Messiah Student-Athlete Lends Discouraged Professor a Key Assist

Geoff Pezon’11

Terry Earhart, professor of business and management

Watch Geoff’s game-winning kick against Lynchburg

Like concentric circles in a stirred pond, a single gesture of gracious generosity affects multiple lives in its wake. One such selfless act involving soccer, suffering and an unexpected gift recently rippled through the Messiah College community, as a tangible display of servant leadership.

Just a few weeks after Messiah senior Geoff Pezon ’11 scored the winning goal in the 2010 NCAA Division III men’s soccer championship game, he offered a key assist to a seriously ill Messiah professor. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2011, About Leadership, About Service, Athletics, Business, Engineering, Faculty | 11 Comments »

Posted on February 21st, 2011


Messiah Student “Both Giving and Getting Hope”

Hope Johnson ’14

English

Mechanicsburg, Pa.


When Hope Johnson receives her undergraduate degree in English from Messiah College (currently anticipated to occur in 2014), that moment will serve not only as a personal and academic milestone for her, but for the college as well.

Because when she graduates, she will earn the distinction of being the first nonverbal, nonambulatory graduate of Messiah College. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Class of 2014, Disability, English, Faculty, Majors & Minors | 5 Comments »

Posted on January 11th, 2011


Messiah College professor reacts during a crisis

Michael Zigarelli

Chair, Department of Management & Business; Associate Professor of Management

Hershey, Pa.


A 2009 Messiah College Preview Day, held to give prospective students and their parents an in-depth view of the school, became much more to Michael Zigarelli, chair of Messiah’s Department of Management and Business. For him, it was also a firsthand chance to see God at work. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Business, Faculty, Majors & Minors | 3 Comments »

Posted on November 12th, 2010


Cross-cultural program examines reconciliation and race in South Africa

lawrence-burnleyLawrence A. Q. Burnley, M.Div., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Multicultural Programs, Messiah College

Extending education beyond the classroom helps faculty members like Lawrence Burnley develop students’ appreciation for cultural traditions significantly different from their own, including contemporary and historical tensions and contradictions. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in About Reconciliation, Faculty, Majors & Minors | Comments Off

Posted on May 4th, 2009


Is America truly a Christian nation?

Richard Hughes
Distinguished professor of religion and senior fellow, Ernest L. Boyer Center
Messiah College

Is America a Christian nation? Not likely, according to Richard Hughes, distinguished professor of religion and senior fellow of the Ernest L. Boyer Center at Messiah College. Listen to excerpts of Hughes’ new book, “Christian America and the Kingdom of God,“ to draw your own conclusions. 
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Posted in Christian Ministries, Ernest L. Boyer Center, Faculty, Humanities, Majors & Minors, Politics, Religious Studies, Scholarship | 8 Comments »

Posted on April 3rd, 2009


Engineering team builds inspiration for one million teens

Paul GustafsonPaul Gustafson ’09
Engineering major
Chester, Vermont

“Whatever your plans are for the summer, cancel them. I’ve got the best job for you that you’ll ever have.” Those immortal words—etched indelibly in Paul Gustafson’s memory—led to a once-in-a-lifetime experience for this Messiah engineering major and honors program participant. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2009, Engineering, Faculty, Honors Program, Internships, Majors & Minors | Comments Off

Posted on March 3rd, 2009


An education big enough for the adventures of life

Dave Tanis
Director of Adventure Programs
Messiah College

Who would you consider wise enough and skilled enough to hold your teetering life in their hands? That’s what Dave Tanis, director of adventure programs at Messiah College, pondered when he decided to climb the jagged vertical rises of the Grand Teton, Wyoming’s second tallest mountain. The hike required climbers with a grand capacity for mental fortitude and backcountry bravery.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Adventure Education, Alumni, Faculty | 1 Comment »

Posted on December 5th, 2008


Daughter spurs mother’s interest in swim team

Nancy Luley
Head swim coach/aquatic director
Messiah College

Messiah College is blessed to have a proven winner lead its first intercollegiate swim team, and the College has the most unexpected person to thank for it—the coach’s daughter. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Athletics, Faculty, Majors & Minors | 2 Comments »

Posted on December 4th, 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


   

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