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MES Student Association

Welcome to the MES Student Association Webpage!

For updates on social events and volunteer opportunities, see the MESSA Facebook page.


Check out the recent activities of MESSA and the MES program in the most recent MES Newsletter.

Congratulations to Jamie Gillette for receiving the 2014 Dana Beach Outstanding Service Award for all her hard work and contributions to the College and the greater Charleston community!


The 12th annual 8K for H2O to support Water Missions International and their disaster-relief efforts in the Philippines was a great success, raising $4,200!


Lots of participants!


 Dedicated volunteers!


And a whole lot of fun!

To learn more or to register for the race, check out our 8K for H2O page!


The 2013 disaster in the Philippines due to Typhoon Haiyan prompted lots of moves from MES students and alumni alike. Check out how MES students have gotten involved:

 MES alumnus Keith Hanson (2012) raised disaster funding for the Island of Leyte, one of the most devasted areas of the Philippines:


PCMI/MES student Sarah Byce  took a multiday bike ride from Charleston, SC to the Florida Keys to raise money for relief efforts in the Philippines:

The 11th Annual MESSA 8k for H2O was a huge success!! 

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A big thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers!

We had a great time and lots of fun despite the rain.

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Click here to see the 2013 Race results

We are happy to announce that the recipient of the 2013 8k for H2O proceeds will be:

Shem Creek Fisheries!


MESSA Spring Adopt-a-Highway 2013

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MESSA volunteers had a lot of fun finding some pretty unique and interesting items this time around! Curious!? Join the next tri-annual Adopt-a-Highway to find out!

2012 Kiawah Marathon Volunteers 

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As any current MES student knows, Kiawah Island Marathon takes care of its volunteers with delicious food and awesome volunteer shirts!

MESSA Spring Fling 2013

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The 2013 Dana Beach Outstanding Service Award went to Melanie Campos (pictured here with MES alumnus Michael Griffin) for her dedicated work throughout the year! Previous MES recipeints include: Brooke James (2012), Lindsey Graham and Jennifer Jones (2011), C. Guinn Garrett (2010), Jenn Scales (2009), Nikki Seibert (2008), Jessica Barton (2007), Jennifer Beck (2006), Kristan McKinne (2005), Tommy Linstroth (2004), Katharine Owens (2003), Lucie Hartley (2002).

Want to let everyone know whats going on? We have a quick and easy way to tell everyone if you're looking for volunteers, having a get together, or heading to the beach - the MESSA FACEBOOK page! Remember to let our fearless leaders know if you have any suggestions. Check back often as the calendar, blogs, and other portions of the webpage are updated with new additions...