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Evan Gaynor '11 won the men's marathon in the 37th Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon on April 28th in Toledo. Gaynor crossed the finish line inside the Glass Bowl in 2 hours, 21 minutes and 20 seconds, which shattered the previous course record of 2:26:27, set the previous year.
Traci Warner '98 is serving as a Nurse Practitioner with ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) in Nicauragua. His wife, Shelley, works primarily with pastors' wives and in women's ministry while Traci's focus is on medical missions.
Peter Scott '10, MA in Christian Ministry and his wife, Amy, are teaching English at Korea Nazarene University in Cheonan, South Korea. Peter writes, "I am grateful for the graduate degree I received from Malone. It has enabled me to not only teach English but to also teach classes in the theology department that are for their international students who do not yet understand Korean but need various studies in scripture, theology and ethics. This is an awesome opportunity to be of use in God's kingdom work. We routinely get to share God's love through our actions as well as in one on one discussions with students eager to hear of God's grace."
David Johns '85, Ph.D., will become Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the College at Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky. Johns comes to Union from Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Ind., where he served as associate professor of theology.
Prior to his position at Earlham School of Religion, he worked at Wilmington College as assistant professor of religion and philosophy and campus chaplain, and at Malone College as adjunct professor of religious studies and a reference librarian.
Congratulations! The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce named the following Pioneers to the 2013 Class of "Twenty under 40" in recognition of their leadership and community service:
LaToya Dickens '06 graduated from the School of Nursing and Health Sciences with a Master of Science in Nursing degree. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Aultman Hopsital.
Marvin Ferguson '10 is an MBA graduate from the School of Business and Leadership. He is a Pharmacy Manager with Rite Aid.
David Hersher '10 graduated from the School of Business and Leadership with a bachelor's degree in management. He is a Senior Operations Manager at FirstMerit Bank.
Kenneth Neff Hammontree '69 is the author of There Was A Time, a Civil War novel about Jennie Wade, the only civilian killed in the Battle of Gettysburg. A former teacher of American history, he now brings history alive by 'becoming" such historical figures like Daniel Boone, Harry Truman and General MacArthur among others as he gives talks at libraries and various groups around Ohio.
John Brown '56 just released his first music album along with his grandson, Mason. Brown is an ordained minister, music therapist, writer, founder of Hospice of Crawford County, PA and appears in Volume 45 of Contemporary authors. If you wish to contact him, he may be reached atmarjoh...@windstream.net.
Gene ’64 and Lorie (Kocheiser) King ’64 celebrated their 50th anniversary on January 25, 2013. After graduation from Malone, they moved to Oregon for Gene’s job at United Airlines, from which he retired in 1998. Lorie taught in the Gresham Grad Schools and retired in 1997. They have two sons, Shane (Kelly Jo), and Jesse (Stephanie) and a granddaughter. They are active members of Good Shepherd Community Church in Boring, Ore., and invite any alumni in the area to visit or call.
Tara Beachy '06, '10 (MBA) is an Administrative Support Specialist with Advanced Network Solutions (ANS) in Akron.
Jon Perkins ’08 is a history teacher football coach at Monroe Central High School where he also coaches football. He lives in St. Clairsville.
Mary Stoudenmire ’09 came to Malone at age 49 and lived in the residence halls for three years to earn a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She completed her MSW at Case Western Reserve University in one year, and was hired immediately by the City of Cleveland Department of Aging as the administrative manager for the economic security project. She has focused her career and her studies on full-time family caregivers, then became a full-time family caregiver to an older sibling who suffered a serious stroke in early 2011. As a result of this experience and her studies, she developed a new business, Home Safe Family Caregiver Services. Mary received the 2012 Innovations in Caregiving Awards from the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging.
Jennifer (Adams) Masters ’06 is associate manager of concerts and special events at Severance Hall, where she plans and coordinates details for all meetings, events, and concerts – including internal meetings, committee and board meetings, corporate functions, weddings, and private events/concerts, gala dinners and fundraisers, and Cleveland Orchestra concerts. She acts as the liaison between different vendors (catering, floral, decoration, art, etc.) to plan and create flawless events from start to finish.
Dustin ’07 and Jamie White ’10 are missionaries from MissioChurch (Church of the Brethren) to the city of Canton, where they have a particular ministry to immigrants called “Somos.” Both also did post-graduate work with Eastern University’s Urban Studies program and are both currently enrolled at Ashland Theological Seminary.
Dominic Liberati ’08, musician, toured in Japan for the month of February. He was featured in the November issue of Lemonade Magazine. Visit his website at domliberati.com
Crystal Russell '06 – teaches English at Timken High School – and was involved with the movie/activism Freedom Writers – she brought some of the people to Timken High and is one of the authors of “The Freedom Writers Diary,” which aims to reshape how students – especially in the inner-city - learn in school.
Abbey (Moore) Allerding ’07is head coach of the Hoover girls Division I district champion basketball team. Her brother, Christopher, and her father are assistant coaches. Abbey is married to Brian ’07, [biology and chemistry], who graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011, and is a veterinarian at the North Canton Veterinary Clinic. They have twin sons, Peyton and Cameron.
Whitney Prather ’07 is now the events and marketing manager for Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce in the marketing and events department. In her new role, she manages more than 30 business and networking events for the Chamber; the social media marketing and membership communications for the Chamber, and other special projects. She lives in Stark County with her husband, Eldridge, and is a member of Faith Family Church.
Jenaye Baker ’10 is a medical technologist in the microbiology department at Mercy Medical Center in Canton.
Ethan Baker ’10 is teaching English at Geoje Kids College in South Korea.
Liz (Wood) Helland '10 is the community outreach manager at Pregnancy Resource Clinic in State College, Penn., where she is responsible for marketing, donor relations, and event planning. She manages the clinic's relationship with Penn State University, local churches and organizations, and other human service agencies. She also manages social media, the organization's website, and oversees the creation and implementation of marketing materials to create a brand image that communicates who Pregnancy Resource Clinic is and what they do. Liz is married to Chris ’10, who is a retail sales representative at Verizon Wireless on the campus of Penn State University. The couple lives in State College, Penn.
Jennifer Marton Carroll ’96 is Mercy Medical Center’s coordinator of digital marketing, where, in addition to public relations and marketing duties, she is primarily responsible for developing and implementing the hospital’s online content marketing and social media initiatives.
Karen Hood '05 is the assistant to the executive director at Studio City Chamber of Commerce in the Greater Los Angeles Area and directs the Studio City Farmer's Market on Ventura Place every Sunday, that has over the years become an international tourist attraction and is one of the most successful markets in the Southland.
Brian Steele ’05 is assistant editor at New Regency Productions in Los Angeles.
Victoria Chavez ’11 graduated with a master’s degree in Spanish translation from Kent State University in May. In addition to volunteering with Somos (see note of Justin ’07 and Jamie White ’10), Victoria has had internship opportunities in Barcelona, Spain and the Legal Aid Society of New York. She writes, “I was constantly challenged to seek Christ's kingdom in the realm in which my English-speaking and Spanish-speaking world intersected. “
Edie Bowman ’12 wrote, directed, and acted in a play for her church, Word of Liberty Christian Center, entitled, “Silent Night, Frantic Night.” Edie lives in Akron.
Doug Staley ’97, and his wife, Amber; and two children, Hannah and Evan, are preparing to be missionaries to the Republic of Ireland with the goals of planting churches, starting new Bible studies, working in children’s ministries, and sharing the hope and light of Jesus Christ. Doug also earned a master’s in theological studies from Liberty University in 2010. They are members of Canton Baptist Temple.
Tawny Cowen Zanders ’97 – Salvation Army Captain Tawny Cowen-Sanders and her husband (Captain Kevin Sanders) were reassigned last May to be area service coordinators, working throughout a five-county area that consists of two corps and 14 service units. They were previously serving in Massillon (Western Stark County) for about 8 years. Tawny also served the SA in D.C. as the national spokesperson for Haiti relief in 2010. (During her time at Malone she went on service-learning trips to Haiti.) Tawny was recognized locally as one of the county’s Twenty under 40 in 2010.
Jenna Anderson Inns ’02 works as a director of high school admissions at Everest Institute and, with husband Sloan [whim she met while doing missionary work in South Africa], owns Boy Meets Girl Visuals (yourstoryisbeautiful.com).
Emily (Pifer) Hess ’05 is a visiting lecturer at Ashland University. She earned a master’s degree from Case Western University and is currently A.B.D. – her dissertation thesis is “Representations of Womanhood in The Farmer’s Wife magazine and Ladies’ Home Journal: A Cultural Study of Rural Women in the United States, 1909-1913.” Her specialization is nineteenth- and twentieth- century American and African-American history. She was a contributor to The Encyclopedia of Jim Crow, and list editor for H-Grad, a part of the Humanities Online initiative (H-Net), an electronic network for graduate students around the world. She was nominated for outstanding female faculty member of the year at Ashland, received their university’s ‘mentor award’ in January 2012, and had a Board of Regents fellowship from 2005-2007.
Dale Baker ’78, was reassigned from the Air General branch in New Orleans to open a new branch in Cleveland.
Abby (Ebert) Granger ’95 is the marketing and content director for Envalo, Inc., in Beachwood. Envalo (www.Envalo.com) helps small businesses with their online eCommerce solutions and was founded in November of 2012 by CEO J. Michael Moores (husband of Olena Aceto Moores ’95.) Abby celebrated her 40th birthday on March 4 by doing 40 acts of kindness that included paying library fines for strangers, getting treats and flowers for her son’s teachers, hiding quarters at a local part for children to find, paying for others’ orders at McDonalds, hiding $5 gift cards in the aisles at Barnes & Nobles, sending encouraging notes to people, and slipping $5 bills into coat pockets at Goodwill.
Shannon Gillespie '97 passed and received her board certification for Getontological Nursing in February 2013. She is a full-time Case Manager for Caretenders Home Care in Akron and lives in Massillon.
Ron Sheffield '00 MMP123 In February, 2013 successfully defended his dissertation with The George Washington University in Human & Organizational Learning and received a doctor or education (Ed.D.) through the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Ron is a Native American and a member of the Quechan Tribe. His dissertation title is: "The Influence of Language on Culture and Identity. Resurgence of the Quechan Native American Tribal Language."
This research examined the influence of language on individual culture and identity. He is employed at the Bank of America as process design executive and organizational sciences and culture, Inc. as chief executive officer. Ron lives in Williamsburg, Va.
Nancy Harcar '94 has been living and working in Gwangju, South Korea, for four years. She works at the Chosun University Girls' Middle School and teaches weekly English classes through the national Korean English education plan. Nancy is the only native English teacher in her school, and she teaches cooperatively with a team of Korean English co-teachers. The goal of the program is to provide students with a more rigorous and authentic English language education experience while giving the English teachers a chance to learn and grow together in the classroom. She is currently pursuing her Master's of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Azusa Pacific University, and is on track to graduate this summer.
Attorney Jonathan P. Jennings '96 has opened Jennings Law Offices LLC in Ravenna. Jonathan graduated with a B.A. in Urban Studies and a B.A. in Law in Society. He then earned his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Jennings was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1999 and also admitted to practice before the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio and the United States Tax Court. A resident of Ravenna, Jennings is a member of the Portage County Bar Association, the Akron Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Northeast Ohio Collaborative Law Professionals. For more information visit www.jenningslawofficesllc.com.
Shauna Welling '09, Mathematics and Business Administration, graduated from Georgia State University with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Organizational Management in December, 2012. She was hired at Aon Hewitt in 2009 and promoted to Calc Engine System Analyst in 2011 and does pension analysis and calculations. She is also active in the Young Adults, Youth and College-Aged groups at her church. Shauna lives in Atlanta.
Saint Wesonga '08 completed his Master of Science in Computer Science at Brigham Young University. He is now on the Visual Studio team at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington. Saint earned a Bachelor of Arts in both Computer Science and Mathematics from Malone.
Marilyn (Reed) Henry '73 retired from Personal & Family Counseling Services of Tuscarawas Valley, Inc. in August after 22 years as the executive director and more than 38 years as a social worker. She teaches in the School of Social Work at the University of Akron and lives in Bolivar with her husband, Thomas '73, who is a retired educator and supervises student teachers for Kent State University.
Andrew (Andy) Griffin '04, CPA was promoted to supervisor at Hall, Kistler & Company LLP. Griffin joined the company after receiving his bachelor of science in accounting and business from Malone. He practices in the areas of accounting, audit and tax for clients in the oil and gas, manufacturing and distribution and wholesale industries as well as other closely held companies. Griffin has a thorough understanding of the issues affecting oil and gas companies, as well as publicly traded companies. He serves on several firm committees including the oil and gas and audit and accounting committees. Griffin is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), and the Council of Petroleum Accountants Society (COPAS) - Appalachia. He is a graduate of the 2007 Spotlight Stark County program and is a member of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Canton Preservation Society.
Paul Lezotte '93 has served as an Ohio state trooper for the past 16 years. He and his wife Susan (Turner) '93 have five children.
Rev. Matthew Everhard '99, B.A. in Bible and Theology, has released his newest book, entitled Hold Fast the Faith: A Devotional Commentary on the Westminster Confession of 1647 (Lenoir NC: Reformation Press, 2012). Matthew has written several other books and articles and is the senior pastor of Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Brooksville, Fla.
Amparo Bogota '89 was ordained as a minister in November of 2012, and is serving as the pastor of Casa De Dios-Soacha (in English, "House of God-Soacha"). Amparo graduated from Malone with a degree in Christian Ministries and lives in Soacha, Bogota, Columbia.
Levi Miller '68 has been voted president of the Southmoreland District School Board. Levi has served on the board for 15 years most recently as school director. Levi graduated from Malone with bachelor's degrees in English and History and earned a master's degree in English from Bowling Green State University. Formerly the director of Herald Press, a Mennonite book publisher, he also worked for Mennonite mission, camp, historical, and publishing agencies from 1968 to 2009. The author of Ben's Wayne (novel), he has written numerous articles and reviews for Herald Press, as well as for journals such as The Christian Century. Levi is also a member of the Malone University Alumni Executive Board. He is currently writing his memoirs and lives with his wife Gloria on a small poultry farm near Scottdale, Penn.
Eddie Lou (Vaughan) Meimer '68 of Mount Gilead has been elected to the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Board of Trustees. She will serve as Northwest Women's trustee, representing Farm Bureau members from 24 counties, and help govern the state's largest and most inclusive farm organization. Eddie Lou earned bachelor's degrees in biology and chemistry from Malone University and a master's degree in biology from Adelphi University.
Andrew Eades '11 (pictured on the right) returned to campus as part of the presentation team when the Advanced Public Relations class joined forces with Spire Advertising to present a seminar to Stark County businesses addressing the "Seven Costly Mistakes" organizations make on their websites. Andrew, a Communication Arts graduate, is an internet marketing specialist with Spire Advertising of Ashland.
Greg Nettle '97, M.A. in Christian Ministries, is the visionary leader of the RiverTree Movement and the president of Stadia, an international church planting organization. Greg and Alex Absalom have coauthored a book describing how RiverTree Church is building a culture that combines disciple making with mission. They spell out practical steps the church has taken to begin the shift from merely reaching people to making disciples who in turn are equipped to go and make more disciples. Disciples Who Make Disciples covers what it means to define discipleship in a biblical, simple yet challenging way. Greg earned his masters degree in Christian Ministries at Malone.
School of Business and Leadership faculty Laura Foote and Jamillee Krob '06, bachelor in Management (MMP200), were awarded "Best of the Region" for their recent presentation "Teaching Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility through Service Learning Projects" at the ACBSP regional conference. ACBSP is the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Program and is the Malone University accrediting body for Business, the MBA, Sport Management, and Malone Management Program.
Tom Lentz '85 graduated with double major in Accounting and Business Administration. He has created a new website at www.newtestamentlife.com. He writes, "Malone was a huge influence on me and where I learned to be a Christian. My mission with this website is to encourage and inspire you to live the New Testament Life by stimulating your senses such as sight, hearing, smell, and touch with Christian products that surround and enrich your life."
Caitlin (Ott) Mayer '09, a Communication Arts graduate, sent us this message, "Happy almost holiday season! How are things going with you and Malone? We are here in South Carolina, doing well and finding our place in this big world. Luke is currently deployed with the Air Force for six months and should be back in April 2013 hopefully. Any prayers the Malone family could send our way would be greatly appreciated! This is our first long term deployment, and even though it is rough over the holidays, I am so proud of him! I miss the good ol' O-H-I-O, but I know this is where God needs us right now. Send my love to Malone!"
Joe Harding '72 (pictured with plaque) was inducted into the Huntington University Hall of Fame in November, 2012. He coached men's soccer from 1984-1991 and guided Huntington to two conference titles, two NCCAA District III Championships, two NAIA District 21 Championships and two NCCAA National Tournament appearances. His 1989 squad posted 20 wins, the most wins in school history. Overall his record was 89 wins, 47 losses and four ties for a 65% winning percentage. While at Huntington, fellow
coaches honored Coach Harding as conference, district and national coach of the year on 12 different occasions. In 2006 the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association presented Coach Harding with their highest award, the NISOA Honor Award. He was also the recipient of the NCCAA's Frank Jewell Merit Award in 2009 and was named to the NCCAA Hall of Fame in 2010. Joe retired from Moody Bible Institute after 33 years of coaching and teaching in 2011. His soccer resume that includes 320 career wins and three NCCAA National Championships. Over the course of his career, he received 23 coach of the year honors and coached five NAIA, three NSCAA and 43 NCCAA All-Americans. Joe and his wife Carol are enjoying their retirement in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Randy N. Townley '96 has accepted a position with the Microsoft Corporation as a Technical Account Manager (TAM) serving the Public Sector. As a TAM, Randy is responsible for ensuring that the agency he is supporting fully utilizes their investment in Microsoft Products (e.g., Windows Servers, SharePoint, Active Directory, etc.) across the enterprise. As a trusted advisor, he works with the technical leadership team helping develop their vision and strategy with Microsoft technologies and ensures the agency leverages their enterprise agreements and software assurance benefits for service, support, and training. Prior to joining Microsoft, he worked at CSC for six years in a variety of roles: Service Delivery Manager, Deputy Program Manager, and Operations Manager. Randy is also an adjunct faculty member at Park University teaching Communication Theory at their satellite campus in Quantico, Va.