Messiah Alumnus Transforms Cancer into Ministry

Peter Scalzo ’84

Attorney and Partner at Gager, Emerson, Rickart, Bower and Scalzo, LLC

Brookfield, Conn.

Faith and intellect. Discipline and imagination. Humility and aspiration. Students at Messiah College are regularly challenged to explore how two seemingly opposing entities can coexist and forge even greater strength when merged.

Peter Scalzo ’84, a business administration major and bible minor, can add two more:
Cancer and joy.   Suffering and purpose.
Since his cancer diagnosis in 2005, the 49-year-old alumnus has seen God use a six-year battle with cancer to not only solidify his faith, but to open new doors of ministry and service to individuals whose lives also have been similarly turned upside down by the disease.

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Posted in 1984, About Leadership, About Service, Biblical Studies, Business, Leadership, Majors & Minors | 5 Comments »

Posted on June 24th, 2011

Student diplomat welcomes open dialogue

Todd Holtzman ′08
Accounting and Politics double major
Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Todd Holtzman ’08 is a natural leader both on-and-off camera—a skill he may find helpful someday if he continues with plans to run for public office.

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Posted in 2008, Accounting, Honors Program, Leadership, Politics | Comments Off

Posted on July 8th, 2008

Eclectic student brings talents and dedication to campus

quinn-dillon-5-for-storylink.jpgQuinn Dillon 11
Business administration major with a concentration in leadership
Hometown: Exeter, Maine

All things lead to Messiah College for the eclectic Quinn Dillon ′11. A former potato picker, golf supply salesman, and farmer, the unabashed Quinn has accepted virtually any job that brought him closer to his educational and professional goals. Along the way, he has welcomed the hard work, and kept it fun.

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Posted on May 19th, 2008


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