Archive for 2022

August 25

Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,

because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

James 1:2-4


Keith Quesenberry, associate professor of marketing along with Adrienne Wallace of Grand Valley State University won First Place Teaching and Pedagogy Paper Award for the Advertising Division of the 2022 AEJMC National Conference. “A Basecamp For Student Group Projects: Use of Project Management Software in the Classroom was presented in the Refereed Top Paper Session.


Leah Clarke has been appointed the program director of the graduate program in counseling. As you know, Leah has been a longstanding faculty member in the program, and she has served well as the assistant director for the last several years. Leah’s administrative skills along with her understanding of and commitment to the program will be strong assets as she assumes the role of program director.

We are thankful to Heather Barto for her long-term leadership as program director and her continuing work as a faculty member in the program. Heather has also been with the program since its early years, and she has been a significant contributor to the program’s success.

Starting this fall, Maya Georgieva will take on the duties of the clinical mental health track coordinator, joining Kristi Mouttet (marriage, couple, and family) and Sarah Brant-Rajahn (school counseling) to provide good leadership to our three CACREP-accredited Master’s programs.

After serving faithfully and effectively as CMHC track coordinator for eight years, Carol McGinnis will be taking the role of admissions and retention chair for the program. Her enthusiasm for the counseling profession and constant care for students will serve her well in this role.

We also welcome Linda Gemberling as the field placement assistant coordinator to assist with school counseling placements. Linda has worked with many of our practicum students over the past several years and we are excited to have her join us in this new capacity.

All of the faculty and staff look forward to continuing to serve our students well as we adjust to the changes and advancements in the counseling profession.


The office of operations is pleased to announce the hiring of Beth Rhoades as the project coordinator and executive assistant for the vice president of operations. She joins us from Big Springs school district. Beth has a son who is starting his junior year with us. In her role she will be the contact for questions regarding institutional insurance and can provide assistance in getting required certificate of insurance. In the next weeks information regarding notary services will be communicated. Please help welcome her to campus. 


New Transact eAccounts app available

The Transact eAccounts app enables your Android or iOS mobile device to be used to securely manage your Falcon and Dining Dollars account balances. It allows you to add funds instantly to your account from your laptop, tablet or phone.

For more details and instructions please refer to the website:

Please contact the Falcon Exchange if you have any questions at

Free COVID Tests

As we enter fall semester, please continue to carefully monitor your health and stay home if you are experiencing COVID symptoms. You can find our most up-to-date protocols at our Together@Messiah website: While Human Resources will continue to offer free testing on-campus, we would like to encourage you to take advantage of the free test kits you can order through Even if you’ve already ordered before, you can order up to three times. It’s extremely convenient to have the test kits on hand in the comfort of your own home.

Adjunct/work-study computers

As the summer comes to an end, ETS would like to ask you to power on all work-study and adjunct computers. Since these computers have not been in use during the summer, they will be slower than usual while updates are being done. Updates will happen automatically on the computers. If there are any issues, please contact Technical Support at or ext. 4444.

New Graduate Assistants at Messiah and Partner Institutions

The Graduate Program in Higher Education is pleased to welcome 15 new graduate assistants for the 2022-2023 academic year both on the Messiah University campus and at partner institutions. Graduate assistantships offer graduate students the opportunity to apply educational theories gained through classroom instruction and put them into professional practice through supervised, real-world experience. The graduate assistantship program aims to provide an innovative and cost-efficient way to advance departmental and university-wide goals and objectives.

Please join us and our collaborating departments in welcoming the following to the Messiah University community:  Meili Belko, graduate assistant for Athletics Marketing & Game Promotions; Victor Canavra, graduate assistant for Residence Life; Hope Flack, graduate assistant for Admissions (Traveling Recruiter); Derek Guissanie, graduate assistant for Campus Ministries; Justin Hoshauer, graduate assistant for Men’s Basketball; Matt Knab, graduate assistant for Student Engagement; Nuria Lane, graduate assistant for Student Success & Retention; Jenna Landis, graduate assistant for the Agapé Center for Local and Global Engagement (Off-Campus Programs); Luke Luckenbaugh, graduate assistant for Campus Wellness & Recreation; Drake Porter, graduate assistant for Men’s Lacrosse; Steven Ridings, graduate assistant for Baseball; Matthew Rudisill, graduate assistant for Athletic Communication; Ester Talamo, graduate assistant for Women’s Volleyball; and Samie Tan, graduate assistant for Academic Advising.

They join six returning graduate assistants to the Messiah campus, who will complete their degree programs and GA positions this year. Abby Anderson, graduate assistant for the Agapé Center for Local and Global Engagement (service trips); Andrew Bookman, graduate assistant for Athletic Communication; Maddie Groff, graduate assistant for Residence Life; Willie Hope, graduate assistant for Men’s Basketball; Dillon May, graduate assistant for Cross Country/Track and Field; and David Stevens, graduate assistant for Wrestling.

Additionally, Jeremy Abbey, graduate assistant for Residence Life is beginning his first year at Biola University, one of our partner institutions.

Employee video devotional

Fall semester has begun! Our community pastor, Stephen Gallaher, is continuing to provide regular devotional videos. Please view the first Fall video here: If you would like to contact Stephen, please email him at or for a faster response, call his cell phone at 717-503-7222.


Job opportunities

Dining Services has openings for multiple positions:

Dining room supervisor, for more information and to apply, please visit:

Pantry lead I, for more information and to apply, please visit:

Sous chef, for more information and to apply, please visit:

FT and PT cook (p.m.) positions, for more information and to apply, please visit:

Job-related questions may be directed to Mark Wirtz, director of dining services at

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

The Office of Development has an opening for a full-time administrative assistant for prospect research & development. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Bob Feil, director of prospect research and record compliance, at

Athletics has an opening for a part-time assistant men’s lacrosse coach/administrative coordinator and recruiter. For more information and to apply, please visit: Job-related questions may be directed to Dan Carson, head men’s lacrosse coach, at

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

For sale

Couch for saleGreen/tan striped couch with pillows available for sale. Couch is 87.5’’ long, 36.5’’ high, 41’’ wide. Left arm has little padding, excellent condition otherwise, no stains.
$100. Contact Tina Keul at


4′ under counter florescent light fixtures. On Sept. 1 from 2 – 3:30 p.m., Facility Services will have 55 brand new 4 foot under counter light fixtures to give away on a first come basis. Stop by the Facility Services office at the Lenhert Building if interested.


Important update from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

If you have a teen, adult child, family member, or loved one with a disability in PA, there is an important change in available training and support for their employment. Due to the shortage of workforce, and a surplus of some COVID relief funds, the PA Dept of Labor and Industry is ending the waiting list for applicants seeking vocational rehabilitation services! To learn more, here’s the press release: