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Chapel Guest: Rev. Wendel Cover - Alumnus

April 17, 2014 April 17, 2014 - April 17, 2014

Chapel Guest: Dave Greco

April 22, 2014 April 22, 2014 - April 22, 2014

Chapel Senior Speaker: Alexandra Rutkowski

April 30, 2014 April 30, 2014 - April 30, 2014

Baccalaureate Service

May 09, 2014 May 09, 2014 - May 09, 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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Great Expectations On Stage April 03, 2014
Isiah Hasker
Isiah Hasker
Once again, Isiah Hasker walked alone in the rough neighborhood of his hometown of Trenton, N.J. As he had for the past few months, Hasker traveled with caution, being wary of any potential danger. Suddenly, without any warning, he was suffering blows from a stranger. In a matter of seconds, he found himself beaten, robbed and left alone in the streets.
 
This was a typical day in Hasker’s life, a former ranking member of the Bloods gang, who is now a junior studying social work at Valley Forge Christian College (VFCC). After committing to follow Jesus, he knew he had to leave the gang; unfortunately, no one easily walks away from the Bloods.
 
Hasker joined the Bloods at the age of 13. After his mom had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, one of his closest friends (who was the highest ranking Blood in Trenton) was able to offer him what appeared to be brotherhood and protection. By the age of 17, Hasker had earned the respect of his peers, becoming the youngest Five Star General Blood in Trenton.
 
In New Jersey’s capital, which is home to a large Blood population, the gang is involved in two enterprises: drugs and violence. These two outlets consumed Hasker’s adolescent years; in fact, he drove around selling drugs for 10 hours every day. Hasker now admits that if his life had continued on that path, “I would be dead or in jail.”
 
The police raided his mother’s house, where they found a massive amount of illegal drugs that Hasker had been storing to sell on his daily runs. When he came to the realization that 5-10 years of incarceration awaited, he knew his life needed to change dramatically. Months later, he found himself at the altar of a men’s conference in Atlanta where he offered his life to the Lord.
 
Hasker realized that following Jesus meant leaving the Bloods. As a senior officer in the gang with access to most of its information, no one would allow him to quit. As soon as other members noticed his increasing absence, they put a hit on him, which gave all Bloods permission to jump him. After weeks of being mugged regularly (and cleaning his wounds at the local church), Hasker received a letter from an incarcerated Bloods leader, notifying him that he was free to leave the gang.
 
Nevertheless, Hasker chose to stay in Trenton as a witness to his neighborhood. “A lot of people in the urban community,” says Hasker, “don’t know about this blessed hope. They don’t know that there is another way out. I feel like it’s my job to better my life and let them know.” Now, Hasker is doing just that — telling people that there is hope in Jesus.
 
The man who jumped him, robbed him and left him on the street turned out to be one of the first people who Hasker reached with The Gospel. After the mugging, the man was jailed and looking at a future with 10 years in prison. Brazenly, he asked Hasker for help. After Hasker’s initial incredulity, the Lord prompted him to extend grace, just as grace had been given to him. Hasker decided to sign an affidavit that gave his attacker a way out of the sentence. Upon his release, the man became a committed Christian, rapping The Gospel as a means of evangelization.
 
According to Hasker, getting an education at VFCC is another step toward that end. “Being at this college has redirected my path and reformed my worldview. Faculty members have allowed me to mess up and then showed me how to do it correctly. … There are not many places that will create opportunities for you to fulfill what God has called you to do. ... VFCC makes it their business to get personal with the students so that each student has a chance.” 

Member of the Bloods Washed by the Blood March 28, 2014
Joshua Howard The Voice
THE VOICE (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)
After the the widely popular singing competition, "The Voice" (NBC), aired its fourth audition episode of the season on March 3, VFCC student Joshua Howard can find his name in a number of entertainment news websites articles from media outlets like Yahoo TV and Wetpaint. Howard sang “This Is What It Feels Like” by Armin van Buuren.
 
For those that have never seen the show, "The Voice" uses an “innovative format featuring four rounds of competition: the blind auditions, the battle rounds, the knockouts and the live performance shows,” according to NBC. During the blind auditions, the decisions from the musician coaches are based solely on voice. The coaches hear the artists perform but they don't see them because their backs are turned on the performers. A coach impressed by an artist's voice will then push a button, signaling that they have selected the singer for their team. Simultaneously, the coach's chair swivels around so that they are able to see the singer. If multiple coaches push their buttons for a singer, the power shifts to the artist who can then choose the coach with whom they would like to work. If no coach pushes their button, the contestant is eliminated from the competition. 

After Howard’s impressive performance, both Shakira and Adam Levine (two of the four celebrity coaches) wanted his soulful style for their respective teams. Howard decided to join Team Adam, perhaps influenced by the fact that Levine's team won the competition last season, among other reasons. Winners of "The Voice" are given a contract with Republic Records, which is owned by Universal Music Group. 
 
Howard has played music from a very young age; since then his greatest inspiration has been his father, who raised him and his siblings as a single dad. Due to close family relationships, Howard currently plays in a band with his sister, but auditioned for "The Voice" to see if his talent could stand on its own.
 
You can watch a recap of Howard’s audition at nbc.com/the-voice/artists/season-6/joshua-howard and watch his last interview on YouTube. "I want to say thank you so much for all the support and love. Thanks so much again and again and I'm so blessed to have had this opportunity," stated Howard.
Student Competes On "The Voice" March 26, 2014
ATHLETICSThe 2013-2014 season has officially come to a close for the men’s basketball team at Valley Forge Christian College (VFCC). With the end of the season, the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) East Region has officially announced its regional teams and three Patriots have found their place on the roster.

Senior Lance Harris (team captain) and junior Kevin Mack were named to the First Team All Region, while junior Jean LeBlanc was named to the Second Team All Region. Harris was not just recognized regionally, but nationally as well. This was a fantastic season for the senior captain, as he ranked 21st nationally in points per game and 13th nationally in assists per game. He also ranked second in the region in the category of steals per game and third in rebounds; Harris led the Patriots in six out of eight statistical categories. 
 
Kevin Mack was only able to play during the second semester, but made a significant impact on the team and the league nonetheless. With only a few months of play this season, Mack still ranked seventh nationally and first regionally in steals per game. Mack also ranked fourth in the region in points per game, sixth in assists per game and seventh in rebounds.
 
Jean LeBlanc rounded out the Patriot recognitions. LeBlanc ranked 24th in the nation for three-point shooting percentage, scoring 41 percent from beyond the arch over the course of the season. LeBlanc also ranked third in the region in steals, eighth in points per game and ninth in free-throw percentage (shooting more than 70 percent from the charity stripe).
 
The VFCC community extends congratulations to Harris, Mack and LeBlanc for their noteworthy accomplishments this season.


 
Three Patriot Players Named to All-Region Roster March 24, 2014