Fri 16 Jul 2010
This summer while working in the admissions office, I received the opportunity to see first-hand how the Messiah College admissions staff portrays Messiah to perspective students. Currently sitting at the half mark of my summer time here in the office, I took sometime to reflect on the tours I gave and what I tried to convey to students as the character of Messiah College. While I can provide many facts to the students about the college and attempt to wow them with visions of a great college experience, none of what I say truly means anything to the student unless they can connect with the character of Messiah College.
Finally at the halfway point, I see the connection between the facts and figures and Messiah College. The facts and figures represents Messiah College and show the character and atmosphere through the words and research of students, parents and community members. The College’s staff, students and alumni, which I recognize as the foundation on which I will build my vocational future, emanate the atmosphere I know and cherish as Messiah. The college which is recognized nationally for academic rigor and study abroad opportunities and also noted for the loving campus community, the college I know and see. This is the faculties’ Messiah. This is the student’s Messiah. This is my Messiah.