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Alumni - Department of History

Img 1616Meet our graduates

Our alumni have pursued a wide variety of fields after graduation, including transitioning straight into the workforce and moving into graduate school. Our history majors have worked as teachers, professors, museum curators, historical society directors, librarians, multicultural program coordinators, government researchers, and lawyers, among many. For a more complete picture of alumni accomplishments and careers, see the blog What Can You Do With a History Major or visit the links below.

  • Bethany Parliament-Chevalier-
    Bethany Parliament-Chevalier ’02 Associate Director of Admissions, Dickinson College

    A history major at Messiah College, Bethany began to recognize the value of her degree while she was still in school, “I began to see how the study of history was relevant to any industry.”

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  • Joe Hackman-
    Joe Hackman ’04 Pastor, Salford Mennonite Church

    Alumnus Joe effectively lives out Messiah College’s mission to “educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society” as the lead pastor of Salford Mennonite Church in the Philadelphia suburbs.

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  • John Havens-
    John Havens ’91 Founder of the H(app)athon Project

    John seeks to help people find their worth beyond wealth combining economics, the science of happiness and emerging technology. While transitioning from the corporate PR world and grieving the death of his father, John C. Havens ‘91 found himself asking, ‘What is the measure of my life?’

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  • Jonathan Fuller-
    Jonathan Fuller ’16 History major heads to seminary

    When Christian ministries and history major Jonathan Fuller ’16 visited Messiah during his college search, the Burlington, North Carolina, native knew he’d found the right place. “If you can fall in love with Messiah on a cold February morning, you can love it anytime,” he said.

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  • Steven Waters-
    Steven Waters ’74 Senior Philanthropy Director for Economic Development, World Vision

    As World Vision’s senior philanthropy director for economic development, alumnus Steven embodies the “worldwide sense of belonging” Messiah College encourages its students to pursue during their undergraduate education and throughout their career.

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  • Tim Grove-
    Tim Grove ’89 Tim Grove ’89 shares history with millions

    Tim Grove ’89 has a passion for history—and for sharing it with others. He recently published his second young adult book, “Milestones of Flight,” to coincide with the opening of an exhibit of the same name at the National Air and Space Museum, where he works as the chief of museum learning.

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