Bethany Deitrick, teacher

Bethany Deitrick (’07) has accepted a job at John Harris High School teaching ninth and tenth graders.

Pete Ramsey (’02) Graduates in Library Science

Pete Ramsey (’02) just completed a Master of Science degree in Library Science  from UNC Chapel Hill. He’s currently on the prowl for a job as an academic librarian somewhere along the US East Coast.  His thesis, “Social Networking Services: Library Collaboration 2.0?” can be read at

Ryan Lauko (’04)

Ryan Lauko (’04) finished a Master of Liberal Arts program at the University of Pennsylvania this past December.  He’s currently looking for a job teaching English, and hopes to go back for doctoral studies in religious studies in the not too distant future.

John Francis live online!

John Francis (Maher), ’98, will have a live show on XM Radio on the following dates. Sunday 6/8 and 6/15 @ 6pm EST Tuesday 6/10 and 6/17 @ 11pm EST Thursdays 6/12, and 6/19@ 3am EST Here”s the link for free listening Some other news about John. In February a film for which he […]

Sarah Ginolfi’s new blog

Sarah Ginolfi (’08) will be a NYC teaching fellow this fall. She’s started a new blog, Sarah in the Bronx, where she’ll keep us all informed of her goings on.

Alicia Watkins (’03), pundit

Alicia Watkins (’03) been writing an op-ed column for three local papers for the past three months or so. Her columns have been appearing on the New Britain Herald’s Web site at, but since the platform doesn’t support archiving, she also has a blog with her work at

Marissa Brown Harris ‘04 to California

Marissa (Brown) Harris ’04 and her husband have relocated to Pasadena, CA. Starting in August, she will be teaching 9th grade Honors English, 12th grade AP Literature, and Journalism at Pacifica Christian High School in Santa Monica, CA.

Congratulations, Dr. Julie Adams

The following comes from Julie Adams, who just finished her PhD in Microbiology.  Julie was an English and Biology double major while at Messiah.  She’s currently looking for a job where she can combine her expertise in microbiology and writing.  Many congratulations and best wishes to Julie. After graduating from Messiah, I worked for Biosynexus, […]

Jon Benda’s Messiah Profile

Some of you may be interested in the alumni profile of Jon Benda (’90) that’s included on Messiah’s career page. Check it out here.

Erin Jones (’07) to Carnegie Mellon

Erin Jones will begin work on an MA in Professional Writing at Carnegie Mellon University. The stated goal for the program is “to prepare students for careers as writers, communications specialists, and information designers working in government, business, and industry in this new era.” Erin will take core courses in writing and design, and then […]