Laura (Steer) Rees ’09 was recently named the writer-in-residence at the Boston Public Library, a prestigious award in a competitive field. She has worked as a scribe, editor, ghostwriter, and creative writing instructor. Rees received a B.A. in English from Malone and is in a Master’s degree program in Creative Writing & Literature at Harvard University. She is the daughter of Malone alumni Steve & Sheila Steer.
Rich Rankin ’12 is the new Director of the United Auto Workers Region 2B. With about 70,000 active members across Ohio and Indiana, Region 2B is the largest of the UAW’s nine regions. Rankin is an Organizational Management degree alumnus. Read more.
Hannah Kelley ’09 is the Associate Director of STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. The program trains people all over the world, using a framework that brings together conflict transformation, human security, spirituality, and restorative justice to address trauma and prevent escalating cycles of violence. Learn more about STAR.
Amanda Tietze ’09 is now Vice President of Operations at the Better Business Bureau of Canton & Greater West Virginia. She has been in public relations and marketing at the BBB® since 1999 and was previously the VP of West Virginia Divsion & Public Relations. An active community leader, Tietze is President of the Canton Rotary Club.
Malone University is well represented on the 2017 Galion Graders Collegiate team. Standing with alumnus & Malone Trustee LaMar Wyse is Taylore Baker, manager, who is also a Malone alumnus. Malone players on the team are (R to L): Matt Noel, Zach Mottice, Christian Specht, and Joe Crank. Kyle Kovach (pitcher) had to leave the team due to injury. The team is part of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League.
Kevin Williams ’04 is the new director of residence life and restorative justice coordinator at Bluffton University in Lima, Ohio. Williams earned a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration in 2010 from the University of Akron. He is married to Kari (Hill) ’05 and they have three children.
Quinn Parker ’11 is the 2017 Chair of ystark!, the young professional branch of Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. Parker is an associate with GDK & Co. He joined ystark! in 2012 and has served as Chair of the Golf Outing. Parker is a Pioneer golf alumnus. He is married to Marissa and they live in Canton with sons, Paxton and Gabriel. In his spare time, Parker continues to be an avid golfer and is the head golf coach at Hoban High School in Akron.
Tyler Wentz ’15 has been promoted to Business Strategy Analyst for the Florida Panthers in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Wentz continues to be the Network Coordinator for Radio (English & Spanish). He began his career with the Panthers as an activation and analytics coordinator for corporate partnerships in June, 2015.