Archive for 2017

August 3, 2017

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.



Please welcome Allen Snook, Messiah’s new data security analyst in Information Technology Services (ITS). Allen’s extensive experience and security certifications will serve him well in his new role. Allen comes to Messiah from Rite-Aid where he served as an information security analyst and he enjoys volunteering in the community. Please join ITS in welcoming Allen to Messiah College.

Please welcome Jordan Pereira, graphic designer, to the Office of Marketing and Communications. Jordan comes to us from California State University in Fullerton. A 2016 Cal State grad, Jordan has experience working at an ad agency and local California news websites and magazines. Most recently, she’s been working as a freelance graphic designer. Her first day was Aug. 2. Please join us in welcoming Jordan to Messiah College and the advancement team.


Online networking opportunity for students and alumni

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is excited to announce that we will be hosting three monthly Brazen events to connect alumni with alumni and to connect alumni with our students. Brazen is an online, cloud-based platform that makes it easy and fun for people to participate through text-based chats. The three virtual events will be broken down by industry, geography and age, and will rotate each month.

For the month of August, we are hosting the following networking receptions:

  • Thurs., Aug. 17: 8-9:30 p.m. (arts/music/entertainment majors), for alumni and students
  • Mon., Aug. 21: noon-1:30 p.m. (connecting alumni/students in the Boston area ), alumni/seniors
  • Fri., Aug. 25: noon- 1:30 p.m. (general alumni), for alumni

After signing in from home, office, smartphone or tablet, alumni/students will participate in one-on-one chats with other attendees. The chats are text-based and timed, allowing them to quickly meet new people, exchange contact information and walk away with several new connections they may not have had before. Each chat is saved, making it simple to look back at the chat history, review notes, gather contact information and follow up. We hope that these connections lead to more in-person connections. Participants have the chance to share their wisdom, knowledge and life experiences, and to exchange career tips and build their professional network all online, from any device. To learn more about Brazen or sign up for one of these events, please contact Olivia Snare, GA for alumni engagement, at

Enhanced tuition reduction benefit

We are pleased to announce that the enhanced tuition reduction benefit has been expanded effective July 1. The new enhancement allows individuals who are not fully vested in the educational assistance benefit to opt into the program in order to receive up to an additional $3,000 per semester in tuition reduction funds for Tier 1 (Messiah College) only. Please note that employees who opt for the enhanced tuition assistance program will be limited to a lesser match on retirement contributions. The retirement plan currently provides the following benefits:

Employee Contribution    Messiah Contribution

2.5%                                      3.0%

5.0%                                      6.0%

7.5%                                      9.0%

While utilizing the enhanced benefit, the Messiah contribution would change as follows:

Employee Contribution    Messiah Contribution

1.00%                                    0.50%

1.50%                                    0.75%

2.00%                                    1.00%

2.50%                                    1.25%

3.00%                                    1.50%

3.50%                                    1.75%

4.00%+                                 2.00%

In order to use this benefit for the 2017-2018 academic year, you must submit your request by completing the Tuition Reduction application (check the Enhanced Tuition box above the signature line) and sending it to Su Deitch (suite 3015) no later than Aug .15. If you have already submitted your tuition reduction application, but wish to add the enhanced benefit for tier I only, please resubmit your request by completing the tuition reduction application (check the Enhanced Tuition box above the signature line) and sending it to Su Deitch (suite 3015) no later than Aug. 15. The Enhanced Tuition Assistance form is normally due at the end of open enrollment; but because of the policy change, forms will be accepted until Aug. 15. This deadline applies only to this year.

Please contact Su Deitch, ext. 7085, if you have any questions.

Free mattresses available

Campus Events will have its annual mattress giveaway from Tues., Aug. 8 – Fri., Aug. 11 in the North Complex Main Lounge (Fishbowl) from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. These college size mattresses (measuring 78 x 36 x 8) are available for free. They are 10 years old and show a variety of wear. You will need to bring your own moving power, because our staff will not be able to assist as they are preparing resident halls for student arrivals. No reservations will be taken. Thank you for helping us to recycle the mattresses. Contact Scott Zeigler at if you have questions.


Job opportunities:

The Fitness Center has an opening for a Zumba group fitness instructor. For additional information and to apply, please see: . Job related questions may be directed to Kevin Ogden at

The Fitness Center has an opening for a group fitness instructor. For additional information and to apply, please see: Job-related questions may be directed to Kevin Ogden at

Campus Events (custodial) has multiple openings for both 2nd and 3rd shifts. For information specific to each position, please see: Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price at

For sale:

Ford Windstar Van. 1999 white Ford Windstar van for sale – runs great. Seating for 7. Inspected until the end of August. Needs a little work. Asking $1,000 or OBO) Any questions and/or to see the vehicle, contact Chris Moyer at 717-829-6343.

Ranch home for sale in Cumberland Valley School District, 8 miles from campus, 830 W. Trindle Rd, Mechanicburg. $189,977. Move in ready. 1760 sq. ft. Rancher, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 Baths .60 acre lot with a 3+ car detached garage w/50 amp service. All appliances included. Lots of updates-new kitchen counter tops, new sink, newer bathroom, roof, vinyl siding, 200 amp service, windows, paint and some flooring. Hardwood floors thru out, attic which could be finished, workshop room in bsmt w/Bilco door access and large flat yard w/large tree house to play in. Yard can be accessed from W. Church Rd as well. 1 Year AHS Warranty with acceptable offer. For more information, contact Heather Negley at, x6890 or the listing agent, Alicia Crone at Link to listing

Tires for sale. 2 Toyo Extensa all season tires for sale. P205/65 R15. Only have about 5,000 miles on them Asking $40/pair. Call Bill Althoff at 253-5196 if interested.


Seeking childcare. Seeking responsible teenager or college student for childcare August 16-18 for 2 boys ages 7 and 11. Contact Michelle @ or 207-590-6239.

Male roommate. Older Messiah student looking for male roommate(s) to share 3 bedroom apartment in Grantham. or 717-623-0735