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Meet our graduates

Alumni from our department serve in a variety of fields. Check out some of the incredible opportunities that our alums have pursued!

  • Law
    Ryan Gephart-
    Ryan Gephart ’17

    Alum heads to Georgetown Law.

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  • History
    Rachel Taylor-
    Rachel Taylor ’17 Alum heads to Howard Law School

    Growth in faith, education: "I owe that to Messiah"

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  • Non-profit
    Jeffrey Stiles-
    Jeffrey Stiles ’16 Politics major heads to Samoa for the Peace Corps

    China. Spain. Italy. South Africa. For a boy who arrived in the U.S. from Peru at the age of 8, Jeffrey Stiles ’16 made the most of Messiah’s education abroad opportunities while double majoring in Chinese and politics with a concentration in international relations.

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  • For-Profit
    Bryan Leong-
    Bryan Leong ’16 Human capital solution developer, Deloitte Consulting

    One of the first students from Malaysia to graduate from Messiah, Bryan Leong '16 sought out many opportunities to make the most of his College experience even if that meant occasionally leaving the Grantham campus to hop over an ocean or two.

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  • History, Politics and International Relations
    Jonathan Fuller-
    Jonathan Fuller ’16 History major heads to seminary

    When Christian ministries and history major Jonathan Fuller ’16 visited Messiah during his college search, the Burlington, North Carolina, native knew he’d found the right place. “If you can fall in love with Messiah on a cold February morning, you can love it anytime,” he said.

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  • History, Politics and International Relations
    Johnathan Hershey-
    Johnathan Hershey ’15 Class of 2015 grad wins 82nd district

    On Jan. 1, 2019, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives swore in Johnathan Hershey ’15, to serve the 82nd district. He is the youngest GOP candidate to represent Franklin, Juniata and Mifflin counties.

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  • Government
    Louisa Mfum-Mensah-
    Louisa Mfum-Mensah ’12 Early to rise, with a heart for service

    She’s expected to know anything and everything from administration policies to random pop culture references for press conferences and interviews. She’s a mediator. If the mayor draws a blank, that’s when it’s her time to shine.

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  • History
    Amanda Mylin Fisher-
    Amanda Mylin Fisher ’12 Archiving Texas history

    At the Baylor Collections of Political Materials in the W. R. Poage Legislative Library, she processes the papers of former Texas congress members. Everything from constituent correspondence to legislation gets filed and coded in acid-free boxes.

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  • Non-profit
    Morgan Lee-
    Morgan Lee ’12 Editor, Christianity Today

    When she joined the staff as the director of The Pulse when it launched in 2011, Morgan Lee '12 could only dream it would become Messiah's student-run media hub. What started as a radio station and yearbook has expanded to include a monthly magazine, website and thriving social media presence.

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  • History
    Andrew Mark Henry-
    Andrew Mark Henry ’10 Finding religion on YouTube

    This history graduate realized there was a lack of online videos about religion through the lens of sociology, anthropology and history. So, he filled the void with his YouTube channel, "Religion for Breakfast."

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  • Non-profit
    Elizabeth Woodman-
    Elizabeth Woodman ’10 Support Advisor for HOPE International's Development Tea

    Upon graduation, Liz accepted a position as Dominican Republic Liaison for HOPE International, a Christian non-profit organization focused on alleviating physical and spiritual poverty through microenterprise development.

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  • Non-profit
    Jason Miller-
    Jason Miller ’09 Senior Consultant of Strategy and Operations at Deloitte

    Out of college, Jason join with the group environmental group Rare. He then went on to receive his Masters degree in Business Administration; Supply Chain Management and Finance from Penn State University and is currently a senior consultant of strategy and operations at Deloitte.

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  • Education
    Kara Skarda-
    Kara Skarda ’09 Freelance Writer

    In August 2011, Kara returned to the Thai-Burmese border in August to live among the Shan people (a minority which has frequently suffered under the conflict with the Burmese military) and teach English.

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  • Non-profit
    Amanda (McMillan) Lequieu-
    Amanda (McMillan) Lequieu ’08 Student Pursuing Ph.D. in Sociology at UW-Madison

    After graduating from Messiah in 2008, Amanda served in France as the executive assistant to Peter Harris, founder of A Rocha, an international Christian environmental organization emphasizing community-based conservation projects.

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  • For-Profit
    Melissa Bell-
    Melissa Bell ’08 Director and co-founder of The Terrace Initiative

    Melissa is a Director and co-founder of The Terrace Initiative, an Australian consulting firm with offices in Perth and Sydney. As a career consultant, Melissa has executed complex organizational optimization and restructuring programs for Tier 1 companies across Europe, the United States, Australia, and the Middle East including Deutsche Bank, Kuwait National Petroleum Company, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.

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  • Law
    Amber Jackson-
    Amber Jackson ’08 Assistant General Counsel in the Office of Government and Legal Affairs for DC Water

    Amber Jackson graduated from Messiah in December 2008 and started law school in the fall of 2009. In May 2010, Amber became a summer associate at Horty Springer, & Mattern, P.C., one of the nation’s leading health law firms.

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  • Government
    Jeff Reczek-
    Jeff Reczek ’07 Program Examiner for the President's Office of Management and Budget

    Jeff Reczek is the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the Washington, DC, office where he advances the CDC’s mission by providing strategic direction to achieve public health goals, while coordinating with public health partners and supporting Members of Congress.

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  • For-Profit
    Diana (Swisher) Burckhart-
    Diana (Swisher) Burckhart ’07 Pennsylvania Government Relations Representative for Aqua America, Inc

    After graduating from Messiah, Diana took a position with a Harrisburg based economic development and planning firm working in the areas of federal and state public funding and government relations. Diana is currently the Pennsylvania Government Relations Representative for Aqua America, Inc., a suburban Philadelphia based water company with operations in 13 states. At Aqua, Diana monitored and influenced legislation in Harrisburg, serves as the treasurer of the company's employee funded political action committee and assists in political fundraising efforts. She is currently a Senior Specialist of Regulatory and Government Affairs at Direct Energy.

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  • History, Politics and International Relations
    Breon Wells-
    Breon Wells ’06 Founder, The Daniel Initiative

    After spending several years in DC working for several senators and the Senate Armed Services Committee, Breon saw a need for a space for underrepresented individuals to bring their perspective to the government.

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  • Law
    Nate Cushman-
    Nate Cushman ’05 Partner with the Affordable Housing group at the international law firm Nixon Peabody LLP

    Nate is a partner in the Affordable Housing group at the international law firm Nixon Peabody LLP. He advises nonprofits, for-profits, and public agencies on the development, ownership and management of affordable housing developments, helping clients secure government approvals and needed financing.

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  • Non-profit
    Jamie (Davies) O
    Jamie (Davies) O'Leary ’05 Chief Communications and Advocacy Officer for the OCCS

    Working in one of the nation's lowest performing districts (and poorest cities) opened Jamie's eyes to broader policy and political problems affecting public education and urban areas, and she decided to enroll in a Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) program at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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  • For-Profit
    Dorothy Miller-
    Dorothy Miller ’04 Associate Director for Vaccine Policy and Government Relations for Merck & Co., Inc.

    Dorothy Miller currently works as Associate Director for Vaccine Policy and Government Relations for Merck & Co., Inc. She works to strengthen state vaccine-related policies and practices from Maine to Virginia. Previously, Dorothy was a Research Scientist at PolicyLab at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and an Adjunct Instructor in the Master of Public Health Program at The University of Pennsylvania.

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  • History
    Joe Hackman-
    Joe Hackman ’04 Pastor, Salford Mennonite Church

    Alumnus Joe effectively lives out Messiah College’s mission to “educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society” as the lead pastor of Salford Mennonite Church in the Philadelphia suburbs.

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  • Law
    Brooke (Doman) Say-
    Brooke (Doman) Say ’02 Chair of Stock and Leader of LLP's School Law Group

    In Brooke's school practice, she has developed expertise in advising school districts in special education, gifted, discipline, labor and employment, and civil rights matters.

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  • Law
    Tony Holtzman-
    Tony Holtzman ’02 Lawyer (partner) at K&L Gates LLP

    Anthony R. Holtzman is a lawyer (partner) at K&L Gates LLP, which has offices in 47 cities on five continents.

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  • Law
    Stephen Morgan-
    Stephen Morgan ’00 Judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court

    Stephen Morgan serves as Judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
    Before that he worked as Deputy District Attorney with the Los Angeles
    County District Attorney's Office as a felony trial attorney.

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  • History
    Bethany (Worley) Glidden-
    Bethany (Worley) Glidden ’00 Bronx couple gives back

    Moving to New York City with three kids might sound a little foolhardy to some. Not for Greg ’01 and Bethany (Worley) Glidden ’00. The couple said they’d rather appear crazy to the outside world than miss out on what God has in store for them.

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  • Government
    Rebecca Gambler-
    Rebecca Gambler ’99 Assistant Director for GAO's Homeland Security and Justice team

    Rebecca Gambler was a Fullbright Fellow to Canada from 1999-2000, and she completed her Master’s in Political Science from the University of Toronto.

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  • Law
    Jon Ellison-
    Jon Ellison ’98 In-House Counsel for the endowment of the University of Texas system

    After graduating from Harvard Law School in 2004, Jon practiced corporate law for several years at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP in New York City and in Dubai.

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  • Government
    Jason Chiodi-
    Jason Chiodi ’97 Consul at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    A veteran of the U.S. Navy who continues to serve in the reserves, Jason spent three years on the faculty of the U.S. Naval Academy and was deployed in support of the military's humanitarian response to the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010. After which he began his service in the United States Foreign service in Haiti, Luxembourg, Mali, Trinidad and Tobago. Currently he is serving as Chief of American Citizen Services at the U.S. Embassy in Riyad, Saudi Arabia.

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  • Government
    George Noll-
    George Noll ’93 Deputy in the Politic and Economic section of the U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Norway

    George has worked at the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, and on the Russia desk at the State Department in Washington.

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  • History
    John Havens-
    John Havens ’91 Founder of the H(app)athon Project

    John 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?’

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  • History
    Tim Grove-
    Tim Grove ’89 Tim Grove ’89 shares history with millions

    Tim Grove ’89 has a passion for history—and for sharing it with others. He recently published his second young adult book, “Milestones of Flight,” to coincide with the opening of an exhibit of the same name at the National Air and Space Museum, where he works as the chief of museum learning.

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  • History
    Steven Waters-
    Steven Waters ’74 Senior Philanthropy Director for Economic Development, World Vision

    As World Vision’s senior philanthropy director for economic development, alumnus Steven embodies the “worldwide sense of belonging” Messiah College encourages its students to pursue during their undergraduate education and throughout their career.

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