December 15th, 2015
Last year, Messiah’s editorial team redesigned The Bridge, the College’s quarterly alumni magazine. As the second phase of this redesign, The Bridge launched its new website, messiah.edu/the_bridge, in conjunction with its President’s Report issue. The revamped website will make it easier to enjoy the magazine in its entirety online and to share articles with friends!
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November 17th, 2015
Messiah is proud to be ranked #9 on the list of Top 50 Christian Colleges and Universities Exceeding Expectations for 2016! This ranking highlights schools which have proven to go above and beyond when it comes to students’ academic achievements! Each school on this list has significantly surpassed its predicted graduation rate, showing that care has been taken to enhance their students’ academic careers from acceptance through graduation. Read more here.
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November 12th, 2015
The Collaboratory’s bridge team recently won the “Team of the Year” award from Bridges to Prosperity, an organization that builds foot bridges for residents in isolated communities around the globe. In September, the team’s advisor, Professor of Engineering Brian Swartz, and students Andrew Joy, Ben Holderman and Zach Engle, attended the organization’s annual conference in Colorado, where they were recognized as a gold-level team for their work on constructing two foot bridges in the Panamanian villages of Arraijan and Bajo Grande. Learn more about the Collaboratory here.
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November 3rd, 2015
The Central Penn Business Journal recognized several current and former Messiah College board members on Nov. 2 at its annual “Business of the Year” Awards. George Parmer (president and owner, Fine Line Homes), chair of Messiah’s Board of Trustees, received the Spirit of Philanthropy Award; and current trustee Larry Bashore (president, Edwin L. Heim Company) and former trustee Marlin Thomas (Chairman and CEO, Willow Valley Living) were inducted into the Central Penn Business Journal’s Hall of Fame. Read more.
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September 9th, 2015
Messiah College is the fifth “best regional college in the north,” according to the 2016 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 fourth consecutive year, Messiah College was also ranked as a “Best Undergraduate Engineering Program” in the country (#80 out of 200). The undergraduate engineering rankings are based on peer assessment surveys conducted in spring 2015 from other ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited institutions.
The rankings reflect Messiah’s consistent excellence when measured among the nation’s best public and private colleges and universities using U.S. News’ weighting of factors such as peer assessment, faculty-student ratio, class size, acceptance rate, graduation rate, retention, SAT/ACT scores, freshmen class rank and alumni giving. Read the full rankings and methodology at www.usnews.com.
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September 1st, 2015
Messiah College was recently named the 2015 Readers’ Choice for Pennsylvania College/University in Harrisburg Magazine’s annual “Simply the Best” reader’s poll. To see the winners in all categories, click here.
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August 20th, 2015
“Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA, has developed the Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI), which requires students to not only complete experiential learning but also to reflect and translate their experience into transferable skills.
At Messiah, experiential learning can take the form of internships, service learning, off-campus programs, leadership experiences or undergraduate research, but all of the options ask students to reflect about the experience in a way that directly relates to a future career. From their reflection, students then produce a “deliverable” that will help communicate their skills to potential employers after graduation, such as a resume, portfolio or website.”
Read the entire story, “Why a College is Using PR Terminology for Student Success.”
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July 27th, 2015
BestColleges.com has released its Top 50 Schools in Pennsylvania for 2015, the annual list ranking the state’s best two- and four-year colleges out of more than 450 educational institutions. Messiah College was listed at #14.
Schools are judged in the categories of acceptance, retention, graduation and post-graduation employment, which is partly determined by their loan default rate, the website said in a news release.
Read “Midstate colleges among top in state, says BestColleges.com”
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June 25th, 2015
Stack recently named Messiah College #8 in the Top 50 Colleges for Female Athletes. Over 2,000 schools were analyzed and the list includes all divisions. Messiah is the first Division III school on the list.
See the full list.
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June 4th, 2015
Messiah College recently received two recognitions for its graduate degree in counseling:
Ranked #9 out of 25 for the “Most Affordable, Accredited Graduate Degrees in Psychology and Counseling in the Northeast 2014” – Read more about this recognition here.
Ranked #20 out of 50 for “The 50 Best Online Schools for a Graduate Degree in Counseling 2015” – Read more about this recognition here.
Messiah offers a Master of Arts in Counseling with concentrations in clinical and mental health; marriage, couple and family; and school counseling.
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