For the love of the game

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Silalei (Shani) Owuor ’09
Human Resource Management
Nairobi, Kenya

What does it take to be a professional athlete?

Silalei (Shani) Owuor ’09 is learning that like any other professional pursuit, it takes time, commitment and hard work. However, for Owuor, not only is she pursuing a sport she is passionate about, she is making a name for the sport and its popularity across Kenya as captain of the Kenyan Women’s National Basketball Team. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2009, Alumni, Athletics, Business, Intl' Students, Majors & Minors | Comments Off

Posted on October 4th, 2013


Alum brings Latino roots and passion for community service to Governor’s Advisory Commission

Ed Lanza ’89
Attorney and member of the Governor’s Advisory Commission for Latino Affairs
Harrisburg, Pa.

An attorney, activist and advocate, Ed Lanza ’89 strives to address the needs in his community one day at a time.

Born in Honduras, Lanza moved to the United States as a teenager. Still relatively new to the U.S. when he came to Messiah College as a politics major, Lanza became involved with the International Student Association (ISA) and enjoyed the camaraderie of connecting with other students who were making the same transition.

“Although I had been in the U.S. for a few years, it was great to be part of an international group,” said Lanza. “We commiserated with each other about our new experience and adjusted to the change together.”

After college, Lanza began working as a clerk at a law firm in New York City that was seeking someone who was bilingual. Originally, Lanza had no plans to become a lawyer, but following his work as a clerk and paralegal, he returned to central Pennsylvania to attend the Penn State Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 1989, Alumni, Intl' Students, Majors & Minors, Politics | Comments Off

Posted on August 16th, 2012


International Student Takes a Leap of Faith and Finds a Second Home in Grantham


Dori Gyori ’13

International Business

Biatorbagy, Hungary

(Watch highlights from Gyori’s career-high 26 point game against Alvernia, courtesy of GoMessiah.com athletics website.)

Like any international student who attends college thousands of miles away from family and the familiar, Messiah College junior and international business major Dorottya “Dori” Gyori ’13 defines home differently.

Born in Biatorbagy, Hungary, in 1990, Gyori discovered a second home in Grantham in 2008 when she accepted a freshman spot on the Messiah Falcons’ women’s basketball team.  A 6’2 highly-recruited forward during her senior year at Mechanicsburg Area High School in Mechanicsburg, Pa., Gyori had earned significant attention from Division 1 athletic programs across the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2013, Athletics, Business, Intl' Development, Intl' Students, Majors & Minors, Study Abroad | 4 Comments »

Posted on February 9th, 2012


A little mentoring goes a long way

Steady H. Moono ′85
Education major
Currently the Vice President for Student Affairs,
Montgomery County Community College

Residing in Collegeville, Pennsylvania

When Dr. Steady Moono ’85 earned national recognition as the “2008 Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate,” his acceptance speech cited not his master’s degree alma mater, nor his doctorate alma mater, but Messiah College—a place that taught him the meaning of mentoring relationships.

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Posted in 1985, About Leadership, Alumni, Education, Giving Back, Grad School Bound, Intl' Students | 2 Comments »

Posted on November 12th, 2008


Preservation of rights worth the fight for politics major

Agaba Bisengo ’06
Political Science major
Homeland: Democratic Republic of the Congo

The supportive, objective environment at Messiah College helped Agaba Bisengo ’06, a former Rwandan refugee, find the courage to speak about issues of justice and equality in public forums.

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Posted in 2006, About Reconciliation, Alumni, Intl' Students, Politics | Comments Off

Posted on August 12th, 2008


Faculty-student bond transcends generations

Nicolas Hernandez ’09
Economics major
Hometown: Bogotá, Colombia

Nicolas Hernandez ’09 is a living testament to the enduring faculty-student bonds developed at Messiah College and how those relationships can span generations.

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Posted in 2009, Faculty, Internships, Intl' Students, Spanish | 2 Comments »

Posted on July 8th, 2008


Building a new university in Africa – brick by brick

tabita-presentation.jpgTabita Vacareanu 09
Human Development and Family Sciences major

Homeland: Lasi, Romania

As a founding member of Friends of Du Bois University of Africa (named after the 20th century civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois), Tabita Vacareanu ′09 and fellow Messiah students share their testimonies with churches and communities willing to listen to how God provided education for them through the generosity of others.

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Posted in 2009, About Leadership, About Service, Family Science, Giving Back, Human Development, Intl' Students, Service and Learning, Spanish | 1 Comment »

Posted on May 28th, 2008


For learners, educators, and faith builders – where there’s a will, there’s a way

anthony-thomas.jpgAnthony Thomas 06
Computer Science major
Homeland: Kochi, Kerala, India

An admissions counselor’s uncompromising commitment to finding every available financial aid option helped a promising international student to become his true self – a servant, ministry leader, and mentor.

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Posted in 2006, Alumni, Computer Science, Intl' Students | 2 Comments »

Posted on May 1st, 2008


Coup d’etat to classrooms and conferences — a wild ride

jessica-debrah.jpgJessica Debrah 08
Human Development and Family Science major
Homeland: USA and Africa

Networking at professional conferences, using classroom-inspired practices in real world situations, and interacting with professors, suggest reasons why one international student is fully prepared for an exciting future in human rights and global community development.

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Posted in 2008, About Reconciliation, Family Science, Human Development, Intl' Students | Comments Off

Posted on April 20th, 2008


   

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