Alum leads game operations and events for NBA team

Todd Red2Todd Bosma ’96
Portland, Oregon
Director of game operations and events for the Portland Trail Blazers

 From the moment a fan pulls into the parking lot of the Rose Garden to the moment they leave the door, director of game operations and events for the Portland Trail Blazers Todd Bosma ’96 is in charge of making sure visitors have a memorable night at the game.

“I am responsible for everything that goes on during a game besides the five guys on the court dribbling,” says Bosma. “It’s challenging and a bit chaotic, but I absolutely love my job.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 1996, Internships, Majors & Minors, Marketing | Comments Off

Posted on May 1st, 2013

Alum affirms Creator’s purpose for our lives

ryan-scott-bomberger-pic-12Ryan Scott Bomberger ’93
Marketing major
Atlanta, Georgia

Adopted into a multi-racial family of 15, Ryan Scott Bomberger’s acceptance into a loving Christian home fostered his own passion for adoption and seeking God’s purpose in his life.  Today, he and wife Bethany Koopalethes Bomberger ’97 are co-founders of The Radiance Foundation (, a life-affirming organization that seeks to empower people by building their sense of purpose.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 1993, About Leadership, About Reconciliation, About Service, Alumni, Grad School Bound, Marketing | 10 Comments »

Posted on October 8th, 2009

Ministry comes in many forms

Todd and PatrickPatrick Wolfkill ′89 and Todd Suessmuth ′90
Marketing and Business Administration majors respectively

It’s game time at Messiah College. Soccer fans eagerly seek bleacher seats in anticipation of what most believe will be game of the century-the NCAA tournament’s Final Four. Shoemaker Field, home to the College’s six-time national soccer champions, abounds with nervous anticipation … and the alluring smell of the infamous, grilled “cheesy dogs.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 1989, 1990, 1993, About Service, Alumni, Athletics, Business, Giving Back, Marketing | 10 Comments »

Posted on February 5th, 2009

Campus life big enough for brother and sister
Lindsey Gorkos ′09
Marketing major
Hellertown, Pennsylvania

Students are never just a number at Messiah College . . . unless they want to be number one. Small class sizes, hospitable surroundings, and educators’ unparalleled commitment to cultivating the unique gifts of each student provide a campus experience that encourages active, yet balanced, participation in all facets of student life.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2009, Athletics, Majors & Minors, Marketing, Mathematics | 1 Comment »

Posted on January 6th, 2009

Internships are more than making coffee and copies

Melissa Paolangeli ′09
Communications major
Hometown: Centreville, Virginia

Five-year old Melissa Paolangeli watched world-renowned operatic tenor Placido Domingo sing “Look through the Window” on the classic PBS program Sesame Street and felt a spark. By age 19, she was writing press releases, planning press conferences, and promoting one of Washington D.C.’s premier social events – all on the singer’s behalf. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2009, Arts, Communication, Internships, Marketing, Philadelphia Campus, Theatre | Comments Off

Posted on November 12th, 2008

Alum’s interest in Darfur heightened by Beijing games ban

Chris Boyles ′02
Marketing major
Residing in 
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

A decision by the Chinese government to revoke Chris Boyles’ travel visa just days prior to his departure for the Beijing Olympics gained international attention as well as heightened the Messiah College graduate’s commitment to Team Darfur—
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Posted in 2002, Alumni, Athletics, Marketing | Comments Off

Posted on October 6th, 2008


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