Alumni couple creates mobile business with Lancaster Cupcake

Jeff ’08 and Emily (Barcklow) Mitchell ’08
Owners of
Lancaster Cupcake
Lancaster, Pa.

What did one alumna do while waiting for her nursing license to transfer from one state to another? She baked. Then she started a cupcake business with her husband, which led to an appearance on the Food Network’s hit television show “Cupcake Wars.”

That’s exactly how it happened for Emily (Barcklow) ’08 and Jeff Mitchell ’08, owners of Lancaster Cupcake, a mobile bakery in Lancaster, Pa. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2008, Alumni, Majors & Minors, Nursing, Sport Management | 3 Comments »

Posted on January 8th, 2013

Island life is for the birds

Photo copyright Jacinda Martinez

Cameron Rutt ’08
Summa Cum Laude graduate, biology
Currently resides in Borneo, Southeast Asia

Lions and tigers and bears? How about leeches, leopards, and pit vipers? Collecting data from bird’s nests in Borneo, Southeast Asia comes with unexpected dangers and welcome rewards for this biology alum from Messiah College. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2008, Biology, Environmental Studies, Honors Program, Majors & Minors | 1 Comment »

Posted on July 2nd, 2009

Grad pursues global environmental awareness

amandamcmillan1Amanda McMillan ′08
Politics major with a minor in environmental studies
Hometown:  Herminie, Pennsylvania

Amanda McMillan ’08 is on a crusade for conservation. In just her first two months on the job as the executive assistant to the president of a worldwide Christian environmental protection organization, McMillan travelled from New York City, to Barcelona, and then back to the company’s operation in southern France. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2008, About Service, Alumni, Environmental Studies, Giving Back, Go Green!, Honors Program, Politics | 4 Comments »

Posted on April 3rd, 2009

A brilliant mind, indeed

Lucy BarnhouseLucy Barnhouse ′08
Medieval Renaissance Studies and German double major
Hometown:  King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Children can be persistent. Just ask any parent who has resorted to the dreadful, sometimes regretful, “because I said so”—the commonly invoked universal justification for decisions affecting young inquiring minds.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2008, Alumni, German, Grad School Bound, Honors Program, Majors & Minors, Medieval Renaissance Studies | Comments Off

Posted on February 3rd, 2009

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

Student diplomat welcomes open dialogue

Todd Holtzman ′08
Accounting and Politics double major
Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Todd Holtzman ’08 is a natural leader both on-and-off camera—a skill he may find helpful someday if he continues with plans to run for public office.

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Posted in 2008, Accounting, Honors Program, Leadership, Politics | Comments Off

Posted on July 8th, 2008

Boyer scholar confronts cruelty in developing nations

brittany-web.jpgBrittany Brendsel 08
Sociology and international development major/concentration in anthropology
Hometown: BigFork, Montana

The day 17-year-old Brittany Brendsel ′08 came across Messiah College’s Epicenter website (
and learned she could improve the lives of others around the globe, she knew her path was determined … by God.

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Posted in 2008, About Reconciliation, Anthropology, Giving Back, Honors Program, Internships, Intl' Development, Service and Learning, Sociology, Study Abroad | Comments Off

Posted on May 20th, 2008

Coup d’etat to classrooms and conferences — a wild ride

jessica-debrah.jpgJessica Debrah 08
Human Development and Family Science major
Homeland: USA and Africa

Networking at professional conferences, using classroom-inspired practices in real world situations, and interacting with professors, suggest reasons why one international student is fully prepared for an exciting future in human rights and global community development.

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Posted in 2008, About Reconciliation, Family Science, Human Development, Intl' Students | Comments Off

Posted on April 20th, 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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