Valley Forge Military College Launches New Pathways Program
Representatives from Valley Forge Military College (VFMC) announced a new program beginning in Fall 2019, the Pathways Program. The program is an alternative to the Corps of Cadets and offers a structured environment for college students as they develop character, integrity, teamwork, service and leadership skills through additional academic programming and daily living standards.
The Pathways Program is open to future students as well as current College cadets. It is designed to prepare students for a future in any field by fostering personal growth, and instilling values and skills that translate to any profession.
“Valley Forge Military College provides students with a holistic education – we build leaders of character and prepare them to be tomorrow’s effective leaders in a broad spectrum of industries,” says Maureen Malone, Dean, VFMC. “We are thrilled that this addition to the VFMC community will provide all of our students the opportunity to learn from one another, share ideas and co-exist in a collaborative, cooperative environment.”
Along with the academic program, all students enrolled in the Pathways Program must complete additional requirements for graduation, including completing community service hours, physical education courses, and a leadership practicum. Students in the Pathways Program will also adhere to higher standards that help to develop their sense of self through goal setting, time management, a professional dress code, and higher expectations for daily living.
For those who complete their Associate degree at VFMC, the school offers seamless transitions to designated four-year colleges and universities, such as: Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University, Widener University, Norwich University and SUNY Maritime, through articulation agreements. VFMC academic advisors provide students with specific details on each agreement and process to utilize the agreement in their transfer goals.
For more information, visit www.vfmac.edu/college/pathways