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This Could Be You! Nick Meo '14, a Digital Media graduate at Creation Festival
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Visit VFCC Today Come to a Campus Visit and find out why we could be the college for you!
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This Could Be You! Nick Meo '14, a Digital Media graduate at Creation Festival
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  • VFCC Sponsors Video and Media Production at Creation Festival

    July 30, 2014
    Creation 2014
    On June 25, 30 students, alumni, faculty and staff from Valley Forge Christian College (VFCC) traveled to Mt. Union, Pa., to represent the college and provide the entire media and live video production for the 2014 Creation Festival Northeast. President Don Meyer declared this year “our best year at this most important event.”
     
    With an attendance of over 80,000 people at the Northeast event, Creation is the nation’s largest Christian music festival. In the past, VFCC contributed to the video production of the festival but never as the primary coverage team. This year, however, the team was invited by the Creation organizers to be the main crew on-site. 
     
    The all-VFCC digital media crew produced live footage from its mobile Media Command Center (mMCC) next to the festival’s main stage. The mMCC is a 48-foot, state-of-the-art semi-trailer that houses digital recording facilities, and two soundproof studios that operate independently for multiple recording sessions with some of the most advanced technology in the industry. 
     
    The mMCC is used both as an audio production facility and as a quality video production station. The crew managed the video production from inside the mobile unit using VFCC equipment. Several multi-view monitors and a video mixer lined the inside of the mMCC, providing live and on-site prepared content, with the audience, volunteers and backstage crew displayed on two jumbo screens next to the main stage. The crew controlled all five video cameras recording live footage throughout the event. Doug Smith ’12, marketing office media specialist, and Ben Franco ’09, faculty member of the digital media department, led the video and production team. Smith said, “The festival was a great experience for working under pressure at a professional level.” The crew not only surpassed expectations at a student level but also produced quality work. 
     
    In addition to media and video production, VFCC also showcased a crowd-friendly admissions booth that was comprised of 12 VFCC representatives, including three admissions counselors and six students. Creation attendees converged on the booth to inquire about the college and its 67 undergraduate programs and seven graduate programs. They also received giveaways that included apparel with the new Valley Forge Patriot logo and a VFCC scholarship.  
     
    Admissions Counselor Christian Delcid ’13 had traveled to Creation several years before as a student. He remembered the admissions counselors he had met and their energy and encouragement. Returning now as staff, he wanted to approach students in the same manner. “It takes you back to a time when someone did that for you and sparked something in your spirit that motivated you to become a student at VFCC,” he said. “To know that I am doing the same is incredible.” The team was available beginning at 7 a.m. each day, interacting with thousands of students, parents and pastors. Each night, the team would return to its campsite well past midnight before getting some rest and doing it again the next day.
     
    On account of the work presented, VFCC was invited to two more Creation events. The VFCC crew traveled to Willmar, Minn. to the site of the 33rd Annual Sonshine Festival from July 16-19. For the first time, the media crew served there and provided video production, while the admissions crew manned another informational booth. From July 30 to August 2, senior and digital media intern, Tim Jackson represented VFCC at Creation Northwest in Washington and provided the daily video recaps for the thousands of attendees. 

  • Alumna's Album Available Globally

    July 30, 2014
    Vanessa Duncan '14
    Vanessa Duncan ’14 was a model student in the Department of Music. While completing the music performance (contemporary track) degree program in three years, she became extensively involved in extracurricular activities, especially traveling worship teams. Her experiences equipped her to showcase a variety of skills at her senior recital, perfected by her time in the classroom and on stage. 
     
    Over the course of the 90-minute recital, Duncan performed four original songs, as well as a collection of vocal jazz pieces (the genre in which she enjoys singing most). She did this with the support of a hired band, which included professional musicians and student peers. “I was really excited with how it turned out,” said Duncan, as she reflected on the process of performing with her friends one last time.
     
    Student collaboration also played a vital role in the development of her new EP, "Here is Where." Though all four songs were written by Duncan (one in cooperation with her younger sister), fellow students helped record and produce the album as well as create the cover art for the album. The songs display the teamwork that went into them, as Josh Howard, a former VFCC student and competitor on ABC's "The Voice," joined Duncan on the final track. “This really was a Valley Forge group project!” she said.
     
    After a year of aligning schedules, brainstorming and planning, the "Here is Where" EP hit the shelves on May 1. Through Discmakers, Duncan was able to distribute her music in hard copy and digital formats — using online music services such as iTunes, Google Play, Amazon MP3 and CD Baby.
     
    The first thing listeners might notice is that the music does not bear Duncan’s given name. Hovering over her portrait on the album cover is the word "Jane" — Duncan’s stage name. She explains that the name was chosen because of her affinity for Charlotte Brontë’s "Jane Eyre," which Duncan considers her first real encounter with literature. “To me, Jane has always stood as a heroic symbol of strength, love, hope, beauty, courage and confidence,” said Duncan, “and I want to stand for those classic ideals in the music industry.”
     
    As a result of the recital and the album, Duncan has learned a great deal about being an artist. She has found that, whether or not an album is played on national radio, the music can make an impact. Duncan has received a good deal of feedback concerning the positive influence that her album has had so far. Regarding her senior recital and work while collaborating and producing "Here is Where," Duncan said, “I’m really glad that I had the opportunity to do this as a part of my degree track!” She counts it a privilege and a blessing to have studied and begun her professional development at VFCC.

  • A Maracle Worker

    July 30, 2014
    Dave Maracle
    Every summer, a tri-tone motor home encamps in the parking lot behind Solomon’s Porch. While those unfamiliar with the site of the motor home might think that its owners are simply passing by on a westward odyssey, they are really here for several months of volunteer labor. What is more surprising is that these hard-working volunteers are actually part of the school’s highest governing body. 
     
    Dave Maracle grew up in Boston, Mass., in Charlestown, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. After attending Boston Latin School and The English High School of Boston, two of the oldest public schools in the country and among the most prestigious, Maracle went on to receive his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Lowell Technological Institute (now University of Massachusetts Lowell).
     
    His time in graduate school was accompanied by work on the MIM-23 Hawk guided missile system; as a student he helped engineers transcribe plans into military specifications. Maracle spent 40 years working with the Hawk system, taking it through various phases of improvement. After graduate school, he was employed by one of the leading defense contractors, Raytheon – the world’s largest producer of guided missiles, including the MIM-104 Patriot and MIM-23 Hawk. His time at Raytheon took him on sales trips around the world and placed him in both American and British courts as an expert witness.
     
    Throughout his career, Dave and his wife Linda always loved to travel; so, when the time for retirement came in 2008, they naturally considered touring the country in their motor home. After all, they had already been serving part-time since 2000 with MAPS RV (Mission America Placement Service Recreational Vehicle) volunteers, an Assemblies of God ministry that strives to help meet needs for construction and renovations. So when they were presented with the opportunity to become missionaries to the Northeast through the RVers, as the group is more commonly known, they gladly accepted.
     
    Since the beginning of their journey as RVer missionaries, one of their favorite stops has been their annual summer stint right here at VFCC — where they each spend over 30 hours a week to help the college with maintenance, construction and office work. Maracle has painted countless walls, finished numerous carpentry projects and helped change the face of the campus. But some might wonder why the Maracles so thoroughly enjoy serving on this campus for three to four months every year. The reason is straightforward.
     
    Dave has been a member of the VFCC Board of Trustees since 2000. Two years after his youngest son, Timothy Maracle ’97, graduated from the school, Dave received word that the board had an opening. When he was officially nominated for the position, he gladly accepted. “This school has been so instrumental in our son’s ministry,” said Dave, “and that’s one reason why we want to continue to support Valley Forge.”
     
    Timothy Maracle went on to complete the Master of Divinity program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and ultimately entered the United States Army Chaplain Corps, having recently qualified for and completed Special Forces combat training (which required additional approval from the chief of chaplains). He now serves as a Green Beret chaplain at Fort Carson in Colorado.
     
    “In addition to our son and other chaplains, we have seen the ministries that young people go into when they graduate from here,” said Maracle. Facilitating the success of the students is another reason why he serves on the board and why the Maracles continue to volunteer their time during the summer months.
     
    “We want to see the school not just continue to exist,” said Maracle, “but to grow … and I feel what my wife and I can do here is to support the school with our labor and then encourage other RVers to come support Valley Forge.”

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August 22, 2014 August 22, 2014 - August 24, 2014

The activities offered this weekend are designed to assist you and your family in the college transition. Whether you are a freshman or transfer student, moving onto campus or commuting locally, you will benefit from the variety of meetings, orientations, group activities and fellowship opportunities available this weekend.

Below is a brief guide to the weekend:

New Student Orientation

Friday, August 22, 2014
8 - 11:30 am


The Office of Student Life is anxiously awaiting your arrival. Here is some helpful information to know before you arrive on campus.
  • Download the New Student Information brochure that will provide you with specific information about important forms required for check-in, times for arrival on campus, start team details, information about what your parents can do while you are checking in, area hotels, housing assignments, room furniture, what to pack/bring for college, parking, student ID and much more.

  • Download the New Student Check-in and Orientation brochure that will walk you through a day-by-day listing of activities that will assist you in your transition to VFCC.

  • Parents of new students are invited to join the President and his Cabinet for a special orientation and opportunity for parents to ask questions about the College while enjoying a wonderful lunch. RSVP by August 8, 2014. To register, click here.

Returning Student Check-in

Sunday, August 24, 2014
1 - 4 pm


Returning students, download the latest Returning Student Check-in brochure for detailed information regarding check-in times, meals, late registration, financial plan appointments, job fair and residence life meetings.

August 22, 2014 August 22, 2014 - August 22, 2014

VFCC New Student Parent Luncheon
 
Friday, August 22, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Parents of new students are invited to join the President and his Cabinet for a special orientation and opportunity for parents to ask questions about the College while enjoying a wonderful lunch.

RSVP by August 8, 2014

To register, click here

September 20, 2014 September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014
God's Not Dead Seminar

How far would you go... to defend your belief in God?  

The God's Not Dead Seminar will weave together faith, doubt and disbelief; culminating in a call to action. The seminar will educate, entertain and inspire you to explore what you really believe about God; igniting important conversations and life-changing decisions. 

This Seminar (based upon the Popular Movie) is presented by Dr. Bruce Marino, Professor of Church Ministries at Valley Forge Christian College.

Join us!

The Conference Center at Valley Forge
Saturday September 20, 2014
9 am to 3 pm

1485 Valley Forge Rd
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Cost is $49, includes Continental Breakfast & Lunch 
Early bird registration $44 
(through August 19th)
 
Call now to register! 610-935-4712
See All Events

  • VFCC Sponsors Video and Media Production at Creation Festival

    July 30, 2014
    Creation 2014
    On June 25, 30 students, alumni, faculty and staff from Valley Forge Christian College (VFCC) traveled to Mt. Union, Pa., to represent the college and provide the entire media and live video production for the 2014 Creation Festival Northeast. President Don Meyer declared this year “our best year at this most important event.”
     
    With an attendance of over 80,000 people at the Northeast event, Creation is the nation’s largest Christian music festival. In the past, VFCC contributed to the video production of the festival but never as the primary coverage team. This year, however, the team was invited by the Creation organizers to be the main crew on-site. 
     
    The all-VFCC digital media crew produced live footage from its mobile Media Command Center (mMCC) next to the festival’s main stage. The mMCC is a 48-foot, state-of-the-art semi-trailer that houses digital recording facilities, and two soundproof studios that operate independently for multiple recording sessions with some of the most advanced technology in the industry. 
     
    The mMCC is used both as an audio production facility and as a quality video production station. The crew managed the video production from inside the mobile unit using VFCC equipment. Several multi-view monitors and a video mixer lined the inside of the mMCC, providing live and on-site prepared content, with the audience, volunteers and backstage crew displayed on two jumbo screens next to the main stage. The crew controlled all five video cameras recording live footage throughout the event. Doug Smith ’12, marketing office media specialist, and Ben Franco ’09, faculty member of the digital media department, led the video and production team. Smith said, “The festival was a great experience for working under pressure at a professional level.” The crew not only surpassed expectations at a student level but also produced quality work. 
     
    In addition to media and video production, VFCC also showcased a crowd-friendly admissions booth that was comprised of 12 VFCC representatives, including three admissions counselors and six students. Creation attendees converged on the booth to inquire about the college and its 67 undergraduate programs and seven graduate programs. They also received giveaways that included apparel with the new Valley Forge Patriot logo and a VFCC scholarship.  
     
    Admissions Counselor Christian Delcid ’13 had traveled to Creation several years before as a student. He remembered the admissions counselors he had met and their energy and encouragement. Returning now as staff, he wanted to approach students in the same manner. “It takes you back to a time when someone did that for you and sparked something in your spirit that motivated you to become a student at VFCC,” he said. “To know that I am doing the same is incredible.” The team was available beginning at 7 a.m. each day, interacting with thousands of students, parents and pastors. Each night, the team would return to its campsite well past midnight before getting some rest and doing it again the next day.
     
    On account of the work presented, VFCC was invited to two more Creation events. The VFCC crew traveled to Willmar, Minn. to the site of the 33rd Annual Sonshine Festival from July 16-19. For the first time, the media crew served there and provided video production, while the admissions crew manned another informational booth. From July 30 to August 2, senior and digital media intern, Tim Jackson represented VFCC at Creation Northwest in Washington and provided the daily video recaps for the thousands of attendees. 

  • Alumna's Album Available Globally

    July 30, 2014
    Vanessa Duncan '14
    Vanessa Duncan ’14 was a model student in the Department of Music. While completing the music performance (contemporary track) degree program in three years, she became extensively involved in extracurricular activities, especially traveling worship teams. Her experiences equipped her to showcase a variety of skills at her senior recital, perfected by her time in the classroom and on stage. 
     
    Over the course of the 90-minute recital, Duncan performed four original songs, as well as a collection of vocal jazz pieces (the genre in which she enjoys singing most). She did this with the support of a hired band, which included professional musicians and student peers. “I was really excited with how it turned out,” said Duncan, as she reflected on the process of performing with her friends one last time.
     
    Student collaboration also played a vital role in the development of her new EP, "Here is Where." Though all four songs were written by Duncan (one in cooperation with her younger sister), fellow students helped record and produce the album as well as create the cover art for the album. The songs display the teamwork that went into them, as Josh Howard, a former VFCC student and competitor on ABC's "The Voice," joined Duncan on the final track. “This really was a Valley Forge group project!” she said.
     
    After a year of aligning schedules, brainstorming and planning, the "Here is Where" EP hit the shelves on May 1. Through Discmakers, Duncan was able to distribute her music in hard copy and digital formats — using online music services such as iTunes, Google Play, Amazon MP3 and CD Baby.
     
    The first thing listeners might notice is that the music does not bear Duncan’s given name. Hovering over her portrait on the album cover is the word "Jane" — Duncan’s stage name. She explains that the name was chosen because of her affinity for Charlotte Brontë’s "Jane Eyre," which Duncan considers her first real encounter with literature. “To me, Jane has always stood as a heroic symbol of strength, love, hope, beauty, courage and confidence,” said Duncan, “and I want to stand for those classic ideals in the music industry.”
     
    As a result of the recital and the album, Duncan has learned a great deal about being an artist. She has found that, whether or not an album is played on national radio, the music can make an impact. Duncan has received a good deal of feedback concerning the positive influence that her album has had so far. Regarding her senior recital and work while collaborating and producing "Here is Where," Duncan said, “I’m really glad that I had the opportunity to do this as a part of my degree track!” She counts it a privilege and a blessing to have studied and begun her professional development at VFCC.

  • A Maracle Worker

    July 30, 2014
    Dave Maracle
    Every summer, a tri-tone motor home encamps in the parking lot behind Solomon’s Porch. While those unfamiliar with the site of the motor home might think that its owners are simply passing by on a westward odyssey, they are really here for several months of volunteer labor. What is more surprising is that these hard-working volunteers are actually part of the school’s highest governing body. 
     
    Dave Maracle grew up in Boston, Mass., in Charlestown, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. After attending Boston Latin School and The English High School of Boston, two of the oldest public schools in the country and among the most prestigious, Maracle went on to receive his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Lowell Technological Institute (now University of Massachusetts Lowell).
     
    His time in graduate school was accompanied by work on the MIM-23 Hawk guided missile system; as a student he helped engineers transcribe plans into military specifications. Maracle spent 40 years working with the Hawk system, taking it through various phases of improvement. After graduate school, he was employed by one of the leading defense contractors, Raytheon – the world’s largest producer of guided missiles, including the MIM-104 Patriot and MIM-23 Hawk. His time at Raytheon took him on sales trips around the world and placed him in both American and British courts as an expert witness.
     
    Throughout his career, Dave and his wife Linda always loved to travel; so, when the time for retirement came in 2008, they naturally considered touring the country in their motor home. After all, they had already been serving part-time since 2000 with MAPS RV (Mission America Placement Service Recreational Vehicle) volunteers, an Assemblies of God ministry that strives to help meet needs for construction and renovations. So when they were presented with the opportunity to become missionaries to the Northeast through the RVers, as the group is more commonly known, they gladly accepted.
     
    Since the beginning of their journey as RVer missionaries, one of their favorite stops has been their annual summer stint right here at VFCC — where they each spend over 30 hours a week to help the college with maintenance, construction and office work. Maracle has painted countless walls, finished numerous carpentry projects and helped change the face of the campus. But some might wonder why the Maracles so thoroughly enjoy serving on this campus for three to four months every year. The reason is straightforward.
     
    Dave has been a member of the VFCC Board of Trustees since 2000. Two years after his youngest son, Timothy Maracle ’97, graduated from the school, Dave received word that the board had an opening. When he was officially nominated for the position, he gladly accepted. “This school has been so instrumental in our son’s ministry,” said Dave, “and that’s one reason why we want to continue to support Valley Forge.”
     
    Timothy Maracle went on to complete the Master of Divinity program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and ultimately entered the United States Army Chaplain Corps, having recently qualified for and completed Special Forces combat training (which required additional approval from the chief of chaplains). He now serves as a Green Beret chaplain at Fort Carson in Colorado.
     
    “In addition to our son and other chaplains, we have seen the ministries that young people go into when they graduate from here,” said Maracle. Facilitating the success of the students is another reason why he serves on the board and why the Maracles continue to volunteer their time during the summer months.
     
    “We want to see the school not just continue to exist,” said Maracle, “but to grow … and I feel what my wife and I can do here is to support the school with our labor and then encourage other RVers to come support Valley Forge.”

See All News

August 22, 2014 August 22, 2014 - August 24, 2014

The activities offered this weekend are designed to assist you and your family in the college transition. Whether you are a freshman or transfer student, moving onto campus or commuting locally, you will benefit from the variety of meetings, orientations, group activities and fellowship opportunities available this weekend.

Below is a brief guide to the weekend:

New Student Orientation

Friday, August 22, 2014
8 - 11:30 am


The Office of Student Life is anxiously awaiting your arrival. Here is some helpful information to know before you arrive on campus.
  • Download the New Student Information brochure that will provide you with specific information about important forms required for check-in, times for arrival on campus, start team details, information about what your parents can do while you are checking in, area hotels, housing assignments, room furniture, what to pack/bring for college, parking, student ID and much more.

  • Download the New Student Check-in and Orientation brochure that will walk you through a day-by-day listing of activities that will assist you in your transition to VFCC.

  • Parents of new students are invited to join the President and his Cabinet for a special orientation and opportunity for parents to ask questions about the College while enjoying a wonderful lunch. RSVP by August 8, 2014. To register, click here.

Returning Student Check-in

Sunday, August 24, 2014
1 - 4 pm


Returning students, download the latest Returning Student Check-in brochure for detailed information regarding check-in times, meals, late registration, financial plan appointments, job fair and residence life meetings.

August 22, 2014 August 22, 2014 - August 22, 2014

VFCC New Student Parent Luncheon
 
Friday, August 22, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Parents of new students are invited to join the President and his Cabinet for a special orientation and opportunity for parents to ask questions about the College while enjoying a wonderful lunch.

RSVP by August 8, 2014

To register, click here

September 20, 2014 September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014
God's Not Dead Seminar

How far would you go... to defend your belief in God?  

The God's Not Dead Seminar will weave together faith, doubt and disbelief; culminating in a call to action. The seminar will educate, entertain and inspire you to explore what you really believe about God; igniting important conversations and life-changing decisions. 

This Seminar (based upon the Popular Movie) is presented by Dr. Bruce Marino, Professor of Church Ministries at Valley Forge Christian College.

Join us!

The Conference Center at Valley Forge
Saturday September 20, 2014
9 am to 3 pm

1485 Valley Forge Rd
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Cost is $49, includes Continental Breakfast & Lunch 
Early bird registration $44 
(through August 19th)
 
Call now to register! 610-935-4712
See All Events
  • VFCC Sponsors Video and Media Production at Creation Festival

    July 30, 2014
    Creation 2014
    On June 25, 30 students, alumni, faculty and staff from Valley Forge Christian College (VFCC) traveled to Mt. Union, Pa., to represent the college and provide the entire media and live video production for the 2014 Creation Festival Northeast. President Don Meyer declared this year “our best year at this most important event.”
     
    With an attendance of over 80,000 people at the Northeast event, Creation is the nation’s largest Christian music festival. In the past, VFCC contributed to the video production of the festival but never as the primary coverage team. This year, however, the team was invited by the Creation organizers to be the main crew on-site. 
     
    The all-VFCC digital media crew produced live footage from its mobile Media Command Center (mMCC) next to the festival’s main stage. The mMCC is a 48-foot, state-of-the-art semi-trailer that houses digital recording facilities, and two soundproof studios that operate independently for multiple recording sessions with some of the most advanced technology in the industry. 
     
    The mMCC is used both as an audio production facility and as a quality video production station. The crew managed the video production from inside the mobile unit using VFCC equipment. Several multi-view monitors and a video mixer lined the inside of the mMCC, providing live and on-site prepared content, with the audience, volunteers and backstage crew displayed on two jumbo screens next to the main stage. The crew controlled all five video cameras recording live footage throughout the event. Doug Smith ’12, marketing office media specialist, and Ben Franco ’09, faculty member of the digital media department, led the video and production team. Smith said, “The festival was a great experience for working under pressure at a professional level.” The crew not only surpassed expectations at a student level but also produced quality work. 
     
    In addition to media and video production, VFCC also showcased a crowd-friendly admissions booth that was comprised of 12 VFCC representatives, including three admissions counselors and six students. Creation attendees converged on the booth to inquire about the college and its 67 undergraduate programs and seven graduate programs. They also received giveaways that included apparel with the new Valley Forge Patriot logo and a VFCC scholarship.  
     
    Admissions Counselor Christian Delcid ’13 had traveled to Creation several years before as a student. He remembered the admissions counselors he had met and their energy and encouragement. Returning now as staff, he wanted to approach students in the same manner. “It takes you back to a time when someone did that for you and sparked something in your spirit that motivated you to become a student at VFCC,” he said. “To know that I am doing the same is incredible.” The team was available beginning at 7 a.m. each day, interacting with thousands of students, parents and pastors. Each night, the team would return to its campsite well past midnight before getting some rest and doing it again the next day.
     
    On account of the work presented, VFCC was invited to two more Creation events. The VFCC crew traveled to Willmar, Minn. to the site of the 33rd Annual Sonshine Festival from July 16-19. For the first time, the media crew served there and provided video production, while the admissions crew manned another informational booth. From July 30 to August 2, senior and digital media intern, Tim Jackson represented VFCC at Creation Northwest in Washington and provided the daily video recaps for the thousands of attendees. 

  • Alumna's Album Available Globally

    July 30, 2014
    Vanessa Duncan '14
    Vanessa Duncan ’14 was a model student in the Department of Music. While completing the music performance (contemporary track) degree program in three years, she became extensively involved in extracurricular activities, especially traveling worship teams. Her experiences equipped her to showcase a variety of skills at her senior recital, perfected by her time in the classroom and on stage. 
     
    Over the course of the 90-minute recital, Duncan performed four original songs, as well as a collection of vocal jazz pieces (the genre in which she enjoys singing most). She did this with the support of a hired band, which included professional musicians and student peers. “I was really excited with how it turned out,” said Duncan, as she reflected on the process of performing with her friends one last time.
     
    Student collaboration also played a vital role in the development of her new EP, "Here is Where." Though all four songs were written by Duncan (one in cooperation with her younger sister), fellow students helped record and produce the album as well as create the cover art for the album. The songs display the teamwork that went into them, as Josh Howard, a former VFCC student and competitor on ABC's "The Voice," joined Duncan on the final track. “This really was a Valley Forge group project!” she said.
     
    After a year of aligning schedules, brainstorming and planning, the "Here is Where" EP hit the shelves on May 1. Through Discmakers, Duncan was able to distribute her music in hard copy and digital formats — using online music services such as iTunes, Google Play, Amazon MP3 and CD Baby.
     
    The first thing listeners might notice is that the music does not bear Duncan’s given name. Hovering over her portrait on the album cover is the word "Jane" — Duncan’s stage name. She explains that the name was chosen because of her affinity for Charlotte Brontë’s "Jane Eyre," which Duncan considers her first real encounter with literature. “To me, Jane has always stood as a heroic symbol of strength, love, hope, beauty, courage and confidence,” said Duncan, “and I want to stand for those classic ideals in the music industry.”
     
    As a result of the recital and the album, Duncan has learned a great deal about being an artist. She has found that, whether or not an album is played on national radio, the music can make an impact. Duncan has received a good deal of feedback concerning the positive influence that her album has had so far. Regarding her senior recital and work while collaborating and producing "Here is Where," Duncan said, “I’m really glad that I had the opportunity to do this as a part of my degree track!” She counts it a privilege and a blessing to have studied and begun her professional development at VFCC.

  • A Maracle Worker

    July 30, 2014
    Dave Maracle
    Every summer, a tri-tone motor home encamps in the parking lot behind Solomon’s Porch. While those unfamiliar with the site of the motor home might think that its owners are simply passing by on a westward odyssey, they are really here for several months of volunteer labor. What is more surprising is that these hard-working volunteers are actually part of the school’s highest governing body. 
     
    Dave Maracle grew up in Boston, Mass., in Charlestown, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. After attending Boston Latin School and The English High School of Boston, two of the oldest public schools in the country and among the most prestigious, Maracle went on to receive his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Lowell Technological Institute (now University of Massachusetts Lowell).
     
    His time in graduate school was accompanied by work on the MIM-23 Hawk guided missile system; as a student he helped engineers transcribe plans into military specifications. Maracle spent 40 years working with the Hawk system, taking it through various phases of improvement. After graduate school, he was employed by one of the leading defense contractors, Raytheon – the world’s largest producer of guided missiles, including the MIM-104 Patriot and MIM-23 Hawk. His time at Raytheon took him on sales trips around the world and placed him in both American and British courts as an expert witness.
     
    Throughout his career, Dave and his wife Linda always loved to travel; so, when the time for retirement came in 2008, they naturally considered touring the country in their motor home. After all, they had already been serving part-time since 2000 with MAPS RV (Mission America Placement Service Recreational Vehicle) volunteers, an Assemblies of God ministry that strives to help meet needs for construction and renovations. So when they were presented with the opportunity to become missionaries to the Northeast through the RVers, as the group is more commonly known, they gladly accepted.
     
    Since the beginning of their journey as RVer missionaries, one of their favorite stops has been their annual summer stint right here at VFCC — where they each spend over 30 hours a week to help the college with maintenance, construction and office work. Maracle has painted countless walls, finished numerous carpentry projects and helped change the face of the campus. But some might wonder why the Maracles so thoroughly enjoy serving on this campus for three to four months every year. The reason is straightforward.
     
    Dave has been a member of the VFCC Board of Trustees since 2000. Two years after his youngest son, Timothy Maracle ’97, graduated from the school, Dave received word that the board had an opening. When he was officially nominated for the position, he gladly accepted. “This school has been so instrumental in our son’s ministry,” said Dave, “and that’s one reason why we want to continue to support Valley Forge.”
     
    Timothy Maracle went on to complete the Master of Divinity program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and ultimately entered the United States Army Chaplain Corps, having recently qualified for and completed Special Forces combat training (which required additional approval from the chief of chaplains). He now serves as a Green Beret chaplain at Fort Carson in Colorado.
     
    “In addition to our son and other chaplains, we have seen the ministries that young people go into when they graduate from here,” said Maracle. Facilitating the success of the students is another reason why he serves on the board and why the Maracles continue to volunteer their time during the summer months.
     
    “We want to see the school not just continue to exist,” said Maracle, “but to grow … and I feel what my wife and I can do here is to support the school with our labor and then encourage other RVers to come support Valley Forge.”

See All News

August 22, 2014 August 22, 2014 - August 24, 2014

The activities offered this weekend are designed to assist you and your family in the college transition. Whether you are a freshman or transfer student, moving onto campus or commuting locally, you will benefit from the variety of meetings, orientations, group activities and fellowship opportunities available this weekend.

Below is a brief guide to the weekend:

New Student Orientation

Friday, August 22, 2014
8 - 11:30 am


The Office of Student Life is anxiously awaiting your arrival. Here is some helpful information to know before you arrive on campus.
  • Download the New Student Information brochure that will provide you with specific information about important forms required for check-in, times for arrival on campus, start team details, information about what your parents can do while you are checking in, area hotels, housing assignments, room furniture, what to pack/bring for college, parking, student ID and much more.

  • Download the New Student Check-in and Orientation brochure that will walk you through a day-by-day listing of activities that will assist you in your transition to VFCC.

  • Parents of new students are invited to join the President and his Cabinet for a special orientation and opportunity for parents to ask questions about the College while enjoying a wonderful lunch. RSVP by August 8, 2014. To register, click here.

Returning Student Check-in

Sunday, August 24, 2014
1 - 4 pm


Returning students, download the latest Returning Student Check-in brochure for detailed information regarding check-in times, meals, late registration, financial plan appointments, job fair and residence life meetings.

August 22, 2014 August 22, 2014 - August 22, 2014

VFCC New Student Parent Luncheon
 
Friday, August 22, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Parents of new students are invited to join the President and his Cabinet for a special orientation and opportunity for parents to ask questions about the College while enjoying a wonderful lunch.

RSVP by August 8, 2014

To register, click here

September 20, 2014 September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014
God's Not Dead Seminar

How far would you go... to defend your belief in God?  

The God's Not Dead Seminar will weave together faith, doubt and disbelief; culminating in a call to action. The seminar will educate, entertain and inspire you to explore what you really believe about God; igniting important conversations and life-changing decisions. 

This Seminar (based upon the Popular Movie) is presented by Dr. Bruce Marino, Professor of Church Ministries at Valley Forge Christian College.

Join us!

The Conference Center at Valley Forge
Saturday September 20, 2014
9 am to 3 pm

1485 Valley Forge Rd
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Cost is $49, includes Continental Breakfast & Lunch 
Early bird registration $44 
(through August 19th)
 
Call now to register! 610-935-4712
See All Events
  • VFCC Sponsors Video and Media Production at Creation Festival

    July 30, 2014
    Creation 2014
    On June 25, 30 students, alumni, faculty and staff from Valley Forge Christian College (VFCC) traveled to Mt. Union, Pa., to represent the college and provide the entire media and live video production for the 2014 Creation Festival Northeast. President Don Meyer declared this year “our best year at this most important event.”
     
    With an attendance of over 80,000 people at the Northeast event, Creation is the nation’s largest Christian music festival. In the past, VFCC contributed to the video production of the festival but never as the primary coverage team. This year, however, the team was invited by the Creation organizers to be the main crew on-site. 
     
    The all-VFCC digital media crew produced live footage from its mobile Media Command Center (mMCC) next to the festival’s main stage. The mMCC is a 48-foot, state-of-the-art semi-trailer that houses digital recording facilities, and two soundproof studios that operate independently for multiple recording sessions with some of the most advanced technology in the industry. 
     
    The mMCC is used both as an audio production facility and as a quality video production station. The crew managed the video production from inside the mobile unit using VFCC equipment. Several multi-view monitors and a video mixer lined the inside of the mMCC, providing live and on-site prepared content, with the audience, volunteers and backstage crew displayed on two jumbo screens next to the main stage. The crew controlled all five video cameras recording live footage throughout the event. Doug Smith ’12, marketing office media specialist, and Ben Franco ’09, faculty member of the digital media department, led the video and production team. Smith said, “The festival was a great experience for working under pressure at a professional level.” The crew not only surpassed expectations at a student level but also produced quality work. 
     
    In addition to media and video production, VFCC also showcased a crowd-friendly admissions booth that was comprised of 12 VFCC representatives, including three admissions counselors and six students. Creation attendees converged on the booth to inquire about the college and its 67 undergraduate programs and seven graduate programs. They also received giveaways that included apparel with the new Valley Forge Patriot logo and a VFCC scholarship.  
     
    Admissions Counselor Christian Delcid ’13 had traveled to Creation several years before as a student. He remembered the admissions counselors he had met and their energy and encouragement. Returning now as staff, he wanted to approach students in the same manner. “It takes you back to a time when someone did that for you and sparked something in your spirit that motivated you to become a student at VFCC,” he said. “To know that I am doing the same is incredible.” The team was available beginning at 7 a.m. each day, interacting with thousands of students, parents and pastors. Each night, the team would return to its campsite well past midnight before getting some rest and doing it again the next day.
     
    On account of the work presented, VFCC was invited to two more Creation events. The VFCC crew traveled to Willmar, Minn. to the site of the 33rd Annual Sonshine Festival from July 16-19. For the first time, the media crew served there and provided video production, while the admissions crew manned another informational booth. From July 30 to August 2, senior and digital media intern, Tim Jackson represented VFCC at Creation Northwest in Washington and provided the daily video recaps for the thousands of attendees. 

  • Alumna's Album Available Globally

    July 30, 2014
    Vanessa Duncan '14
    Vanessa Duncan ’14 was a model student in the Department of Music. While completing the music performance (contemporary track) degree program in three years, she became extensively involved in extracurricular activities, especially traveling worship teams. Her experiences equipped her to showcase a variety of skills at her senior recital, perfected by her time in the classroom and on stage. 
     
    Over the course of the 90-minute recital, Duncan performed four original songs, as well as a collection of vocal jazz pieces (the genre in which she enjoys singing most). She did this with the support of a hired band, which included professional musicians and student peers. “I was really excited with how it turned out,” said Duncan, as she reflected on the process of performing with her friends one last time.
     
    Student collaboration also played a vital role in the development of her new EP, "Here is Where." Though all four songs were written by Duncan (one in cooperation with her younger sister), fellow students helped record and produce the album as well as create the cover art for the album. The songs display the teamwork that went into them, as Josh Howard, a former VFCC student and competitor on ABC's "The Voice," joined Duncan on the final track. “This really was a Valley Forge group project!” she said.
     
    After a year of aligning schedules, brainstorming and planning, the "Here is Where" EP hit the shelves on May 1. Through Discmakers, Duncan was able to distribute her music in hard copy and digital formats — using online music services such as iTunes, Google Play, Amazon MP3 and CD Baby.
     
    The first thing listeners might notice is that the music does not bear Duncan’s given name. Hovering over her portrait on the album cover is the word "Jane" — Duncan’s stage name. She explains that the name was chosen because of her affinity for Charlotte Brontë’s "Jane Eyre," which Duncan considers her first real encounter with literature. “To me, Jane has always stood as a heroic symbol of strength, love, hope, beauty, courage and confidence,” said Duncan, “and I want to stand for those classic ideals in the music industry.”
     
    As a result of the recital and the album, Duncan has learned a great deal about being an artist. She has found that, whether or not an album is played on national radio, the music can make an impact. Duncan has received a good deal of feedback concerning the positive influence that her album has had so far. Regarding her senior recital and work while collaborating and producing "Here is Where," Duncan said, “I’m really glad that I had the opportunity to do this as a part of my degree track!” She counts it a privilege and a blessing to have studied and begun her professional development at VFCC.

  • A Maracle Worker

    July 30, 2014
    Dave Maracle
    Every summer, a tri-tone motor home encamps in the parking lot behind Solomon’s Porch. While those unfamiliar with the site of the motor home might think that its owners are simply passing by on a westward odyssey, they are really here for several months of volunteer labor. What is more surprising is that these hard-working volunteers are actually part of the school’s highest governing body. 
     
    Dave Maracle grew up in Boston, Mass., in Charlestown, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. After attending Boston Latin School and The English High School of Boston, two of the oldest public schools in the country and among the most prestigious, Maracle went on to receive his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Lowell Technological Institute (now University of Massachusetts Lowell).
     
    His time in graduate school was accompanied by work on the MIM-23 Hawk guided missile system; as a student he helped engineers transcribe plans into military specifications. Maracle spent 40 years working with the Hawk system, taking it through various phases of improvement. After graduate school, he was employed by one of the leading defense contractors, Raytheon – the world’s largest producer of guided missiles, including the MIM-104 Patriot and MIM-23 Hawk. His time at Raytheon took him on sales trips around the world and placed him in both American and British courts as an expert witness.
     
    Throughout his career, Dave and his wife Linda always loved to travel; so, when the time for retirement came in 2008, they naturally considered touring the country in their motor home. After all, they had already been serving part-time since 2000 with MAPS RV (Mission America Placement Service Recreational Vehicle) volunteers, an Assemblies of God ministry that strives to help meet needs for construction and renovations. So when they were presented with the opportunity to become missionaries to the Northeast through the RVers, as the group is more commonly known, they gladly accepted.
     
    Since the beginning of their journey as RVer missionaries, one of their favorite stops has been their annual summer stint right here at VFCC — where they each spend over 30 hours a week to help the college with maintenance, construction and office work. Maracle has painted countless walls, finished numerous carpentry projects and helped change the face of the campus. But some might wonder why the Maracles so thoroughly enjoy serving on this campus for three to four months every year. The reason is straightforward.
     
    Dave has been a member of the VFCC Board of Trustees since 2000. Two years after his youngest son, Timothy Maracle ’97, graduated from the school, Dave received word that the board had an opening. When he was officially nominated for the position, he gladly accepted. “This school has been so instrumental in our son’s ministry,” said Dave, “and that’s one reason why we want to continue to support Valley Forge.”
     
    Timothy Maracle went on to complete the Master of Divinity program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and ultimately entered the United States Army Chaplain Corps, having recently qualified for and completed Special Forces combat training (which required additional approval from the chief of chaplains). He now serves as a Green Beret chaplain at Fort Carson in Colorado.
     
    “In addition to our son and other chaplains, we have seen the ministries that young people go into when they graduate from here,” said Maracle. Facilitating the success of the students is another reason why he serves on the board and why the Maracles continue to volunteer their time during the summer months.
     
    “We want to see the school not just continue to exist,” said Maracle, “but to grow … and I feel what my wife and I can do here is to support the school with our labor and then encourage other RVers to come support Valley Forge.”

See All News

August 22, 2014 August 22, 2014 - August 24, 2014

The activities offered this weekend are designed to assist you and your family in the college transition. Whether you are a freshman or transfer student, moving onto campus or commuting locally, you will benefit from the variety of meetings, orientations, group activities and fellowship opportunities available this weekend.

Below is a brief guide to the weekend:

New Student Orientation

Friday, August 22, 2014
8 - 11:30 am


The Office of Student Life is anxiously awaiting your arrival. Here is some helpful information to know before you arrive on campus.
  • Download the New Student Information brochure that will provide you with specific information about important forms required for check-in, times for arrival on campus, start team details, information about what your parents can do while you are checking in, area hotels, housing assignments, room furniture, what to pack/bring for college, parking, student ID and much more.

  • Download the New Student Check-in and Orientation brochure that will walk you through a day-by-day listing of activities that will assist you in your transition to VFCC.

  • Parents of new students are invited to join the President and his Cabinet for a special orientation and opportunity for parents to ask questions about the College while enjoying a wonderful lunch. RSVP by August 8, 2014. To register, click here.

Returning Student Check-in

Sunday, August 24, 2014
1 - 4 pm


Returning students, download the latest Returning Student Check-in brochure for detailed information regarding check-in times, meals, late registration, financial plan appointments, job fair and residence life meetings.

August 22, 2014 August 22, 2014 - August 22, 2014

VFCC New Student Parent Luncheon
 
Friday, August 22, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Parents of new students are invited to join the President and his Cabinet for a special orientation and opportunity for parents to ask questions about the College while enjoying a wonderful lunch.

RSVP by August 8, 2014

To register, click here

September 20, 2014 September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014
God's Not Dead Seminar

How far would you go... to defend your belief in God?  

The God's Not Dead Seminar will weave together faith, doubt and disbelief; culminating in a call to action. The seminar will educate, entertain and inspire you to explore what you really believe about God; igniting important conversations and life-changing decisions. 

This Seminar (based upon the Popular Movie) is presented by Dr. Bruce Marino, Professor of Church Ministries at Valley Forge Christian College.

Join us!

The Conference Center at Valley Forge
Saturday September 20, 2014
9 am to 3 pm

1485 Valley Forge Rd
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Cost is $49, includes Continental Breakfast & Lunch 
Early bird registration $44 
(through August 19th)
 
Call now to register! 610-935-4712
See All Events
  • VFCC Sponsors Video and Media Production at Creation Festival

    July 30, 2014
    Creation 2014
    On June 25, 30 students, alumni, faculty and staff from Valley Forge Christian College (VFCC) traveled to Mt. Union, Pa., to represent the college and provide the entire media and live video production for the 2014 Creation Festival Northeast. President Don Meyer declared this year “our best year at this most important event.”
     
    With an attendance of over 80,000 people at the Northeast event, Creation is the nation’s largest Christian music festival. In the past, VFCC contributed to the video production of the festival but never as the primary coverage team. This year, however, the team was invited by the Creation organizers to be the main crew on-site. 
     
    The all-VFCC digital media crew produced live footage from its mobile Media Command Center (mMCC) next to the festival’s main stage. The mMCC is a 48-foot, state-of-the-art semi-trailer that houses digital recording facilities, and two soundproof studios that operate independently for multiple recording sessions with some of the most advanced technology in the industry. 
     
    The mMCC is used both as an audio production facility and as a quality video production station. The crew managed the video production from inside the mobile unit using VFCC equipment. Several multi-view monitors and a video mixer lined the inside of the mMCC, providing live and on-site prepared content, with the audience, volunteers and backstage crew displayed on two jumbo screens next to the main stage. The crew controlled all five video cameras recording live footage throughout the event. Doug Smith ’12, marketing office media specialist, and Ben Franco ’09, faculty member of the digital media department, led the video and production team. Smith said, “The festival was a great experience for working under pressure at a professional level.” The crew not only surpassed expectations at a student level but also produced quality work. 
     
    In addition to media and video production, VFCC also showcased a crowd-friendly admissions booth that was comprised of 12 VFCC representatives, including three admissions counselors and six students. Creation attendees converged on the booth to inquire about the college and its 67 undergraduate programs and seven graduate programs. They also received giveaways that included apparel with the new Valley Forge Patriot logo and a VFCC scholarship.  
     
    Admissions Counselor Christian Delcid ’13 had traveled to Creation several years before as a student. He remembered the admissions counselors he had met and their energy and encouragement. Returning now as staff, he wanted to approach students in the same manner. “It takes you back to a time when someone did that for you and sparked something in your spirit that motivated you to become a student at VFCC,” he said. “To know that I am doing the same is incredible.” The team was available beginning at 7 a.m. each day, interacting with thousands of students, parents and pastors. Each night, the team would return to its campsite well past midnight before getting some rest and doing it again the next day.
     
    On account of the work presented, VFCC was invited to two more Creation events. The VFCC crew traveled to Willmar, Minn. to the site of the 33rd Annual Sonshine Festival from July 16-19. For the first time, the media crew served there and provided video production, while the admissions crew manned another informational booth. From July 30 to August 2, senior and digital media intern, Tim Jackson represented VFCC at Creation Northwest in Washington and provided the daily video recaps for the thousands of attendees. 

  • Alumna's Album Available Globally

    July 30, 2014
    Vanessa Duncan '14
    Vanessa Duncan ’14 was a model student in the Department of Music. While completing the music performance (contemporary track) degree program in three years, she became extensively involved in extracurricular activities, especially traveling worship teams. Her experiences equipped her to showcase a variety of skills at her senior recital, perfected by her time in the classroom and on stage. 
     
    Over the course of the 90-minute recital, Duncan performed four original songs, as well as a collection of vocal jazz pieces (the genre in which she enjoys singing most). She did this with the support of a hired band, which included professional musicians and student peers. “I was really excited with how it turned out,” said Duncan, as she reflected on the process of performing with her friends one last time.
     
    Student collaboration also played a vital role in the development of her new EP, "Here is Where." Though all four songs were written by Duncan (one in cooperation with her younger sister), fellow students helped record and produce the album as well as create the cover art for the album. The songs display the teamwork that went into them, as Josh Howard, a former VFCC student and competitor on ABC's "The Voice," joined Duncan on the final track. “This really was a Valley Forge group project!” she said.
     
    After a year of aligning schedules, brainstorming and planning, the "Here is Where" EP hit the shelves on May 1. Through Discmakers, Duncan was able to distribute her music in hard copy and digital formats — using online music services such as iTunes, Google Play, Amazon MP3 and CD Baby.
     
    The first thing listeners might notice is that the music does not bear Duncan’s given name. Hovering over her portrait on the album cover is the word "Jane" — Duncan’s stage name. She explains that the name was chosen because of her affinity for Charlotte Brontë’s "Jane Eyre," which Duncan considers her first real encounter with literature. “To me, Jane has always stood as a heroic symbol of strength, love, hope, beauty, courage and confidence,” said Duncan, “and I want to stand for those classic ideals in the music industry.”
     
    As a result of the recital and the album, Duncan has learned a great deal about being an artist. She has found that, whether or not an album is played on national radio, the music can make an impact. Duncan has received a good deal of feedback concerning the positive influence that her album has had so far. Regarding her senior recital and work while collaborating and producing "Here is Where," Duncan said, “I’m really glad that I had the opportunity to do this as a part of my degree track!” She counts it a privilege and a blessing to have studied and begun her professional development at VFCC.

  • A Maracle Worker

    July 30, 2014
    Dave Maracle
    Every summer, a tri-tone motor home encamps in the parking lot behind Solomon’s Porch. While those unfamiliar with the site of the motor home might think that its owners are simply passing by on a westward odyssey, they are really here for several months of volunteer labor. What is more surprising is that these hard-working volunteers are actually part of the school’s highest governing body. 
     
    Dave Maracle grew up in Boston, Mass., in Charlestown, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. After attending Boston Latin School and The English High School of Boston, two of the oldest public schools in the country and among the most prestigious, Maracle went on to receive his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Lowell Technological Institute (now University of Massachusetts Lowell).
     
    His time in graduate school was accompanied by work on the MIM-23 Hawk guided missile system; as a student he helped engineers transcribe plans into military specifications. Maracle spent 40 years working with the Hawk system, taking it through various phases of improvement. After graduate school, he was employed by one of the leading defense contractors, Raytheon – the world’s largest producer of guided missiles, including the MIM-104 Patriot and MIM-23 Hawk. His time at Raytheon took him on sales trips around the world and placed him in both American and British courts as an expert witness.
     
    Throughout his career, Dave and his wife Linda always loved to travel; so, when the time for retirement came in 2008, they naturally considered touring the country in their motor home. After all, they had already been serving part-time since 2000 with MAPS RV (Mission America Placement Service Recreational Vehicle) volunteers, an Assemblies of God ministry that strives to help meet needs for construction and renovations. So when they were presented with the opportunity to become missionaries to the Northeast through the RVers, as the group is more commonly known, they gladly accepted.
     
    Since the beginning of their journey as RVer missionaries, one of their favorite stops has been their annual summer stint right here at VFCC — where they each spend over 30 hours a week to help the college with maintenance, construction and office work. Maracle has painted countless walls, finished numerous carpentry projects and helped change the face of the campus. But some might wonder why the Maracles so thoroughly enjoy serving on this campus for three to four months every year. The reason is straightforward.
     
    Dave has been a member of the VFCC Board of Trustees since 2000. Two years after his youngest son, Timothy Maracle ’97, graduated from the school, Dave received word that the board had an opening. When he was officially nominated for the position, he gladly accepted. “This school has been so instrumental in our son’s ministry,” said Dave, “and that’s one reason why we want to continue to support Valley Forge.”
     
    Timothy Maracle went on to complete the Master of Divinity program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and ultimately entered the United States Army Chaplain Corps, having recently qualified for and completed Special Forces combat training (which required additional approval from the chief of chaplains). He now serves as a Green Beret chaplain at Fort Carson in Colorado.
     
    “In addition to our son and other chaplains, we have seen the ministries that young people go into when they graduate from here,” said Maracle. Facilitating the success of the students is another reason why he serves on the board and why the Maracles continue to volunteer their time during the summer months.
     
    “We want to see the school not just continue to exist,” said Maracle, “but to grow … and I feel what my wife and I can do here is to support the school with our labor and then encourage other RVers to come support Valley Forge.”

See All News

August 22, 2014 August 22, 2014 - August 24, 2014

The activities offered this weekend are designed to assist you and your family in the college transition. Whether you are a freshman or transfer student, moving onto campus or commuting locally, you will benefit from the variety of meetings, orientations, group activities and fellowship opportunities available this weekend.

Below is a brief guide to the weekend:

New Student Orientation

Friday, August 22, 2014
8 - 11:30 am


The Office of Student Life is anxiously awaiting your arrival. Here is some helpful information to know before you arrive on campus.
  • Download the New Student Information brochure that will provide you with specific information about important forms required for check-in, times for arrival on campus, start team details, information about what your parents can do while you are checking in, area hotels, housing assignments, room furniture, what to pack/bring for college, parking, student ID and much more.

  • Download the New Student Check-in and Orientation brochure that will walk you through a day-by-day listing of activities that will assist you in your transition to VFCC.

  • Parents of new students are invited to join the President and his Cabinet for a special orientation and opportunity for parents to ask questions about the College while enjoying a wonderful lunch. RSVP by August 8, 2014. To register, click here.

Returning Student Check-in

Sunday, August 24, 2014
1 - 4 pm


Returning students, download the latest Returning Student Check-in brochure for detailed information regarding check-in times, meals, late registration, financial plan appointments, job fair and residence life meetings.

August 22, 2014 August 22, 2014 - August 22, 2014

VFCC New Student Parent Luncheon
 
Friday, August 22, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Parents of new students are invited to join the President and his Cabinet for a special orientation and opportunity for parents to ask questions about the College while enjoying a wonderful lunch.

RSVP by August 8, 2014

To register, click here

September 20, 2014 September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014
God's Not Dead Seminar

How far would you go... to defend your belief in God?  

The God's Not Dead Seminar will weave together faith, doubt and disbelief; culminating in a call to action. The seminar will educate, entertain and inspire you to explore what you really believe about God; igniting important conversations and life-changing decisions. 

This Seminar (based upon the Popular Movie) is presented by Dr. Bruce Marino, Professor of Church Ministries at Valley Forge Christian College.

Join us!

The Conference Center at Valley Forge
Saturday September 20, 2014
9 am to 3 pm

1485 Valley Forge Rd
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Cost is $49, includes Continental Breakfast & Lunch 
Early bird registration $44 
(through August 19th)
 
Call now to register! 610-935-4712
See All Events