One Last Spring Break: Student Opts for Service instead of the beach

Steve Frankenfield ’11

Adventure Education

Hilltown, Pa.

For his final spring break, Steve Frankenfield ’11 journeyed to the rugged Cumberland Valley of Tennessee.

Again.

For three out of four spring breaks of his Messiah College career, the 22-year-old adventure education major has participated in the Agapé Center’s service trip to Mountain T.O.P. (Tennessee Outreach Project), an interdenominational nonprofit ministry that serves impoverished rural families in the scenic—yet isolated—Cumberland Valley.

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Posted on May 13th, 2011


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 on May 7th, 2010


Stepping up when things are down

Housing crisis moves agency to pick up the pace

Becca KnightBecca Knight ’03
Majored in Sociology

Director of Home Repair Ministries
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ppalachia Service Project, Inc. (ASP)
Johnson City, Tennessee
 

The national housing crisis has been in the news lately but housing problems are not new to Appalachia (pop. 20 million)—one of the poorest, most isolated regions of the United States. Yet, as the economic downturn deepens and the number of troubled families continues to rise, there are those who plan to not only meet the need, but to double their efforts.  Becca Knight ’03 is among them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on March 3rd, 2009


   

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