September 28th, 2016
Lancaster County-based fair-trade retailer Ten Thousand Villages has named Carl Lundblad, a 1992 Messiah alum, its interim CEO. “Carl’s financial, strategic and organizational expertise, coupled with his energy and mission-driven approach to leadership make him the right person to lead Ten Thousand Villages,” said Ann Batlle, acting chair of the board at Akron-based Ten Thousand Villages.
You can read the full Central Penn Business Journal story here.
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October 21st, 2014
Messiah alum Kevin Wagner ’95 (also an adjunct professor in the Department of History) was recently named the Gilder Lehrman History Teacher of the Year for Pa. by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Wagner, who’s been teaching for 18 years at Carlisle High School, was also the 2014 recipient of the Thomas W. Holtzman Jr. Educational Leadership Award and the Patricia Behring PA Teacher of the Year by the National History Day organization.
Read “Carlisle teacher named Gilder Lehrman History Teacher of the Year for Pa.”
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August 7th, 2014
The “First Destination” survey report for the Messiah College Class of 2013 reveals that 95% of respondents from that graduating class were employed or enrolled in graduate school or a professional program within six months of graduation.
Our 2013 graduates are working at places like Ernst & Young, LLC, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, General Motors, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Michael Waltrip Racing, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, The Dow Chemical Company and University of California San Diego Medical Center.
They are advancing their degree at places like Columbia University, Drexel University, Duke University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Virginia Tech and Wesley Theological Seminary.
Read the full report.
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May 27th, 2014
Christine Franklin ’14, graduate student in Messiah’s M.Ed. program, was awarded the Outstanding New Graduate Award from her undergraduate institution, Penn State University. The award is given by Penn State’s alumni office to graduates who demonstrate excellence in their new careers within five years of graduation.
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March 24th, 2014
Jane Helman `73, currently an adjunct instructor at Marywood University, was elected president of the Keystone State Reading Association, an organization dedicated to promoting literacy, providing instructional leadership, supporting professional development and advocating literacy issues.
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January 13th, 2014
Dr. Alexandra Smith `03, pediatric specialist in neonatology at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York City, has been named 2013 Physician of the Year!
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December 13th, 2013
Messiah College Athletics and the Falcon Athletic Network (FAN) are pleased to announce the 2014 induction class for the Hall of Honor: Jessica (Regan) Cotton, Sam Lenhart, Coach Jan Trapp and Hayden Woodworth. The ceremony will take place Jan. 10, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »
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November 8th, 2013
Rolando Vega’s `13 film “Palace” won the Best Student Film Award at the FirstGlance Festival in Philadelphia. “Palace” is the story of a struggling theater owner and his granddaughter who face the possible extinction of their 50-year-old magical movie palace as a young corporate executive and his company threaten to demolish it.
(Read a feature story about Vega and his film in the spring 2013 Bridge magazine.)
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November 4th, 2013
During Homecoming weekend, Messiah College recognized four alums for their outstanding service to church and society.
Young Alumnus Achievement Award—Kevin Driver `03, cardiology fellow, University of Virgina
Distinguished Alumna Achievement Award—Kim Lawton `85, managing editor/correspondent, Religion & Ethics News Weekly on PBS
Alumni Christian Service Award—Ken Hoke `70, bishop, Susquehanna Conference of the Brethren in Christ Church
Alumni Appreciation Award—Scott Heintzelman `89, Vice President of Finance and Administration, Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc.
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October 30th, 2013
Recently both women’s volleyball coach Judi Tobias ’80 and men’s soccer coach Brad McCarty ’93 have reached milestones in their coaching careers.
In a match against St. Mary’s College of Md. Sept. 21, the Falcons gave Coach Judi Tobias her 300th career win in her 18 seasons as head coach.
In his fifth season as head coach of the men’s soccer team, Coach Brad McCarty racked up his 100th career win when the Falcons beat Elizabethtown College Oct. 12.
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