A passion for science and a heart for patient care help alum excel in medical school

971916_804256486944_1780301964_n“As I completed high school and started college, I realized that there is no connection as intimate and life-changing as one can have with another human being,” reflects Naomi (DeYoung) Wiens ’10 on her decision to become a physician. “I loved building a foundation in science, physiology, anatomy and chemistry in college, and I was hard pressed to see myself feeling fulfilled in any other field.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2010, Alumni, Biology, Majors & Minors, Scholarship, Study Abroad | Comments Off

Posted on May 20th, 2014

Caring for children’s soles

andrea cole 2Andrea Cole ’15
Winfield, Pa.
As Andrea Cole ’15 walked through the streets of the small Honduran town she was visiting on a church-sponsored mission trip in 2011, she noticed that many of the children were running around on the rough terrain with no shoes. Her heart ached for those children because they were missing, what seemed to her, a basic necessity. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in About Service, Biology, Class of 2015, Majors & Minors, Service and Learning | Comments Off

Posted on June 17th, 2013

Island life is for the birds

Photo copyright Jacinda Martinez

Cameron Rutt ’08
Summa Cum Laude graduate, biology
Currently resides in Borneo, Southeast Asia

Lions and tigers and bears? How about leeches, leopards, and pit vipers? Collecting data from bird’s nests in Borneo, Southeast Asia comes with unexpected dangers and welcome rewards for this biology alum from Messiah College. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2008, Biology, Environmental Studies, Honors Program, Majors & Minors | 1 Comment »

Posted on July 2nd, 2009

Student helps shape sustainability on campus and beyond

Joshua Stone ’10
Biology and Spanish double major
Hometown: Royal Oak, MD

Joshua Stone ’10, one of only 1,100 citizens since 1914 to receive the William T. Hornaday Silver Medal for distinguished service in conservation, chose Messiah College for its high-level of student-faculty interaction, its renowned globally focused research, and its commitment to environmental stewardship.

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Posted in 2010, Biology, Go Green!, Spanish, Study Abroad | Comments Off

Posted on August 13th, 2008

Optimistic optometrist born from service-learning opportunity

Sarah Nowicki ’10
Biology major
Hometown: Middletown, New York

Sarah Nowicki ’10 had a less than thrilling day performing auto refractions (computer analyses of eyesight) while on a service-learning trip to Knoxville, Tennessee. The biology major hoped the experience with the Remote Area Medical team (RAM) would help her decide on a major—a personal dilemma which she believed had reached crisis proportions.

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Posted in 2010, About Service, Biology, Service and Learning | Comments Off

Posted on July 7th, 2008

Challenging pre-med program a blessing to biology major

melina-benson-3.jpgMelina Benson 09
Biology major
Hometown: Willington, Connecticut

A gripping study-abroad experience and revealing service-learning opportunity changed Melina Benson’s life, solidifying the biology major’s determination to succeed in her challenging pre-med program at Messiah College.

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Posted in 2009, Biology, Honors Program, Service and Learning, Study Abroad | Comments Off

Posted on May 15th, 2008


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