Patrick Henry Community College

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Patrick Henry Community College
Patrick Henry Community College - West Hall, April 2018.jpg
TypePublic, Community College
PresidentDr. Angeline D. Godwin
Students2900 (Average)[1]
Location, ,
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Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) is a community college located in unincorporated Henry County, Virginia, United States, north of the City of Martinsville.[2]

Patrick Henry was founded in 1962 as part of the University of Virginia's School of General Studies. The College became an independent two year college in 1964 and part of the Virginia Community College System in 1971. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, PHCC offers a variety of associate degree programs, as well as certification and career studies programs.[1]


The Walker Fine Arts Building and Student Center

Classes were originally held in the old Northside Elementary School in Martinsville, Virginia before they were moved to the present campus. The first building, Francis T. West Hall, was completed in 1969 and served as an administration building. The Learning Resource Center, which houses the tutoring centers and the Lester Library, was completed in 1971. Five additional buildings have since been added, the last finished in 1999, and the entire campus underwent significant renovations in 2010. The campus is situated on 137 acres (0.55 km2) approximately three miles north of the City of Martinsville.

In addition to the main campus, PHCC has additional satellite locations, including workforce development centers in Martinsville and nearby Stuart and the Virginia Motorsports Training Center[1], a reflection of the community's connection to NASCAR through Martinsville Speedway.


Patrick Henry Community College is a two-year college. Its degree programs include associate degrees and certificate and career studies programs, as well as nontraditional programs (such as industrial certifications and "personal enrichment" courses) and transfer agreements with other colleges and universities throughout the region.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Alison Parker, journalist who was killed alongside camera man Adam Ward during a live on-air interview.[3]

Student organizations[edit]

  • Academic Success Group (ASG)
  • Administration of Justice Association
  • Black Student Association (BSA)
  • Cheerleaders
  • Drama Club
  • Interclub Council
  • International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
  • Intramurals
  • Motorsports Club
  • Nursing Students Association (NSA)
  • Paralegal Association
  • Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
  • Procedures for Establishing Club-Sponsored Events
  • Resolve (The Fitness Resolve)
  • Serving Early Childhood and Development (SEEDS)
  • Sports Club
  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Student Social Activity Policy
  • Veterans Club


  1. ^ a b c d Patrick Henry Community College. "About PHCC". Patrick Henry Community College: About Us. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Patrick Henry Community College. Retrieved on January 14, 2009.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-08-26. Retrieved 2015-08-26.

Coordinates: 36°44′22″N 79°52′14″W / 36.7394°N 79.870648°W / 36.7394; -79.870648