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Meet our staff

Meet Our Staff

You may contact our graduate admissions staff at GradPrograms@messiah.edu  or (717) 796-5061.

Sarah Wade
Sarah Wade

Director of Enrollment, Graduate & Professional Studies

Sarah Wade

Director of Enrollment, Graduate & Professional Studies

swade@messiah.edu 717-796-1800 Ext. 6729
Leah Smock
Leah Smock

Associate Director of Enrollment for Graduate and Professional Studies

Leah Smock

Associate Director of Enrollment for Graduate and Professional Studies

lsmock@messiah.edu 717-796-1800 Ext. 2350

Leah enjoys connecting with prospective students as she shares information about the unique opportunities available through Messiah’s graduate programs. She assists students with all stages of the application process and offers support as students make decisions related to their future educational and professional goals. Leah graduated from Messiah University with a B.A. in Psychology. Prior to her role as Graduate Enrollment, Leah worked in the behavioral health field for 10 years and also spent many years working in undergraduate admissions.

Leah recruits for the Counseling Program and the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics/Dietetic Internship.

Rusty Hoffman
Rusty Hoffman

Associate Director of Admissions, Transfer Recruitment

Rusty Hoffman

Associate Director of Admissions, Transfer Recruitment

rhoffman@messiah.edu 800-233-4220

Rusty loves Messiah for its welcoming academic community and the dedication to combine rigorous academics with a Christian worldview. He graduated from Messiah in 2008 with a degree in athletic training and is privileged to be working with students throughout the admission process.

Rusty recruits for the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program. Rusty also works with students in the undergraduate admissions process including athletic tranining and transfer students.

Maranda Monroe
Maranda Monroe

Graduate Enrollment Counselor

Maranda Monroe

Graduate Enrollment Counselor

mmonroe@messiah.edu 717-796-1800 Ext. 2622

Maranda is passionate about lifelong learning and is excited to help graduate students continue their journey in higher education! She especially loves helping individuals use their education and faith to improve their communities. Prior to working in graduate enrollment, Maranda taught elementary language arts. Maranda earned a B.S.Ed. in Early Childhood/Special Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in Higher Education from Messiah University.

Maranda recruits for the Education Program, Music Program, Master of Occupational Therapy Program and the Higher Education Program.

Carly Rippeon
Carly Rippeon

Graduate Enrollment Counselor

Carly Rippeon

Graduate Enrollment Counselor

crippeon@messiah.edu 717-796-1800 Ext. 2625

Carly is driven to help students on their educational journey. She graduated from Messiah University with a B.A. in Human Development and Family Science, a minor in Pre-counseling and Therapy, and Children and Youth Services. Carly found her desire for higher education working as an undergrad admissions assistant during her time as a student at Messiah.

Carly recruits for the Physical Therapy Program (DSc and DPT), the Nursing Program and the Business & Leadership Program.

Sarah Darr
Sarah Darr

Graduate Enrollment and Communications Specialist

Sarah Darr

Graduate Enrollment and Communications Specialist

sdarr@messiah.edu 717-796-5061

Sarah is excited to help students as they pursue their educational and vocational goals.  She provides support to the application process and records management in Graduate Enrollment.  She graduated from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in Art and a minor in Philosophy.  Sarah's prior experience includes non-profit, education, and professional development industries.