Messiah College is a private Christian college of the liberal arts and applied arts and sciences located in Grantham, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, near the capital city of Harrisburg
Messiah College was founded in 1909 by the Brethren in Christ Church, and was originally called Messiah Bible School and Missionary Training Home. Originally located in Harrisburg, Pa., in the home of Messiah's first president, Samuel Rogers (S.R.) Smith, a local businessman and leader in the Brethren in Christ Church, the school was moved to the village of Grantham in 1911 following the construction of the campus' first building, Old Main. The building was constructed on land donated by S.R. Smith, who had moved his home and various business interests outside of the city to allow for growth in the farmlands surrounding Grantham. In the early years, the school offered a high school curriculum and several Bible programs. By 1921 it had also become a junior college, making it the second junior college in Pennsylvania, and changed its name to Messiah Bible School. By the 1950s, the school offered four-year college programs and accordingly in 1951 it changed its name to Messiah College. Messiah discontinued its high school program in 1959 and added liberal arts programs during this period. It was accredited as a four-year college in 1963, and continued to expand its liberal arts programs. Even though it is no longer owned by the Brethren in Christ Church, Messiah continues to be influenced by its traditions primarily in the Anabaptist, but also the Pietist and Wesleyan holiness movements. Today, Messiah College is a nondenominational Christian college, with a faith base that is broadly evangelical and includes students and employees from a variety of denominations and Christian faith traditions.
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Crist Chemist; worked on the Manhattan Project. Was still conducting research and writing scientific papers at the time of his death at age 105. 1916 graduate of "Messiah School" Ernest Boyer Chancellor of the State University of New York (1970 to 1977), United States Commissioner of Education, and President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Author of Scholarship Reconsidered and other landmark educational reports. 1948 graduate Brennan Swain Amazing Race Season 1 Winner / Actor 1993 graduate Monica Goodling Director of Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Justice (2001 to March 2007 ï¿½ resigned April 6, 2007), involved in dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy 1995 graduate Brian Sell Olympic-qualifying marathon runner 2000 graduate Chris Boyles Internationally competitive decathlete 2002 graduate Adam Brock Top 24 singer on season 11 of American Idol 2007 graduate Chris Heisey Major League Left Fielder for the Cincinnati Reds 2007 graduate