Introduction to Malone
Malone University has grown from the dreams and labors of an energetic Friends couple, Walter and Emma Malone. In 1892, their concern for the education of Christian young people led them to rent a house and found the Cleveland Bible College. In 1957, the University moved to Canton and was renamed Malone College to honor its founders.
The location and the buildings were not the only things that changed. The curriculum also changed, and Malone became a Christian liberal arts university. The Christian liberal arts approach, the very essence of Malone, is widely recognized today as producing exceptional graduates, not only for the marketplace, but for all aspects of life.
Malone is firm in its commitment to an educational experience based on Biblical faith. This does not imply that the Bible is used as a textbook in every class. It also does not imply that Malone courses lack crucial scholarly ingredients that would be found in comparable courses at secular institutions. Sometimes those crucial ingredients may even include investigation of topics and opinions, which conflict with Biblical teaching and campus behavioral expectations.
Students should anticipate that their personal understandings of truth may be questioned and stretched, perhaps to the point of discomfort, throughout the educational process. The end result of such significant tension will hopefully be the acquisition of solid belief that is genuinely “owned” rather than “inherited” or taken for granted. Personal interaction with professors and advisers is crucial and strongly encouraged during such times of inquiry into the dynamics of faith and learning. Faculty members, who recognize Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and are committed to integration of a Biblical worldview into the curriculum, can play vital roles in helping students to forge connections between what they are learning about the world and how they are living in it.
Malone University, an institution of higher learning with an “added value,” is committed to the liberal arts with emphasis upon communicative, investigative and interpretive skills in developing the whole person, physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Malone's students have opportunity, through this type of learning, to know and understand themselves and the world around them. They are capable of articulating this knowledge and understanding to others. That is why so many of our alumni are individuals who excel in a wide variety of occupations and who extend their commitment to the Malone University motto, “Christ's Kingdom First,” to local, national and international levels.
The University enjoys a unique relationship with its affiliated denomination, the Evangelical Friends Church-Eastern Region and the community. Faculty, staff and students represent more than 40 denominations, which provides for a greater understanding of the breadth and depth of Christian thought.
Malone, a Christian University for the arts, sciences and professions, invites you to join its community in discovering and understanding the mind of Christ, His world and your place of service in it.