September 1st, 2016
Messiah College was named #43 in the top 50 most affordable Christian colleges and universities by Christian Universities online. The schools on this list have proven to be affordable without sacrificing quality in their programs and resources. In order to be considered in this ranking, each school is either a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) or able to be considered member eligible. (Source: Christian Universities Online).
See the full list of schools on the list here.
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May 23rd, 2016
Each year, the Messiah College Alumni Association presents the Donald and Anna Zook Alumni Merit Award to a graduating senior. The faculty selects the recipient based on strength of academic record, maturity of Christian faith and character, and contributions of service, leadership, and reconciliation. This morning, Messiah College is honored to present the 2016 Alumni Merit Award to Nicholas Sooy.
The Lilly Graduate Fellows Program is a part of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts that supports outstanding students who want to explore the connections among Christianity, higher education, and the vocation of the teacher-scholar as they pursue graduate degrees in humanities and the arts.
On May 14, Sooy graduated summa cum laude with a double major in philosophy and peace and conflict studies, with minors in psychology and mathematics. His academic accomplishments include leading two directed studies in philosophy of religion, while demonstrating a truly unusual level of creativity, insight and independence of thought.
The ten Fellows were selected by an eight-member selection committee who interviewed sixteen finalists (selected from fifty-six applicants) in April 2016.
The Lilly Graduate Fellows Program is funded by a generous grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. The program will select a total of ten cohorts of Graduate Fellows from the current ninety-nine schools that make up the Lilly Fellows Program National Network of Church-Related Schools. Lilly Graduate Fellows participate in a three-year program in which they meet regularly with a mentor, attend four conferences, participate in a long-distance colloquium, and receive three annual stipends of $3000 ($9000 total) to use at their discretion. For more information on the Lilly Graduate Fellows Program, visit lillyfellows.org.
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April 15th, 2016
Tim Sensenig ’15 (German and English with Secondary Teaching Certification, and former Student Government President) was recently awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Grant to complete an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) abroad. Tim will be teaching English as a second language to middle school students in Hamburg, Germany.
Christina McIntyre ’16 (Politics and International Relations major, with further majors in Sustainability Studies and Community and Urban Development) has been awarded a Fulbright research scholarship to Canada for 2016-17. Christina will be pursuing an MA in Political Science at the University of Toronto, with a thesis on urban housing policy as a means of poverty de-concentration.
Learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/
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March 16th, 2016
Messiah College’s accounting graduates continue to excel on the national CPA exam! Out of more than seventy accounting programs in Pennsylvania, Messiah ranked 3rd in 2015, with a pass rate of 75.9% (national average 55%; PA average 55.4%) for its first-time exam takers. This is just one of the many reasons why our accounting graduates are in such high demand!
Learn about Messiah’s accounting degree.
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March 10th, 2016
Share Faith Magazine recently named Messiah among its top 20 colleges and universities to earn a degree in worship ministry. Share Faith chose schools based on reputation for worship arts offerings, both in facilities and faculty. To see the full list, visit here.
To learn more about Messiah’s programs within the Department of Music, including Music and Worship, click here.
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February 23rd, 2016
D. Ray Hostetter, Messiah’s sixth president, passed away on February 12, 2016.
Hostetter came from a long line of dedicated Messiah faculty and administrators. His grandfather and father both served as presidents, and his mother was both a student and teacher at Messiah.
He caught Messiah fever early, attending the school as a boy. After graduation, he continued his education, receiving a B.A. in History from Greenville College in Illinois and an M.A. from Pennsylvania State University.
After obtaining his master’s degree, Hostetter began his journey as an authoritative figure in higher education at Tabor College in Kansas, teaching and coaching athletic teams.
He eventually left Tabor and returned to Messiah. In the years before serving as president, he taught history and physical education classes. Some years later, Hostetter became the director of development. He became Messiah College’s sixth president in 1964.
In 1965, he returned to school and earned a doctorate in higher education administration from Columbia University in New York. During his studies, the wheels in his mind turned as he envisioned the great potential Messiah could reach.
Read more about President Hostetter’s notable accomplishments during his 30 year administration at Messiah.
President Hostetter’s obituary
Messiah College Memorial Service
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 11 a.m.
Grantham Brethren in Christ Church
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December 22nd, 2014
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) recognized Messiah senior Jeremy Payne in an outstanding way this week, as he was named the 2014 National Player of the Year.
The award for Payne is the second of his career, making him the only repeat honoree for NCAA Division III men since the award was started in 1996. The Player of the Year award is also the eighth in 13 seasons for Messiah men’s soccer.
Read Messiah College Athletics’ “Payne Honored as NSCAA National Player of the Year”
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November 21st, 2014
The Messiah College Opera Workshop won first place in the Division 1 category of the National Opera Association’s 2013-2014 Opera Competition for its production of The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti. The competition is divided into five divisions based on the size of the program and production resources.
Dr. Damian Savarino serves as music and stage director of the Opera Workshop. Dr. Timothy Dixon conducted the orchestra members and Tom Ryan provided scenic and lighting design.
A full list of winners can be seen here.
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September 9th, 2014
Messiah College is the fifth “best regional college in the north,” according to the 2015 college rankings released by U.S. News & World Report on Sept. 9. Messiah also continues as a top 10 “Great School, Great Price” (ranked eighth). For a third consecutive year, Messiah College was also ranked as a “Best Undergraduate Engineering Program” in the country (#63 out of 200). The undergraduate engineering rankings are based on peer assessment surveys conducted in spring 2014 from other ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited institutions. Read the rest of this entry »
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April 29th, 2010
The Society of Publication Designers (SPD) recently invited students from around the world to submit photographs for its “Virtue and Vice” photography contest. Junior Messiah student Kelsey Wolf, studio art major, claimed third prize for a haunting self-portrait that is part of a series of isolation and reclusion. Wolf won a summer internship with Magnum Photos.
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