Meet our graduates
Read about some of our former students’ experiences both on campus and in their professional careers. These stories give you a closer look at experiences as a nursing student at Messiah College and where your BSN degree can take you.
Ali Rae Chandra ’05 Works on medical ship on African coast
In February, CBS’ “60 Minutes” aired a segment about Africa Mercy, the largest civilian hospital ship, which travels along the coast of West Africa to provide medical care to some of the poorest countries on the planet. This floating hospital includes 90 nurses—on of whom is Ali Rae (Wilks) Chandra ’05. Since 2008, she has been volunteering full time aboard Africa Mercy through Mercy Ships, an organization that uses hospital ships to bring medical expertise and supplies to areas of the world that need it most.View profile
David Ben-Avraham ’08 Building faith among 'peoples of the earth'
While living in Israel, David Ben-Avraham (left) backpacked with friends along the Red Sea coast in Egypt, where he spend a few days with a nomadic Bedouin tribe. During his visit, he befriended a young Bedouin man over hot tea and a pipe.View profile
Nicky Hess ’13 Shooting for success
Recent grad Nicky Hess ’13 knows the importance of managing her time. After all, she spent her entire college career carefully balancing her two passions: nursing and basketball.View profile