Messiah Student “Both Giving and Getting Hope”

Hope Johnson ’14


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

Study abroad spurs international justice career

emily-rainville-3Emily Rainville ′04 
English Literature major
Currently residing in South Asia

Study abroad experiences in West Africa and France shaped this student’s view of the world and convicted her about the investment she could make in the lives of those outside her immediate circle of influence. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2004, About Service, Alumni, English, Majors & Minors, Study Abroad | Comments Off

Posted on June 18th, 2009

Philly campus a rewarding experience

lacey-wardLacey Ward ′09
English major with an emphasis in literature, and a minor in Urban Studies
Catasauqua, Pennsylvania

Throughout the 2009 academic year, Lacey Ward hit the streets and the books as both a student at Messiah’s Philadelphia Campus [MCPC] and a teacher’s assistant at William Penn High School, ultimately earning her the right to stand among Philadelphia’s finest young educators.  Now, as she prepares for her greatest challenge—the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows program—Ward looks back to what got her started on this unexpected journey. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2009, Education, English, Internships, Philadelphia Campus | Comments Off

Posted on May 4th, 2009

Pilot program breaks through educational barriers in Chile


Ben Thorpe 07
English and Religious Studies double major
Hometown: Damariscotta, Maine

While traveling through Santiago, Chile on a post-graduation, pre-employment jaunt, a friend of a friend helped Ben Thorpe, ′07 obtain a University research position that will test and implement a profound new theory of multi-layered learning – one that could prove groundbreaking for the South American educational system.

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Posted in 2007, Alumni, English, Religious Studies | Comments Off

Posted on May 22nd, 2008

Student plants a seed for stewardship and leaves lasting legacy

dan-web.jpgDan Webster 09
English major
Hometown: Uniontown, PA

Dan Webster ′09 took his passion for caring for the earth to a new level at Messiah College, one that will grow into a lasting legacy.

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Posted in 2009, English, Go Green! | 1 Comment »

Posted on April 30th, 2008

Dancer takes leap of faith and graduates magna cum laude

anne-marie-for-web.jpgAnne-Marie Robinson 08
English and Spanish double major
Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia

Part of Anne-Marie’s hesitation about Messiah College stemmed from her preconceptions about what a small Christian college might be like—but those notions quickly vanished.

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Posted in 2008, Arts, English, Grad School Bound, Honors Program, Spanish | 2 Comments »

Posted on April 20th, 2008


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