org/. Phone: 703.683.8080).


    Press Contact
    Dr. Dan Mortensen
    610.917.1412
    dwmortensen@vfcc.edu

    Press Images
    Download official 75th Anniversary seal:
    CMYK EPS and RGB PNG – www.vfcc.edu/vfcc-75seal.zip

    Download official Valley Forge Christian College logos:
    CMYK EPS and RGB PNG – www.vfcc.edu/vfcc-logo.zip


  • Great Expectations On Stage

    April 03, 2014
    Great Expectations
    During the final weekend of March, “Great Expectations” premiered at Krempels Theater as a two-act play; three final performances of this production will occur this weekend on April 4-6. This dramatized production (by Robert Johanson) is an adaptation of the famed Victorian-era novel from literary great, Charles Dickens, featuring some of the most poignant acting, and elaborate set and costume design ever presented by Curtain Call.
     
    “Great Expectations” tells the story of an English orphan named Pip, who was apprenticed to the blacksmith trade in Kent, England but dreams of becoming a gentleman in London. Through unexpected and mysterious circumstances, he finds himself under the endowment of an anonymous benefactor – living the life he always wanted. In this gripping tale of crime, guilt, revenge and reward, compelling characters include a fearsome convict, a young woman whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness and a jilted bride with a cold heart.
     
    The extravagant set and remarkable staging do not overshadow the performances of the actors. Senior Tyler White, steps into the lead role in a remarkable fashion – embodying the humble, naïve and compassionate nature of Pip and sophomore Jon Zahradnik is well cast as the important character of Uncle Pumblechook.
     
    “Great Expectations” also features members of the Renaissance Academy theater program, who rise to the challenge of performing with Curtain Call in order to portray the story's younger characters. Most notable is the performance from high school freshman Cole Geissler, who plays Young Pip with gripping emotive skill.
     
    Performances of “Great Expectations” are scheduled this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Kremples Theater at 7 pm on April 4-5, with a matinee performance at 3 pm on April 6. VFCC students, staff, faculty and alumni will pay a discounted price of $5 for admission to the show. 

    View more photos of the event  »

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April 26, 2014 April 25, 2014 - April 26, 2014
Spring Concert

SPRING CONCERT 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Flower Chapel - Free Admission

May 09, 2014 May 08, 2014 - May 09, 2014
75th Commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!


Commencement is a time of celebration for VFCC graduates. We want to be the first to congratulate you on your soon-to-be-earned VFCC degree and accomplishing this important milestone in your life and education. Commencement is also the culmination of your academic life at VFCC. Enjoy every moment.

Many hours of writing, reading, late night studying, prayer and reflection have culminated in this moment. You have overcome many challenges and doubts, and by God's grace, you have persevered. What a joy it has been for VFCC to be a part of your life. Your fervent heart for God and your eagerness to learn have been a constant inspiration. May God keep on changing you in His likeness and may He keep on using you for His glory.

IMPORTANT EVENTS

Graduates Chapel - Closing Convocation – Friday, May 2, 2014, 10:00 am – Flower Chapel
Our desire is to honor you before your fellow classmates. Graduates will wear their academic regalia and will be seated in the front of the Chapel. Please make arrangements to attend.

     Commencement Speaker

Commencement RehearsalThursday, May 8, 2014, 3:00 pm - Flower Chapel
Attendance is required. Tickets for Commencement will be distributed at rehearsal.

Graduates Family & Friend BrunchFriday, May 9, 2014, 8:00-9:30 am - The Anvil. Free

Baccalaureate ServiceFriday, May 9, 2014, 10:00 am – Flower Chapel
The Baccalaureate Service is a formal academic event with proper regalia, decorum and spiritual tone.

Commencement Buffet LunchFriday, May 9, 2014, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm - Dining Commons
One complimentary lunch ticket will be included for the graduate. Guest tickets may be purchased for $9.00 each. Please complete and submit the form to the Office of Academic Affairs by April 25, 2014. The lunch will cost $10.00 at the door. Credit cards are accepted.

CommencementFriday, May 9, 2014, 3:00 pm - The Green Lane Commons (Flower Chapel – Inclement weather)
Commencement is the culmination of your academic life at Valley Forge Christian College.



TICKETS
Six (6) Chapel and four (4) overflow (Cardone Hall, Classrooms) tickets for the Commencement service will be distributed to each graduate during Commencement Rehearsal on May 8, 2014 if needed due to inclement weather. If you need additional tickets, complete and submit the Additional Ticket Request Form to the Office of Academic Affairs by April 25, 2014. NO tickets are needed if the service is outdoors.

SPECIAL NEEDS SEATING
Special seating is available for guests who have medical conditions. This seating is not closer to the commencement platform than general seating. Due to limited space, we will only be able to accommodate two guests per party with tickets if in the Flower Chapel due to inclement weather in the special needs seating area. Others in the party will sit in the general audience. Guests may also watch the ceremony broadcast live in the air-conditioned classroom.

A drop-off area is available for those with conditions that prevent them from walking distances.

INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION
In the event of inclement weather, the location of the Commencement ceremony will change from The Green Lane Commons to the Flower Chapel. Since seating is limited, guest admission to the Flower Chapel is by ticket only.

HOT WEATHER
It is possible that the weather will be unseasonably warm. Students and guests are advised to dress appropriately if this is the case. Bottled water and snacks will be available to purchase from the Alumni table.

INDOOR CLOSED-CIRCUIT COVERAGE
Rain or shine, the Commencement ceremony will be broadcast live through closed-circuit coverage in air-conditioned classrooms in Cardone Hall.

INTERNET WEB COVERAGE
Valley Forge Christian College will webcast the entire Baccalaureate service and Commencement ceremony live on the Internet. Family and friends who cannot attend in person should log-on early to ensure a good connection.

DIRECTIONS
For directions to Valley Forge Christian College, please click here.

PARKING
Designated parking instructions will be given on-site when you arrive.

ACCOMMODATIONS - LOCAL HOTELS
For accommodations, please click here.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Valley Forge Christian College will be taking individual color photograph of each graduate receiving a diploma on-stage and a posed photograph with their diploma off-stage. You will be able to purchase these photos of your favorite moments soon. A link will appear here after the event with purchasing instructions. Graduates do not have to make prior arrangements for this service. There is no obligation to purchase the print.

June 06, 2014 June 05, 2014 - June 06, 2014

The 12th Annual Patriot Classic will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Kimberton Golf Club.

Valley Forge Christian College is pleased to celebrate the 12th Anniversary of the Patriot Classic Golf Tournament. For the past 12 years, golfers, churches, organizations and businesses have come together to raise over $80,000 in scholarships for deserving VFCC students. Because of such generous support, these students were able to successfully complete their degrees and are now serving as leaders all over the world. As the Patriot Classic tradition continues, so does the eternal impact of your gift. Each registration and sponsorship does not just pay for a round of golf or an awards dinner; it is a significant investment into the lives of students who will, in a few short years, make a lasting difference in our communities. Thank you for choosing to be part of this memorable event as you join with us in preparing individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world.

11:00 am -
Registration & Lunch
11:45 pm - Line-up
12:00 pm - Shotgun Start
5:30 pm - Awards Dinner at VFCC

Individual golfers are welcome. Non-golfers are welcome to attend the Awards Dinner for $25 per person.

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  • Community Service Day 2014

    April 17, 2014
    Community Service Day
    On April 16, 2014 Valley Forge Christian College students spent a day serving their community on the 12th Annual Community Service Day. Students served the community by raking leaves, mowing lawns and picking up trash in local areas, as they remembered the real purpose of the day – loving their community.

    View more photos of the event  »

  • The Honorable John Ashcroft Speaks at 75th Anniversary

    April 16, 2014
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    CONTACT:
    Dr. Dan Mortensen | 610.917.1412
    dwmortensen@vfcc.edu

     

     

    VALLEY FORGE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE CELEBRATES 75TH ANNIVERSARY

    Valley Forge Christian College Celebrates Its 75th Year of Equipping Leaders


    PHOENIXVILLE, Pa, April 16, 2014—Valley Forge Christian College continued its 75th Anniversary Celebration by hosting a major event on April 9. With more than 350 in attendance, the College recognized the achievements and historic accomplishments from its humble beginnings through the present, and honored those who had left a lasting imprint on the institution. Click here to view photos of the event.

    Through the richness of its history and legacy, Valley Forge Christian College showcased its commitment to “prepare individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world.” The College heritage was showcased through photos and memorabilia, and highlighted by the 53 flags in the Flower Chapel that represent 53 places where alumni are serving.

    75th AnniversaryThis remarkable milestone was celebrated by alumni, students, faculty, staff, community members, local dignitaries and donors who joined the president and Board of Trustees during the momentous occasion.

    The celebration began with an hors d’oeuvers reception at 6 pm for attendees that was held in Cardone Hall, a state-of-the-art classroom building. The official program began at 7 pm in the Flower Chapel. The Concert Choir, led by Professor of Music and Department Chair Dr. William DeSanto, began with a rousing performance of “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord.” Following the song, Valley Forge Christian College President Don Meyer said the celebration would highlight what God has done, what He is currently doing, and what He will continue to do. “This is a moment to make a connection between the past, present and the future.”

    The evening continued with Alumni Association Co-Presidents Lee ’01 and Christine ’02 Rogers expressing gratitude to God, the Board of Trustees, Dr. Meyer, and the faculty and staff for shaping and inspiring the campus community. 

    Board of Trustees member Dr. H. Robert Rhoden introduced the evening's speaker and special guest, the Honorable John Ashcroft. General Ashcroft served as U.S. Attorney General, Governor of Missouri and U.S. Senator, also from Missouri. His father, Dr. J. Robert Ashcroft, served as president of Valley Forge Christian College from 1982-1985. General Ashcroft is the founder and Chairman of The Ashcroft Group and the Ashcroft Law Firm.

    Honorable John AshcroftGeneral Ashcroft expressed joy in seeing how the College has impacted Phoenixville, the nation and the world, most notably as represented by the 53 flags lining the auditorium that represent where alumni are serving. He continued by explaining that Valley Forge Christian College understands the difference between uniformity and unity, and believes that the institution has embraced the importance of the latter. Ashcroft ended by stating that culture and society need educational environments with integrity and decency that produce creativity. “We need institutions, like this institution, that understand that God created us not to be devalued but so that the world could be revalued.”

    A highlight of the evening was a video premier that shared the historical timeline of Valley Forge Christian College, touching on the foundations of the past and culminating with the building of the future. The video chronicled key moments in the life of VFCC founders J. Roswell and Alice Flower, past presidents and influential faculty members and alumni, and presented the story of how a dream of a school had become a reality. The video concluded with the words, "75 years, One Mission, Preparation, Inspiration, Transformation, Building the Kingdom of God to the Glory of God," as applause filled the Flower Chapel.
     
    Valley Forge Christian College will continue to prepare leaders and help build the Kingdom of God through many current and future ministries. Board of Trustees Chairman Rev. Carl Colletti asked of the audience, “Will you join many of us who are supporters of this dream that started 75 years ago?”

    To close the evening, Dr. Meyer led guests in singing the hymn, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” to remind everyone of God’s providence in the preservation and growth of the College.

    About Valley Forge Christian College

    Currently celebrating its 75th year, Valley Forge Christian College was founded in 1939 and is part of an international network of Assemblies of God colleges and universities. As a private college of the arts, sciences and professions, it has undergraduate, graduate and lifelong learning programs, whose mission is to prepare individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world. Valley Forge Christian College’s 150-acre main campus is located in Phoenixville, Pa. The College offers 67 undergraduate majors, seven graduate degree programs, nine associate degree programs and has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio serving over 1,000 students.

    Valley Forge Christian College's history dates back to 1939, when several small bible institutes consolidated and formed Eastern Bible Institute (EBI), in Green Lane, Pa. The institute charter was granted to train evangelists, pastors, missionaries, Christian educators and lay workers. EBI expanded in numbers and property space becoming Northeast Bible Institute (NBI) and, after a fourth year of study was added, became Northeast Bible College (NBC). In 1976-1977, NBC moved to its current location in Phoenixville, Pa, on the site of the former Valley Forge General Hospital, and was renamed Valley Forge Christian College.

    For more information on the College, visit www.vfcc.edu.

    Accreditations

    Valley Forge Christian College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. (Website: www.msche.org/. Phone: 267.284.5000). The Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. (Website: www.cswe.org/. Phone: 703.683.8080).


    Press Contact
    Dr. Dan Mortensen
    610.917.1412
    dwmortensen@vfcc.edu

    Press Images
    Download official 75th Anniversary seal:
    CMYK EPS and RGB PNG – www.vfcc.edu/vfcc-75seal.zip

    Download official Valley Forge Christian College logos:
    CMYK EPS and RGB PNG – www.vfcc.edu/vfcc-logo.zip


  • Great Expectations On Stage

    April 03, 2014
    Great Expectations
    During the final weekend of March, “Great Expectations” premiered at Krempels Theater as a two-act play; three final performances of this production will occur this weekend on April 4-6. This dramatized production (by Robert Johanson) is an adaptation of the famed Victorian-era novel from literary great, Charles Dickens, featuring some of the most poignant acting, and elaborate set and costume design ever presented by Curtain Call.
     
    “Great Expectations” tells the story of an English orphan named Pip, who was apprenticed to the blacksmith trade in Kent, England but dreams of becoming a gentleman in London. Through unexpected and mysterious circumstances, he finds himself under the endowment of an anonymous benefactor – living the life he always wanted. In this gripping tale of crime, guilt, revenge and reward, compelling characters include a fearsome convict, a young woman whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness and a jilted bride with a cold heart.
     
    The extravagant set and remarkable staging do not overshadow the performances of the actors. Senior Tyler White, steps into the lead role in a remarkable fashion – embodying the humble, naïve and compassionate nature of Pip and sophomore Jon Zahradnik is well cast as the important character of Uncle Pumblechook.
     
    “Great Expectations” also features members of the Renaissance Academy theater program, who rise to the challenge of performing with Curtain Call in order to portray the story's younger characters. Most notable is the performance from high school freshman Cole Geissler, who plays Young Pip with gripping emotive skill.
     
    Performances of “Great Expectations” are scheduled this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Kremples Theater at 7 pm on April 4-5, with a matinee performance at 3 pm on April 6. VFCC students, staff, faculty and alumni will pay a discounted price of $5 for admission to the show. 

    View more photos of the event  »

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April 26, 2014 April 25, 2014 - April 26, 2014
Spring Concert

SPRING CONCERT 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Flower Chapel - Free Admission

May 09, 2014 May 08, 2014 - May 09, 2014
75th Commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!


Commencement is a time of celebration for VFCC graduates. We want to be the first to congratulate you on your soon-to-be-earned VFCC degree and accomplishing this important milestone in your life and education. Commencement is also the culmination of your academic life at VFCC. Enjoy every moment.

Many hours of writing, reading, late night studying, prayer and reflection have culminated in this moment. You have overcome many challenges and doubts, and by God's grace, you have persevered. What a joy it has been for VFCC to be a part of your life. Your fervent heart for God and your eagerness to learn have been a constant inspiration. May God keep on changing you in His likeness and may He keep on using you for His glory.

IMPORTANT EVENTS

Graduates Chapel - Closing Convocation – Friday, May 2, 2014, 10:00 am – Flower Chapel
Our desire is to honor you before your fellow classmates. Graduates will wear their academic regalia and will be seated in the front of the Chapel. Please make arrangements to attend.

     Commencement Speaker

Commencement RehearsalThursday, May 8, 2014, 3:00 pm - Flower Chapel
Attendance is required. Tickets for Commencement will be distributed at rehearsal.

Graduates Family & Friend BrunchFriday, May 9, 2014, 8:00-9:30 am - The Anvil. Free

Baccalaureate ServiceFriday, May 9, 2014, 10:00 am – Flower Chapel
The Baccalaureate Service is a formal academic event with proper regalia, decorum and spiritual tone.

Commencement Buffet LunchFriday, May 9, 2014, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm - Dining Commons
One complimentary lunch ticket will be included for the graduate. Guest tickets may be purchased for $9.00 each. Please complete and submit the form to the Office of Academic Affairs by April 25, 2014. The lunch will cost $10.00 at the door. Credit cards are accepted.

CommencementFriday, May 9, 2014, 3:00 pm - The Green Lane Commons (Flower Chapel – Inclement weather)
Commencement is the culmination of your academic life at Valley Forge Christian College.



TICKETS
Six (6) Chapel and four (4) overflow (Cardone Hall, Classrooms) tickets for the Commencement service will be distributed to each graduate during Commencement Rehearsal on May 8, 2014 if needed due to inclement weather. If you need additional tickets, complete and submit the Additional Ticket Request Form to the Office of Academic Affairs by April 25, 2014. NO tickets are needed if the service is outdoors.

SPECIAL NEEDS SEATING
Special seating is available for guests who have medical conditions. This seating is not closer to the commencement platform than general seating. Due to limited space, we will only be able to accommodate two guests per party with tickets if in the Flower Chapel due to inclement weather in the special needs seating area. Others in the party will sit in the general audience. Guests may also watch the ceremony broadcast live in the air-conditioned classroom.

A drop-off area is available for those with conditions that prevent them from walking distances.

INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION
In the event of inclement weather, the location of the Commencement ceremony will change from The Green Lane Commons to the Flower Chapel. Since seating is limited, guest admission to the Flower Chapel is by ticket only.

HOT WEATHER
It is possible that the weather will be unseasonably warm. Students and guests are advised to dress appropriately if this is the case. Bottled water and snacks will be available to purchase from the Alumni table.

INDOOR CLOSED-CIRCUIT COVERAGE
Rain or shine, the Commencement ceremony will be broadcast live through closed-circuit coverage in air-conditioned classrooms in Cardone Hall.

INTERNET WEB COVERAGE
Valley Forge Christian College will webcast the entire Baccalaureate service and Commencement ceremony live on the Internet. Family and friends who cannot attend in person should log-on early to ensure a good connection.

DIRECTIONS
For directions to Valley Forge Christian College, please click here.

PARKING
Designated parking instructions will be given on-site when you arrive.

ACCOMMODATIONS - LOCAL HOTELS
For accommodations, please click here.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Valley Forge Christian College will be taking individual color photograph of each graduate receiving a diploma on-stage and a posed photograph with their diploma off-stage. You will be able to purchase these photos of your favorite moments soon. A link will appear here after the event with purchasing instructions. Graduates do not have to make prior arrangements for this service. There is no obligation to purchase the print.

June 06, 2014 June 05, 2014 - June 06, 2014

The 12th Annual Patriot Classic will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Kimberton Golf Club.

Valley Forge Christian College is pleased to celebrate the 12th Anniversary of the Patriot Classic Golf Tournament. For the past 12 years, golfers, churches, organizations and businesses have come together to raise over $80,000 in scholarships for deserving VFCC students. Because of such generous support, these students were able to successfully complete their degrees and are now serving as leaders all over the world. As the Patriot Classic tradition continues, so does the eternal impact of your gift. Each registration and sponsorship does not just pay for a round of golf or an awards dinner; it is a significant investment into the lives of students who will, in a few short years, make a lasting difference in our communities. Thank you for choosing to be part of this memorable event as you join with us in preparing individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world.

11:00 am -
Registration & Lunch
11:45 pm - Line-up
12:00 pm - Shotgun Start
5:30 pm - Awards Dinner at VFCC

Individual golfers are welcome. Non-golfers are welcome to attend the Awards Dinner for $25 per person.

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  • Community Service Day 2014

    April 17, 2014
    Community Service Day
    On April 16, 2014 Valley Forge Christian College students spent a day serving their community on the 12th Annual Community Service Day. Students served the community by raking leaves, mowing lawns and picking up trash in local areas, as they remembered the real purpose of the day – loving their community.

    View more photos of the event  »

  • The Honorable John Ashcroft Speaks at 75th Anniversary

    April 16, 2014
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    CONTACT:
    Dr. Dan Mortensen | 610.917.1412
    dwmortensen@vfcc.edu

     

     

    VALLEY FORGE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE CELEBRATES 75TH ANNIVERSARY

    Valley Forge Christian College Celebrates Its 75th Year of Equipping Leaders


    PHOENIXVILLE, Pa, April 16, 2014—Valley Forge Christian College continued its 75th Anniversary Celebration by hosting a major event on April 9. With more than 350 in attendance, the College recognized the achievements and historic accomplishments from its humble beginnings through the present, and honored those who had left a lasting imprint on the institution. Click here to view photos of the event.

    Through the richness of its history and legacy, Valley Forge Christian College showcased its commitment to “prepare individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world.” The College heritage was showcased through photos and memorabilia, and highlighted by the 53 flags in the Flower Chapel that represent 53 places where alumni are serving.

    75th AnniversaryThis remarkable milestone was celebrated by alumni, students, faculty, staff, community members, local dignitaries and donors who joined the president and Board of Trustees during the momentous occasion.

    The celebration began with an hors d’oeuvers reception at 6 pm for attendees that was held in Cardone Hall, a state-of-the-art classroom building. The official program began at 7 pm in the Flower Chapel. The Concert Choir, led by Professor of Music and Department Chair Dr. William DeSanto, began with a rousing performance of “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord.” Following the song, Valley Forge Christian College President Don Meyer said the celebration would highlight what God has done, what He is currently doing, and what He will continue to do. “This is a moment to make a connection between the past, present and the future.”

    The evening continued with Alumni Association Co-Presidents Lee ’01 and Christine ’02 Rogers expressing gratitude to God, the Board of Trustees, Dr. Meyer, and the faculty and staff for shaping and inspiring the campus community. 

    Board of Trustees member Dr. H. Robert Rhoden introduced the evening's speaker and special guest, the Honorable John Ashcroft. General Ashcroft served as U.S. Attorney General, Governor of Missouri and U.S. Senator, also from Missouri. His father, Dr. J. Robert Ashcroft, served as president of Valley Forge Christian College from 1982-1985. General Ashcroft is the founder and Chairman of The Ashcroft Group and the Ashcroft Law Firm.

    Honorable John AshcroftGeneral Ashcroft expressed joy in seeing how the College has impacted Phoenixville, the nation and the world, most notably as represented by the 53 flags lining the auditorium that represent where alumni are serving. He continued by explaining that Valley Forge Christian College understands the difference between uniformity and unity, and believes that the institution has embraced the importance of the latter. Ashcroft ended by stating that culture and society need educational environments with integrity and decency that produce creativity. “We need institutions, like this institution, that understand that God created us not to be devalued but so that the world could be revalued.”

    A highlight of the evening was a video premier that shared the historical timeline of Valley Forge Christian College, touching on the foundations of the past and culminating with the building of the future. The video chronicled key moments in the life of VFCC founders J. Roswell and Alice Flower, past presidents and influential faculty members and alumni, and presented the story of how a dream of a school had become a reality. The video concluded with the words, "75 years, One Mission, Preparation, Inspiration, Transformation, Building the Kingdom of God to the Glory of God," as applause filled the Flower Chapel.
     
    Valley Forge Christian College will continue to prepare leaders and help build the Kingdom of God through many current and future ministries. Board of Trustees Chairman Rev. Carl Colletti asked of the audience, “Will you join many of us who are supporters of this dream that started 75 years ago?”

    To close the evening, Dr. Meyer led guests in singing the hymn, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” to remind everyone of God’s providence in the preservation and growth of the College.

    About Valley Forge Christian College

    Currently celebrating its 75th year, Valley Forge Christian College was founded in 1939 and is part of an international network of Assemblies of God colleges and universities. As a private college of the arts, sciences and professions, it has undergraduate, graduate and lifelong learning programs, whose mission is to prepare individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world. Valley Forge Christian College’s 150-acre main campus is located in Phoenixville, Pa. The College offers 67 undergraduate majors, seven graduate degree programs, nine associate degree programs and has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio serving over 1,000 students.

    Valley Forge Christian College's history dates back to 1939, when several small bible institutes consolidated and formed Eastern Bible Institute (EBI), in Green Lane, Pa. The institute charter was granted to train evangelists, pastors, missionaries, Christian educators and lay workers. EBI expanded in numbers and property space becoming Northeast Bible Institute (NBI) and, after a fourth year of study was added, became Northeast Bible College (NBC). In 1976-1977, NBC moved to its current location in Phoenixville, Pa, on the site of the former Valley Forge General Hospital, and was renamed Valley Forge Christian College.

    For more information on the College, visit www.vfcc.edu.

    Accreditations

    Valley Forge Christian College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. (Website: www.msche.org/. Phone: 267.284.5000). The Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. (Website: www.cswe.org/. Phone: 703.683.8080).


    Press Contact
    Dr. Dan Mortensen
    610.917.1412
    dwmortensen@vfcc.edu

    Press Images
    Download official 75th Anniversary seal:
    CMYK EPS and RGB PNG – www.vfcc.edu/vfcc-75seal.zip

    Download official Valley Forge Christian College logos:
    CMYK EPS and RGB PNG – www.vfcc.edu/vfcc-logo.zip


  • Great Expectations On Stage

    April 03, 2014
    Great Expectations
    During the final weekend of March, “Great Expectations” premiered at Krempels Theater as a two-act play; three final performances of this production will occur this weekend on April 4-6. This dramatized production (by Robert Johanson) is an adaptation of the famed Victorian-era novel from literary great, Charles Dickens, featuring some of the most poignant acting, and elaborate set and costume design ever presented by Curtain Call.
     
    “Great Expectations” tells the story of an English orphan named Pip, who was apprenticed to the blacksmith trade in Kent, England but dreams of becoming a gentleman in London. Through unexpected and mysterious circumstances, he finds himself under the endowment of an anonymous benefactor – living the life he always wanted. In this gripping tale of crime, guilt, revenge and reward, compelling characters include a fearsome convict, a young woman whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness and a jilted bride with a cold heart.
     
    The extravagant set and remarkable staging do not overshadow the performances of the actors. Senior Tyler White, steps into the lead role in a remarkable fashion – embodying the humble, naïve and compassionate nature of Pip and sophomore Jon Zahradnik is well cast as the important character of Uncle Pumblechook.
     
    “Great Expectations” also features members of the Renaissance Academy theater program, who rise to the challenge of performing with Curtain Call in order to portray the story's younger characters. Most notable is the performance from high school freshman Cole Geissler, who plays Young Pip with gripping emotive skill.
     
    Performances of “Great Expectations” are scheduled this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Kremples Theater at 7 pm on April 4-5, with a matinee performance at 3 pm on April 6. VFCC students, staff, faculty and alumni will pay a discounted price of $5 for admission to the show. 

    View more photos of the event  »

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April 26, 2014 April 25, 2014 - April 26, 2014
Spring Concert

SPRING CONCERT 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Flower Chapel - Free Admission

May 09, 2014 May 08, 2014 - May 09, 2014
75th Commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!


Commencement is a time of celebration for VFCC graduates. We want to be the first to congratulate you on your soon-to-be-earned VFCC degree and accomplishing this important milestone in your life and education. Commencement is also the culmination of your academic life at VFCC. Enjoy every moment.

Many hours of writing, reading, late night studying, prayer and reflection have culminated in this moment. You have overcome many challenges and doubts, and by God's grace, you have persevered. What a joy it has been for VFCC to be a part of your life. Your fervent heart for God and your eagerness to learn have been a constant inspiration. May God keep on changing you in His likeness and may He keep on using you for His glory.

IMPORTANT EVENTS

Graduates Chapel - Closing Convocation – Friday, May 2, 2014, 10:00 am – Flower Chapel
Our desire is to honor you before your fellow classmates. Graduates will wear their academic regalia and will be seated in the front of the Chapel. Please make arrangements to attend.

     Commencement Speaker

Commencement RehearsalThursday, May 8, 2014, 3:00 pm - Flower Chapel
Attendance is required. Tickets for Commencement will be distributed at rehearsal.

Graduates Family & Friend BrunchFriday, May 9, 2014, 8:00-9:30 am - The Anvil. Free

Baccalaureate ServiceFriday, May 9, 2014, 10:00 am – Flower Chapel
The Baccalaureate Service is a formal academic event with proper regalia, decorum and spiritual tone.

Commencement Buffet LunchFriday, May 9, 2014, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm - Dining Commons
One complimentary lunch ticket will be included for the graduate. Guest tickets may be purchased for $9.00 each. Please complete and submit the form to the Office of Academic Affairs by April 25, 2014. The lunch will cost $10.00 at the door. Credit cards are accepted.

CommencementFriday, May 9, 2014, 3:00 pm - The Green Lane Commons (Flower Chapel – Inclement weather)
Commencement is the culmination of your academic life at Valley Forge Christian College.



TICKETS
Six (6) Chapel and four (4) overflow (Cardone Hall, Classrooms) tickets for the Commencement service will be distributed to each graduate during Commencement Rehearsal on May 8, 2014 if needed due to inclement weather. If you need additional tickets, complete and submit the Additional Ticket Request Form to the Office of Academic Affairs by April 25, 2014. NO tickets are needed if the service is outdoors.

SPECIAL NEEDS SEATING
Special seating is available for guests who have medical conditions. This seating is not closer to the commencement platform than general seating. Due to limited space, we will only be able to accommodate two guests per party with tickets if in the Flower Chapel due to inclement weather in the special needs seating area. Others in the party will sit in the general audience. Guests may also watch the ceremony broadcast live in the air-conditioned classroom.

A drop-off area is available for those with conditions that prevent them from walking distances.

INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION
In the event of inclement weather, the location of the Commencement ceremony will change from The Green Lane Commons to the Flower Chapel. Since seating is limited, guest admission to the Flower Chapel is by ticket only.

HOT WEATHER
It is possible that the weather will be unseasonably warm. Students and guests are advised to dress appropriately if this is the case. Bottled water and snacks will be available to purchase from the Alumni table.

INDOOR CLOSED-CIRCUIT COVERAGE
Rain or shine, the Commencement ceremony will be broadcast live through closed-circuit coverage in air-conditioned classrooms in Cardone Hall.

INTERNET WEB COVERAGE
Valley Forge Christian College will webcast the entire Baccalaureate service and Commencement ceremony live on the Internet. Family and friends who cannot attend in person should log-on early to ensure a good connection.

DIRECTIONS
For directions to Valley Forge Christian College, please click here.

PARKING
Designated parking instructions will be given on-site when you arrive.

ACCOMMODATIONS - LOCAL HOTELS
For accommodations, please click here.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Valley Forge Christian College will be taking individual color photograph of each graduate receiving a diploma on-stage and a posed photograph with their diploma off-stage. You will be able to purchase these photos of your favorite moments soon. A link will appear here after the event with purchasing instructions. Graduates do not have to make prior arrangements for this service. There is no obligation to purchase the print.

June 06, 2014 June 05, 2014 - June 06, 2014

The 12th Annual Patriot Classic will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Kimberton Golf Club.

Valley Forge Christian College is pleased to celebrate the 12th Anniversary of the Patriot Classic Golf Tournament. For the past 12 years, golfers, churches, organizations and businesses have come together to raise over $80,000 in scholarships for deserving VFCC students. Because of such generous support, these students were able to successfully complete their degrees and are now serving as leaders all over the world. As the Patriot Classic tradition continues, so does the eternal impact of your gift. Each registration and sponsorship does not just pay for a round of golf or an awards dinner; it is a significant investment into the lives of students who will, in a few short years, make a lasting difference in our communities. Thank you for choosing to be part of this memorable event as you join with us in preparing individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world.

11:00 am -
Registration & Lunch
11:45 pm - Line-up
12:00 pm - Shotgun Start
5:30 pm - Awards Dinner at VFCC

Individual golfers are welcome. Non-golfers are welcome to attend the Awards Dinner for $25 per person.

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  • Community Service Day 2014

    April 17, 2014
    Community Service Day
    On April 16, 2014 Valley Forge Christian College students spent a day serving their community on the 12th Annual Community Service Day. Students served the community by raking leaves, mowing lawns and picking up trash in local areas, as they remembered the real purpose of the day – loving their community.

    View more photos of the event  »

  • The Honorable John Ashcroft Speaks at 75th Anniversary

    April 16, 2014
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    CONTACT:
    Dr. Dan Mortensen | 610.917.1412
    dwmortensen@vfcc.edu

     

     

    VALLEY FORGE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE CELEBRATES 75TH ANNIVERSARY

    Valley Forge Christian College Celebrates Its 75th Year of Equipping Leaders


    PHOENIXVILLE, Pa, April 16, 2014—Valley Forge Christian College continued its 75th Anniversary Celebration by hosting a major event on April 9. With more than 350 in attendance, the College recognized the achievements and historic accomplishments from its humble beginnings through the present, and honored those who had left a lasting imprint on the institution. Click here to view photos of the event.

    Through the richness of its history and legacy, Valley Forge Christian College showcased its commitment to “prepare individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world.” The College heritage was showcased through photos and memorabilia, and highlighted by the 53 flags in the Flower Chapel that represent 53 places where alumni are serving.

    75th AnniversaryThis remarkable milestone was celebrated by alumni, students, faculty, staff, community members, local dignitaries and donors who joined the president and Board of Trustees during the momentous occasion.

    The celebration began with an hors d’oeuvers reception at 6 pm for attendees that was held in Cardone Hall, a state-of-the-art classroom building. The official program began at 7 pm in the Flower Chapel. The Concert Choir, led by Professor of Music and Department Chair Dr. William DeSanto, began with a rousing performance of “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord.” Following the song, Valley Forge Christian College President Don Meyer said the celebration would highlight what God has done, what He is currently doing, and what He will continue to do. “This is a moment to make a connection between the past, present and the future.”

    The evening continued with Alumni Association Co-Presidents Lee ’01 and Christine ’02 Rogers expressing gratitude to God, the Board of Trustees, Dr. Meyer, and the faculty and staff for shaping and inspiring the campus community. 

    Board of Trustees member Dr. H. Robert Rhoden introduced the evening's speaker and special guest, the Honorable John Ashcroft. General Ashcroft served as U.S. Attorney General, Governor of Missouri and U.S. Senator, also from Missouri. His father, Dr. J. Robert Ashcroft, served as president of Valley Forge Christian College from 1982-1985. General Ashcroft is the founder and Chairman of The Ashcroft Group and the Ashcroft Law Firm.

    Honorable John AshcroftGeneral Ashcroft expressed joy in seeing how the College has impacted Phoenixville, the nation and the world, most notably as represented by the 53 flags lining the auditorium that represent where alumni are serving. He continued by explaining that Valley Forge Christian College understands the difference between uniformity and unity, and believes that the institution has embraced the importance of the latter. Ashcroft ended by stating that culture and society need educational environments with integrity and decency that produce creativity. “We need institutions, like this institution, that understand that God created us not to be devalued but so that the world could be revalued.”

    A highlight of the evening was a video premier that shared the historical timeline of Valley Forge Christian College, touching on the foundations of the past and culminating with the building of the future. The video chronicled key moments in the life of VFCC founders J. Roswell and Alice Flower, past presidents and influential faculty members and alumni, and presented the story of how a dream of a school had become a reality. The video concluded with the words, "75 years, One Mission, Preparation, Inspiration, Transformation, Building the Kingdom of God to the Glory of God," as applause filled the Flower Chapel.
     
    Valley Forge Christian College will continue to prepare leaders and help build the Kingdom of God through many current and future ministries. Board of Trustees Chairman Rev. Carl Colletti asked of the audience, “Will you join many of us who are supporters of this dream that started 75 years ago?”

    To close the evening, Dr. Meyer led guests in singing the hymn, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” to remind everyone of God’s providence in the preservation and growth of the College.

    About Valley Forge Christian College

    Currently celebrating its 75th year, Valley Forge Christian College was founded in 1939 and is part of an international network of Assemblies of God colleges and universities. As a private college of the arts, sciences and professions, it has undergraduate, graduate and lifelong learning programs, whose mission is to prepare individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world. Valley Forge Christian College’s 150-acre main campus is located in Phoenixville, Pa. The College offers 67 undergraduate majors, seven graduate degree programs, nine associate degree programs and has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio serving over 1,000 students.

    Valley Forge Christian College's history dates back to 1939, when several small bible institutes consolidated and formed Eastern Bible Institute (EBI), in Green Lane, Pa. The institute charter was granted to train evangelists, pastors, missionaries, Christian educators and lay workers. EBI expanded in numbers and property space becoming Northeast Bible Institute (NBI) and, after a fourth year of study was added, became Northeast Bible College (NBC). In 1976-1977, NBC moved to its current location in Phoenixville, Pa, on the site of the former Valley Forge General Hospital, and was renamed Valley Forge Christian College.

    For more information on the College, visit www.vfcc.edu.

    Accreditations

    Valley Forge Christian College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. (Website: www.msche.org/. Phone: 267.284.5000). The Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. (Website: www.cswe.org/. Phone: 703.683.8080).


    Press Contact
    Dr. Dan Mortensen
    610.917.1412
    dwmortensen@vfcc.edu

    Press Images
    Download official 75th Anniversary seal:
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  • Great Expectations On Stage

    April 03, 2014
    Great Expectations
    During the final weekend of March, “Great Expectations” premiered at Krempels Theater as a two-act play; three final performances of this production will occur this weekend on April 4-6. This dramatized production (by Robert Johanson) is an adaptation of the famed Victorian-era novel from literary great, Charles Dickens, featuring some of the most poignant acting, and elaborate set and costume design ever presented by Curtain Call.
     
    “Great Expectations” tells the story of an English orphan named Pip, who was apprenticed to the blacksmith trade in Kent, England but dreams of becoming a gentleman in London. Through unexpected and mysterious circumstances, he finds himself under the endowment of an anonymous benefactor – living the life he always wanted. In this gripping tale of crime, guilt, revenge and reward, compelling characters include a fearsome convict, a young woman whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness and a jilted bride with a cold heart.
     
    The extravagant set and remarkable staging do not overshadow the performances of the actors. Senior Tyler White, steps into the lead role in a remarkable fashion – embodying the humble, naïve and compassionate nature of Pip and sophomore Jon Zahradnik is well cast as the important character of Uncle Pumblechook.
     
    “Great Expectations” also features members of the Renaissance Academy theater program, who rise to the challenge of performing with Curtain Call in order to portray the story's younger characters. Most notable is the performance from high school freshman Cole Geissler, who plays Young Pip with gripping emotive skill.
     
    Performances of “Great Expectations” are scheduled this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Kremples Theater at 7 pm on April 4-5, with a matinee performance at 3 pm on April 6. VFCC students, staff, faculty and alumni will pay a discounted price of $5 for admission to the show. 

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April 26, 2014 April 25, 2014 - April 26, 2014
Spring Concert

SPRING CONCERT 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Flower Chapel - Free Admission

May 09, 2014 May 08, 2014 - May 09, 2014
75th Commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!


Commencement is a time of celebration for VFCC graduates. We want to be the first to congratulate you on your soon-to-be-earned VFCC degree and accomplishing this important milestone in your life and education. Commencement is also the culmination of your academic life at VFCC. Enjoy every moment.

Many hours of writing, reading, late night studying, prayer and reflection have culminated in this moment. You have overcome many challenges and doubts, and by God's grace, you have persevered. What a joy it has been for VFCC to be a part of your life. Your fervent heart for God and your eagerness to learn have been a constant inspiration. May God keep on changing you in His likeness and may He keep on using you for His glory.

IMPORTANT EVENTS

Graduates Chapel - Closing Convocation – Friday, May 2, 2014, 10:00 am – Flower Chapel
Our desire is to honor you before your fellow classmates. Graduates will wear their academic regalia and will be seated in the front of the Chapel. Please make arrangements to attend.

     Commencement Speaker

Commencement RehearsalThursday, May 8, 2014, 3:00 pm - Flower Chapel
Attendance is required. Tickets for Commencement will be distributed at rehearsal.

Graduates Family & Friend BrunchFriday, May 9, 2014, 8:00-9:30 am - The Anvil. Free

Baccalaureate ServiceFriday, May 9, 2014, 10:00 am – Flower Chapel
The Baccalaureate Service is a formal academic event with proper regalia, decorum and spiritual tone.

Commencement Buffet LunchFriday, May 9, 2014, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm - Dining Commons
One complimentary lunch ticket will be included for the graduate. Guest tickets may be purchased for $9.00 each. Please complete and submit the form to the Office of Academic Affairs by April 25, 2014. The lunch will cost $10.00 at the door. Credit cards are accepted.

CommencementFriday, May 9, 2014, 3:00 pm - The Green Lane Commons (Flower Chapel – Inclement weather)
Commencement is the culmination of your academic life at Valley Forge Christian College.



TICKETS
Six (6) Chapel and four (4) overflow (Cardone Hall, Classrooms) tickets for the Commencement service will be distributed to each graduate during Commencement Rehearsal on May 8, 2014 if needed due to inclement weather. If you need additional tickets, complete and submit the Additional Ticket Request Form to the Office of Academic Affairs by April 25, 2014. NO tickets are needed if the service is outdoors.

SPECIAL NEEDS SEATING
Special seating is available for guests who have medical conditions. This seating is not closer to the commencement platform than general seating. Due to limited space, we will only be able to accommodate two guests per party with tickets if in the Flower Chapel due to inclement weather in the special needs seating area. Others in the party will sit in the general audience. Guests may also watch the ceremony broadcast live in the air-conditioned classroom.

A drop-off area is available for those with conditions that prevent them from walking distances.

INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION
In the event of inclement weather, the location of the Commencement ceremony will change from The Green Lane Commons to the Flower Chapel. Since seating is limited, guest admission to the Flower Chapel is by ticket only.

HOT WEATHER
It is possible that the weather will be unseasonably warm. Students and guests are advised to dress appropriately if this is the case. Bottled water and snacks will be available to purchase from the Alumni table.

INDOOR CLOSED-CIRCUIT COVERAGE
Rain or shine, the Commencement ceremony will be broadcast live through closed-circuit coverage in air-conditioned classrooms in Cardone Hall.

INTERNET WEB COVERAGE
Valley Forge Christian College will webcast the entire Baccalaureate service and Commencement ceremony live on the Internet. Family and friends who cannot attend in person should log-on early to ensure a good connection.

DIRECTIONS
For directions to Valley Forge Christian College, please click here.

PARKING
Designated parking instructions will be given on-site when you arrive.

ACCOMMODATIONS - LOCAL HOTELS
For accommodations, please click here.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Valley Forge Christian College will be taking individual color photograph of each graduate receiving a diploma on-stage and a posed photograph with their diploma off-stage. You will be able to purchase these photos of your favorite moments soon. A link will appear here after the event with purchasing instructions. Graduates do not have to make prior arrangements for this service. There is no obligation to purchase the print.

June 06, 2014 June 05, 2014 - June 06, 2014

The 12th Annual Patriot Classic will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Kimberton Golf Club.

Valley Forge Christian College is pleased to celebrate the 12th Anniversary of the Patriot Classic Golf Tournament. For the past 12 years, golfers, churches, organizations and businesses have come together to raise over $80,000 in scholarships for deserving VFCC students. Because of such generous support, these students were able to successfully complete their degrees and are now serving as leaders all over the world. As the Patriot Classic tradition continues, so does the eternal impact of your gift. Each registration and sponsorship does not just pay for a round of golf or an awards dinner; it is a significant investment into the lives of students who will, in a few short years, make a lasting difference in our communities. Thank you for choosing to be part of this memorable event as you join with us in preparing individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world.

11:00 am -
Registration & Lunch
11:45 pm - Line-up
12:00 pm - Shotgun Start
5:30 pm - Awards Dinner at VFCC

Individual golfers are welcome. Non-golfers are welcome to attend the Awards Dinner for $25 per person.

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