VFMC Announces Phi Theta Kappa Eligible Students

Valley Forge Military College – The Military College of Pennsylvania™ is pleased to announce those students eligible for membership and induction into Phi Theta Kappa (PTK).

Phi Theta Kappa is the international two-year college honor society. Membership in PTK is a singular honor marking them among the top transfer candidates in the United States. According to Dr. Patrick Murray, Faculty Advisor to VFMC’s Delta Epsilon chapter of PTK, “It is a distinction that will follow them the rest of their lives. When asked about any “honors” or “distinctions” they have received they will put down Phi Theta Kappa, even when applying to graduate school.” According to Dr. Murray, subsequent scholarship opportunities are common for PTK members. Dr Murray notes that “It is routine for members of PTK to receive $1,000 scholarships at state universities. Within the past ten years our PTK members have received such awards at Penn State, a $2,000 scholarship at the University of Delaware, and a full-scholarship to Kansas State University.”

The below list of students are eligible for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, Delta Epsilon Chapter. Eligibility is a GPA of 3.3 or higher and a good tactical record.

Congratulations to the following students on this achievement and recognition:
Auman, Matthew J.
Inver, Chad H.
Ivashenko, David
Fink, Daniel J.
Gaines, Keontay L.
Gombe, Ronald G.
Lawreck, John T.
Magana, Jose R.
Quave, Jesse D.
Ragheb, Kareem T.
Ramos, Lisle
Salinas, Cynjun C.
Seaton, Naomi V.
Stewart, Nicholas J.
Volyn, David V.
Wang, Yeqing

Coach Dom Lorusso to be inducted into Montgomery County Hall of Fame

Coach Dominick “Mick” Lorusso has been selected to be inducted into the Montgomery County Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Nov. 25th. The induction ceremony will take place at the Westover Country Club, 401 S Schuylkill Ave, Norristown, PA 19403 – starting at 7:30 pm. Those interested in attending including any of Coach Lorusso’s former baseball players from 1973-2014, and former wrestlers from 1980-2007 interested in attending this induction ceremony/dinner should contact Jim Davis, VFMA ’78 at jdavis@tds-phone.com or 610-574-1976 for ticket information.

VFMC’s Mr. Earl Catagnus interviewed by The Associated Press

Mr. Earl CatagnusVFMC’s own Assistant Professor of History and military historian Mr. Earl Catagnus was recently interviewed by the Associated Press for a news story on his insights on the recent setbacks in the Iraqi city of Al Fallujah. The story has run in newspapers across the country, like the Washington Post and Palm Beach Post, as well as across globe. #VFMAC 


Read full story here


VFMA&C Names Stacey R. Sauchuk, Ph.D., President

Valley Forge Military Academy & College is pleased to announce the appointment of Stacey R. Sauchuk, Ph.D. as the new Valley Forge Military Academy & College President, effective April 10, 2013. [Full Press Release]

Dr. Sauchuk was chosen after a national search, led by executive search firm Diversified Search. The administration is very enthusiastic about the selection of such an experienced educator and business leader. We are confident that Dr. Sauchuk’s expertise will be invaluable in helping to move the institution to the next level.

Colonel Doyle, who had been serving as Interim President, will serve on at VFMA&C on an interim basis to assist in Dr. Sauchuk’s transition.

Please join us in welcoming her to the Valley Forge community.

VFMA announces the Center for College Preparedness

Valley Forge Military Academy & College is pleased to announce the launch of the new VFMA&C Center for College Preparedness beginning in Summer 2013.

The VFMA&C Center for College Preparedness is an academic post-graduate program designed to support recent high school graduates as they prepare for their first year at college. Our 12-month program will enable them to sharpen their study skills, learn to balance their workloads, and guide them towards transfer into their college or university of their choice. 

The academic program will be individually tailored to each student who enrolls, through a combination of College, College Preparatory (high school), Advanced Placement, and Academic Skills courses, along with College placement support for those students who are seeking to insure success at college, or admission to a “reach” college or university. 

“Telling a student to “just study harder” is not always the right answer for some students who are preparing to enter college after completing high school,” explained Dr. Jeffrey Brown, Headmaster for Valley Forge Military Academy. “That is why we have developed a program where we will teach students how to study smarter, to be more prepared, to balance their workload, and to improve their academic performance. We can all agree that the transition from high school to college is a challenging one, but we are here to help them be more successful.”

For over 85 years, Valley Forge Military Academy & College has taught tens of thousands of successful graduates to strike the right balance between their academics, athletics, extra-curricular activities, evening study time, and their day-to-day responsibilities.  Valley Forge Military Academy & College is unique in that we offer both a high school and a college on the same campus in Wayne, Pennsylvania. As students improve their academics at the high school level, they will be able to begin their transition to college by earning credits for college courses, taken at Valley Forge Military College. The courses offered by our College are designed to satisfy requirements to colleges and universities across the country, and will be easily transferred upon completion with passing grades.


Structure, Discipline and Learning for Life

The Valley Forge Military Academy offers young men a unique environment, one that is conducive to success in both academics and in life.

Music Program

VFMA offers a wide range of musical experiences to our students. Each elite musical unit has a particular focus, with an international reputation to match.

Our Regimental Band and Herald Trumpets have performed at the White House, our Regimental Choir has appeared at New York's Carnegie Hall and our Field Music participates in competitions and parades in the Pennsylvania area every year.