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6482-Malone University faculty surprise new president with philanthropic gift in his honor

6482-November 28, 2012

King, jakowski, harrisIn honor of President David King's recent inauguration – and in correlation with his wish to focus the inauguration on community service and Malone's distinction as Canton's university – Malone faculty members genuinely surprised Dr. King with their choice of gift during a regularly scheduled faculty meeting earlier this week. Although it is customary to welcome an incoming president with a faculty gift of some sort, Malone's faculty chose a gift that will continue to give back as a blessing to the community's less fortunate – particularly during this holiday season.

The faculty had voluntarily raised among themselves roughly $1,200 which they donated in King's honor to the Refuge of Hope – a ministry serving the hungry and homeless in the Stark County area.

According to Jack Harris, Ph.D., professor of business administration and director of global and off-campus programs, and Mark Jakowski, Ph.D., associate professor of education and director of teacher education, Dr. King, "was genuinely surprised and pleased by it."

The two presented President King with a framed certificate (pictured) describing the gift.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2015 


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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