Multicultural Programs Staff
Director of Multicultural Programs
Scott grew up in South Pasadena, California and made his way out east while doing his undergraduate work at Gordon College. After graduating with a Business Administration Degree in 2005 he participated in the Trinity Fellows Program in Charlottesville, Virginia. He began his work in Higher Education at Covenant College and served as the Director of Student Leadership. After serving in this position for two years he earned his Masters of Arts in Higher Education at Geneva College where he also worked as a Residence Director. He most recently joins us after working at his Alma Mater Gordon College as the Director of the Clarendon Scholars Program and Advisor to ALANA.
Scott is excited to continue the great work that the Multicultural Office has done over the last several years; to continue to support underrepresented students, provide educational programs and services to the greater campus and also create an environment and office that is inclusive to all. He is recently engaged to his fiancé Marti who is a professional photographer and also has a Master’s Degree in Higher Education. They are both excited as they plan to get married in July of 2014.
Neryamn R. Nieves, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Martin & Amigo Scholarship Programs
Messiah College is by far Neryamn’s favorite place to work. In fact, this is her fourth job at Messiah, fifth if you consider her time here as a student. She hopes her love for Messiah and enthusiasm for learning will encourage every student whose path she crosses.
When she is not at Messiah, you might find Neryamn reading a novel, helping Lucas with homework, doing laundry, driving Micaela to soccer, Esteban to concerts or lacrosse and Mateo to basketball. She might also be singing with the youth worship team, teaching Sunday school or Girls Only at the First Spanish Assembly of God in Lancaster where she serves as lay Youth Pastor together with her husband, Mario.
She hopes one day to board a cruise ship and travel to all the port cities of Central and South America. If this does not become reality, she is content to wait until eternity when she hopes to travel by the speed of thought.
Multicultural Programs Administrative Assistant
Is the Administrative Assistant to the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership Programs and Multicultural Programs and she is also the Programming Coordinator for Larsen Student Union. Sheryl has been with Messiah College in several roles since 2004 and has an undergraduate degree in Communications from Shippensburg University. She's a proud mom to 2 girls.
Multicultural Programs Workstudy
Amie Bantz is a sophomore Art Education major here at Messiah College and is from Brookline, New Hampshire. She is very involved in the multicultural programs, through her work study as well as being an AMIGO mentor. She is half Korean and half American and enjoys being able to explore both cultures and incorporate them both into her life. She also has a passion for cultural reconciliation because of this mix in cultures and wishes to bring that same awareness to Messiah College.
Multicultural Programs Workstudy
Cora Hines is a junior English Education major. She is from Columbia, Maryland. At Messiah College she is very involved in extracurricular activities such as the AMIGO mentor program and the Ambassador Program. She also is a youth intern for Grantham Church. She enjoys hanging out with friends around campus, cooking, and getting to know new people. Her hope is to be a voice of compassion and love around campus to help bring about racial reconciliation.