Alumni News

71st Commencement at VFCC

by Office of Marketing | Jun 01, 2010
A beautiful spring afternoon amid the stately trees of Green Lane Commons created the backdrop for the 71st Commencement of Valley Forge Christian College. On Friday, May 7, 2010, one hundred forty two graduates received their hard earned degrees. With cameras flashing and family and friends cheering, one chapter of their lives ended as another began. Excitement filled the air in anticipation of what God has in store for this group of talented, dedicated individuals. 

Among the graduates were two who earned a Master's Degree: Joshua Torres, in Christian Leadership and Kristy McCoy, in Theology. The class of 2010 also graduated the first Digital Media Communications Major, Benjamin Franco. Several students received special honors including those chosen by the faculty for membership in the 2010 Sigma Chi Pi Society, the prestigious Honor Society of the Assemblies of God Colleges reserved for students of high scholastic achievement, Christian character and leadership potential. The 2010 members are Hannah Bernstein, Grace Ebie, Erhin Jackson, Angelica Lebrun, Jessica Massey, Cherisse McNaughton, Aaron Neff, Taylor Philippi, Caroline Pilman and Joshua Rowand. This year's honorary members are Rev. James Comenzo '80, Dr. A. Glenn McClure '60, and Dr. David Scolforo '80. 

Those in attendance were privileged to hear Chaplain Brigadier General David H. Cyr, who gave the commencement address. Chaplain Cyr challenged and inspired the graduates and their families to continue on the road in the journey they've begun. He shared from his own experiences as a student and how God led him on a journey he continues to travel today. Following Chaplain Cyr's graduation from Northeast Bible College (now Valley Forge Christian College) in '73, he earned his Master of Divinity from Bangor Theological Seminary in '76, and was commissioned as a U.S. Air Force chaplain in 1979. Today Chaplain Cyr serves as the Air Force Deputy Chief of Chaplains and as a member of the special staff of the Chief of Staff. 

Watch a photo montage of the ceremony