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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.


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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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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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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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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