PHC's American Politics & Policy Program

PHC's American Politics & Policy Program

The American Politics & Policy Program at Patrick Henry College

Check out the American Politics & Policy Program's domestic policy journal, the George Wythe Review!

Mission: For Christ, and For Liberty

APP-hosted Resumé Revision Drive

There's still time to participate in the Resumé Revision Drive! Fill out the form to if you'd like to have an alumnus review your resumé. The coronavirus might be shutting down events, but it's the perfect opportunity to apply for the internship of your dreams or help a fellow PHC student land their dream internship. The APP program is organizing a way for you to have an upperclassmen or alumni review your resumé and cover letter. Su...

APP-hosted Resumé Revision Drive

Have your spirits been low because of the coronavirus and subsequently adjusted plans? Now is the perfect time to apply for the internship of your dreams. APP is hosting a resumé revision drive giving you the opportunity to have successful alumni look over your resumé or cover letter before you apply. This is open to all majors! Fill out the form below to be assigned a resumé revision buddy. The coronavirus might be shutting down events, but it's the perfect opportunity to apply for the internship of your dreams or help a fellow PHC student land their dream internship. The APP program is organizing a way for you to have an upperclassmen or alumni review your resumé and cover letter. Su...

The Rise of the Administrative State

Were your weekend plans canceled due to COVID-19? This is a great opportunity to participate in a webinar! If you were looking for something educational to do this Saturday, consider joining the The Intercollegiate Studies Institute in a webinar on "The Rise of the Administrative State" on March 21 at 2 pm.
Sign-up at the link below. The ISI 2020 Pittsburgh conference is going online! Join brilliant undergraduate students and faculty as we explore the rise of the administrative state from historical, philosophical, and legal perspectives. Speakers include philosophers, a lawyer who has been fighting the growth of government from...

Our communications director, Patricia Mullett, gained experience in social media management while serving last year as Communications Director on a local campaign. Last fall, she had the opportunity to intern in the House of Representatives. Both of these experiences only increased her conviction in the importance of clear and effective communication. She’s excited to have the opportunity to coordinate and increase communication both within the APP major and with APP alumni.

Our Fundraising Director, Benjamin Crosby, was re-elected this spring. He is a 20-year-old sophomore from Burlington, Washington.

Last year, the APP program broke a multi-year fundraising drought because of his hard work. Benjamin's vision for his time as fundraising director is to help shape a program that is self-sustaining and will place students in successful positions for years to come. Benjamin brings a variety of skills and experiences to the table that have prepared him for this role and he's excited to use his talents to expand the APP Program’s reach and impact.

Our Events Director, Ben Purnell, is a 20-year-old Junior at PHC. He grew up in rural Indiana and, since coming to PHC, has poured himself into every possible aspect of the PHC community.

Since he joined the APP program, Ben has looked for every opportunity to support it and is excited to work as the Events and Recruitment Director to promote the APP program not just on campus but in the surrounding communities.

Our Chairman, Wyly Walker, was re-elected this spring and is looking forward to continuing to promote student involvement with the APP program and the local community.

Wyly is a 21-year-old Junior at PHC. He grew up in a small town but moved away from home to lead campaigns at the age of 18. He has held various leadership and management positions with several different organizations and campaigns and did a great job as chairman last year.

PHC's American Politics & Policy Program's cover photo

Last night, we held our annual APP Board elections and Wyly, our chair, spoke about some of the exciting things in the program's future.

A big shout-out to all the freshmen who showed up, voted, and ran for positions on the board. We're so excited you're joining us and can't wait to watch you get involved and expand the program.

Stay tuned to learn more about your 2020-2021 APP Board.

Great turn out for our annual executive board elections and spring meeting! Especially fantastic to see all of the freshman! #thefuture

Senate Judiciary Committee

Senator Ben Sasse is currently leading a senate hearing with Patrina Mosley, a guest to last semester’s “How and Why of Pro-Life” event. It is an honor to have hosted her!

Senator Ben Sasse leads a hearing titled, "The Infant Patient: Ensuring Appropriate Medical Care for Children Born Alive."

It's that time of year again! Our annual spring semester meeting and Executive Board election will be taking place on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 7:30 PM in the Student Lounge. Be sure to clear your evening and join us to get updated on the APP Program, enjoy fellowship, and cast your vote in the election! See you there!

Patrick Henry College was proud to be present for the 2020 March for Life! More than 125 students traveled to DC to join over 650,000 Americans from across the country to represent the unborn. #proabundantlife

PHC 2020 March For Life

We are excited to announce that the PHC APP board is able to offer bus rides to the March for Life this year!

We are leaving at 7am on Friday, January 24th and will return by 7pm that evening. Sign up here ASAP so we can get a final headcount!

PS: We only ask for your availability as a driver in case we are unable to accommodate everyone on the buses. We are using this form to track attendance and organize carpools!

PHC 2020 March For Life

Hi all! March for Life 2020 is coming up rapidly: January 24th!

We are looking for as many RSVPs as possible for our carpool caravan to the march this year! We truly hope to see you there.

All you have to do is sign up using this link! We are using this form to track attendance and organize carpools!

[11/25/19]   ***Dr. Haynes Extra Credit Opportunity***

PHC you are invited to the annual George Wythe Review Symposium! This year’s topic is education policy, we will be hearing from a principal from a local DC school.

The George Wythe Symposium will be held November 25th (TONIGHT!!) at 6:00 PM

Speaker: Derrick Max Executive director and Principal of Cornerstone schools in DC

Topic: From Policy to Practice: Addressing key issues in Education.

Location: Student Lounge

Hey Y’all!

Just a reminder that Dr. Haynes is offering extra credit to students who attend tonight’s event in the Templeton Board Room. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to hear about the matters of being Pro-Life and improve your grades—it’s a win-win! 😉 Reserve your FREE tickets now!

Be sure to grab your FREE tickets today! You won’t want to miss this event!

Hey Y’all! Just a little sneak peek at the line up for this weekend and a reminder that it isn’t too late to get tickets!!

^^Go, go, go get those tickets!

Hey APPer's! This is a phenomenal event that you won't want to miss--use the link below to see the fantastic line up of speakers and grab your tickets! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear leaders from various positions of servitude across the nation. We hope to see you there!

Hey APPer’s! Happy Homecoming Week!
All alumni and current students of the best major on campus (APP, obviously) are invited to a networking event at the homecoming block party this Saturday! Stop by our tent to make connections with current APP students and hear about how the major program has been doing! We look forward to seeing you there!

[09/12/19]   American Majority is hosting a Campaign-In-A-Day this Thursday night, September 12, from 6-9pm in the South Classroom. This is an interactive, rigorous, team-building campaign simulation. Always a great way to get some practice and get ready for that Student Senate run.

Come out to the Strategic Intelligence Major and APP Program's Internship and Job Fair on Saturday, September 7. This is an incredible opportunity to make connections and meet with representatives from some of the best federal agencies (including a staffer from the White House!).
A resumé workshop will be held from 9:30-10:30 am in the Hodel South classroom. This will provide excellent information on how to polish up that resumé to land your dream internship.

Our Political Involvement Seminar with Joel Grewe last week and Sunday's kickoff party have the semester off to an incredible start. We're thrilled to have so many freshmen joining our ranks this year!

This event is one you certainly won't want to miss! Check out the details!

Dear, PHC students, faculty, and staff, the George Wythe Editorial Board is inviting you to the annual George Wythe Symposium! This year we will be hearing from a special guest speaker Mr. Thomas Jipping, who is the deputy director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and
Judicial Studies and a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

Please come to the Boardroom April 23rd at 7pm to hear Mr. Jipping discuss the history of judicial appointments and specifically Justice Kavanaugh’s recent appointment and proceedings. Mr. Jipping was influential in the grassroots effort to confirm Kavanaugh and will give an interesting perspective into the process.

Happy Saturday! There were lots of smiles yesterday as these three repped the APP table at the PHC Admitted Students Day major fair. It was great to talk with prospective students, especially those considering the American Politics & Policy program!!

Chairman Wyly Walker had a fantastic time at the Purcellville Business Association Luncheon this morning! We'd like to thank Councilman Joel Grewe and the Association for allowing us to attend.

Happy Sunday, Everybody! 🎉
If you could take a minute to go and like the The George Wythe Review’s page that would be a great way to show additional support for the APP Program!
For those of you who don’t know, the George Wythe Review is a public policy journal published every semester by a group of dedicated APP students. There are many hours of editing that go into each edition and any extra support is welcomed. You can check out past publications on their website:
Thanks in advance for your time and support! Have a great rest of the weekend!

Meet Emma Lucas, our new Communications Director!
Emma has several years of experience in handling communications. Before assuming the position of APP Communications Director, Emma worked with various grassroots organizations and campaigns. Most recently, she spent the summer working with her local law director’s office, handling their social media as well as assisting in the logistics of executing a domestic violence law enforcement training seminar for local agencies. She is excited to work on both strengthening the connections within the APP Program and the program’s relationship with communities outside. Emma will graduate in 2021 and plans to attend law school upon graduation.

Meet our new Fundraising Director, Benjamin Crosby!
As Fundraising Director for the APP Program, Benjamin hopes to help create a program that is self-sustaining and will help place students in successful positions for years to come. Benjamin brings a variety of skills and experiences to the table that have prepared him for this role. At 12 years old, Benjamin co-founded Titanic HeroesTM, a non-profit 501(c)3. Benjamin also competed in high-school forensics for six years, becoming a five-time national champion. Benjamin is excited to bring everything he has to the task of expanding the APP Program’s reach and impact. He is from Burlington, Washington and will graduate in 2022.

Meet Trenton Martin, our new Events Director!
As Events Director, Trenton organizes all retreats, recruitment, and special speaker events for the American Politics & Policy Program. He works with the members of the team to shape events that connect Patrick Henry College students to the local political community and grow their professional skills. Trenton brings experience in event planning to the team from his work as a project coordinator intern with Boat People SOS where he organizes youth leadership training and advocacy events in Washington D.C. He will graduate in 2020 and plans to pursue law school.

Meet our new Chair, Wyly Walker!
Wyly is a 20 year old Sophomore at PHC. He grew up in a small town, but moved away from home to work on and lead campaigns at the age of 18. Wyly has held various leadership and management positions with several different organizations and campaigns. He is thrilled to lead the program in a new direction that is focused on community outreach and facilitating discussions around important issues facing our community, state, and nation.

Introducing the 2019 APP Board and their appointed deputies! We are truly excited to serve this year. This week we will be introducing each of the four main board members so that you can get to know them!
From left to right:
Emma Lucas-Communication Director
Trenton Martin-Events Director
Mariana Paris-Events Deputy
Wyly Walker-Chair
Elle Reynolds-Communication Deputy
Jake Settle-Events Deputy
Benjamin Crosby-Fundraising Director

[02/01/19]   Reminder: Mandatory APP meeting at 8:00 PM in the student lounge tonight. There will be pizza and Mrs. Haynes' homemade guacamole. You need to be there!

Our Story

Patrick Henry College’s American Policy and Politics Program is a student-run organization that aims to produce opportunities for students to shape their extracurricular experiences, provide learning opportunities with professionals in the field, and connect students to the community in which they live.

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