Valley Forge Military Academy & College presents a Military Tattoo and hosts the Society of the Golden Sword Reception

To usher in the Thanksgiving season, Valley Forge Military Academy and College (VFMAC), presents a musical extravaganza in Price Gymnasium to be followed by a special donor reception recognizing members of the Society of the Golden Sword at Crossed Sabres, the home of President Dr. Stacey R. Sauchuk.

On Friday, November 21, 2014, VFMAC Bandmaster WO2 Philip Evans, Royal Marines (Ret.), Director of Music Programs and Tattoo Director, presents the 2014 Valley Forge Military Academy & College Military Tattoo, a musical performance showcasing the VFMAC Regimental Band, Field Music, Herald Trumpets, the Regimental Choir, and Drill Team as well as the Washington Memorial Pipe Band. The program begins at 4:30 p.m. in Price Gymnasium and the community is heartily invited to attend.

VFMAC President, Stacey R. Sauchuk, Ph.D. reflects, “Military tattoos originated as military drum performances. The British Army established the practice while serving in the Low Countries during the 17th Century. The 2014 Military Tattoo is Valley Forge’s own contribution to this great military tradition.”

Following Tattoo, members of the Society of the Golden Sword will be received at Crossed Sabres by President Sauchuk and VFMAC Commandant of Cadets COL Richard G. Piscal, USA (Ret.) at 6:30 p.m.

The Society of the Golden Sword was established in 1975 to honor and recognize those whose continuing interest, service, and commitment contributed substantially to the health, growth, and reputation of Valley Forge Military Academy and College. Dr. Sauchuk noted that the educational opportunities provided to the student cadets would not be possible without the generosity of the members of The Society of the Golden Sword. Society members give a minimum of $1,000 to Valley Forge Military Academy and College in support of the institution’s educational mission. Dr. Sauchuk expressed her enthusiasm about both events, “We are honored to receive our most dedicated friends and let them see our talented cadets in action.”

Valley Forge Military Academy and College is an international leadership institution, comprised of a middle school (grades 6-8), high school (grades 9-12), and college. Located in Wayne, PA, 12 miles from Philadelphia, VFMAC offers commuting and boarding options. Students are immersed in a unique college preparatory educational experience centered on academic excellence, personal motivation, and character that helps them reach their academic potential to achieve success in the classroom and beyond. From its cadet ranks, to the rifle club, to its award winning equestrian program, VFMAC teaches students leadership and responsibility in practical ways.

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 

 

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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.

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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.