Senator Mensch’s Bill to Continue State Military College Legislative Appointment Program Becomes Law

Harrisburg – Legislation sponsored by Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) to remove the sunset date of June 30, 2016 from the “State Military College Legislative Appointment Initiative” (Act 29 of 2012) was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf today.

Act 29 of 2012 was originally enacted in order to allow members of the General Assembly to appoint an eligible student within their legislative district for initial enrollment at Valley Forge Military Academy & College annually. SB 1194, now Act 81 of 2016, will allow members to continue the appointment process.

Valley Forge Military Academy & College (VFMA&C) has a long tradition of providing character-based education within an academic and military environment to young men and women who have gone on to become military leaders, industry executives, government officials, professional athletes, Rhoades Scholars, and White House Fellows.  Valley Forge Military College (VFMC) is a two-year, transfer program from which almost all students go on to attend four-year colleges and universities.

For more information on Senator Mensch’s legislation, visit www.senatormensch.com.  State updates can also be found on Senator Mensch’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/senatormensch, or Twitter @SenatorMensch

CONTACT: Sarah Rasmussen srasmussen@pasen.gov  (215) 541-2388