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CONTACT: Beth L. Lorow
Messiah College inaugurates President Kim S. Phipps
GRANTHAM, Pa. (Sept. 15, 2005) — Messiah College will inaugurate Kim S. Phipps, Ph.D., as the college’s eighth president on Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. in Brubaker Auditorium in the Eisenhower Campus Center on the college’s Grantham campus. The ceremony will include an academic procession including delegates from colleges and universities throughout the country, the installation of Phipps as president by Eunice F. Steinbrecher, chair of Messiah College’s Board of Trustees, and President Phipps’ inaugural address. Because of limited space, this event is not open to the public, but access may be arranged for members of the media.
Phipps, the first woman president in the college’s history, selected the inaugural theme, “Created and Called for Community,” to honor Messiah’s commitment to building and nurturing community, and to highlight the significance of the college’s new core course of the same title – a course that serves as a critical introduction for all first-year students to the college’s unique heritage, mission and identity.
The college will also host a variety of events during the week of the inauguration to celebrate this historic occasion. If you need additional information or would like media passes to an invitation-only event or would like to arrange an interview with President Phipps, please contact the public relations office at (717) 691-6027, extension 1.
Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls more than 2,900 undergraduate students in 50 majors. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Grantham, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg. A satellite campus affiliated with Temple University is located in Philadelphia.
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ARTICLE DATE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2005