Archive for 2021

August 19

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future

Jeremiah 29:11


The School of Science, Engineering and Health is pleased to welcome Vinny Sakore (MBA, CIPT) as our full-time director of cybersecurity education, effective August 1. In this role, Vinny will execute Messiah’s strategic plan to build and manage a top-ranked and comprehensive cybersecurity educational program, including academic programs and industry initiatives. Vinny is not new to Messiah, as he has been a visiting assistant professor of cybersecurity since 2019. Vinny is chief technology officer for NetDiligence and formerly worked for six years as HIPAA Security Office for Verizon until 2017.


Student successfully passes CFA Level I exam

Congratulations to Owen Kenny, senior finance major, who successfully passed Level I of the CFA (chartered financial analyst) exam. Over 25,000 candidates sat for the exam worldwide and the pass rate was only 25%. Owen’s score placed him well above the 90th percentile of all candidates who sat for the exam.

We wish Owen continued success as he moves on to Level II of the exam!

CPDC announces schedule of fall events

The Career and Professional Development Center is pleased to announce our schedule of fall 2021 events. Please visit for more details and registration information. We would appreciate your assistance in promoting these events to students (all educators and staff are welcome to attend as well!).


Job opportunities

Student Financial Services has an opening for a full-time office coordinator position. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to JR Harris, director of student financial services at

The Office of the Provost has an opening for a full-time project coordinator position. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Alison Noble, associate provost at

For sale

House for sale near athletic fields – open house this Sunday. There is a lovely house for sale on Summit drive. An open house will be held this Sunday from noon – 2 p.m. Please email with any questions.


Housing Needed. An incoming, male, non-traditional aged (low 30s), transfer student is looking for local housing, but has had challenges renting because he is a student. If you have a rental property and would consider renting to this student, please email Thank you!

Items for MU student. Seeking a storage cube (with or without the fabric collapsible cubes) and small flat screen TV for Messiah student. My family has been housing a MU student for several months. Currently the student is getting ready to move into the Oakwood Hills Apartments. This student is financially responsible for herself and seeking a few items to move into her apartment. If you are willing to donate these items or to sell for a nominal fee please contact:


Brindle Farms neighborhood yard Sale. Brindle, Clouser, and Eppley Roads, Mechanicsburg. Sat., August 21, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Books, puzzles, glassware, holiday items, dinnerware, lemonade and baked goods, kids toys, twin bed linens (pirate, construction, and ninja turtle themes), new items with tags, willow ware, grandfather clock, canvas floor cloths, furniture including like new Full size Sealy Posturepedic bed with foundation and mattress cover,  and many free things. For more information email: