Jan 25, 2020
COMMENCEMENT WEEKENDFormal Commencement exercises will take place in-person and online to celebrate the Class of 2021, their resilience, and their many accomplishments. Mark your calendars now for the weekend of May 14-15, 2021.
Senior Celebration: May 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Commencement: May 15, 2021 @ 10:00 amDoors open at 9:30 am
Tickets are required at the door for both events.
Saturday’s commencement ceremony will be live-streamed online through the Providence Facebook page for those who are unable to attend in-person: www.facebook.com/providenceccPlease share this link with your friends and family as we approach the date.
We will continue to fill in the details and communicate updates to the graduates as they become available.
HOTEL ROOM BLOCKWe have a block of guest rooms at The Westin, located directly across the street from the Providence campus.
Call 866-837-4181 and ask for the Providence 2021 Commencement room rate. Rooms can be booked through 4/30.
Event Dates: 14-May-2021 to 15-May-2021Rates (Based on Single and Double Occupancy):Single Rate: $139Double Rate: $139Triple Rate: $154Quad Rate: $169
DIPLOMASAll 2021 recipients of their bachelor’s degree will receive their diploma via USPS following the verification of academic completion once final grades have been posted in late May.
The Registrar’s Office will be in contact with graduates via email to validate mailing addresses for diplomas. Diplomas are expected to be mailed sometime in July.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 establishes the rights of students with regard to educational records. The act makes provision for inspection, review and amendment of educational records by the students and requires, in most instances, prior consent from the student for disclosure of such records to third parties. The consent must be in writing, signed and dated by the student. The act applies to all persons formerly and currently enrolled at an educational institution. Access to educational records does not give permission to make changes to the student’s record. For more information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html.
The College maintains two types of student education records: directory information and other student records. Directory information is considered public information and may be released by the College upon request, in accordance with existing law. Any student who does not wish directory information released must submit the appropriate documentation indicating such with the Registrar’s Office. Details about directory information may be found on the Registrar’s page of the Providence website.
The policy, found below, can be obtained through the Registrar’s Office or viewed in the Academic Handbook. Questions concerning the Act may be referred to the Office of the Registrar.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) was designed to transfer parental “rights” to their “adult” children when they enroll in college and, therein, protect the privacy of education records and provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Questions about FERPA should be referred to the Office of Registrar.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:
(1) The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access.A student should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The College official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the College official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
(2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.A student who wishes to ask the College to amend a record should write the College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed.If the College decides not to amend the record as requested, the College will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
(3) The right to provide written consent before the College discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.The College discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the College has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using College employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the College.Upon request, the College also discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
(4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance OfficeU.S. Department of Education400 Maryland Avenue, SWWashington, DC 20202-5901
Providence designates the following categories of student information as public or “directory information.” The College reserves the right to disclose such information at its discretion, unless requested not to in writing by the student. Requests are to be filed with the Registrar’s Office prior to September 15 each year, or February 1 for students entering the College in the spring semester.
Providence Christian College intends to uphold both the letter and spirit of FERPA, while at the same time upholding Biblical relationships and responsibilities of the family. As general practice, the College does not inform parents and other students of disciplinary action taken toward students. However, the College encourages students to communicate openly and honestly with their parents about disciplinary matters. Even though students are legally and morally responsible for their conduct, the College also recognizes the concern of parents for the welfare of their children. Thus, the College reserves the right to notify parents under the following conditions:
In compliance with Title IX, Providence Christian College is required to publish materials used for training Title IX of coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and other individuals.
U.S. Department of Education Training Materials
Office of Civil Right’s Center for Outreach, Prevention, Education, and Non-discrimination (OPEN Center) is pleased to release its latest webinar explaining how colleges and schools can comply with the Department’s anti-discrimination laws and regulations, including OCR’s new Title IX Rule, while fully safeguarding constitutionally protected speech.
Husch-Blackwell LLP Training Materials
This course is designed to introduce students to the great writers and thinkers of the Reformed tradition. Students will consider and apply key philosophical and theological terms, and will engage in discussions that help them form a comprehensive and cohesive worldview that guides their Christian life. Topics will include the importance of faith for learning, a proper understanding of creation-fall-redemption in redemptive history, the Kingdom of God, the Lordship of Christ, and the relationship between Christ and culture.
B.A. Arizona State UniversityM.A. Baylor UniversityPh.D. Baylor University
Dr. David E. Alexander is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Providence Christian College. In 2008, he received the Ph.D. in philosophy from Baylor University after receiving his M.A. in philosophy from Baylor University and his B.A. in philosophy from Arizona State University. He has been a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at both Madras Christian College in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India and Liaocheng University in Liaocheng, Shandong Province, China. He has published articles in philosophy of religion, metaphysics, and the history of philosophy. To date, he has published two books Goodness, God, and Evil and Calvinism and the Problem of Evil (with Daniel Johnson). Prior to coming to PCC, Dr. Alexander held faculty positions at Huntington University in Indiana and Calvin College in Michigan. He and his wife regularly take students to India where they learn about Indian culture and history.
Dr. Alexander’s wife, Genevieve, is one of the Residential Directors at PCC. They have two children, Julian and Angel. They are excited to find a Reformed Church in the area. Dr. Alexander loves music (especially hip-hop) and skateboarding, and is excited to start surfing again.
This program embodies the highest aspirations for a true Christ-centered, Classical Liberal Arts education. Witherspoon Scholars are awarded a generous 75% scholarship, and receive a fully-funded excursion between their Junior and Senior years.
The Education concentration at Providence Christian College is designed to equip students to teach from a distinctly Christian perspective, while providing opportunities to observe and serve in local schools under the mentoring guidance of Christian teachers.
The Biblical and Theological Studies concentration at Providence Christian College equips students to meet contemporary challenges, and to understand the difference theology makes for Bible teaching, missions, counseling, social work, international relief and refugee work, as well as for graduate study in those fields.
Through the BEE concentration, Providence Christian College prepares graduates to be innovators and leaders within an interconnected, dynamic economy, able to work expertly, confidently, and ethically at every stage of their career.
Providence Christian College’s Health and Life Science Concentration exists to prepare students interested in the fields of Physical or Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Pre-Med programs, Athletic Training or Exercise Science and Nutrition.
In this lecture, we learn of the true and corrupt forms of government, what types of government are attainable for all, what are suitable given particular circumstances, and what is the best form of government by examining the political reality of the one, the few, and the many.
One of the great joys of the Providence experience is the lasting friendships you’ll make, the places you’ll explore together, and the laughs and tears you’ll share with each other as you grow. Visit our campus to experience our living, learning community.
Providence students live in fully furnished apartment buildings within a block of our main campus, affording them the opportunity to enjoy communal living with oversight provided by on-site resident life staff.
Providence is less than 15 miles from countless iconic landmarks like the Griffith Observatory, Hollywood, Universal Studios, downtown Los Angeles, Staples Center, Hollywood Bowl, and only a short Metro ride to Santa Monica beach pier.
The faculty at Providence are extremely accessible, investing in the comprehensive education of our students, inside and outside of the classroom.
Each year the Providence student body takes part in a campus-wide academic, artistic and athletic competition. Cohorts compete for the coveted Witherspoon Cup!
Sea Beggar Weekend, often combined with Homecoming, is a fun-filled event in which students partake in games, food and fellowship.
Inspired by the Oscars, this popular film-festival includes students walking the red carpet, prior to an awards ceremony for the best student-produced films.
If you have hidden talents, the Providence Beggar Show is for you! Whether you sing, dance or perform a skit, the Beggar Show allows you to showcase your gift.
As a confessionally Reformed Christian college, we believe that God’s Word is the source of true wisdom and understanding.
A Providence education is rooted in the Classical Liberal Arts—an immersive study of God’s common grace found in the richness of the Western intellectual tradition.
Providence embraces the aspirational ideals of Western Civilization: love of liberty and neighbor, public and private morality, human and societal flourishing.
This course unfolds the history of the American regime through a careful study of key public documents, speeches, literary works, films, and other cultural artifacts. Special attention is given to the colonial antecedents of the American republic, the principles and practice of the founding generation, controversies among the second and third generations of American statesmen over slavery, and the democratization and the reconceptualization of the American regime that paved the way for the introduction of Pragmatism, Pluralism, Progressivism, Imperialism, and the growth of the American administrative state. The course closes with a discussion of the nature and trajectory of the twenty-first century American regime.
B.A. and M.A. University of New HampshirePh.D. Boston University
Dr. David Corbin has taught political philosophy, American politics, international relations and politics & literature at the University of New Hampshire, Boston University, and The King’s College over two decades. While at The King’s College, he served as Dean of their school of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, during a three-year period when the college doubled its enrollment.
Dr. Corbin graduated from the University of New Hampshire Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Political Science in 1993, earned his MA in Political Science at the University of New Hampshire in 1995, before receiving his PhD in Political Science at Boston University in 2005. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa society.
Dr. Corbin has participated in numerous academic and civic endeavors, including serving a term in the New Hampshire State Legislature (1998-2000), involvement in the Henry Salvatori Fellows program at the Heritage Foundation (1998), the study of liberty and literature at the Liberty Fund (1999), touring Switzerland with a delegation of 20 outstanding young American diplomats to further American-Swiss relations in the summer of 2000, as a candidate for the governorship of New Hampshire in 2002, his appointment as the 2007-2008 Julius Stratton Adams fellow by the Friends of Switzerland, Boston, and as a Lehrman Institute Fellow in 2010.
Dr. Corbin has written a book on Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War (VDM, 2009) and co-authored Keeping Our Republic: Principles for a Political Reformation (Resource Publications, 2011) and A Readers Guide to Aristotle’s Politics (Continuum, 2009). He is currently working on a manuscript titled Shakespeare’s Prince on a comparative study of Shakespeare and Machiavelli’s understanding of statesmanship. Dr. Corbin’s analysis of political, cultural and social trends has appeared in the Investor’s Business Daily, The New York Times, The Washington Times, the Associated Press, First Things “First Thoughts”, Radio Free Europe, the French News Agency, New Hampshire Public Broadcasting, New England Cable News, and WCVB’s “Chronicle,” along with various other news organizations on the East Coast.
He and his wife Catie have five children: Alexander, Catherine, Patrick, Eliza, and Jack.
B.A. Azusa Pacific UniversityM.S. California State University, FullertonPh.D. Rocky Mountain University (in progress)
As a graduate from both California State University Fullerton (Master of Science, Clinical Exercise Science) and Azusa Pacific University (Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training), Kelly brings her passion and enthusiasm as an allied health care professional to the Health and Life Science Program here at Providence Christian College. As a professor and certified athletic trainer, Kelly has served as both an educator and a clinician at the high school and collegiate levels. Catalyzing change, she has thoroughly enjoyed adding to program development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and is passionate about educating young adults and guiding them to be the best possible versions of themselves academically, spiritually, and socially. She is currently enrolled in Rocky Mountain University’s Limited Residency PhD Program in Health Sciences with a specialization in Athletic Training. Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, running, hiking, dabbling into photography, and traveling.
A special message from A. Michael Kiledjian, Vice President for Advancement, regarding the mission of Providence Christian College.