Eclectic student brings talents and dedication to campus

quinn-dillon-5-for-storylink.jpgQuinn Dillon 11
Business administration major with a concentration in leadership
Hometown: Exeter, Maine

All things lead to Messiah College for the eclectic Quinn Dillon ′11. A former potato picker, golf supply salesman, and farmer, the unabashed Quinn has accepted virtually any job that brought him closer to his educational and professional goals. Along the way, he has welcomed the hard work, and kept it fun.

This summer, as the newly named Rascal the River Monster—the official mascot of the Harrisburg Senators—Quinn, who is contagiously optimistic, will rally thousands of City Island fans in support of the minor league baseball team’s 70 homes games. Then he will return to the Grantham campus for a lower profile but equally rewarding job on Messiah’s maintenance crew. “I love hard work and using my hands,” said Quinn, a Provost Scholarship recipient and Eagle Scout.

Quinn’s motivation to support himself is driven by his determination to succeed at Messiah and beyond. After graduation, he and his brother Skye, an artist, will start a graphic design firm specializing in trademark and logo management for professional sports teams and associations. “I love the entrepreneurial spirit,” said Quinn. “I believe here at Messiah, I’m getting a progressive education that will definitely give me an advantage in the business world.”

Until then, Quinn continues to work with the Messiah College Alumni Council, Phonathon, EYAS (student alumni council), and a host of rewarding student body activities. He is also a bagpiper who performs at campus coffeehouses, chapel, and Homecoming soccer games. See related Bridge article on Quinn’s bag piping at Messiah College, including a video of his performance.

“I never thought I would do all of these things at Messiah,” said Quinn. “I love it here. Where else can you have pizza one-on-one with the College President, be blessed with so many diverse opportunities, and have a boss like Anthony Thomas [phone-a-thon] who is also your friend and mentor? Messiah is extraordinary.”

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Posted on May 19th, 2008

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