Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday Weekly 2/13

Good morning Ambassadors!

I hope you had a great snow day yesterday! Here are a few things for your radar:

Events Our first Open House of the semester is this Monday, February 18th! We are still in need of Ambassadors to give tours at 12:40, 1:50, 3:00, and 3:45. Sign-up for time slots HERE. We can't do this without you! Additionally, our first Accepted Student Preview Day (ASPD) is next Friday, February 22nd. Once again, we are in need of tour guides for 2:30 and 3:30. Sign-up for time slots HERE. Thanks for all your help!

Overnights Our first Overnight visit is Sunday, February 17th - Monday, February 18th. We are still in need of 1 MALE host. He wants to major in Applied Health Science with an interest in exercise science, PT, or sports therapy. If you are available to host this Sunday, please sign-up HERE.

Chapel Hosting This week's chapel hosts are Lauren Dukehart (Thursday) and Lydia Tamrat (Tuesday).

Thank you for all you do! Get excited, and we will see you at the Open House on Monday!

Abby & the Leadership Team

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wednesday Weekly 2/6

Hi Ambassadors!

Welcome to your first spring semester Wednesday Weekly for the Ambassadors! (I'm almost as excited about that alliteration as I am for this semester with you all!) I wanted to open with a verse that has really been resonating with me recently:  

"Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long, I put my hope in you." Psalm 25:4-5

I know that new semesters may bring new challenges and uncertainties, but we can rest and put our hope in God who walks every step of the way with us!


Thanks to all of you who came out to our training on Monday. It was great to see you all and prepare for the upcoming semester. I don't want to overwhelm you with more information, but I'll just give you a few pokes back at what we talked about during training.

Events Don't forget that the google sheets are LIVE! You can find them all on the tabs to the right of the blog page. We look forward to seeing you all for our first event, Open House on Monday, February 18th!

2019-20 Ambassadors We discussed re-commitment forms for non-graduating current Ambassadors. If you are interested in continuing with the program for next year (we hope you do!!), you can be on the look out for this form which will be sent out March 12th. Additionally, we are offering points to any current Ambassadors who recommend candidates for next year. For every three legitimate name suggestions, you can earn 100 points and if the candidates apply, you earn an additional 25 points per person.

Summer in Admissions We are looking for a group of excited students who would love to join Admissions for the summer! This opportunity runs from May 20th - August 30th and offers 40 hours/week plus 2 weeks vacation. Your responsibilities are similar to that of Ambassadors and student workers will give tours, greet guests, and call students while also getting to attend Creation! If interested, plan to attend the Summer Job Fair on Wednesday, February 20th in Hostetter. Priority is given to students who attend the job fair!

Chapel Hosting Chapels have already begun for the semester and we are so excited to see all of the hosts who have signed up so far! Since your weekly emails will now be sent on Wednesday, I will give you reminders for Thursday of the current week and Tuesday of the next week. This week's chapel hosts are Clara Haubold (Thursday) and Lydia Tamrat (Tuesday).

You are so appreciated! Let me know if you have any questions at any time!


Abby & the Leadership Team

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Ambassador Weekly 12/11

Good morning Team!

This cute video was shown in chapel this morning, but if you missed it, check it out here. I know it's easy to get engulfed in final projects and tests, but have a laugh! You're in the home stretch.

Welcome to your LAST weekly for the fall semester! Thank you all for being so responsible and on top of things these past few months. As always, we appreciate all you've done through your work with the Ambassadors!

Points The final numbers for points are in!

Our grand winners are:
1. Anna Marie Clark (2825)
2. Matt Eshleman (2425)
3. Caleb Hays (2100)
4. Catherine Arke (2075)
5. Joshua Gerber (1875)
6. James Chopka (1850)
7. Abigail Riegert (1675)
8. Emily Falkenstein (1625)
9. Rachel Rinehimer (1550)
10. Shannon Hogan (1550)

We will be in touch with our winners with information on how to obtain your gift card, but for now, be thinking about what you would like your gift card to be! Remember, first place wins $50, second place wins $25, third place wins $20, and places four through ten win $10 each! Congratulations!!

You are in our thoughts and prayers as you finish up this semester. Finish strong and we hope you have a wonderful and restful Christmas break! We will be in touch in January to discuss Spring training and the new semester as a whole for the program.

Abby & the Leadership Team

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Ambassador Weekly 12/4

Happy December everyone!

Thanks to all who came out with us to Hershey Park! It was a blast celebrating you and all your hard work this semester!

We are hiring Admissions Telecounselors for J-term and the spring semester! The commitment is 5-10 hours/week and allows for flexible schedules. Apply here or contact Rachel ( to learn more.

Not too much else to share today, but seeing as the deadline for points is only 3 days away how about a points update!

1. Anna Marie Clark (2825)
2. Matt Eshleman (2425)
3. Caleb Hays (2100)
4. Catherine Arke (2075)
5. Josh Gerber (1875)
6. Abby Riegert (1675)
7. Rachel Rinehimer (1550)
8. Shannon Hogan (1550)
9. Janelle Oakley (1425)
10. Logan Knepper (1375)

There have been some big shifts since last week! Don't forget that the deadline to turn in overnight contact cards for points is THIS FRIDAY December 7th! You could be sitting on 250 points which is an easy push ahead. Imagine a nice gift card to treat yourself after a long semester! It could be yours!

This week's chapel hosts are Leiby Soto (Thursday) and Cosette Schulties (Tuesday).

Stay motivated and don't forget to take care of yourself during these next few stressful and busy weeks before break! (Says the girl who just pulled an all-nighter...ugh)

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Abby & the Leadership Team

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Ambassador Weekly 11/27

Hey Ambassadors!

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break and are thinking about you as due dates approach for big papers and projects as the semester comes to an end. Here are a few updates for you:

Fun Event If you are joining us at Hershey Park on Friday, please be on the lookout for an additional email with more details about the event. We hope to see you there!

Elementary School Tours We are still in need of tour guides this Monday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 4 for an elementary school visit. This will be a fun way to share Messiah and get these kids excited about going to college in the future! If you can help out, visit the sign-up sheet HERE to view times and sign-up. And once again, tour points will be awarded for your time!

Contact Cards The deadline to turn in your Overnight Contact Cards is December 7th. In addition to earning you 250 points, this is also a necessity for the admissions team to reach out and contact your prospective student. Please turn in your cards so that they can be given to the admissions counselors. This is also an easy way to jump ahead with points!

Points As we reach the final month of the semester, we are almost ready to declare the gift card winners! Here are the points as they currently stand:

1. Anna Marie Clark (2750)
2. Joshua Gerber (1875)
3. Catherine Arke (1825)
4. Matt Eshleman (1625)
5. Rachel Rinehimer (1550)
6. Shannon Hogan (1400)
7. Janelle Oakley (1350)
8. Logan Knepper (1350)
9. Luke Galyen (1350)
10. Caleb Hays (1300)

Within less than a 100 point difference, runner-ups are Becca Hegman, Abby Riegert, Marissa Donlevie, Clara Haubold, and Emily Falkenstein! We still have a few weeks left, it's not over yet!

Chapel Hosting This week's chapel hosts are Kevin Cook (Thursday) and Sam Whittle (Tuesday).

Happy last week of November, finish the semester strong!

Abby & the Leadership Team

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Ambassador Weekly 11/20

Hey Ambassadors,

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the calling campaign last week! A total of 3,151 students were called and our application numbers significantly increased over the weekend. We couldn't have done it without you! Here are a few updates for the week:

Extra cash?!? The ambassadors have been given a wonderful opportunity to be involved in this year's Messiah College Christmas by helping with valet services. The commitment for this is from 4:30-6:30pm and 8:30-9:30pm (before and after the event) on Saturday, December 1st. The responsibilities entail greeting guests, parking cars, and showing that Messiah hospitality to the attendees! As part of this service, you may receive tips which you are able to keep 100% of! You must be an approved Messiah driver, but if you don't already have your license you can fill out this 2-minute FORM by TODAY. If interested, please contact Abby Love with conference event services ASAP for more information (

Tour Opportunity On Monday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 4, we will be hosting 5th graders and will be taking multiple tours throughout each day. If you would be able to give a fun tour to these students, you can sign-up HERE. Take advantage of one of the last opportunities to earn points for the semester!

Fun Event The deadline is TOMORROW. Don't forget to sign-up HERE for our big fun event happening next Friday, November 30th: Hershey Park Candylane! This excursion ticket is completely FREE for all of you lovely ambassadors as a "thank you" for all the wonderful work you've done this semester. We are planning to leave campus around 5:00pm and arrive back at 10:00pm. Come enjoy Hershey Park on us!

Points Here's the most recent update after the Calling Campaign! You guys are killing the game with all these points!

1. Anna Marie Clark (2250)
2. Joshua Gerber (1875)
3. Catherine Arke (1775)
4. Matt Eshleman (1625)
5. Rachel Rinehimer (1550)
6. Logan Knepper (1350)
7. Luke Galyen (1350)
8. Janelle Oakley (1350)
9. Caleb Hays (1300)
10. Becca Hegman (1200)

Runner-ups are Marissa Donlevie, Abby Riegert, Clara Haubold, Emily Falkenstein, and Shannon Hogan. Turning in those overnight contact cards earns you an easy 250 points and could be the push you need to make it into the ranking!

Chapel Hosting There is (obviously) no chapel hosting this Thursday since we will be stuffing our faces with turkey and mashed potatoes. So next week's chapel hosts are Shannon Hogan (Tuesday) and Kevin Cook (Thursday).

We hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving! If you're still on campus, finish strong and if you're already heading home, we hope you have a restful and enjoyable break!We are THANKFUL for you all. :)

Abby & the Leadership Team

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ambassador Weekly 11/13

Good morning everyone!

As the semester winds down and our Ambassador events are over, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all you guys have done with the program! You provided such a wonderful, hospitable atmosphere at Messiah to so many students and families and we are so appreciative of your dedication and time. Keep checking the Facebook Page for updates or special needs for the next few weeks!

Calling Campaign You all should have received an email yesterday from Rachel regarding the calling campaign THIS week. We are still in need of some help and would LOVE to have you all representing Messiah in this way! POINTS will be awarded and many, many SNACKS will be provided. It is much more fun with a lot of people, so sign-up HERE even if it's only for an hour!

Fun Event Don't forget that the Ambassadors are heading to Christmas Candylane at Hershey Park on Friday, November 30th. Tickets and hot cocoa are ON US and you can now sign-up HERE. On the sheet, please indicate whether you have your Messiah Driver's License and could be a driver. We appreciate all you have done this semester, so come and celebrate with us at the sweetest place on earth!

Points Even though our big responsibilities are over for the semester, there are still ways to earn points before the end of the year! Below are the top 10 points leaders, but you can see how close of a race it is! Helping out at the calling campaign, hosting a special overnight, or even just turning in your previous overnight's contact card could be the amount you need to push you into the running for that GIFT CARD of YOUR CHOICE.

1. Anna Marie Clark (2000)
2. Joshua Gerber (1875)
3. Catherine Arke (1475)
4. Matt Eshleman (1475)
5. Rachel Rinehimer (1450)
6. Logan Knepper (1350)
7. Luke Galyen (1350)
8. Becca Hegman (1200)
9. Abby Riegert (1175)
10. Janelle Oakley (1150)

Our runner ups looking to take the board are Clara Haubold, Marissa Donlevie, Shannon Hogan, Emily Falkenstein, and James Chopka and you are all within only 25 points of each other! Get involved with the next few activities that can boost you up!

Chapel Hosting This week's chapel hosts are Cosette Schulties (Thursday) and Shannon Hogan (Tuesday).

Stay warm and enjoy that (potential) snow on Thursday!

Abby & the Leadership Team