Archive for October 5th, 2015

October 5, 2015

Monday, October 5th, 2015

We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.
2 Corinthians 5:20

Ambassadors attend "Mix & Mingle" Professional Development on Monday, Sept. 28.

Ambassadors attend “Mix & Mingle” Professional Development on Monday, Sept. 28.

Ambassador News

Congratulations to Katherine Edelman, winner of the Ernest L. Boyer, Sr. Teacher Scholarship!

Chapel Hosting

Please plan to meet in the Admissions Office at 9:20 am to greet prospective guests for chapel.

Tuesday, October 6: Caleb Fugate
Thursday, October 8: Joyce Abraham

Practice Tours

Thanks to all of you who have completed your practice tours. It was evident that you spent time studying the facts and tour script and we really appreciate your hard work. If you would like another opportunity to practice before our first Open House, please let us know. We would be happy to arrange that for you, and we want to make sure everyone is feeling confident by October 12!

Professional Development – Mix & Mingle

Thanks to those of you who attended the professional development Mix & Mingle with Mike True last week. Mike shared many great insights and we want to provide you with an opportunity to apply what you learned to your work as an Ambassador:

  • First impressions – Be aware of the importance and power of first impressions. Professionally represent Messiah at all times.
  • Hand shakes – A firm handshake communicates confidence and friendliness. When you introduce yourself to the student you are hosting overnight and his/her family or to your tour group, consider shaking their hands to create a connection as you introduce yourself.
  • Name tags – Wear your nametag on the right side of your Ambassador jacket.
  • Confidence & Mingling – As a current student, be empowered to confidently initiate conversation with prospective families on event days  and to share your Messiah knowledge and experiences on tour. Students and families love hearing about your experiences!


If you haven’t picked up your engraved nametags yet, please stop by the Admissions Office as soon as possible.

Hosting & Open House – Next Monday, October 12

  • We still need 2 guys ASAP to host THIS Sunday night before Open House! Remember, you need to host 2 each semester:
    • Massimo Schiano –(male) Maple Shade, NJ – interested in Journalism, possibly sport Management, baseball, music ensembles
    • Duwan Thompkins –(male) Philadelphia, PA – Interested in Athletic Training, or possibly Accounting
  • We still need tours guides: 11:00 a.m.  (need 7 more!), 12:00 p.m. (need 7 more!), 1:00 p.m.  (need 5 more), 2:00 (need 5 more) Thank you to those who have already signed up! We have plenty of greeters at 8:00 a.m., and probably have enough tour guides at 2:45. (Could maybe use 1 more)
  • We still need a couple of more rooms to show on Monday for Open House tours. (Let Heather know if you can!) Thank you to those who have already signed up.

Homecoming – October 17

If you are not able to give a tour on Monday’s open House due to your class schedule, consider giving a tour on Homecoming at 1:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 17th.  Email Heather if you can do one or both of these time slots.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 11 – Overnight Experience
Monday, October 12 – Open House!
Saturday, October 17 – Homecoming
Friday, October 30 – Overnight Experience
Saturday, October 31 – Open House

Something to Share?

Were you recently recognized for an accomplishment, or are you involved in an upcoming campus concert, game, or activity? We’d love to know about it! Please email any campus news and involvements to