Teaming up in television- alum leads broadcast operations for local station

Keith Blaisdell, Director of Broadcasting Operations for abc27.Keith Blaisdell ‘82
Harrisburg, Pa.

On any given day, you can find Keith Blaisdell ’82 bustling around the WHTM-TV (abc27, a local abc affiliate station) studio in Harrisburg, Pa., doing everything from finding new on-air talent, to researching and purchasing equipment, to making sure reporters’ microphones work for their live shots. Those are just a few of the many things that Blaisdell gives oversight to as the director of broadcast operations for the station. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 1982, About Leadership, Alumni, Broadcasting, Communication, Humanities, Majors & Minors | 2 Comments »

Posted on January 13th, 2014

Student captures magic of the silver screen in short film “Palace”


Rolando Vega
Bridgewater, N.J.
Film and Media Arts

Combining his creative spirit, passion for technology and love of film, Rolando Vega ’13 created a professional-quality short film for his senior honors project that culminated his academic experience at Messiah and prepared him for a future career in film. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2013, Arts, Communication, Film and Media Arts, Humanities, Majors & Minors, Philadelphia Campus, Scholarship | 1 Comment »

Posted on April 5th, 2013

Born addicted to drugs, Messiah student triumphs over adversity

Picture of Leigh McCauley
Leigh McCauley ’12
Communication major
Hershey, PA

At first glance, Leigh McCauley ’12 is like many other Messiah College sophomores: happy, bubbly, bright, and carefree. But, she has overcome more than the average 21-year-old and now uses those difficult childhood experiences to inspire others.

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Posted in About Service, Agape Center, Communication | 6 Comments »

Posted on May 7th, 2010

Sticking around to help the city

Jeff Waters ′08
Communications major
Hometown:  Baltimore, Maryland
Community, particularly within urban environments, means a lot to Jeff Waters ′08. The Messiah College communications graduate believes living and working in Harrisburg—the state capital of Pennsylvania just fifteen miles from the College’s Grantham campus—provides insight into those he serves and adds to the sense of community he relishes.   Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2008, About Service, Communication, Giving Back, Majors & Minors | Comments Off

Posted on December 4th, 2008

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


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