May 2nd, 2014
Student Mitch McClure ’14 and alumnus Rolando Vega ’13 filmed “Downward,” a short, post-apocalyptic film that will premier at the Carlisle Theatre May 3. The Carlisle Sentinel previewed the film and interviewed the McClure and Vega for a May 1 article.
Read “Messiah students to premiere new post-apocalyptic short film at Carlisle Theatre.”
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March 26th, 2013
Alumna Amanda Owens `09 is a local costume designer and artist. She answered eight questions for the March issue of Harrisburg magazine about her work and life in the region.
Read “Eight questions for Amanda Owens.”
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August 9th, 2012
Amber (Sollenberger) Kane `07 is featured on the cover of the July 2012 issue of Harrisburg Magazine with her loom and beautiful scarf creations. Kane, an art teacher in a local public school and an artist, is based in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Unfortunately, “Weaver combines fine art and function” is not available online.
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July 6th, 2012
Jessica Regan Cotton ’99 was recently inducted into the inaugural New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls’ Sports New York State High School Softball Hall of Fame. Regan Cotton was a three-time All-American at Messiah and conference MVP for four straight years. She is featured in a June 26 Wellsville Daily article.
Read “Former Wellsville ace inducted into Hall of Fame.”
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July 6th, 2012
An alum who grew up in the Mennonite Church surprises his family and church community by choosing to pursue higher education. His politics studies at Messiah and an innate adventurous spirit motivated him to take several trip to Romania. Now, as a graduate student at Indiana University at Bloomington, Leonard Leid ’08 is studying Romanian and Hungarian at the Transilvania University in Brasov, Romania on a prestigious Boren Fellowship. The Shippensburg News-Chronicle interviewed Leid for a July 6 article.
Read “Mennonite life sowed seeds that helped cultivate an ‘outside’ life.”
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April 30th, 2012
Alumna Liz Laribee `07 is feeling right at home in Harrisburg: she is repurposing all kinds of materials–including cardboard and used doors and windown–into art as she connects with the broader art community. Laribee is featured in the April issue of Harrisburg magazine.
Read “Recovering/uncovering: The art of Liz Laribee.”
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April 2nd, 2012
Alumna Rebecca Morlock has spent the past four years trying to adopt Kyle, a little boy from India that Morlock has been caring for since his birth. Having finally cleared much red tape, Morlock and Kyle returned to the United States and their home in central Pennsylvania in late March.
Read “After a 4-year battle, Messiah College graduate brings adopted son home from India.”
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March 20th, 2012
Soccer Shots is a franchise business started by three Messiah College alums–Justin Bredeman, Jason Webb and Jeremy Sorzano. Soccer Shots teaches young children soccer skills as well as character-enhancing elements of the game such as showing appreciation. Each alum played soccer for Messiah and was interested in using their love of the game in their professional career. The York Daily Record covered this successful business on March 18.
Read “Company with local ties celebrates 100th franchise, helping children learn.”
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February 15th, 2012
Theatre alum Adam Brock `07 is having a great time while progressing on American Idol. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette did a story about the talented singer and performed on Feb. 15.
Read “‘American Idol’ camera catches local singer Adam Brock”
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February 3rd, 2012
Alumnus Matthew Rooke wrote a thoughtful opinion piece for the Feb. 2 Centre Daily Times about the impact of technology on individuals, relationships, and societies. He references his experience in Burkina Faso as a Messiah student.
Read “Weighing the benefits of technology.”
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