For the love of the game

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Silalei (Shani) Owuor ’09
Human Resource Management
Nairobi, Kenya

What does it take to be a professional athlete?

Silalei (Shani) Owuor ’09 is learning that like any other professional pursuit, it takes time, commitment and hard work. However, for Owuor, not only is she pursuing a sport she is passionate about, she is making a name for the sport and its popularity across Kenya as captain of the Kenyan Women’s National Basketball Team. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2009, Alumni, Athletics, Business, Intl' Students, Majors & Minors | Comments Off

Posted on October 4th, 2013


Alumna finds faith, ministry on the river


Margeaux Monsour ’09
Family and Consumer Science Education Alum
Pittsburgh, PA

Margeaux explains how Messiah prepared her for this adventure (1:25 Windows video).

When most people think of rest and relaxation, they conjure up images of a warm, sunny beach or a lazy weekend, curled up in a hammock with a favorite book. Not Margeaux Monsour ’09. After graduation, the family and consumer science education major decided to “take a breather” by going through the rigorous training necessary to teach whitewater rafting, one of the most dangerous and difficult outdoor programs available. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2009, About Leadership, Family Science | 3 Comments »

Posted on April 9th, 2010


Broadcasting major gets big city experience

tshanaTshana (Guiswite) Jamara ’09
Broadcasting major
Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania

Contributed by Erin Kriner ’09

As a broadcasting major with an emphasis in production, Tshana Jamara ’09 took full advantage of her Philadelphia campus experience by landing an internship at the local ABC television affiliate, WPVI-TV, Channel 6.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2009, Broadcasting, Internships, Philadelphia Campus, Study Abroad | Comments Off

Posted on October 6th, 2009


Serving the community shapes student’s life

rachel-moffett1Rachel Moffett ’09
Elementary Education major

Every Tuesday afternoon Rachel Moffett ’09 boards a bus to work with inner-city youth at the Allison Hill Community Center in Harrisburg.  After four years of helping with homework, cleaning, serving meals, and lending a shoulder to cry on, this elementary education alum bids farewell to the individuals that have helped shape her life, broaden her horizons, and strengthen her fortitude.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2009, About Service, Alumni, Education, Service and Learning, Study Abroad | Comments Off

Posted on October 6th, 2009


Athlete’s positive attitude focuses on the prize, not the pain

blosseyandteam01Nick Blossey ′09
Computer Science major
Erie, Pennsylvania

The actions and advice of a highly decorated American prisoner of war strengthened this benched goalkeeper’s commitment to the relentless pursuit of a positive attitude, and helped Messiah College’s men’s soccer team earn its sixth national title in program history.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2009, Athletics, Computer Science, Majors & Minors | Comments Off

Posted on June 2nd, 2009


Student pit director takes podium with aplomb

paul-cohen-3Paul Cohen ′09 
Music major with a concentration in commercial music 
Roches
ter, New York

A gifted performer and composer, Paul Cohen ’09 uses his musical talent to delight and faithfully inspire audiences from Grantham, Pennsylvania, to Rome, Italy.  

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Posted in 2009, Arts, Music | Comments Off

Posted on May 4th, 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


Student activist/ecologist challenges ‘Silent Epidemic’

ryan-witmerRyan Witmer ′09
Environmental Studies major
Hometown:  Wooster, Ohio

Planting gardens in abandoned lots strewn among Philadelphia’s economically disadvantaged neighborhoods is more than a beautification project. To Ryan Witmer ’09, and others studying at Messiah College’s Philadelphia campus (MCPC), the ongoing service project is an effective way of combating gang warfare, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, in addition to supporting ecological sustainability among the historic city’s 30,000+ vacant lots. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2009, About Service, Environmental Studies, Giving Back, Go Green!, Internships, Philadelphia Campus, Service and Learning | Comments Off

Posted on April 3rd, 2009


Engineering team builds inspiration for one million teens

Paul GustafsonPaul Gustafson ’09
Engineering major
Chester, Vermont

“Whatever your plans are for the summer, cancel them. I’ve got the best job for you that you’ll ever have.” Those immortal words—etched indelibly in Paul Gustafson’s memory—led to a once-in-a-lifetime experience for this Messiah engineering major and honors program participant. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2009, Engineering, Faculty, Honors Program, Internships, Majors & Minors | Comments Off

Posted on March 3rd, 2009


It’s all fun and games . . . until someone gets hired

Steve SylvesterSteve Sylvester ’09
Business Information Systems major
Hometown: Cinnaminson, New Jersey

Steve Sylvester might be a self-proclaimed “nerd” but to most who know him, including the Department of Defense (DoD), that’s a good thing.   

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Posted in 2009, Business Information Systems | 1 Comment »

Posted on February 3rd, 2009


Gifted soprano graces Central Pennsylvania stages

Dorea Schmidt ′09
Theatre major

Theatre major Dorea Schmidt ′09 is willing to take risks.  Extending her love for music and acting beyond roles such as Luisa, the leading role in Open Stage Harrisburg’s regional production of The Fantasticks (“Schmidt’s crystal-clear voice transports you …” Patriot News, April 2007), and Juliet in Messiah College’s 2007 production of Romeo and Juliet, she’s also stepping on stage to perform opera. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 2009, Arts, Theatre | 1 Comment »

Posted on January 8th, 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


Math major combines education with a moral purpose

Brittany Williams ’09
Mathematics major with Teaching Certification
Hometown: H
udson, Ohio

Co-authoring a Braille-inscribed book for disabled children in West Africa is one way this Messiah College mathematics major is stretching herself beyond the classroom.   

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Posted in 2009, About Service, Collaboratory, Giving Back, Mathematics, Service and Learning, Study Abroad | Comments Off

Posted on August 12th, 2008


Faculty-student bond transcends generations

Nicolas Hernandez ’09
Economics major
Hometown: Bogotá, Colombia

Nicolas Hernandez ’09 is a living testament to the enduring faculty-student bonds developed at Messiah College and how those relationships can span generations.

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Posted in 2009, Faculty, Internships, Intl' Students, Spanish | 2 Comments »

Posted on July 8th, 2008


Building a new university in Africa – brick by brick

tabita-presentation.jpgTabita Vacareanu 09
Human Development and Family Sciences major

Homeland: Lasi, Romania

As a founding member of Friends of Du Bois University of Africa (named after the 20th century civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois), Tabita Vacareanu ′09 and fellow Messiah students share their testimonies with churches and communities willing to listen to how God provided education for them through the generosity of others.

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Posted in 2009, About Leadership, About Service, Family Science, Giving Back, Human Development, Intl' Students, Service and Learning, Spanish | 1 Comment »

Posted on May 28th, 2008


Challenging pre-med program a blessing to biology major

melina-benson-3.jpgMelina Benson 09
Biology major
Hometown: Willington, Connecticut

A gripping study-abroad experience and revealing service-learning opportunity changed Melina Benson’s life, solidifying the biology major’s determination to succeed in her challenging pre-med program at Messiah College.

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Posted in 2009, Biology, Honors Program, Service and Learning, Study Abroad | Comments Off

Posted on May 15th, 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


   

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