Scholar, educator, social worker and program manager—all as a college senior

kaity zookKaitlyn Zook ‘14
Social Work
Manheim, Pa.

In case life as a college senior isn’t busy enough with finishing classes, completing internships and preparing for graduation, social work major Kaitlyn Zook takes a busy schedule one step further and also works as a project manager leading Project Ubuntu for the humanitarian nonprofit 2 Seconds or Less.

Zook first heard of the organization during a semester in Philadelphia. After longing to get involved with an organization she felt really met the claims they were making, Zook was eager to see how she could help. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in About Service, Class of 2014, Majors & Minors, Social Work | 1 Comment »

Posted on February 17th, 2014

‘God story’ inspires alum to pen children’s book

Lisa (Zaleta) Williams ’91
Author and Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Smyrna, De.

Lisa (Zaleta) Williams ’91 has always enjoyed working with children. As a mother of three and a licensed clinical social worker who works with middle school students, she is improving the lives of children and teens every day.

In addition to her social work job, Williams—who graduated from Messiah with a degree in Spanish before pursuing her master’s degree in social work from Temple University—also enjoys writing psycho-educational and advocacy pieces on mental health issues for Hispanic newspapers. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 1991, Alumni, Majors & Minors, Social Work, Spanish | Comments Off

Posted on December 18th, 2012

Shepherding sheep and social justice

Jessica Frederick ′07
Christian Ministries and Social Work major
Hometown: Jamestown, New York

While accompanying shepherds as their sheep graze in the rocky hills of At-Tuwani in the disputed West Bank, Jessica Frederick ’07 dons a symbolic bright red “CPT” hat as a message to Israelis that she is a nonviolent activist.

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Posted in 2007, About Reconciliation, Alumni, Christian Ministries, Majors & Minors, Social Work | Comments Off

Posted on September 1st, 2008


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