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Don Meyer, Ph.D.
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Dr. Don Meyer became president of Valley Forge Christian College on January 1, 1997. VFCC is an Assemblies of God college located on 106 acres just outside of Philadelphia in the beautiful rolling countryside of historic Chester County. The college was founded in 1939. VFCC is accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and offers 25 undergraduate majors and 4 graduate majors.

Dr. Meyer began his academic journey at Central Bible College in Springfield, MO where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree. He went on to earn a M.A. at Wheaton Graduate School in Wheaton, IL and his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN.

Dr. Meyer served for 21 years at North Central University (formerly North Central Bible College) as professor (3 years) and Vice President, Academic Affairs (18 years).

Prior to accepting the position at NCBC, Dr. Meyer, an ordained Assemblies of God minister, pastored for 7 years in Pennsylvania. He has spoken at camps, retreats, seminars, and churches in the United States and overseas with extensive ministry in Europe and Africa. He has contributed articles to various Christian publications and journals.

Dr. Meyer is a native of Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Evie have two sons Darin and Kevin and one grandson, Noah.

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Memories of a Lifetime

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 12:33 PM

"We must choose to create the memories that enrich our lives."
Jim Huling


"I stood in the bow of the raft, balancing myself against the turbulence of the water, and said goodbye to the hundreds of miles of raging whitewater that had been my home for the...

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Happy Birthday to You

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 9:14 AM

"You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake."
Bob Hope

Few family traditions imbed themselves in our memories more than our birthday celebrations. As a child, my birthdays were marked by modest family gifts and my mother's homemade cake with candles creatively aligned...

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The Power of an Eyebrow

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 8:52 AM

The Power of an Eyebrow

"All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small."

Lao-Tzu


Dr. David Rabin was 50 years old when he died on October 26, 1984 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)...

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Several Hours at O'Hare Field

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 5:27 PM

"To acquire knowledge one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe."
Marilyn Vos Savant


I always enjoy the drama associated with airports. Whether it is the huge international Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, or a regional airport like Manchester, NH, people are always on...

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Celebrating 75 Years

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 4:10 PM

"From the altars of the past, take the flame and leave the ash."
Anonymous

It all began one cold day in March when 46 year old Francis A. Johnson decided to do something about the annoying bits of baler twine clogging his manure spreader. He had always been a...

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A Man Who Changed His Times: Part II

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 10:17 AM

"God Almighty has set before me two great objects, the suppression of the Slave Trade and the reformation of manners."
William Wilberforce


William Wilberforce had two goals for his life: the abolition of the Slave Trade and the reformation of manners. Last week I shared with you...

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A Man Who Changed His Times: Part I

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 12:01 PM

"It's easy to make a fortune, but harder to make a difference." -- A businessman to a friend of J. Douglas Holladay

On Oct. 28, 1787 William Wilberforce wrote in his diary, "God Almighty has set before me two great objects, the suppression of the Slave Trade and the reformation...

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Please Do Not Read

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 1:01 PM

"The brain may die but my compulsion for useless trivia lives on." -- Molly Harper


If you do not want to acquire useless information, I would suggest that you stop reading this column immediately. Most of the columns I write encourage readers to think about something relatively important....

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So Near and Yet So Far

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 1:00 PM

"An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men."
Thomas Fuller


Florence Chadwick loved to swim. She was born in San Diego, California on November 9, 1918. She grew up on the beach and began competing...

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A Midsummer Walk in the Garden

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 6:08 PM

"A garden is never so good as it will be next year."
Thomas Cooper


Throughout the growing season I love walking through my flower garden. Even from one day to the next subtle changes catch my eye with amazement. But a midsummer walk reveals...

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It's All About the Journey

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 4:45 PM

"Most of us arrive at a sense of self and vocation only after a long journey through alien lands." - Parker Palmer


For years I have heard Jon Mack, VFCC athletic director and men's basketball coach, repeat again and again the words, "It's all about the journey."...

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Joy Comes in the Mourning: Part II

(1) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 11:17 AM

"One short night sleep past, we wake eternally ,and Death shall be no more; Death, though shalt die."
John Donne, author of "Death Be Not Proud"


Last week I shared the physical journey of Beth Renee Pears, my dear niece, who entered heaven at age 44 less...

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Joy Comes in the Mourning: Part I

(1) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 7:03 PM

"It is not the length of life, but depth of life."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

My dear niece, Beth Renee Pears, was only 44 years old when she died but the life she lived will go on and on through all who knew her, especially her...

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Riddles and Brain Teasers

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 7:13 PM

"I never talk back. I listen and always remember your every word, so come pen or mouse, never forget that I will treasure your thoughts forever. Yours truly, Paper."
LM Fields


One of the ways we keep our brains alert and our minds active is to keep...

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Ask Questions and Live Into the Answers

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 5:31 PM

"Never be afraid to ask questions, especially of yourself. Discovery is the mission of life." -- Brian Kates


Educators have long known the value of the Socratic method of teaching, which is named after the classical Greek philosopher Socrates. This approach is based on the belief that students...

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The Woman in the Mirror

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 6:17 PM

"Mirror, mirror, here I stand. Who is the fairest in the land?" -- Wilhelm Grimm in Grimm's Fairy Tales


I actually enjoy going shopping with my wife, Evie. Whether it is making our way through our grocery list at Wegman's, or the birthday and anniversary...

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The Roast of Richard A. Kunsch

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 2:10 PM

"Great men stand like solitary towers in the city of God."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Richard A. Kunsch has been called "Mr. Phoenixville" by many of those who know him best. And though I have only known him for about 16 years, I would agree that "Mr. Phoenixville"...

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The Tragic Side to Comedy

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 9:22 AM

"There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt." -- Erma Bombeck


Years ago I heard someone describe comedy as "tragedy plus time." Perhaps we didn't have our driver's license to check in at the airport, or we dropped the bowl...

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Practical Advice from a Wise CEO

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 7:07 PM

"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
Albert Einstein


I don't know of any student at Valley Forge Christian College who wants to be mediocre or even just a little above average. Within each heart is a quest to excel... to make a...

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The Lone Survivor of SEAL Team 10

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 9:16 AM

"Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with."
-- Brodi Ashton


For almost 75 minutes, nearly 1,600 of us sat spellbound hearing him tell his story. It was like we were frozen in place as he walked us through his...

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