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Academics in Action

Academics in Action at Messiah College

Messiah College's impressive community of students, educators and alumni best demonstrates how Messiah is contributing to a wide range of academic disciplines and conversations on faith and the broader culture.

By reading these profiles, we hope you are inspired to imagine yourself as a student at Messiah, learning and flourishing as you engage new ideas and perspectives and truly mature your intellect, character and Christian faith.

Johnathan Hershey '15

Johnathan Hershey '15

Politics major and summer intern for Speaker of the House John Boehner

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JOEL BAUMAN

Joel Bauman '15

Hersheypark entertainer, third place finisher in national vocal competition

Even when up against fantastic vocal talent from across the nation, senior Joel Bauman ’15 stands out. His most recent gigs include the Choc-a-Fellas at Hersheypark and a third place finish in a Hal Leonard music competition.

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JEFFREY STILES ‘16

Double major in politics and Chinese studies; minor in Spanish

His interest in Chinese language started with a Pink Panther scene and now Jeffrey Stiles ‘16—recipient of a prestigious Boren Scholarship—will experience Chinese culture and language firsthand when studying Mandarin at Shanghai International Studies University.

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Andrew Tucker '04

Environmental science alum protects the U.S. Great Lakes from harmful, foreign aquatic invasive species

As the Aquatic Invasive Species Applied Ecologist for The Nature Conservancy’s Great Lakes Project, environmental science grad Andrew Tucker ’04 protects the U.S. Great Lakes from harmful, foreign aquatic invasive species. By determining how to stop aquatic invasive species (AIS) from entering the Great Lakes, detecting the AIS’s previous introductory locations to prevent their spread, and controlling established AIS to minimize their impacts on the ecosystem, Tucker uses his Messiah College education to save the world one Great Lake at a time.

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Kay See Tan

Kay See Tan '08

Alumna hired at Sloan Kettering immediately after graduation

Arriving in the U.S. from Malaysia 10 years ago, Kay See Tan ’08 has always had a passion for serving others. Now an assistant attending biostatistician at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the premier cancer treatment and research institution in the country, she first heard about biostatistics as an undergraduate at Messiah College.

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NATHANIEL JENKINS ‘11

Ph.D. candidate, exercise physiology and nutrition, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Internships with professional sports organizations, serious undergraduate research, faithful reading of research journals and personal drive propel Nathaniel Jenkins ’11 to national scholarships, competitive fellowships and doctoral work in exercise physiology.

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Alison Noble

Alison Noble

Associate professor of chemistry and three-time recipient of a National Science Foundation grant partnership

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Linda Tedford

Linda Tedford

Director of Choral Activities and Artist-in-Residence

Award-winning choirs, professional recordings, performances throughout Europe and a strong partnership with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra—Linda Tedford strives to equip students with the skills to excel in the choral art.

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