One of the first students from Malaysia to graduate from Messiah, Bryan Leong ’16 sought out many opportunities to make the most of his College experience—even if that meant occasionally leaving the Grantham campus to hop over an ocean or two. In the fall of his junior year, he studied abroad at Oxford University in Oxford, England. For a double major in psychology and politics with a concentration in international relations, it was a dream come true. “Oxford has produced more than half of the British prime ministers,” explained Leong. “Every day, there are lectures by Nobel Laureates, famous professors, musicians, entertainers. It was a joy being there.” He also returned to Malaysia for a summer to intern for one of the few Christian members of parliament. He noted how she paid for things out of her own pocket to help others. After observing a true public servant at work, he chose to serve in a similar way as the president of Messiah’s Asian Student Association. “I was able to run my office that way,” he said. “I treated it as a functional, active group.” When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, he pioneered club fundraising events on campus to send aid through MercyCorps. He also found time to take a dance class. “I needed credit for an activities course, and that was on my bucket list: to learn how to ballroom dance,” he said. He now works as a human capital solution developer at Deloitte Consulting in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The sum of his Messiah experiences prepared him well.