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Scott Kerstetter ‘17 awarded Department of Defense SMART Scholarship

August 7th, 2014

Engineering student Scott Kerstetter ‘17 has received a SMART Scholarship from the research and development branch of the Department of Defense (DOD). The benefits of the scholarship include payment of all college expenses, a cash stipend for living expenses, summer internships at DOD facilities and a guaranteed job after college.

The SMART program provides the opportunity for college students to be hired by a DOD site; Kerstetter will work at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., one of the largest DOD facilities. He will do testing for the Army in the communications/electronics sector.

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Dean of the School of Humanities Pete Powers selected for national leadership development program

July 22nd, 2014

Pete Powers, dean of the School of the Humanities, is one of 32 administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in a yearlong Senior Leadership Academy.

Individuals chosen for the program are administrators in higher education who have been identified by their institutions as having the potential for senior leadership positions in independent colleges or universities. Powers will participate in two seminars, will undertake a mentoring program, work with experts, participate in webinars and engage in a series of readings and case studies during the 2014-2015 academic year.

For more information about the Senior Leadership Academy, visit

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Evan Shirey ‘14 awarded Paxton Ministries Frey Service Award

July 9th, 2014

Messiah College student Evan Shirey ‘14 was one of three Frey Service Award Recipients recognized by Paxton Ministries. Recipients demonstrate a Christ-centered life, sacrificial spirit, heart of compassion and history of service over time. Shirey began volunteering with Paxton as a sophomore and helped Paxton by cleaning, leading activities and befriending the residents. He also participated in and recruited volunteers for Best Buddies, a program that pairs residents with a one-on-one connection.

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Messiah College earns Tree Campus USA designation for third consecutive year

June 24th, 2014

Messiah College earned recognition as a 2013 Tree Campus USA,® a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota that honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.

To obtain this distinction, Messiah College has met the five core standards for sustainable campus forestry required by Tree Campus USA, including establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects.

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Student Joel Bauman ’15 finishes third in national online vocal competition

June 16th, 2014

Joel Bauman ’15, music education major, finished third in the musical theater category of an online vocal competition run by music publisher Hal Leonard.

Watch Bauman’s winning submission.

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Internship Center Director Mike True named one of the 10 most visionary leaders in college career services

June 9th, 2014

Mike True, director of the Internship Center, is among the most “visionary and forward-thinking leaders in career services and recruiting,” according to the 2014 Career Services Insights Survey, a survey sent to more than 700 career professionals representing 520 different colleges and universities. True is the only Christian college representative on the list.

The full report from the survey will be available in June at

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Graduate student Christine Franklin ’14 honored as outstanding young alum by alma mater

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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Messiah featured in Princeton Review’s “Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition”

May 22nd, 2014

Messiah College is among 322 schools nationwide featured in the 2014 edition of Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges.

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“Fanfare” magazine prints rave review of new Messiah College Wind Ensemble CD

May 12th, 2014

The spring issue of “Fanfare,” the pinnacle of recording reviews for the music industry, offered a rave review of “Stained Glass Windows,” the most recent recording of the Messiah College Wind Ensemble under the direction of Brad Genevro, associate professor of music and director of bands.

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Four education department seniors present at the Council for Exceptional Education’s International Convention

May 6th, 2014

Seniors Domenic Adnolina ’14, Danielle Morabito ’14, Laura Parks ’14 and Vicki Hepp ’14 co-presented with Melinda Burchard, assistant professor of special education, at the leading conference in the field of special education, the Council for Exceptional Education’s International Convention in Philadelphia. The students addressed the topic of middle school math interventions.

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