Tim Carmany ’07

Tim Carmany is one of 160 artists in the Akron Art Prize contest on display in downtown Akron art galleries.  Tim’s artwork is entitled “Advanced Anatomy #7″ and is painted on 6 overlapping windows in 3-D fashion. It is on display at the Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron. For more details, see www.downtownakron.com/artprize. 

Tim is the manager at The Hub Gallery and Studios in Canton.

Keegan Spera ’03

Keegan Spera is a Manager of Shelter Research and Development at the national ASPCA, working remotely in Charleston, South Carolina. She graduated with honors from Gonzaga University with a Master of Arts in Leadership and Communication in 2012. Keegan is also the owner and photographer of Keegan Spera Photography. She lives in the Charleston area with her husband, Eric and their three rescued fur-children.

 

Shelley Urey ’82, ’13

Shelley Urey earned her M.A. degree in Education for Clinical Counseling in Dec. 2013. She is an Outpatient Therapist with Coleman Behavioral Health. Shelley writes, “I am truly blessed to serve the clients at this agency and am inspired by them everyday.”

Ruby (Rivera) Gibbons ’88

Ruby (Rivera) Gibbons has accepted the position as Chaplain with Ohio Mental Health Addiction Services at Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare. She will serve as the Pastor of the hospital. Ruby was also named Emerging Leader of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers Ohio Chapter Region 8. Ruby has earned an M. A. in Education in Christian Counseling, M.S. in Social Administration,  a B.A. in Social Work from Malone University, and a B.A. in Theology.

Julia Barber ’14 and TJ McDonald ’14

Julia Barber to TJ McDonald on August 9, 2014 at Parkside Church in Green. TJ is working at Canton First Friends as the Director of Church Media and Julia works at the Evangelical Friends Church – Eastern Region World Outreach Center as the Executive Secretary. Julia writes, “We’re living in Canton and doing well!”

Kyla Lynn Naylor

A daughter, Kyla Lynn Naylor, on September 4, 2013 to Kevin and Heather (Riggar) ’08 Naylor. Heather, a former special education teacher and nanny, is now a stay-at-home mom. Kevin is a process quality engineer at GE. The family lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

 

G. Ira Wentworth ’93, ’97 M.A. in Education

G. Ira Wentworth is the Superintendent of Indian Valley Local Schools in Gnaddenhutten, Ohio. Here is his advice:

What skill should recent grads hone?

Communication skills are critical, both oral and written. Represent yourself well.

What is your advice for working in a secular world?
Take time to stay plugged in to Jesus. Time in the Word and prayer is a must to maintain His perspective in our work.

What’s the greatest thing Malone prepared you for?
I met both Jesus and my wife, Amy (Allgyer) while at Malone. Those two have been the central figures in my life ever since.

What skill should recent grads hone?
Communication skills are critical, both oral and written. Represent yourself well.

How did you find your first job?
I got my first job at East Canton High School, where I had done my student teaching. I believe I got that job because I made a favorable impression during student teaching. This can be summed up in one of my favorite quotes by Rick Renner, “Our lives today are nothing more than the result of the decisions we made yesterday.

Shelly Urey ’82, ’13

Shelly Urey completed her Masters in Education for Clinical Counseling in December, 2013. She writes, “I was blessed to secure a position with Coleman Behavioral Health as an Outpatient Therapist in March of 2014. I am truly blessed to serve the clients at this agency and am inspired by them everyday.”