Archive for 2022

June 9

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”

Lamentations 3:22-24


David Walker Farewell Reception: Please stop by the Admissions and Welcome Center lobby on June 30 between 2-4 p.m. for a cake and punch reception honoring Vice President of Finance and Planning David Walker. We wish David all the best in his new role at Dickinson.


Raeann Hamon, distinguished professor of family science and gerontology, served as co-chair of the 2022 Groves Conference on Marriage and Family, May 22-25 in the Bahamas. The conference theme was “Families as a Source of Strength, Healing and Hope” and the program included peer-reviewed submissions, as well as Bahamian plenary speakers. Hamon also presented a paper with co-authors Erin Boyd-Soisson (professor of human development and family science) and Paul Johns (associate professor of human development and family science) entitled, “Pedagogical strategies that reinforce a family strengths mindset.”

Lauren (Seneca) Walter ’12 M’16 resignation: It is my misfortune to announce the resignation of Lauren Walter, effective July 29, 2022. The silver lining is that we do have her until then!

It has been a privilege to watch Lauren develop her skills from when she first arrived as recent Messiah grad and took on the role of Assistant Director for Annual Giving to the leader she has become as Director of Annual Giving & Donor Communication. Over the course of the past 10 years, Lauren has demonstrated keen insight into the part science / part alchemy / part psychology that is annual giving. She has a strong and diligent work ethic and an ability to strategize in ways that are key to running a highly effective annual giving shop. Currently, annual giving is $75K over last year at this time in dollars in the door and exceeded the overall goal 2 months ahead of the fiscal year end. Moreover, Lauren also exhibited excellent communication skills. She orchestrated the production of the launch video for The Campaign for Messiah University as well as the video to be shown at our campaign celebration on Oct. 15.

Lauren epitomizes the ideal Messiah graduate in all ways.

Please join me in wishing Lauren well with her growing family of Nate, Conner, and new baby. I am deeply grateful for her good work.

Jon C. Stuckey, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Development


Lunch and Learn: fake news or is it?

How can you tell if something is credible or fake news? What is opinion and what is fact? Discover some tools that we can use to help us figure it out. We will learn what drives fake news, how to recognize it, and how to not pass it on. Let’s learn together!

  • Tuesday, June 14 at noon: Media Literacy: fake news or is it?
    • Librarian: Liz Kielley
    • Bring your lunch to the Library Athenaeum
    • No sign up required
    • Open to all Messiah employees

403(b) Oversight committee member needed.

The 403(b) Oversight Committee is seeking a staff employee to join the committee. If interested, please send your name to Staci Davis at

Juneteenth story hour and dessert picnic

All employees are invited to stop by the Campus Commons green space for a Juneteenth story hour and dessert picnic this Monday, June 13, between 11 a.m. and noon, to enjoy an ice cream treat, tea cake and strawberry lemonade. Please feel free to bring your children, grandchildren or neighborhood kids to take a break, sit under a tree and listen to engaging stories about Juneteenth. If you don’t have any children to bring, just bring yourself! To ensure we have enough treats, please RSVP by tomorrow by visiting



Job opportunities

Campus Events has multiple openings for full-time and part-time campus events worker positions. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Laura Price, assistant manager, campus events central and residence halls, at

Grounds Services has an opening for a part-time seasonal groundskeeper, working 24 hours a week, April-November. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Graybill, grounds services manager, at

The Division of Finance and Planning has an opening for a full-time senior accounting analyst – endowment and related funds. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Kimberly Hawkins, director of budget and accounting at

AROMA has multiple openings for full-time and part-time positions: FT sports ministry coordinator, PT administrative assistant, PT strength and conditioning coach. For more information and to apply, please visit:

Full-time Sports Ministry Coordinator:

Part-time Administrative Assistant:

Part-time Strength and Conditioning Coach:

Job-related questions may be directed to Aaron Faro, director of aroma sports ministry and athletics recruitment coordinator, at

The Division of Operations has an opening for a full-time project coordinator and executive assistant to the vice president for operations position. For  more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Kathie Shafer, vice president for operations at

In Search of:

Housing for the fall. I am searching for a place of residence for the fall.

Depending on availability, I am looking for EITHER:

A small apartment where I, my wife, and two cats might reside…


A room where I would reside and my wife would visit (but without the cats).

Please contact Richard Crane:


Crib Mattress. Standard crib mattress (Sealy CozyRest Extra Firm). Never used, kept in a smoke-free home. Email for information.