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Malone University announces new award - Christine M. Szostak Honorary Scholarship recipients for 2014

May 30, 2014 | Release # 6910

Malone University announces the first ever recipients of the Christine M. Szostak Honorary Scholarship. This new award honors Malone alumna Christine M. Szostak, Ph.D., who went on to earn three bachelor's degrees, two master's degrees, and two doctorates in spite of being visually impaired.

The 2014 recipients are:

  • Karen Cummings, of Pitcairn, Pa., a May graduate with a B.A. in social work
  • Chad Jakubowski, a degreed clinical counseling major from Minerva, Ohio

The scholarship is awarded to students in psychology, social work, and/or graduate counseling programs who exemplify character strength and discernment, combined with academic excellence. One of her professors described Cummings as "a remarkable young woman" who has responded to life with "resilience and grace." Regarding Jakubowski, one reference said, "He is an exceptional graduate student who has a calling from God to help those who are hurting and in need."

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.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
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