Meet our graduates
Kevin Langdon ’01 Computer Science
During his first year at Messiah, Kevin Langdon ’01 hit the ground running. In addition to his studies, he developed online calendaring software for nonprofit organizations. And he didn’t stop there.View profile
Steve Sylvester ’09 Steve Sylvester might be a self-proclaimed “nerd” but to most who know him, including the Department of Defense (DoD), that’s a good thing.
Sylvester, a lifelong gamer who enjoys making costumes of video game characters to wear at conventions, has a natural affinity for software development, animation, and computer programming—the latter catching the attention of Sycamore.US, Inc.—a federal contractor for the United States government specializing in network security and satellite technology.
Six months prior to graduation from Messiah College, Sycamore.US offered Sylvester a software engineering position in their Frederick, Maryland facility—a position requiring approval from the DoD.
According to Sylvester, Messiah’s BIS degree integrates a technically-inclined computer science curriculum with management and business courses, providing students with a wide range of skills and better preparing them for the job market. “I wanted something versatile that would apply to several different fields,” says Sylvester. “And I’m really glad I chose Messiah. The College allows me to maintain my adulthood and my freedom, but still provides the structure and shared values we all need.”