Abby Book

I'm at Messiah because...Abby Book 2021

Messiah has been a huge part of my life ever since I stepped onto campus as a first-year student in the fall of 1994.  I immediately fell in love with the beautiful campus, the engaged students, and the kind & genuine people who work here, and all of those feelings remain true today.  I enjoy working at my alma mater because it provides me the opportunity to give back to an institution that I love dearly, and whose mission as a Christian university is one that I support wholeheartedly.  The world needs Messiah University graduates, and I feel blessed to play a part in the life of this amazing institution. 

Development matters because...

I started my career at Messiah in 2010 in the Career & Professional Development Center.  Throughout my time as a career counselor, I was continually impressed by the quality of our students, and this feeling was reinforced further by the many employers I interacted with, who constantly told me that their Messiah hires were among the top performers in their organizations.  My work as a career counselor enabled me to see first-hand the dedication, professionalism, and commitment to service that our recent graduates brought with them to the workplace.  So when an opportunity presented itself to join the Office of Development, I jumped at the chance to assist current and potential donors understand the value that Messiah students and alumni provide to the world outside of Grantham.  Messiah University could not produce such high-quality alumni without the support of its donors, and I am grateful to be able to interact with so many incredible individuals who share my belief in the importance of a Messiah education.

These things are important to me:

Faith, family, and fun!  In that order.