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Celebrating 100 years of God’s
faithfulness to Messiah College


Considering Messiah College’s beautiful 471-acre Grantham campus and dozens of buildings, it’s hard now to believe that Messiah got its start in the Harrisburg home of a local civic and church leader who was in the business of making noodles. Thanks to the vision of founder S. R. Smith and many other courageous leaders, Messiah College continues to thrive today as an institution strengthened by a century of “shared faith, bold vision, and enduring promise.”


Much of the historical information provided on this site is taken from Messiah College: A History, an account of Messiah College’s early years, written by Professor Emeritus E. Morris Sider.


Centennial Class Profiles
Class of 2010


What's Happening?


posted April 9:

See photos from Philip Yancey's April 7 visit to campus.


posted April 5:

Long-time faculty member Paul Nisly has written a book about the second half of Messiah College's history: "Shared Faith, "Bold Vision, Enduring Promise: The Maturing Years of Messiah College." See photos from the book-signing.


posted March 30:

Need a laugh? Watch video clips from the Evening of Comedy featuring Jeff Allen and alum Timmy Morgan.


posted March 12:

Check out photos from the Henry Louis Gates lecture.


posted March 8:

Check out the narrated slideshow of the Multicultural Century project.









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Bethany Waldmann

Bethany Waldmann


Major: Computer Science and Mathematics
Hometown: Chester, VT

Campus Activities: Leader and member of the Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research, participated in Symphonic Winds and Jazz Band


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