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Alumni Profiles

Our alumni are employed and/or studying in a variety of contexts.

Jamie Ergas

Intake & Rapid Exit Coordinator

Upon graduation from Messiah College, I attended the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work to pursue a master's degree through the advanced standing program. The coursework and practicum...
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Mike Ortiz

Transitional Living Coordinator

Messiah’s BSW program prepared me for graduate studies in two distinct ways. The first was through the accredited courses of the social work program. These courses helped me develop an understanding of social work skills and practice from a generalist approach. The BSW degree...

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Jessica Frederick

Fieldworker for Christian Peacemaker Teams

My social work background has been helpful to me as I live my vocation. The social work values of cultural competence and empowerment continue to radically shape and inform my life's journey, work, and relationship...
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Sarah Witmann

Intercultural Programs Coordinator

I haven’t furthered my education through graduate studies yet. However, I believe the education I received at Messiah was an excellent preparation to working in the social work field. Directly after graduating from Messiah, I began work as a counselor in a children’s shelter...

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Katie Keith

Mental Health and Disabilities Consultant

In the field of social work, I never know what issues I may be dealing with on any given day. Because social work at the undergraduate level works from a generalist perspective, my training has allowed me to be effective with...
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