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Meet the Callers


Each semester, a group of approximately 30 students gather in Old Main to call our alumni, parents, and friends in order to secure their support of the College. Please take a few minutes to read about our callers and say “hello” when they call.

JennaJenna R ‘13


Major: Nursing

Minor: Spanish


Career Goals: After my BSN, I hope to go to grad school while working as an RN, and eventually become a nurse practitioner. I want to travel with my nursing degree and do overseas medical mission trips to Latin American countries where I can use my fluency in Spanish to address the healthcare needs of the impoverished..


Activities: CEEED Volunteer (go into inner-city Harrisburg and help Hispanic adults learn English by assisting with classes), NCS (Nurses Christian Fellowship), Outdoors Club, Student Diplomat (representative of the Nursing Dept. during Open House)


I chose Messiah College because… I chose Messiah because it was known for its excellent nursing program. I knew I wanted a faith-based education as well. Messiah College is also known for their study abroad programs, and I was able to study in Xalapa, Mexico for the 2010 fall semester. I am about 5 hours away from my hometown of Rochester, NY while at Messiah, which is the perfect distance. My Aunt, Uncle and cousins live in Lancaster, PA, so I have family nearby too which is convenient.


I believe that giving to Messiah is important because … I am able to attend MC thanks to the generosity of our alumni. I wouldn’t be able to afford Messiah if it wasn’t for my scholarships. It is important to give because while the alumni were students, they benefited from alumni gifts, so by giving, the alumni are passing on the blessing.


 The most rewarding thing about being a phonathon caller is…I think being a phonathon caller is rewarding because you can talk to those who have studied here before you and hear about their experiences. I also frequently talk to alumni who went to Messiah in the 1940’s, when it was still a high school. Based on their stories, it is amazing to hear how far Messiah has come in its growth and development over the decades. I also enjoy hearing the opinions of our alumni and learning how their experience at Messiah has shaped them as individuals both while at Messiah and in their post-Messiah years.

To learn more about our phonathon program, contact Dan Custer at or campus extension 3640. 

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