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Parent & Youth Understanding -- Malone University welcomes speaker Derek Melleby to campus October 30

October 8, 2013 | Release # 6736

Derek MellebyMalone University will welcome speaker Derek Melleby of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding to campus on Wednesday, October 30 at 10 a.m. in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton, Ohio.   All Malone University community worship programs, presented by the Office of Spiritual Formation, are free and open to the public.

From The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding:

Derek Melleby is the Director of CPYU's College Transition Initiative. This initiative will help college bound high school juniors and seniors, and their parents, successfully make the transition from high school to college. Check out Derek's website. Derek graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2000 with a B.A. in Political Science. While at Bloomsburg, Derek was the president of Athletes in Action, a sports ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. After graduating, Derek was on staff at the Evangelical Free Church of Hershey through Coalition for Christian Outreach. As coordinator for young adult discipleship, Derek initiated a small groups program, spoke at many outreach events, and started bible studies on local college campuses. In 2004, he completed a M.A. in Higher Education at Geneva College and took a new position with CCO as an area resource specialist. In this capacity, he developed curriculum and facilitated training events for campus staff in Eastern Pennsylvania. Derek has also spoken on many college campuses about issues of faith and culture as well to church youth groups concerning transitional issues. He is the author of Make College Count: A Faithful Guide to Life and Learning and co-author of The Outrageous Idea of Academic Faithfulness. He lives in Mount Joy, Penn., with his wife Heidi and two sons.

The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding is a nonprofit organization committed to building strong families by serving to bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers.

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 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.

Contact:

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


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