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Alumna designs custom bicycle for Pope Francis

Alumna designs custom bicycle for Pope Francis

Bike given to the pope as a gift from the city of Philadelphia

Studio art alumna Amanda (Dirksen) Catanzaro ’09 recently had an opportunity most people can only imagine: creating custom graphics for a bike given to Pope Francis as an official gift from her home city.

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Adela Antal holding her Romania passport

Messiah student votes in Romania's presidential election

Dual citizen Adela Antal '16 enjoys a worldwide sense of belonging

As many Messiah College students and faculty know firsthand, anyone studying, working or serving internationally has experienced the richness of knowing and embracing a new culture. Only a select few, however, have the privilege of experiencing a true “worldwide sense of belonging.”...

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Three students working in new facilities

Expanded facilities enhance programs

Messiah College is excited to announce the completion of renovations to Frey Hall and a new media lab in Hostetter Chapel. Learn more about the projects and view photos of the hands-on learning spaces...

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Brent Hall

Brent Hall

Communication alum Brent Hall '95 has a really 'cool' job at Disney

“Do you wanna build a snowman?” It’s a phrase Messiah College alum Brent Hall ’95 has probably heard thousands of times, and for good reason. Hall, a communication major, is now the director of post-production at DisneyToon Studios—a division of The Walt Disney Studios...

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Alison Noble

Alison Noble

Associate professor of chemistry and three-time recipient of a National Science Foundation grant partnership

Professor Alison Noble is quick to note the benefits of a strong undergraduate research program. “Students are at a distinct advantage if they have the chance to do high-level undergraduate research,” says Noble. “Graduate schools love basic research—it...


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Ally Coonradt in field

Student reporter selected to cover Antares rocket launch

Ally Coonradt '16 takes hands-on learning to new heights

The Pulse’s (Messiah’s student media hub) social media manager Ally Coonradt ’16 has always been interested in astronomy and space. So it was only natural that when she saw NASA...

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Russell Woleslagle holding child friend in Panama

Building bridges of faith, hope

Engineering student Russell Woleslagle '15 follows God's call to construct bridge in Panama

When he set off to Panama on a missions trip in August 2013, Russell Woleslagle’15 had no idea he’d return just a short year later to open a pedestrian bridge he would help build in the small village of Arraiján, Panama.

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John C. Havens presenting

Hacking H(app)iness

John C. Havens '91 seeks to help people find their worth

John C. Havens ’91 seeks to help people find their worth beyond wealth combining economics, the science of happiness and emerging technology. While transitioning from the corporate PR world and grieving the death of his father, John C. Havens ‘91 found himself asking, ‘What is the measure of my life?’ He began investigating...

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Karla DeJesus smiling

Nontraditional at Messiah

Karla DeJesus '15 had to make a decision

After 35 years in the workforce, Karla DeJesus ’15 had to make a decision: keep working for four more years to get full retirement benefits or attend Messiah College? DeJesus first connected with Messiah through the Hoverter Course. The program, sponsored by Messiah’s Center for Public Humanities, provides access to higher education to those whose circumstances have prevented...

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Student EMTs with bikes

An ethic of servanthood

Student EMTs provide immediate care in emergency medical situations

Messiah College has more than 70 clubs and organizations, ranging from music to sports, to cultural groups and government. One of the most important groups: the Messiah College Emergency Medical Services team.

Comprised of an average of 10-15 students per semester, with 6-7 of those student being Pennsylvania-state certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), the group provides...

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Kevin Wagner

Alumnus named Pennsylvania History Teacher of the Year

Kevin Wagner has a passion for history.

He’s been bringing historical events to life for students at Carlisle Area School District for 18 years. His efforts were recently rewarded when he was named History Teacher of the Year for Pennsylvania by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History—a prestigious organization devoted to...

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