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Malone University students secure grant for gardening project that will benefit Pathway: Caring for Children

May 3 | Release # 6629

Malone University communication arts majors formed a grant writing team in public relations class, and successfully secured a grant from the Stark County Community Foundation! The grant - funded by the Foundation's SummerTime Kids program - will provide Pathway: Caring for Children $1,600 to create a gardening project that will educate up to 20 young people, aged 12-18, who reside in their care.

The Malone team explained, "This project focuses on education and community service as critical components. It will develop character by teaching youth how to work together, anticipate outcomes of their effort...and learn skills for independent living. The youth will interact with people in a nursing home, contribute to a food bank, and give back to Pathway through beautification." They are students of Ann Lawson, instructor of communication arts at Malone.

Congratulations to:

  • Hannah Finley, a junior communication arts major from Medina
  • Sadie Eicher, a junior communication arts major from Canal Fulton
  • Beth Kerlin, a junior communication arts major from Columbiana
  • Marcus Mayo, a junior communication arts major from Columbus

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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