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Partnership formed with Kuala Lumpur college
Sharing at the Communal Table
Celebrating a transformational year of learning, faith and life together
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Molly Lindquist, admissions assistant for transfer recruitment, and husband Erik, professor of biology and science, host Messiahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Malaysian students and May-term honors students traveling for the Cultures and Ecosystems of Malaysia and Borneo travel course. The group bonds over a dish of yee sang, traditionally a Chinese New Year appetizer that symbolizes prosperity, good luck and well wishes.
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Following the dedication of the new scoreboard on Shoemaker Field during Homecoming 2014, a double rainbow appeared. The first scoreboard, which is still standing, was originally dedicated in the memory of Keith Musser, a Messiah athlete who died of leukemia. His family, in recognition and appreciation for their son, Coach Layton Shoemaker and the soccer programs, contributed to the first scoreboard. Now, they have generously played a similar role in support of the new one.
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Gather around the communal table at Messiah. PHOTO: DONOVAN ROBERTS WITMER ’99
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PRESIDENT’S REPORT FINANCIALS See what Messiah College brings to the table in terms of scholarships, endowments, donor, expenditures, assets and support.
YEAR IN REVIEW Take a look at Messiah’s accomplishments from this year.
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F R O M T H E E D I TO R YOU’LL NOTICE THIS ISSUE OF THE BRIDGE LOOKS A LITTLE DIFFERENT FROM PREVIOUS ISSUES. ONE REASON IS BECAUSE IT’S ONLY THE SECOND ISSUE OF OUR REDESIGN, WHICH WAS LAUNCHED IN SEPTEMBER. IF YOU MISSED THAT ISSUE, THE DESIGN OF THE MAGAZINE WILL LOOK PRETTY DIFFERENT. ANOTHER REASON IS THAT THIS ISSUE IS A HYBRID OF TWO PUBLICATIONS FROM THE OFFICE OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS.
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Christmas video ESPN writes article about Messiah women’s soccer.
ANTONIO ORTIZ ’18
In previous years, we published one President’s Report — which served as a year in review and a comprehensive view of the College’s financial report — along with four issues of The Bridge magazine annually. This year, however, we give you what we’ve deemed the President’s Report issue of The Bridge. In other words, it’s a look forward and a look back. Within this issue of the magazine, we have included Messiah College’s financial report and the year-in-review of our faculty, student and alumni achievements from July 2013 to June 2014 — all of the information you would have read in our President’s Reports from years past. But, the difference is, we have maintained all of the magazine content you would usually enjoy reading in a typical issue of The Bridge — stories of student scholarship, athletics, news, class notes, alumni profiles, homecoming coverage and so much more. Why? The change is a cost-savings measure for Messiah, just one part of a larger campus-wide effort of financial stewardship. As paper costs and postage rates increase, we found this consolidation of print publications to be sensible and pro-active. As always, you can find the entire issue of The Bridge along with supplemental content online. We hope you enjoy this double helping of Messiah information. Please let us know what you think.
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Sharing at the communal table
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These qualities remain true today, and we have expanded upon them. As the heart of our mission, students are seated at the center of our table. We welcome them from a variety of cohorts: dual enrollment, undergraduate and graduate; residential and commuter; on-campus and online. These cohorts are defined by academic rigor and the development of meaningful relationships within boundaries of intentional learning. As faithful partners of a Messiah education, we also are called to be a flourishing, diverse community. Shared ideals of our community are realized through the lives of individuals profiled and highlighted within these pages. In addition, we pursue planning and programming that better enables students and employees to live out the calling of life together. At Messiah, we have the privilege of taking part in an incarnational education that transforms students’ lives. This kind of relational encounter is apparent in the gospel account of Jesus on the Road to Emmaus.
“ Throughout the Gospels, shared meals around common tables were central to Jesus’ culture, life and ministry.” — President Phipps
When He encounters two disciples along the road, they don’t recognize Him. Their moment of epiphany only comes, “When Jesus was seated at the table with them, He took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him.” When we assemble around the communal table of Messiah College’s vocation, our eyes can be opened and we can learn to “see anew.” We become active participants in the educational process of recognizing and knowing God and one another more clearly as we live out our vocation in community. May we open our eyes to the magnificent possibilities that are inherent in our individual and shared vocations. Let’s take our seats at the table, thankful for the privilege to learn, serve and lead as we live our lives before the face of God.
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As you peruse the President’s Report issue of The Bridge to read of our accomplishments of the past year, I invite you to gather around the table of Messiah College — both literally and metaphorically. During a recent visit to the Office of Sustainability, I was inspired by a beautifully constructed oak table (featured on our cover), which was built by three campus leaders — student Ian Morrison ’17, alum Ian Gallo ’14 and former Director of Sustainability Craig Dalen. The concept of a communal table expertly represents the manner in which Messiah College’s collective efforts unite us. The table is made from a 200-year-old oak tree that fell during a campus storm. For five years, David Foster, environmental science faculty member, had stored the tree in his garage while the wood dried. Throughout the Gospels, shared meals around common tables were central to Jesus’ culture, life and ministry. These tables provided occasions for Jesus to tell His story and to reveal His identity. His ministry made knowledge of God incarnate through human relationships. Likewise, the educational process to which we have devoted our lives is incarnational and relationship-centered. Education is a process that extends beyond skill development to the transformation of one’s inner life and personal character. This type of education, rooted in Christ-centered liberal and applied arts and sciences, can be realized only in the context of human relationships. In order to fulfill our educational mission, we must embrace Messiah College’s distinctive vocation, celebrate the accomplishments that flow from our vocation and send well-educated graduates to serve the world. Few individuals understood the College’s vocation and educational potential better than alumnus Ernest L. Boyer, former U.S. Commissioner of Education. In his 1984 address, “Retaining the Legacy of Messiah College,” he described four virtues evident from the College’s earliest days: 1. To expand knowledge rather than restrict it 2. To be a campus and a community 3. To have teachers who are also warm and trusted friends 4. To be a Christian college in which students understand that to be truly human, one must serve.
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PARTICIPANTS IN THE SMART SCHOLARSHIP FOR SERVICE PROGRAM RECEIVE: •F ull tuition and education related fees The Department of Defense presented a scholarship—and a job—to electrical engineering major Scott Kerstetter ’17.
Electrical engineering major receives SMART scholarship SCOTT KERSTETTER ’17 TO INTERN, WORK WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Scott Kerstetter ’17, an electrical engineering major, was recently chosen by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to receive a Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship. This scholarship covers all college expenses for the student, provides a cash stipend and includes summer internships at an associated facility. As if that weren’t enough, Kerstetter is guaranteed a job after graduation with CERDEC (Communications-Electronics Research,
Development and Engineering Center) in Aberdeen, Md. Since many of the projects for CERDEC are cutting-edge and have many global competitors, Kerstetter knows little about what his future job entails. “To know specific details, one must obtain security clearance of classified information. However, I have not gone through the security clearance procedures yet, so I am still largely in the dark,” he said. Ted Davis, professor of the history of science at Messiah, wrote a letter of recommendation for Kerstetter with no hesitation. “What really stuck out in my mind was Scott’s diligence in following up on the suggestions I made on his papers,” said Davis. “He came to see me individually several times, working on those aspects of his papers I had pointed out for attention. He worked hard to improve, and his papers got progressively better during the semester. A student who does that represents an excellent investment for scarce
scholarship funds.” Kerstetter says his primary career goal is simply to become the best Christ-centered engineer that he can be, a job that he knows will not be easy. “Due to the rate that technology changes, there is simply no time for an engineer to become comfortable with what they already know,” he said, acknowledging being a lifelong student goes with the career. He says that while the scholarship will relieve him of the stress of finding a job right out of college, he hopes it will not change his time at Messiah. “It would be easy to simply sit back and coast through college knowing that I have my ‘foot in the door’ at Aberdeen,” he said, “but I want my time at Messiah to be spent continually sharpening my intellect and further developing my Christian faith. In doing these two things, I believe I will be a capable and effective employee for the DoD.”
•S tipend paid at a rate of $25,000 - $38,000 depending on degree pursuing • Paid summer internships •H ealth insurance allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year •B ook allowance of $1,000 per academic year • M entoring •E mployment placement after graduation
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WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR THIS SEASON?
“ I am thankful for the students I have the opportunity to teach. It is a privilege to invest every day in young men and women who “ I’m thankful for people who I can call ‘family’ on campus, are changing the world. I am also tremendously thankful for a because being away from husband I truly admire and children my real family is the hardest who have enriched my life.” sacrifice that I made for education.”
— Joy Fea, career coach and adjunct professor of psychology
— Jodie Rebecca ’16
“ My family.” — Brittney Emory ’16
“ My family and friends.” — Ryan Shipper ’16
“ I’m thankful for my parents.” — Hoang Nguyen ’18
“ Friends.” — Kelly Myer ’15
“ I’m thankful for relationships that I can build with my students. I’m also thankful for my wife and my cat.” — Josiah Hatfield, residence director of Naugle Residence
“ I am so thankful to be working for an institution that advocates the value and importance of community.” — Jay McClymont ’92, director of alumni and parent relations 6 | FA L L 2 0 1 4 • T H E B R I D G E • M E S S I A H C O L L E G E
“ I’m thankful for the opportunity to get an education.” — Katie Martin ’16
“ Going to college and getting an education.” — Tyler Hughes ’18
“ I’m thankful for living in America and living American dreams.” — Andrew Shapowal ’15
“ I’m thankful we live in a free country.” — Jake Clemens ’18
“ Last November, we adopted an at-risk baby, and, throughout this year, I’ve been so thankful that she’s been on target with her developmental milestones.” — Rhonda King, assistant director of residence life
“ I’m thankful for friendly, warm, kind and loving people.” —N eryamn Nieves, assistant director of Martin and Amigo scholarship programs
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CHEM PROF WINS GRANT, STUDENTS BENEFIT TWO-FOLD ALISON NOBLE RESEARCHES AT MESSIAH, PSU Alison Noble, associate professor of chemistry, provides her students with the best of both worlds: the faith-based, rigorous academics of Messiah College along with the top-level research facility of Penn State University (PSU). How does that work? Through the National Science Foundation (NSF), Penn State receives a grant, which stipulates a portion of the funds must be made available to surrounding colleges, i.e. Messiah. Noble, a three-time recipient of the NSF’s Materials Research Facilities Network Faculty Fellow Program, travels to Penn State for research in addition to teaching and researching at Messiah. Noble shares the wealth
by including her Messiah students in her research at PSU’s Materials Research Institute — one of the top materials research facilities in the world. “Students are at a distinct advantage if they have the chance to do high-level undergraduate research,” explained Noble. “Graduate schools love basic research. It equips students to ask good questions, figure out how to answer them, how to troubleshoot, and it develops a lot of persistence and character.” A materials chemist, Noble researches the formation of self-assembled monolayers of organic molecules on a zinc selenide surface. Specifically, she
examines what the monolayers look like on the surface and how they might be used to manipulate liquid crystals — the kind of molecules used in liquid crystal displays (LCDs). Noble says she is thankful for the access to advanced equipment for her own work and is excited to watch her students grow through the research process. “[The reciprocity] enables our
students to experience the small school — access to their professors, individualized attention, opportunities to do undergraduate research — but then they also get to do research with the same instrumentation that someone going to a large research school would have. They essentially get the best from both.” — Erin Bray ’10
NOBLE IS A MATERIALS CHEMIST AND THREE-TIME RECIPIENT OF A NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRANT PARTNERSHIP AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY’S MATERIALS RESEARCH INSTITUTE—ONE OF THE BEST MATERIALS RESEARCH FACILITIES IN THE WORLD.
MELISSA HESS ’05
Associate Professor of Chemistry Alison Noble conducts research at Messiah College and Penn State, enabling her Messiah students to get the best of both campuses.
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Sloan Kettering hires alumna as attending biostatistician WORKING WITH COLLABORATORY SPARKS PASSION TO SERVE FOR KAY SEE TAN ’08 Arriving in the U.S. from Malaysia 10 years ago, Kay See Tan ’08 has always had a passion for serving others. Now an assistant attending biostatistician at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the premier
include providing statistical support to physicians and investigators who are researching the causes, prevention and a possible cure for cancer. “My job is directly linked to a cause I believe in, and I am using
“ THAT TRIP CHANGED MY LIFE AND MY ATTITUDE TOWARD SERVICE. AS A RESULT OF THAT EXPERIENCE, I AM NOW PART OF THE STATISTICIANS WITHOUT BORDERS OUTREACH GROUP THAT PROVIDES FREE STATISTICAL CONSULTING TO ORGANIZATIONS IN NEED.”
cancer treatment and research institution in the country, she first heard about biostatistics at Messiah College. “During one of the math seminars, a Messiah alum described his work with HIV at a major pharmaceutical company,” explained Tan. “What he described matched what I was interested in as a career.” Biostatistics is a field that applies statistics to medical data to bridge the gap between theory and practice. After two years of internships in biostatistics while at Messiah, Tan worked as a statistical analyst at the Hershey Medical Center Division of Biostatistics in Hershey, Pa. She then pursued a Ph.D. in biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in May. Immediately after, Sloan Kettering hired her. Her duties at Sloan Kettering 8 | FA L L 2 0 1 4 • T H E B R I D G E • M E S S I A H C O L L E G E
my talents and skills to improve the lives of cancer patients and to serve the greater community,” said Tan. Tan says her Messiah years built character. As a student, she traveled to Africa as a member of the Collaboratory’s Mali Water and Disabilities Studies. “That trip changed my life and my attitude toward service,” said Tan. “As a result of that experience, I am now part of the Statisticians Without Border outreach group that provides free statistical consulting to organizations in need.” In addition to excellent academics, Messiah provided a nurturing environment in which she could focus on her faith and integrity. “I was given an avenue to pursue and hone my talents and abilities in order to get to where I am today,” said Tan. — Adela Antal ’16
— said Tan of her travel to Africa for ground research as a member of the Collaboratory’s Mali Water and Disabilities Studies
ZAPRUDER FILM © 1967 (RENEWED 1995) THE SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM AT DEALEY PLAZA
FILM PROFESSOR PUBLISHES ARTICLE ABOUT ZAPRUDER FILM FABRIZIO CILENTO FOCUSES ON JFK VIDEO Fabrizio Cilento, an assistant professor of film and digital media, says he has always been fascinated by technology’s impact on the history of visual culture. This interest is detailed in his recent article about the footage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (JFK), which was published by the Slovenian journal, Teorija in praksa. The only known recording of the JFK assassination was made possible because of the advent of 8mm home-movie cameras. Abraham Zapruder, a bystander who had planned to film Kennedy’s motorcade as it
Ready to learn MESSIAH COLLEGE KICKS OFF INITIATIVE As part of its strategic plan implementation, Messiah launched a teaching and learning initiative in September. Led by Jennifer Fisler, director of teacher education, the initiative is designed to promote effective teaching to support student learning. The newly formed Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee will look at the best way to use college resources to support quality teaching on campus, supporting Messiah’s mission. The goal is to supplement
passed through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, inadvertently captured the historical tragedy on his personal movie camera. “Because of its low technical quality and being mediated by Zapruder’s limited perspective, the video’s status as historical evidence was ambiguous,” Cilento said. “The Zapruder video’s promise, which generates the psychological desire to replay and analyze it, is to reveal what will remain beyond it: the motivations and the causes of the action it depicts.” His article, “The Ontology of Replay: The Zapruder Video and American Conspiracy Films,” is a visual analysis of the assassination video, focused on how replaying it can provide a different way of re-constructing the past. “The article explores how the communicational experience of Kennedy’s assassination created
—not compete with—the existing campus workshops and peer mentoring. “We are not looking to shut those things down,” assured Fisler. “We are looking to see how we can coordinate and how we can identify what our needs are and then adjust to those needs.” The largest part of the initiative is the spring launch of three professional learning communities: a technology group facilitated by Brian Swartz, assistant professor of engineering; another in the area of inclusive excellence facilitated by Jenell Paris, professor of anthropology; and one in general pedagogy that Fisler will facilitate.
an epistemological break, an unprecedented interrogation about the ability of the image to reveal the deep nature of events,” Cilento explained. The research process for the article was a rigorous one. He spent time tracing the history, legacy and circulation of the images of the assassination. He also interviewed Albert Maysles, often referred to as the “dean of American documentary,” who provided several insights to working theories. Teorija in praksa, a journal founded by the faculty of social
sciences at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, published Cilento’s article as one of five features for its special issue titled “JFK Assassination: The Rise and Fall of Camelot.” Distilling such a monumental time in U.S. history into one article was a challenge. To meet the journal’s story length requirements, he cut several pages of his original piece. “Overall, I think it required me to really dig down to the essence of the argument,” said Cilento, “which revealed to be a useful exercise.” -Rose Talbot ’16
EDUCATE These communities involve a small group of educators interested in particular topics. “The idea is that they meet over an extended period of time so that they can realize the significant changes faculty may want in their classrooms,” said Fisler. The last piece involves student input. Tim Sensenig ’15, student body president, said, “This new initiative promises accountability and support for
both students and educators.” Through the program, students benefit from ongoing improvements to teaching and learning. Fisler said, “Our faculty are highly invested in student learning and development. This initiative seeks to provide them with meaningful opportunities to learn, implement, and share effective teaching practices to advance student learning.” — My Nguyen ’17
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COLLEGE HONORS SCOTT FREY ’84 IN PRIVATE CEREMONY On the practice fields of Starry Athletic Complex, far from the bustle of campus and farther still from any media attention, Messiah’s Head Women’s Soccer Coach Scott Frey ’84 received a plaque celebrating his 300th career as his players and assistant coaches looked on. “This achievement is special, but it’s really a reflection of the commitment and hard work given by our players over all the years we’ve been here,” Frey said. “Recognition is due to the entire coaching staff, too, including Todd Balsbaugh who’s been with me for so long.” While the private ceremony might seem like a missed opportunity for recognition, that’s exactly the way Frey wanted it. “Scott was hesitant about the idea of being publically honored,” said Director of Athletics Jack Cole. “We had to twist his arm to accept a plaque in a ceremony with just his team, but
it had to be done because the accomplishment is outstanding.” Frey accomplished this milestone in his 15th season with the women’s program. His .927 win percentage at the time of the record is the best among all NCAA Division I, II or III men’s or women’s soccer coaches with at least 10 years of service. In his first 14 full seasons with Messiah, Frey’s teams have won 13 conference titles and five NCAA Championships. They’ve also won at least 20 games in 10 of those seasons and, from 2004-2012, his teams qualified for nine-straight Final Fours. “It’s exciting, of course, to see Coach reach that milestone,” said Kelsey Gorman ’12, a former player for Frey who now serves as an assistant coach with the program. “Many coaches don’t reach that milestone in their careers, so for him to do it in less than 15 years is unbelievable.” Gorman and many other former players also understand the humility with which Frey accepted the honor. It’s a reflection of not only personal preference, but also the program’s core values. “It’s a way of living,” said Gorman. “It’s simply what all players were asked to do: to care for the needs of the team and to be willing to fill the role that’s needed by the entire team. We were willing to do those things because that was the example set by the coaches.” — Steve King ’06, associate athletics director
A sports writer for ESPNW — a division of ESPN that features female athletes — Graham Hays featured the Messiah women’s soccer team on the sports channel’s website Nov. 12. The article details how the Falcons were one of the best teams this season and how faith is the foundation for the team’s success. TO READ THE ARTICLE, VISIT: MESSIAH.EDU/ESPNSOCCER
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HOMECOMING BY THE NUMBERS
Clockwise from top left: SAB students and alums reconnect at the SAB Reunion. Concert Choir students and alums perform for a Homecoming audience. Golden Grad alums from the Class of ’54 enjoy their 50th reunion. Students cheer the men’s soccer team to a 7-0 victory against Albright. Students wait in line for the annual Eyas White Out. Loft team members past and present reconnect while canoeing and socializing. Alums enjoy a pastry decorating lesson.
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Messiah art professor selected to paint capital mural STUDENTS WILL GAIN VALUABLE EXPERIENCE ON A LARGE-SCALE Daniel Finch, associate professor of art at Messiah, will have the honor of painting a Pennsylvania-themed mural at the Susquehanna Art Museum’s new location at North Third and Calder streets in Harrisburg. A selection committee chose his proposal from more than 1,000 community members. The mural is part of an ongoing public arts project between artists, community members and arts organizations within the city. “Conceptually, the mural is a montage of three elements that are reflective of the capital city of Harrisburg, specifically, and of
the greater Susquehanna Valley. It is meant to serve as an image of beauty, hope and optimism regarding Harrisburg’s future,” said Finch. The three aspects of the mural — water, Pennsylvania Dutch heritage and Lady Commonwealth — are tied to the area’s historic roots: Water is central to the image. “Harrisburg owes its very existence to the waters of the Susquehanna River,” explained Finch. “Harrisburg’s site along the Susquehanna was an important resting place and crossroads for Native American traders. These waters have drawn us all here.” The heritage of the Pennsy lvania Dutch residents are represented in flora and fauna.
The mural will include a bird — the Distelfink — which is a symbol of good luck and happiness in the Pennsylvania Dutch culture. An accompanying flower pattern symbolizes growth and beauty. “This pattern is my interpretation of traditional patterns developed in Central Pennsylvania,” said Finch. The third and most prominent element, Lady Commonwealth is also known as Miss Pen, Spirit of the Commonwealth or Letitia, the name of the daughter of Pennsylvania’s founder, William Penn. “Lady Commonwealth is my interpretation of the gilded, neoclassical statue atop the dome of the Pennsylvania State Capitol. It symbolizes justice and blessings of the state as it has been looking
out over the Susquehanna River for over a century. As a traditional Hellenistic figure, she is a nod to both art history as well as the origins of our representative democracy here in the capital city,” said Finch. Painting the mural will take Finch and several students from the art department four to six months to complete. “A chance to work alongside my students on a public project of this scale is an incredible blessing that benefits not only Harrisburg, but also me personally and my school as it is perceived by the greater region,” said Finch. — Adela Antal ’16
“ CONCEPTUALLY, THE MURAL IS A MONTAGE OF THREE ELEMENTS THAT ARE REFLECTIVE OF THE CAPITAL CITY OF HARRISBURG, SPECIFICALLY, AND OF THE GREATER SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY. IT IS MEANT TO SERVE AS AN IMAGE OF BEAUTY, HOPE AND OPTIMISM REGARDING HARRISBURG’S FUTURE.” —Daniel Finch. associate professor of art
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A SAFER WAY TO CLEAN BRUSHES: VEG OIL VS. MINERAL SPIRITS At the beginning of the academic year, Finch and his colleagues in Climenhaga Fine Arts Center began cleaning their paint brushes with vegetable oil, an eco-friendly alternative to mineral spirits. Vegetable oil is odorless and leaves brushes clean and soft — unlike mineral spirits, which often dissolves nylon bristles. A chemical that has long been a staple for painters, mineral spirits — a flammable petroleum product like gasoline or kerosene — releases vapors harmful to the respiratory system. “And in a closed space like the studio, we all breathe that kind of stuff,” said Finch. Since vegetable oil is a better alternative, why have artists used mineral spirits for so many years? Old habits die hard, says Finch, but it’s time to question the way things have always been done. “We’re all re-evaluating our practices,” said Finch, “what we can do differently and still keep the best art curriculum and the best studio curriculum, how can we make what we’re doing more efficient, safer, better for not just the environment, but for us physically.” — My Nguyen ’17
OF 3 Malaysia is home to the Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL), which partners with Messiah on a degree transfer program.
President Kim Phipps (right) announces the Moey-Phipps Scholarship.
PRESIDENT PHIPPS VISITS MALAYSIA TO PARTNER WITH METHODIST COLLEGE IN OCTOBER, PRESIDENT KIM PHIPPS VISITED KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, FOR THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE AMERICAN DEGREE TRANSFER PROGRAM (ADTP) WITH ONE OF MESSIAH COLLEGE’S PARTNER INSTITUTIONS, METHODIST COLLEGE KUALA LUMPUR (MCKL). Sarah Wade ’99, director of international and transfer admission at Messiah, accompanied Phipps on this historic trip. ADTP, launched by the Methodist College in the summer, is similar to a junior college program in that students can spend up to two years completing its courses. Students then transfer those credits to partner institutions. Since Messiah is MCKL’s first and primary ADTP partner institution, Phipps traveled to the country to meet with the school’s CEO, Moey Yoke Lai, for the launch.
“I had the privilege of speaking to students interested in applying to Messiah, and I presented a lecture, ‘The Distinctives of U.S. Higher Education,’ to Malaysian educational officials and Methodist College leaders,” said Phipps. “The other purpose of this trip was to connect with the parents and families of current Messiah College students, and I was very happy to have that opportunity.” Another goal of the trip was the announcement of a Messiah scholarship for ADTP students at MCKL. The Moey-Phipps Scholarship of Distinction
(MPSD) is an annual full-tuition scholarship offered by Messiah to one incoming student who is selected through a formalized review process. To qualify, the student must complete a minimum of two semesters at Methodist College’s ADTP, have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, submit a statement explaining a desire to pursue studies at Messiah College, provide two letters of recommendation from MCKL faculty and perform well in the personal interview. “The purpose of the scholarship is to give an academically gifted MCKL student, who may otherwise not be able to afford Messiah College, the opportunity to study with us,” explained Wade. “It is also to encourage the partnership between the two schools and solidify our connection.” President Phipps said the trip to Malaysia was a success. The MCKL partnership has developed, and she was able to spend time with parents of current Messiah students. “It was my privilege to meet them in their home country and express my gratitude for the gift that their sons and daughters are to the Messiah community,” said Phipps. “There was a lot of laughter, as well as happy, thankful tears.” — My Nguyen ’17
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From left: Andrea McIntosh ’15 (seated), Anna McKay ’16, Education Coordinator Helena Cicero (seated), former Director of Sustainability Craig Dalen, Alexandra Correia ’15, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science David Foster (seated) and Trevor Sareyka ’15 gather at the communal table. 1 4 | FA L L 2 0 1 4 • T H E B R I D G E • M E S S I A H C O L L E G E
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BRING TABLE TO THE
Helen Keller said, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” As members of the Board of Trustees, we are continuously challenged to discern our vision for the College. We must accept the tremendous downward pressure on tuition rates as we compete against many other colleges and universities — some of them virtual — for a decreasing demographic of high school graduates and potential applicants. continued M E S S I A H C O L L E G E • T H E B R I D G E • FA L L 2 0 1 4 | 1 5
DONOVAN ROBERTS WITMER ’99
A President’s Report foreword from Trustee Jerry Wenger
Our goal is to attract the best possible group of incoming freshmen and provide them with the infrastructure that allows them to blossom into productive Messiah College graduates and alumni. We still believe in the brick-and-mortar Christian college experience and continually seek ways to improve the campus for our students while remaining within the confines of our annual budget. The many lines of our budget are like the lines formed by the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. They interconnect and give us the framework and the boundaries for our operation, but the big picture is apparent only when you look between the lines. We use tuition income, gifts
and endowment growth to balance our expenses, so any downward pressure on tuition results in an increased need for donations or alternative sources of income. As a member of the advancement committee, I am well aware of how important all donations, whether large or small, are to the operation and improvement of the College. Our gracious benefactors and their gifts are an increasingly important resource for which we are eternally grateful. We must also consider alternative sources of income, and the Oakwood Hills (Rider/ Musser) development project is intended as another way to minimize the debt load of our students and alumni. As the picture inside the lines of our puzzle comes into focus, we realize it is a composite of all our students, graduates and alumni. They are our vision and the purpose of all our budgeting. They are what Messiah College brings to the community table. If a company
is judged by its product, we are doing very well. Our mission statement mandates that we “prepare our students for lives in church and society,” and that preparation is three-fold. Academically, they must be well prepared for careers in their chosen fields. Financially, they must not be overburdened by debt, so they can immediately begin to give back to their communities. Spiritually, they must be willing and able to defend their faith in an increasingly hostile world. By consistently improving the campus experience and by seeking innovative ways to increase financial aid for our students, we know that our graduates will be well equipped to lead lives of service, leadership and reconciliation. The bottom line is, the world could use more Messiah College alumni! — Dr. Jerry Wenger, Messiah College Trustee and Committee on Advancement Chair
Scholarships THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIPS, ESTABLISHED DURING THE 2014-15 ACADEMIC YEAR, ARE AN INVESTMENT IN THE LIVES OF STUDENTS THAT WILL YIELD FRUITFUL AND LASTING RETURNS. •J ean Vercollone McClymont Scholarship Fund
•C harles & Sally Hoober Endowed Scholarship
•G oodling Endowment for the School of the Arts
•O scar & Polly Shafer Student Scholarship Endowment •B ingaman & Son Lumber, Inc. Scholarship Endowment •R oger & Joann W. Sider Scholarship Endowment •J . Robert Martin Scholarship Endowment •R aeann & Jeff Hamon Scholarship Endowment
•P roverbs 1:7 Endowed Scholarship Fund
•E dward R. Norford Endowed Scholarship Fund
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$20 $15 $10 $5 $0 2001
SOURCE: INFO FROM GAAP P&L
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YEAR IN REVIEW Take a look at what happened at Messiah College this year.
AUGUST 2013 Director of bands Brad Genevro is appointed as the new conductor and artistic director of the Philadelphia Wind Symphony.
U.S. News & WORLD REPORT
The Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) names 70 Messiah students to its spring academic honor roll.
Gregory Thornbury ’93 is named the sixth president of The King’s College in New York City.
Brian Hoyt ’79 wins the Presidential Teaching Award from Ohio University.
“ Best Regional College” in the northeastern U.S.
in the nation among baccalaureate colleges based on commitment to community and public service, according to the 2013 college rankings by Washington Monthly magazine.
Terry Brensinger ’77 has been appointed dean and vice president of Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. Curtis Stutzman ’80 succeeds president/ CEO Emerson Lesher ’74 at Messiah Lifeways, a network of senior living and health services in Mechanicsburg, Pa. M E S S I A H C O L L E G E • T H E B R I D G E • FA L L 2 0 1 4 | 1 7
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REVENUES (IN 000S)
Student tuition and fees Less, financial aid Net tuition and fees Governmental grants Operational gifts and grants Endowment returns designated for operations Investment income Other Auxiliary services Total operating revenues
Net tuition and fees
Revenues 2013-2014 fiscal year
88,024 (34,186) 53,838 862 3,094 6,803 997 3,692 20,693 89,979
84,673 81,105 (32,653) (30,449) 52,020 50,656 1,416 987 2,205 2,082 6,712 6,380 798 954 3,907 3,742 21,865 21,086 88,923 85,887
EXPENSES (IN 000S)
ment returns designated 4% Other for operations 3% Operational gifts and grants
Instructional Academic support Student services Public service Auxiliary services General institutional support Total operating expenses Net operating income/(loss)
1% Governmental grants 1% Investment income
32,994 9,013 16,181 2,396 17,023 13,530 91,137 (1,158)
31,634 8,793 15,704 2,047 16,845 13,023 88,046 877
30,660 8,951 14,931 1,935 16,644 12,044 85,165 722
N O N O P E R AT I N G R E V E N U E S , E X P E N S E S A N D OT H E R C H A N G E S ( I N 0 0 0 S )
Private gifts and grants 2,622 Endowment and life income gifts 3,210 Endowment investment returns,net of amount designated for operations 9,969 Change in value of beneficial interest in perpetual trusts 578 Other non-operating income (38) Investment return on trusts and gift annuities 1,673 Change in value of split interest agreements (Trusts and CGA’s) (1,567) Total nonoperating revenues, expenses and other changes 16,447
Supporting services, institutional support
Total changes in net assets Net assets, beginning of year Net assets, end of year
15,289 234,676 249,965
1,796 49 (207) 945 (193) 6,438
(7,804) (234) 34 59 (445) (7,306)
7,315 227,361 234,676
(6,585) 233,946 227,361
2% Public service
“ God’s heart is for the people, and we should be good and generous stewards of our financial resources.” — Sarah Gross ’14, history major
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Rolando Vega ’13 wins the Best Student Film Award for his film “Palace” at the First Glance Festival in Philadelphia.
Judi Tobias ’80 reached her
career win in her 18 seasons as women’s volleyball head coach at Messiah.
Brad McCarty ’93 reaches his
win in his fifth season as men’s soccer head coach.
Stephanie Fieger ’02 plays the role of Harpier in a Broadway revival of “Macbeth.”
T. CHARLES ERICKSON, COURTESY OF LINCOLN CENTER THEATER
New Orleans jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, along with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Chorale Le Chateau, conducted by Damien Sneed, performed “Abyssinian A Gospel Celebration” in Parmer Hall for the High Center’s inaugural season.
Larry Lake, professor of writing, travels to Jakarta, Indonesia, to present on the topic of teaching writing at the international higher education conference Faith, Learning and the Media of Hope, co-sponsored by Universitas Pelita Harapan and Biola University. M E S S I A H C O L L E G E • T H E B R I D G E • FA L L 2 0 1 4 | 1 9
JANSEN HEIN ’11 GIVING BACK, GIVING NOW For many alumni, giving back to Messiah can take several years before they feel they are able to contribute. However, for Jansen Hein ’11, giving at the Messiah Partner level began as soon as he graduated from the College. He is from Greenville, Ohio, which happens to be where current trustee and former board chair Eunice Steinbrecher ’58 lives. Early in high school, Hein met Steinbrecher, and she encouraged him to attend Messiah. While in Grantham, he excelled on the tennis team — earning Commonwealth Player of the Year awards in 2009 and 2010 — and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in accounting. He works at Ernst & Young Financial Services as a financial management senior consultant in the Chicago area. “I support Messiah because I value the instruction and professional interactions provided to me by my professors,” explained Hein. “Any driven student can and will obtain knowledge, regardless of the institution. The interaction and real work insights from my business professors helped make me distinguishable from my peers upon entering the work force and, as a result, propelled my career forward. That professor interaction was aided significantly by the generosity of donors. They ‘paid it forward’ so I could reap the benefits. As such, I view supporting Messiah is both a blessing and a responsibility.” Jansen has established two funds at Messiah College: 1) the Jansen Hein Accounting Achievement Award given annually to a senior or junior accounting major with significant financial need and 2) the Jansen Hein Professional Development Award, which is given each year to a senior accounting major to assist with professional development opportunities within the field. We are thankful Jansen has chosen to have an immediate impact on accounting students at Messiah, reflecting the positive impact Messiah had on his life. 2 0 | FA L L 2 0 1 4 • T H E B R I D G E • M E S S I A H C O L L E G E
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S U M M A R Y S TAT E M E N T O F E N D OW M E N T F U N D S ( I N 0 0 0 S )
Donor endowment Board-designated endowment Total endowed funds Endowment investment return
33,242 27,567 25,517 103,523 95,957 94,757 136,765 123,525 120,274 10.72% 6.89% -1.18%
ASSETS (IN 000S)
Cash and cash equivalents Notes and accounts receivable, net Promises to give, net Interest receivable Inventories Prepaid expenses and other assets Investments Assets held in trust Loans receivable - students Deposits with trustee under debt agreements Beneficial interest in perpetual trusts Property and equipment, net Total Assets
14,809 1,603 5,080 156 804 767 144,544 9,890 2,855 3,901 4,169 131,272 319,850
13,012 14,467 1,929 1,332 4,024 3,220 157 376 796 821 678 835 131,954 139,447 9,140 9,243 2,667 2,522 - 1,238 3,592 3,567 134,206 122,777 302,155 299,845
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS (IN 000S)
Liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued expenses Student deposits Funds held in custody for others Deferred revenue Annuities payable Funds held in trust for others Long-term debt U.S. government grants refundable Other Liabilities Total Liabilities Net assets: Unrestricted Temporarily restricted Permanently restricted Total Net Assets Total Liabilities and net assets Total Change in Net Assets
5,517 1,682 123 1,130 7,788 1,819 46,839 2,383 2,604 69,885
6,032 1,282 119 923 7,143 1,677 45,459 2,376 2,467 67,479
7,828 1,489 104 547 8,525 1,705 47,579 2,368 2,339 72,484
203,213 15,219 31,533 249,965 319,850 15,289
195,502 11,568 27,605 234,676 302,155 7,314
191,980 9,923 25,458 227,361 299,845 (6,585)
MESSIAH COLLEGE NET ASSETS
Permanently restricted Temporarily restricted Unrestricted net assets
2008 2010 2012 2014 0
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Messiah wins the 2013 DIII Men’s Soccer Championship with a 2-1 win in double overtime for its 10th national title.
COURTESY OF MESSIAH COLLEGE ATHLETICS
Messiah announces its 2014 Hall of Honor inductees: Jessica (Regan) Cotton ’99 (softball), Sam Lenhart (scorekeeper/bookkeeper for 45 years), Field Hockey Coach Jan Trapp and Hayden Woodworth ’03 (men’s soccer). Dr. Alexandra Smith ’03, pediatric specialist in neonatology at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York City, is named 2013 Physician of the Year.
JANUARY 2014 Scott Kieffer, professor of health and exercise science, is named as fellow to the American College of Sports Medicine, an honor given to a small group of professionals annually. M E S S I A H C O L L E G E • T H E B R I D G E • FA L L 2 0 1 4 | 2 1
LIFETIME SOCIETIES M E S S I A H L E G AC Y
Lifetime cumulative giving totaling $10,000,000 or more Leonard Fry† Calvin G. & Janet C. High* Abram† & Gladys† Mellinger MESSIAH TRUST
Lifetime cumulative giving of $1,000,000 to $9,999,999 Vernon E. & Faye R. Anderson Ernest L.† ’48 & Kathryn G. (Tyson) ’46 Boyer Brethren in Christ - Cooperative Ministries Covenant Fund Conestoga Wood Specialties Norman & Elizabeth M. Hahn* Doorstep Ministry Foundation The Criste Family Charles F. & Ann E.† Frey* Emerson C. ’57 & May† Frey* Larry E. & Lois A. Gladfelter* Harry R. Hitchcock† William M.† & Lucille M.† Hollinger David G.† & Beatriz A.† Howe Richard† & Louise K.† Jordan* & Estate Josiah W. & Bessie H. Kline Foundation The Kresge Foundation
28.4% Community friends
Ralph S. & Dorothy Larsen* Lilly Endowment Inc. Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe James A. & Donna F. Martin* W. Edwin† & Miriam† Naugle & Estate George A. & Barbara J. Parmer* D. S.† & Helen† Poorman & Estate John E.† & Ida† Sollenberger & Estate The Stabler Foundation Donald B.† & Dorothy† Stabler Leroy M. ’55 & Eunice (Frey) ’58 Steinbrecher* The Whitaker Foundation John L.† & C. Jeanette† Witmer & Estate Anonymous Donors (2) THE PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE
Lifetime cumulative giving of $250,000 to $999,999 Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Pennsylvania M. Louise Aughinbaugh Estate Quentin Berg Trust Francis H. Berg† John A. Blessing Foundation Marion Barker Burr† & Estate David E.† ’61 & Jean Byer Asa W.† ’16 & Anna E. (Kipe)† ’16 Climenhaga & Estate J. Harold Engle ’58* Melvin E. ’48 & Vivian Eyster* Richard F. Fake† ’37 & Estate C.J.† & Harriet† Fredricksen S. Johannah Gearhart† Estate General Electric Foundation HARSCO Corporation Scott A. ’89 & Gaye Y. Heintzelman* The High Foundation Evert C.† & Mildred S.† Hokanson & Estate George C.† & Patricia† Hoopy Lowell D. Hoover† ’40 & Estate
Current and former 13.4% parents Trustees
Clyde W. & Barbara A. Horst* D. Ray ’48 & Audrey (Fisher) ’50 Hostetter* Clarence W. Hottel Sr.† & Estate Lawrence L. & Julia Z. Hoverter Charitable Foundation Randall B. ’66 & Judy G. Inskip Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Richard E. ’70 & Sharon N. Jordan W. M. Keck Foundation W. Wayde† & Glenda Kelly Allen F. Knouse ’68 Leon E.† & Margaret M.† Kocher Jeffrey F. ’74 & Leslie (Lustig) ’75 Lehman Wayne A. & Martha G. Marcho* Aaron J. ’48 & Jean Martin Stephen W. ’78 & Jana M. (Shultz) ’77 McBeth McCormick Family Foundation Jacob & Ada Miller Trust William L.† & Geraldine† Murray Paul W. Nisly* Galen M. ’48 & Beulah L.† (Buckwalter) ’49 Oakes* P.B.S. Coal, Inc. Pew Memorial Charitable Trusts Marlin & Nancy† Riegsecker Maynard & Carolyn Sauder Sawyer Products Oscar F.† & Pauline M.† Shafer Estate Jerry Tyson† & Hilary M. Simpson L.B. Smith Educational Foundation Inc. Robert H.† ’42 & Marilyn L. (Byer) ’51 Smith John B.† & Mary V.† Sollenberger & Estate Ellis R. & Louise P.† Speakman The John Frederick Steinman Foundation Stover Family Foundation Marlin H. & Doris Ann Thomas* Kermit Thomas† & Estate Turkey Hill Dairy Daniel Vollmer† Estate Franklin H. & Ruth L. Wells Foundation Amelia C. Winter† & Estate Leslie K. & Marion H. Witmer* Kenneth E.† & Minta Wolfe World Vision Inc. Anonymous Donors (4) *M essiah College thanks the parents of our current and former students who continue to generously support the College’s ongoing education mission. † Messiah College gratefully acknowledges the generosity of donors who are deceased.
Sponsorships and govt. grants 3.2% Corporations 2.4%
Organizations 0.3% Churches
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FEBRUARY 2014 Kathy Hettinga, distinguished professor of art, exhibits a onewoman show at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, N.Y. The exhibit challenges historical prejudices encountered by women seeking employment.
U.S. News & WORLD REPORT
Michael True, senior associate, talent development and marketing at the Career and Professional Development Center and a recognized leader in the field of experiential education, is elected as the chairman of the board of directors for The Washington Internship Institute (WII).
World Vision commits
$125,000 to fund the Collaboratory’s continued development of a remote pump monitoring system in Africa.
The book “No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education,” by Messiah College professors Douglas and Rhonda Jacobsen, receives a 2013 Critics’ Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association.
“(North) Regional College” for efficiently providing a quality education
Messiah is “doing a very good job at producing a top ranking for academic quality while carefully spending their available financial resources, as measured relative to other schools that may have greater sources of funding from states, tuition or endowments.”
Graduate program offerings add an MBA and a Master of Arts in strategic leadership. President Kim Phipps travels to China to meet with prospective students at the International Schools of China (ISC).
Wrestler Kaleb Loht ’15 earns the National Championship in the 141lb. weight class to lead Messiah to third place in Division III. The Falcons finish third with 60 points– the highest team finish ever for Messiah. M E S S I A H C O L L E G E • T H E B R I D G E • FA L L 2 0 1 4 | 2 3
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Thank you to those who became members of the Heritage Society, now with 519 members, during the 2012-2013 fiscal year. The Heritage Society was established to appropriately thank those who have included Messiah College in their wills, created a deferred gift arrangement, or established an endowed fund. Their dedication is greatly appreciated. Wallace H. & Gloria J. Cheney
Robert T. ’61 & Carolyn (Pyke) ’57 Mann Austin R. Mast ’94 & Danielle M.S. Feller Nancy R. Preis James D. & Kathleen H. Schaedler R. Cody ’09 & Amber M. (Wenger) ’09 Wanner Anonymous Donors (6)
James A. Martin Chambersburg, Pa. Stephen W. McBeth ’78 Camarillo, Calif. Kenneth V. Moreland West Friendship, Md. Barbara G. Moses Sicklerville, N.J. Rodney L. Musser ’83 Pomona, Calif. Linda R. Pheasant Wormleysburg, Pa. Marlin Riegsecker Upland, Calif. Alan Robinson Carlisle, Pa. Anthony J. Schiano Denver, N.C. Kim R. Smith Lititz, Pa. Eunice F. Steinbrecher ’58 Greenville, Ohio
Jerry L. Wenger Bird-in-Hand, Pa. Eric F. Zee Malvern, Pa.
COREY L aQUAY ’18
Richard B. & Mary M. (McLeman) ’82 Brown
Brian B. & Karen Dembeck Charlene M. Haines ’63 C. Curtis & Hilda (Laukemann) ’52 Hughes Nicholas & Jill M. Korns Charles S. Lady ’55 J. Gary & Deborah Langmuir Thomas K. & Judith Leidy
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Linden K. Hustedt, chair Boca Grande, Fla. George A. Parmer, chair elect Harrisburg, Pa. Craig E. Sider, vice chair West New York, N.J. Todd F. Lehman ’78, secretary Mountville, Pa. Rim A. Hinckley ’83, treasurer New York, N.Y. Barbara A. Avery Safety Harbor, Fla. Larry Bashore Mechanicsburg, Pa. Heidi G. Bingaman ’80 Kreamer, Pa. Odvard Egil Dyrli Tolland, Conn.
Linda D. Eremita Pittsburgh, Pa. Carole Forker Gibbons ’60 Mechanicsburg, Pa. Richard L. Godshall Souderton, Pa. Scott A. Heintzelman ’89 Mechanicsburg, Pa. Sally Hoober Paradise, Pa. Joachim J. Huerter Annville, Pa. Richard E. Jordan, II ’70 Mechanicsburg, Pa. Ronald M. Katzman Camp Hill, Pa. J. Gary Langmuir Manheim, Pa. Emerson L. Lesher ’74 Mechanicsburg, Pa.
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2014 - 2015 Emeritus Trustees: Charlie B. Byers, Jr. ’56 Columbus, Ind. Emerson C. Frey ’57, Washington Boro, Pa. Calvin G. High Willow Street, Pa. Galen M. Oakes, Sr. ’48 Massillon, Ohio
PAUL ’63 AND ELAINE WENGERT ’57 HEARTS FOR SERVICE The Heritage Society at Messiah College is made of those who have included Messiah in their estate plans; have established a scholarship endowment at Messiah; or have a charitable annuity or trust with the College. This group of supporters ensures the College’s sustainability, and we are thankful for their commitment to our Christian educational mission. Dr. Paul Wengert ’63 attended Messiah College and graduated from Temple University Medical School. He served faithfully and compassionately as a surgeon for many years. His wife, Elaine (Crider) Wengert ’57, is a graduate of the Messiah Academy and continued her education to pursue a mathematics degree. She later worked in accounting. The Wengerts are Heritage Society members for two reasons: Their inclusion of Messiah in their wills and their establishment of the Wengert Humanitarian Service Award. This award is given to students majoring in the health and natural sciences who wish to serve on a short-term national or international missions trip focusing in key areas, such as medical relief and care; shelter and food provision; and clean water. The award’s goal is to introduce students who have a true heart for service to the transformational experience of working and living in another culture. The Wengerts also have been supporters of the Friends of the Murray Library program. The couple said, “While there are many reasons to support Messiah College, two reasons stand out for us: the Murray Library and Messiah’s cross-culture programs. Both give an opportunity for the student to explore and gather ideas beyond the classroom. Both open the eyes to a wider world in which we live.” We are blessed and encouraged by Heritage Society members like the Wengerts who are helping to ensure the long-term financial strength of Messiah College.
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BO WILLIAMS ’15
The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra performs Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” with the Messiah College Concert Choir, Messiah College Choral Arts Society and ensemble-in-residence The Susquehanna Chorale at the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts.
Messiah College begins work on the new addition to Frey Hall for visual arts and engineering. MAY 2014
Domenic Andolina ’14 (left), Danielle Morabito ’14 (right), Laura Parks ’14 and Vicki Hepp ’14 co-present with Melinda Burchard, assistant professor of special education, at the leading conference in the field of special education, the Council for Exceptional Education’s International Convention, in Philadelphia.
Messiah College is featured among 322 schools nationally in the 2014 edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges. M E S S I A H C O L L E G E • T H E B R I D G E • FA L L 2 0 1 4 | 2 5
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Lindsay Acornley ’10 Sandy Acornley ’78 Sarah Bruton ’09 Kris Deardorff ’88 Chip Herrmann ’77 Todd Holtzman ’08 Josh Manifold ’02 Jason Martin ’99 Scott Martin ’91 Karl McDonald ’79 Louisa Mfum-Mensah ’12 Maris Miller ’08 Gabriela Paniagua ’10
Sarah Polonus ’13 Brendan Post ’04 Elizabeth Lins Shoenfelt ’02 Michael Smith ’93 Charles Starr ’68 Martha Starr ’68 Kenneth Stern ’68 Lois Stern ’70 Ben Stolz ’10 Marilyn Wingert ’67 Marlin Wingert ’68
H OW A R E C H A R I TA B L E G I F T S A L LO C AT E D BY P U R P O S E F O R 2 0 1 4 ( F I S C A L Y E A R)?
15.6% Building projects
KEEPING HISTORY ALIVE The legacy of Messiah College is intertwined with a legacy of gifted faculty teachers and mentors. Robert A. Hess passed away after a life of exemplary service and faithfulness in 2013. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College, a Master’s of Divinity from Bethany Theological Seminary, a Master’s of Education from Temple University, and a Ph.D. from Howard University. After he and his wife Anna Mary spent 16 years in Nigeria as missionaries, he joined the faculty at Messiah College in 1969 where he taught history and political science. Upon retirement in 1993, he became Professor Emeritus of History and African Studies. Several faculty members recently reflected on their memories of Hess and his impact on Messiah College. Professor of History Emeritus Morris Sider said, “For many years, our offices adjoined each other in Kline. Despite the fact that he drove every morning from his residence in Elizabethtown, he was frequently in his office before I arrived from my house in Grantham.” Professor of English Emeritus Paul Nisly remembered, “Bob brought expertise in his specialty, African Studies, well before such courses were a trendy part of the curriculum. In short, Bob was a deeply committed follower of Jesus, one who lived out his commitments through his excellent service as an educator
RACHEL MOORE ’11
Restricted 0.2% Budget gifts and restricted grants 0.3% 3.4% Other 6.4% Desig- 5.7% capital Messiah 5.8% nated Govt. projects Annual budget grants DeferredA Fund gifts
TRIBUTE TO ROBERT A. HESS
at Messiah College and abroad.” Douglas “Jake” Jacobsen, professor of church history and theology, recalled, “Bob was a breath of fresh air when I came to Messiah College 30 years ago. Bob was a person who could bridge the old and the new, and he was a great encourager of young faculty members like me. A college is an institution, but, more importantly, a college is the people who teach there, and Bob was one of the people who made Messiah College a very special place.” Dean Curry, professor of politics, can still remember the first time he met Bob Hess. “It was March of 1980,” said Curry, “and I was on campus to interview for the Department of History and Political Science’s first full-time political science position. As a nervous young graduate student interviewing for his first job, Bob immediately put me at ease with his sincerity and personal warmth.” We are grateful to the Hesses for including Messiah College in their estate plans. Because of their generosity, we have been able to launch the Robert A. Hess Endowment in the Humanities, which will provide scholarship support to students studying the humanities with a preference for history majors. Like so many faculty members at Messiah College, Bob’s example of exceptional teaching and service will carry on for years to come.
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For the third consecutive year, Messiah earned a designation from Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota. The program honors colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees and engaging in the spirit of conservation.
JULY 2014 Pete Powers, dean of the School of the Humanities, is one of 32 administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in a yearlong Senior Leadership Academy.
For the second year in a row, the College exceeds its “We Love Messiah” alumni giving challenge, raising more than $125,000 for scholarship aid.
The M.A. in counseling extends its CACREP accreditation.
Paxton Ministries recognizes Evan Shirey ’14 as one of three Frey Service Award recipients who demonstrate a Christ-centered life, sacrificial spirit, a heart of compassion and a history of service. M E S S I A H C O L L E G E • T H E B R I D G E • FA L L 2 0 1 4 | 2 7
“When I see the impact that Messiah is having on students and graduates, I feel so privileged to be a very, very small part of that.”— Joanna Barnhouse ’11 J OA N N A B A R N H O U S E ’ 1 1
Alum balances office life with grad life — both at Messiah
JOANNA BARNHOUSE ’11 FINDS HERSELF IN ROLE OF STUDENT AGAIN
As she travels for work, Joanna Barnhouse ’11 pursues a graduate degree.
Wanda Shirmer ’77 works as an administrative assistant for Maxim Healthcare in Lansdale, Pa.
Debra Mengel ’80 retired from Northern Lebanon School District in Fredricksburg, Pa.
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Alumna. Staffer. Grad student. Joanna Barnhouse ’11 proudly wears all of those titles at Messiah College. A regional advancement representative for the Office of Development, she traverses the Northeast meeting with alumni, parents and other friends of the College. Her duties include finding new donors with a passion for Messiah and nurturing relationships with existing donors. Her job requires travel, nights and weekends. But, Barnhouse says she loves it, because she gets to hear people’s stories. “Golden grads” describe what it was like to attend Messiah decades ago, and recent alums update her on what they’ve been doing since graduation.
Lois Hillegas ’83 works as a middle school supervisor for River Valley Mennonite in Castorland, N.Y. Debra Rutter ’85 works as the sports coordinator for the YMCA in Dillsburg, Pa.
With a B.A. in communication with a public relations concentration, she is pursuing a master’s degree in higher education with a concentration in fundraising management. She plans to graduate in 2016. She says the bachelor’s degree equipped her with the foundational skills needed for her work while grad classes are providing her with a broader perspective of higher ed. How does she decompress at the end of a long day? She looks for balance and stress relief — in the form of running. “I try to make time for running even though it’s just a 20- to 30-minute run most days a week to stay motivated to do my job and study,” said Barnhouse. Other activities include listening to music — she has season tickets to the Harrisburg Symphony — and spending time with friends and family. “When I see people get excited about supporting Messiah and when I see the impact that Messiah is having on students and graduates, I feel so privileged to be a very, very small part of that.” — My Nguyen ’17
Karen (Ludeman) Obrzut ’88 works as the major gifts coordinator at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Col. Cathy Lyne ’89 works as a medications coordinator for Paxton Ministries.
1990s Kurt Krays ’96 works as an executive director at Erie United Methodist Alliance in Erie, Pa.
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Messiah alum works as CEO to help others
An exercise science major, Thornton remembers his Messiah experience as a combination of memorable trips and lasting friendships but also a struggle to find his academic calling. After graduating, he posed the question, “Where to go from here, God?” The answer became clear as his wife, Simone Gonyea ’95, who was from the Syracuse area, introduced him to Rescue Mission (RM) in Syracuse, N.Y. Thornton was hired as a recreation supervisor for the mission’s health and wellness programs right out of college in 1994. In time, he was promoted to several higher level positions within the company, such as program services director and, later, the chief operations officer. “I had found what excited me,” he said. “Working with people on the margins who needed help.” One of the largest rescue missions in the U.S., RM employs 350 people and has an $18.5 million annual operating budget. In 2012, Thornton became CEO, the position he has held
Judith Nahala ’96 works as work shop leader for Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum in Lancaster, Pa. Sedney Pabon ’98 works as a family nurse practitioner for Wellspan in York, Pa.
COURTESY OF RESCUE MISSION
ALAN THORNTON ’94 LEADS PROGRESSIVE MISSION WORK
Alan Thornton ’94, CEO of Syracuse’s Rescue Mission, helps fulfill the needs of clients who need food, shelter and assistance.
since. RM focuses on filling the needs of the people without requiring any spiritual activity. The mission’s purpose, Thornton says, is simple. “Often, we’re what stands between them and hunger,” he explained. “We’re intentional about meeting people where they are, and not forcing them to come to where we are.” Thornton says the idea is that clients experience the gospel before they hear it, in the form of emergency shelter, food, clothing, case management, employment and housing. For those who do ask for spiritual activities, RM provides a
Eric Roberts ’98 works as a personal care assistant for special needs students at Manheim Central Middle School in Manheim, Pa.
team of chaplains, Bible studies, chapel services, movie nights, and AA and NA meetings. This differs from some mission models that requires clients to go through mandated Christian services to receive aid. “We’re not about the ‘bait and switch’ style,” Thornton said. “If you are homeless and come to us for help, we want to help you as quickly as possible without added requirements or barriers. We want to find ways for you to be able to move into affordable, permanent housing, without asking for anything back.” As CEO, Thornton spends
2000s Timothy Kocses ’01 works as the director of corporate technical accounting for Bristol Myers Squibb in Princeton, N.J.
much of his time in meetings with donors and his internal team. However, he sets aside time each month to go to what he calls the “front lines,” interacting with clients who directly receive the mission’s services. “In my position, it’s easy to get caught up in the demands of speaking engagements, networking opportunities and donor relations,” he said. “But I don’t want to lose sight of the fact that my real job is to make sure that those we’re serving are being served to the best of our ability.” -Rose Talbot ’16
Brooke (Doman) Say ’02 is named one of Central Penn Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award recipients. Jared ’03 and Whitney (Lehman) Dover ’04 announce the birth of Lydia, June 5, 2014.
Karen (Frost) ’04 and Rick Erwood announce the birth of Elijah, March 10, 2014. Melanie (Thompson) ’04 and Joel Whitehead married July 5, 2013. Melanie works as a lab coordinator at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa.
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Dean of Students, Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences and Professor of Biology Kenneth B. (K.B.) Hoover ’32 died Nov. 3. An alum, he returned to Messiah in 1942 as an instructor of biology and retired in 1977, although he continued to teach part-time until 1981. An excerpt of the eulogy delivered by Messiah College Provost Randy Basinger follows: K.B. Hoover arrived in Grantham to pursue his studies at Messiah in 1930. At the time, Old Main was a dormitory. Lights had to be off at 10 p.m., and playing croquet on Sundays was forbidden. K.B. witnessed a lot of changes at his alma mater during the 84-year period from when he first enrolled. As a passionate scientist, he took every science course the College offered and went on to obtain a master’s degree in biology and a Ph.D. in botany. In 1942, K.B. joined the faculty – teaching courses in math and science, including botany, zoology
and ecology, until 1981. In addition to serving on the faculty, he also assumed administrative roles as dean of students and chair of the Department of Natural Sciences. He was a passionate believer in the value of both faith and science, and he was keenly interested in their intersection. In the Messiah College Centennial Commemorative book, we included this quote from K.B.’s doctoral defense when he was asked to respond to the theory of evolution: “We know things change, and God is in it all.” In recent years, K.B. actively participated in the Central Pennsylvania Forum on Science and Religion and continued to serve as a mentor to science faculty and students. K.B. was also a great student as a faith attender of the discipleship class, which I have the good fortune to teach. He was engaged and articulate well into his 90s. None could tell better stories to illustrate profound theological points than K.B. When I started teaching, I was told that if you want to know if you are a good fit for a college, observe the faculty who have retired and see if they are someone you would want to become. I have always had this in the back of my mind in my interactions with K.B. over the past 30 years. He is an inspiration to all of us.
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Kelly (Miller) Johnstone ’05 works as a house parent at Lifehouse in Houston, Texas.
Rosette Luko ’12 works as a French-English sales associate at Pepsi in WinstonSalem, N.C.
Emily (Salvesen) ’06 and Stephen Geiger married Aug. 2, 2014.
Natalie (Anders) ’13 and Seth Fickett ’13 married Aug. 2, 2014.
Robert ’06 and Gina (Weaver) Lusk ’06 announce the birth of Taryn Jo, May 5, 2014.
Jenny Carmona ’13 and Benjamin Richter ’14 married June 12, 2014. The couple lives in Perkasie, Pa.
Dannah Rhoads ’06 works as an intern in radiology for Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis.
Katherine Tonkin ’14 works as an airman first class in the United States Air Force. She also works as a tax representative in New Jersey.
Jordan ’06 and Kelsey (Spencer) Winter ’06 announce the birth of Caroline Winter, Aug. 5, 2014. Christopher Cronce ’08 and Margeaux (Monsour) ’09 married July 14, 2012. The Cronce’s blog is croncemc.theworldrace.org. Mathew ’09 and Christine (Kotzmoyer) Miller ’10 married May 3, 2014. The couple lives in Mount Joy, Pa.
2010s Stephanie Pope ’10 and Jay Chance married May 17, 2014. Anna Repp ’10 recently began a master’s of occupational therapy program at Colorado State University. Katie (Sheraw) ’11 and Paul Williams married Oct. 27, 2013. The couple lives in Greensburg, Pa. Sarah Finney ’12 works as a validation engineer in Alcon Labs in Sinking Springs, Pa.
Brian Yawney ’14 works as a stage technician for Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pa.
Service Notes. Jane Helman ’73 has spent the past 15 years with Keystone State Reading Association in State College, Pa. She now works as president for the association, which promotes reading, professional development and support for teachers and parents across the state. Gedeon Hamoud ’76 works as vice president of operations for Kids Alive International in Valparaiso, Ind. Kurt Heisey ’80 works as the church planter for Valley Christian Church, located in China. He travels to China for three-week intervals several times a year. Donovan Zimmerman ’89 has spent 25 years volunteering for House of Refuge
in Scottsdale, Ariz. He now serves a board president for the organization. Doralee (Brannon) Shive ’90 serves on the board of directors for ICII, a multi-operational ministry that serves the poor in India, Pakistan and Kenya. Marie (Van der Groef) Haney ’92 serves as the inclusion coordinator with Bridge Disability Ministries at Calvary Church in Sounderton, Pa. Jenny (Beck) ’97 and N. Benjamin Fredrick ’95 work as the founder/promoter for Driving Villages International in Haiti. They began the organization in 2007 and are now in the process of training and getting others involved. Laura (Gingrich) Stine ’00 works as board president for Every Life Matters, which provides pregnancy support services, in Tyrone, Pa. Corinne Fox ’06 serves as a volunteer for the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. William Hynes ’06 spent 10 days working as the videographer/producer for Keys Ministry in Austria. Megan Archer ’11 has volunteered for seven years at Family Life located in Bath, N.Y. Alyson Halalio ’12 spent 10 days volunteering for Imagine Missions in Nicaragua.
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FROM THE ARCHIVES
“ It was a time to take a break from whatever we were doing and have a meal together. Although all colleges have this, I think it especially aligns with Messiah’s Anabaptist roots in terms of breaking bread in a communal way.” — Krista Imbesi ’09, an associate professor in the Department of Communication
Students ate meals in the lower floor of Old Main, as shown in this circa 1947 photo.
Shared meals in Messiah’s dining halls foster fellowship Food brings people together, as evidenced by the of students who pass through Messiah’s dining halls each day. The buildings are bigger now, and the food options far exceed those from just a few decades ago. But, the dynamics of Messiah’s dining halls remain the same: They provide respite and sustenance every day for students. The College has three dining locations: Lottie Nelson Dining Hall, the “all-you-care-to-eat facility” that remains a staple on campus; the Falcon in Eisenhower Campus Center; and Larsen Student Union. Whether they graduated 20, 10 or five years ago, alumni have many memories of what dining was like. “Back in the late ’80s, [Lottie Nelson] was one wide-open, boxlike structure with tall ceilings and a stage at the far end,”
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STUDENTS, ALUMNI REMINISCE ABOUT THE COMMUNAL TABLE
By 1956, the dining hall was moved to the lower level of the Alumni Auditorium.
remembered Jay McClymont ’92, director of alumni and parent relations. “We used to hold coffeehouse in the dining hall on that stage.” Krista Imbesi ’09, an associate professor in the Department of Communication, remembers eating in large groups. “It was a time to take a break from whatever we were doing and have a meal together,” said Imbesi. “Although all colleges have this, I think it especially
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The Eisenhower Campus Center was dedicated in 1972, and students have eaten in Lottie Nelson Dining Room ever since.
aligns with Messiah’s Anabaptist roots in terms of breaking bread in a communal way. It builds community and is a good time to see people you might not come across in your classes or dorm.” That sense of fellowship over a meal remains an integral part of the Messiah experience today. Students literally “break bread” and catch up with each other’s lives over a tray of food. “It’s a great place to go and have a meal with friends or, in
my case, my volleyball team. As a team, we like to sit together at meals and talk about our days, upcoming games and how our life is going,” said Hayley Cowoski ’15, a public relations major. Whether students gather for a quick breakfast, a satisfying lunch or a leisurely dinner, they all eventually make their way to the dining hall. After all, as McClymont said, “Everybody has to eat.” — Adela Antal ’16
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
January- March 2015 JANUARY
4:15-6 p.m., Jan. 16 (Im)Material: Recent Work by Brenton Good and Kathy T. Hettinga Reception and artists’ talk Aughinbaugh Art Gallery Climenhaga Fine Arts Building 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 26 Blood drive Hostetter Chapel 6-8:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30 Alumni Gym and Pool Night Hitchcock Arena Eisenhower Campus Center FEBRUARY
8 p.m., Feb. 5-7, 12-14 3 p.m., Feb. 8, 15 Hot Mikado Miller Theatre Climenhaga Building The Department of Dance and Theatre hosts the play “Hot Mikado,” based on Gilbert and Sullivan’s, “The Mikado.” This play takes the audience to a land where people are sentenced to death for almost any indiscretion. Jazz, the blues, and gospel are spoken fluently. 8 a.m., Feb. 16 Messiah Winter Open House Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts Highlights include campus tours and information sessions on admissions policies, financial aid, academic programs and campus life. 8 p.m., Feb. 20 Stringfever Parmer Hall Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts With their electric instruments and unique sound, the world’s first genetically modified string quartet combines exceptional musical skill
with audience engagement. General admission is $25 ($10 for students with Messiah College ID). To buy tickets, call the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036. 8 a.m., Feb. 20 Accepted Student Preview Day— School of the Humanities Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts This event is for prospective students interested in biblical and religious studies, broadcasting, Chinese business, Chinese studies, Christian ministries, communication, English, film and media arts, French, German, history, journalism, peace and conflict studies, philosophy, politics, pre-law, public relations, social studies, Spanish and Spanish business.
Stringfever, an electric string quartet, will perform at Messiah Feb. 20. MARCH
7 p.m., Feb. 26 Michele Norris, journalist Parmer Hall Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts National Public Radio (NPR) correspondent Michele Norris will give a speech titled “Eavesdropping on America’s Conversation on Race.” She co-hosted NPR’s “All Things Considered,” public radio’s longestrunning national program. Tickets for this event are free but need to be reserved. 8 a.m., Feb. 2 Accepted Student Preview Day— School of the Arts Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts This event is for prospective students interested in art, dance, digital media, music, studio art and theatre.
8 a.m., March 6 Accepted Student Preview Day— School of Business, Education and Social Sciences Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts This event is for prospective students interested in accounting, business administration, criminal justice, economics, economic development, education, ethnic and area studies, family and consumer sciences education, human development and family science, international business, marketing, psychology, social work, sociology and anthropology.
8 a.m., March 13 Accepted Student Preview Day— School of Science, Engineering and Health Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts This event is for prospective students interested in adventure ed, athletic training, biochemistry, biology, biopsychology, chemistry, computer and information science, engineering, environmental science, health and exercise science, health and physical education, math, nursing, nutrition and dietetics, physics, pre-dental, pre-medical, pre-physical therapy, pre-veterinary, occupational therapy, sport management and sustainability.
8-10 p.m., March 7, 9 Messiah College Symphony Orchestra Concert Parmer Hall Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts Admission for the event is free.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., March 19-21 National Trumpet Competition Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts Nearly 100 artist faculty members around the nation will judge trumpet soloists and ensembles. FOR A FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS, VISIT MESSIAH.EDU/EVENTS.
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The communal tables at Larsen Student Union give students the opportunity to connect between classes and amongst friends.