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Patrick Henry College adds 66 acres to campus

January 15th, 2001

CONTACT: Rich Jefferson (540) 338-8663 or media@hslda.org

PURCELLVILLE, VA—Patrick Henry College announced today it has acquired an additional 66 acres in Purcellville, next to its original 40 acres located south of Route 7 and east of Route 287.

Consistent with its commitment to remain debt-free, the college bought the land free and clear. More than 300 supporters from 45 states and military personnel stationed in three other countries made contributions, according to Patrick Henry College President Michael P. Farris.

"When we began building the college, we promised to be financially independent," Farris said. "We promised we would not receive government funding on any kind, and that we would not accrue debt," Farris said.

The college does not have massive financial reserves, Farris explained. "Patrick Henry continues to depend on God to move in the hearts of people to meet our day to day needs, which are very real.

"We have two sources of revenue—tuition and fees, and donations. The land was acquired through the generosity of supporters in Virginia and across the country who believe in Patrick Henry's academic mission and its commitment to have no debts."

Although the college will not immediately use the additional 66 acres, it now has room to expand. "If we had been unable to purchase the land now, a developer was waiting to buy the land," Farris said.

This acquisition brings the Patrick Henry College campus to 106 acres. The college donated 2.5 acres of its original land purchase to the Purcellville Rescue Squad.