The 60th Student Senate

Get to Know Malone's Student Senate

Nathan Martin

Carrollton, Ohio


President of Student Body 


Senior 2018


Double Major in Business Administration and Sport Management with a minor in Coaching 


Enjoys being a JV Boys Basketball coach, having a part time job at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and a 3x Intramural Champion.


“Only what is done for Christ will last.”


“We won’t change the world around us unless God has changed the world within us.” - Benjamin Watson


“And He said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.’” -Luke 9:23 ESV 


Nate’s goal this year is to continue to grow the effectiveness of student senate on the Malone University campus. This can be seen as more students become aware of Senate and the impact that can be had through this avenue.

Brian Cassler

Canton, Ohio


Vice President of the Student Body


Senior 2018


Marketing, Business Administration and Finance 


Enjoys being a member of Malone’s Track Team, President of SAAC, being outside and time with friends.  


“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” – 2 Corinthians 3:17 


“When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble shooter, the fastest runner, the big-league ball players and the toughest boxers. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time. That's why Americans have never lost and will never lose a war. The very thought of losing is hateful to Americans.” – General George S. Patton


Brian’s goal for this year is to have Senate work together to improve the college and campus for future classes that will come to Malone in the future. He also hopes to build off last year’s Senate, and add more and more Senators from different segments of the Malone population.   

Chad Mallory

Akron, Ohio


Director of Administration 


Senior 2018


Business Administration & Marketing


Enjoys being President of Enactus, Netflix, tennis, volleyball, traveling, working, dancing, sleeping, and eating. 


“Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” – Michael Scott 


Chad’s goal for this year is to create the most organized spreadsheets Malone has ever seen. 

Nicole Ostrowski

Twinsburg, Ohio


Director of Communications


Junior 2019


Communication Arts – Public Relations 


Enjoys being on staff for the Aviso, attending Third Street Community Church, dancing the night away, cheering on the Steelers and making memories with friends. 


“Though she be but little; she is fierce”  

Nicole’s goal this year is to further advance the communication between the students and Student Senate. 

Matt Kennell

Hartville, Ohio


Co-Director of Spiritual Formation 


Junior 2019


Business Administration and Sports Management 


Enjoys being captain of the JV basketball team, a Malone Admissions student worker, an intern for the Akron RubberDucks, attending SFOs and beating Nick Chesnes in video games.  


“A man without sauce is lost, but the same man can be lost in the sauce.” –Matthew G. Kennell 


Matt’s goal for this year is to become more of a presence on campus in a speaking role as well as a behind-the-scenes role.

Elle Smith

Lisbon, Ohio


Co-Spiritual Formation Director


Senior 2018


Exercise Science


Enjoys to play all kinds of  sports, coffee shops, shadowing athletic trainers, attending baseball games, and coaching First Friends sports leagues.  


“God prompts us, hope leads us, and love lights the way.” –Bob Goff 


Elle’s goal for this year is to see more students becoming engaged in SFOs and really seeking the Lord. For SFOs to become more than a requirement, but for students to see them as a place to grow and seek community.

Michelle Houston

Marion, Ohio


Co-director of Student Activities


Sophomore 2020


Music Ministry and Business Administration


Enjoys being a member of Chorale, Community worship and being an intern in the Office of Spiritual Formation 


2 Corinthians 12:9 


Michelle’s goal for this year is to make student activities more accessible and appealing to every person at Malone in order to create a larger sense of fellowship campus-wide.

Sam Jurkovic

New Philadelphia, Ohio


Co-Director of Student Activities Council


Sophomore 2020


Early Childhood Education 


Enjoys reading, watching Netflix, playing intramurals, hanging out with friends and family, cheering on sports teams and NASCAR drivers and attempting t be crafty.  


“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”-Romans 12:2 (KJV). 


Samantha’s goal for this year is to meet more people and get them involved in activities on and off campus. 

Josh Blakeley

East Liverpool, Ohio


Co-director of Intramurals 


Junior, December 2018




Enjoys sports, running, photography, traveling, peer tutoring, thrift shopping, and spending time with family. 


Psalm 91:14-15


Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it. - Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


Josh’s goal for this year is to try a new sport season and have better prizes for the intramural champions. 

Troy Fairclough

Carrollton, Ohio


Co-intramural Director


Junior 2019


Chemistry, Pre-dental


Enjoys video games and sports, involved in PPC (pre-professional club) 


“They’ve done studies, you know. 60 percent of the time, it works every time.”  -Brian Fantana (Anchorman)


Troy’s goal this year is to make intramurals an enjoyable experience for all who participate throughout the school year.

Tanaja Davis

Cleveland, Ohio


Director of Multicultural Services


Junior 2019


Individualized Major & Criminal & Restorative Justice


Enjoys being on Student Senate and work study. 


Ephesians 2:10 


Tanaja’s goal for this year is to see more student involvement and leadership in the office of Multicultural Services. 

Amber Curtis

Hartville, Ohio


Commuter Director 


Junior 2019


Communication Arts – Public Relations Concentration 


Enjoys babysitting/dog sitting, hanging out with friends & family, spending time outdoors


John 8:3-7 "The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”"


Amber’s goal this year is to accommodate to all the traditional commuters on campus & bridge the gap between them and the rest of the campus community.

Drew Shreve

Uniontown, Ohio


Senior Class President 


Senior 2018


Middle Childhood Education: Concentrations in History and English 


Enjoys fishing, hunting, being a Call of Duty fanatic, being the Reigning Devol Super Smash Bros Champion and a defensive tackle for the Malone Pioneer football team. 


"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." — Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore 


Drew’s goal for this year is to be the advocate for change. 

Obrempong Oppong

New Albany, Ohio


Vice President of the Senior Class


Senior 2018


Business Administration and Sports Management


Enjoys football, video games, and chicken wings


“After all we are nothing more or less than what we choose to reveal” - Frank Underwood


“Not all who wander are lost”- Christopher Henke


“It’s not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences” - Audre Lorde 


Obrempong’s goal this year is to help unite the ideas of the student body with the faculties ideas and help promote a better environment for everyone at Malone regardless of faith and background. He also wants to modernize the campus in all aspects in preparation for the future and the students it holds.

Jessica Weingart

Louisville, Ohio


Senior Class Secretary


Senior 2018


Integrated Language Arts


Enjoys being a tour guide in Admissions, a peer tutor, a member of Alpha Rho, watching Netflix and drinking coffee. 


“Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject. So you know you’re getting the best possible information.” –Michael Scott, The Office


Jessica’s goal this year is to have a successful student-teaching experience and to pass her OAE tests!

Jacob Brookes

Bainbridge, Ohio


Class Senator 


Senior 2018


Business and Finance 


Enjoys being involved in Enactus, the Office if Student Development, intramural sports and all things Cleveland sports. 


(The 2017-2018 school year) “It's going to be going to be legen-Wait For It... DARY! LEGENDARY!"


Jacob’s goal for this year to help students have a voice with administration and allow them to feel heard.

Sam Shisler

Doylestown, OH




Senior 2018


Early Childhood Education


Enjoys tennis, Netflix, reading, hiking and is a part of SCOPE (Students Committed to the Outreach of Persons with Exceptionalities) 


“Promise me you’ll always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” - Winnie the Pooh


Sam’s goal for this year is to find out what the students of Malone want to see change. She also wants to get to know more students and let them know Student Senate is here for them. She wants our the 60th Student Senate to make an impact that will last for years to come. 

Sarah Burch

Tallmadge, Ohio


Senior Class Senator 


Senior 2018


Community and Public Health


Enjoys being a part of ESG (National Health Education Honorary)  


Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."


Sarah’s goal for this year is to get students at Malone to be involved in activities and make everyone feel welcome. She wants to hear out any students requests or concerns to help improve Malone and make it an even better place than it already is!

Chirstin Rine

New Philadelphia, Ohio


Junior Class President


Junior 2019


History and Political Science 


Enjoys being a Chancel Player, Beauty advisor at Ulta Beauty and a member of APO.


“If you don’t like how the table is set, turn over the table.” - Frank Underwood, House of Cards

Chirstin’s goal for this year is to develop a closer relationship with the Junior Class, experiment with different fundraising ideas, make campus more familiar with Student Senate, team up with other programs/groups to support them and be a symbol of leadership and hospitality.

Sarah Abshire

Wadsworth, Ohio


Junior Class Vice President


Junior 2019


Bible and Theology


Enjoys reading, writing, exploring God’s word and creation, playing the piano and playing the trombone in Malone’s band. 


"For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ, so it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:19-20, NRSV


Sarah’s goal for this year is to improve the spiritual atmosphere on campus.

Jocelynn Lenhoff

Newcomerstown, Ohio


Junior Class Secretary 


Junior 2019


Social Work


Enjoys being an RA in Blossom and the Social Work Club.


“Life starts at the end of your comfort zone.”


Jocelynn wants to hear the student body and try to give them what they want. She also wants to try and get the student body more involved on campus.

Logan Galbraith

MIillersburg, OH


Class Senator


Junior 2019


Pre-Med - Biology


Enjoys running, entrepreneurial endeavors, product designing, photography, kayaking, woodworking, auto detailing and taxidermy. 


Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. – Barack Obama


Logan’s goal for this year is to engage in honest conversation with the student body. 

Amy Gellings

Brook Park, Ohio


Class Senator


Junior 2019




Enjoys being a part of the Honors Program, working in Admissions and playing intramurals.


“The Lord will fight for me, I only need to be still” Exodus 14:14


Amy’s goal this year is to reach out to more students in her class and make better connections.

Shannon Myers

Clinton, Ohio


Class Senator


Junior 2019


Psychology and Music


Enjoys being a part of Malone Chorale, Malone Opera Theatre, a barista and an active Netflix binger


Philippians 2:13 “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and power to do what pleases Him.”


Shannon’s goal this year is to make an active change somewhere in the Johnson Center. 

Cody Stadtman

Fallon, Nevada




Junior 2019


Zoo & Wildlife Biology


Enjoys video games, Netflix, hanging with friends, hunting, fishing, hiking and being a member of the Malone University Football Team. 


“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming…”- Theodore Roosevelt 


Cody’s goal for this year is to get the student body of Malone more involved with Student Senate.

Amber Murphy

Canton, Ohio


Sophomore Class President 


Sophomore 2020


Pre-Med Biology/Math


Enjoys being apart of the Track and Field team, SAAC, Aviso, and a peer tutor. 


“Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more, believing in yourself.” - Harry Potter


Amber wants to make changes for the Sophomore Class to make their time at Malone more enjoyable. She would also like to have more fundraisers.

Gina Nagella

Ravenna, Ohio 


Sophomore Class Senator


Sophomore 2020


Business Administration and Accounting


Enjoys watching Netflix/movie and reading, being with friends and making new ones and being a licensed cosmetologist.  


“There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things,” - Pam Beesly Halpert (The Office).


Gina’s goal for this year is to reach out more to the students on campus to get new ideas of things people want to see or happen.   

Alyssa Goodwin

Green, Ohio


Commuter Senator 


Sophomore 2020


Intervention Specialist and Early Childhood Education


Enjoys volunteering in nursery, youth group and young adults at church. She also runs a group called "God’s Girls" for girls in 1st through 8th grade and another group for high school girls called "Chosen." Her favorite hobby is riding and taking care of her horse, Howie. 


“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 


Alyssa’s goal for this year is to support and unite the commuter community.

Annie Kadlecek

Alliance, Ohio


Freshman Class President 


Freshman, Class of 2021


Social Work 


Enjoys being a photographer for the Aviso, playing piano, listening to music, car jams with her friends, thrift shopping and buying cheap snacks.


“If you’re going to love deeply, you’re going to hurt badly, but it’s still worth it.” - C.S. Lewis


Annie’s goal for this year is to unite the class and get them to be a part of different things so that everyone can be involved in something they’re passionate about and make a difference that will last.

Emily Schmidt

Elmire, New York


Freshman Vice President


Freshman 2021


Communication Arts – Public Relations


Enjoys being  a part of the swim team and theatre. 


“I rejoiced when they said to me let us go unto the House of the Lord” -Psalm 122


Emily’s goal is to add a plethora of songs for worship and a hand sanitizer and the exit of the dining hall.

Makayla Smith

Wooster, Ohio


Class Secretary 


Freshman, Class of 2021


Communication Arts (Theatre, Film and Media)


Enjoys theatre, acting, playing volleyball, writing, Netflix and hanging out with friends and family.


It's kind of fun to do the impossible. - Walt Disney


Makayla’s goal this year is to listen to the ideas and feedback her class may suggest and to put those ideas into action to the best of her ability. She believes everyone deserves a chance to express their opinions and have their ideas heard, and as a representative, she believes it would be her duty to assess the ideas and then try to build on them.

Catherine Martinez

Dalton, Ohio


Freshman Class Treasurer


Freshman, 2021


Fine Arts and Crafts/Creative Writing 


Enjoys being a part of Alpha Rho (International Honors Society), as well as working in the Nursing Office (CCL). She also takes Pilates and Zumba classes several times a week, and work as a server on the weekends. 


“We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28


She will be focused on judicially distributing funds, as well as coming up with creative ways to raise financial resources for the Freshman class.

Ty Gilmore

Cadiz, Ohio


Class Senator


Freshman 2021


Political Science 


Enjoys being a part of Malone University Chorale


James 4:10 “Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up”


Ty’s goal for this is to effectively represent the thoughts and opinions of the student body. 

Alex Keller

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio


Class Senator


Freshman, Class of 2021




Enjoys being a part of SAC and going to Bible study. 


“No side in a situation is perfectly good nor is any side purely evil.”


Alex’s goal for this year is to see changes that benefit the student body.

Delaney Major

Sagamore Hills, Ohio


Class Senator 


Freshman 2021


Communication Arts


Enjoys being a part of Malone Theatre and SAC. 


"She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future" -Proverbs 31:25


Delaney’s  goal for this year as a senator is to reach all types of voices on the campus so everyone can have a chance to share their opinion.

Christian Sanko

Canton, OH


Class Commuter Senator 


Freshman 2021


Communication Arts (Film, Theatre, Media) 


Enjoys being a commuter and very active on campus and attending Awaken worship in Emma’s.


Matthew 10, 20-21: Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one will fall to the ground outside of your Father's care. And even the very hairs of your head are numbered. So don't be afraid: you are worth more than many sparrows.


Christian’s goal for this year is to bring commuters together in a community that hasn’t been seen before.