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GRANTHAM, Pa. (Aug. 15, 2005) — Messiah College will inaugurate Kim S. Phipps, Ph.D., as the college’s eighth president on Oct. 14. Phipps 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 host a variety of events during the week of the inaugural celebration, including a guest lecture by the Pulitzer-prize winning author Anna Quindlen, an inaugural ball and a comedy program with two stars from ABC’s “Whose Line is it Anyway?” The inauguration ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on Oct. 14 in Brubaker Auditorium in the Eisenhower Campus Center on the college’s Grantham campus.
For a biography and downloadable photo of President Phipps, a schedule of events or a brief history of Messiah College, please view the document links below.
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.