Prepared for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation, these six graduates—along with the rest of the Class of 2015—have completed the journey from students to alumni. But in every other way, the journey has just begun. They now must share with the world what they have learned. Already, they are making their way, following their calling while being a faithful presence in society. Whether they’re bearing witness locally or traveling thousands of miles from campus, the Messiah experience rests in the hearts of these steadfast sons and daughters of God.
Hayley Cowoski '15
Hayley Cowoski ’15 owns six pairs of cowboy boots, a necessity for a promotions coordinator at Reviver Records, an independent country music label in Nashville, Tenn.
Where can a Messiah education take you? If you’re willing, all the way to the Pacific Rim. During J-term of his junior year, music education major Luke Forshey ’15 traveled with a group of fellow Messiah students to Indonesia on a TESOL trip.
At her Christian high school in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Luisa Garcia Vega ’15 had heard plenty of good things about Messiah College 3,000 miles away. In fact, when she arrived on the Grantham campus in the fall of 2011 as a first-year student, five of her Guatemalan classmates were already enrolled here. Attending school in the U.S. was a dream come true for her and her family.
What did it take for Cora Hines ’15 to come to Messiah? Six acceptance letters, seven visits and one embarrassing poem written by her mother. In high school, she applied to six colleges and was accepted to all of them. She visited the Messiah campus seven times—for self-guided tours, overnight stays and accepted student preview day.