Tanya Hockman ’94, ’99

The Malone University volleyball team defeated Walsh University on October 28, 2014. This win gave 16th-year Pioneer head coach Tanya Hockman her 400th career win at the school.

Hockman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries in 1994 and was a four-year letter-winner in both volleyball and basketball. She went on to attain a master’s degree in Christian Ministries, also at Malone, in 1999.

Tammy Lawson ’07

Tammy Lawson is a 7-12th Grade Bible teacher at Christian Academy Schools in Sidney, Ohio. Tammy writes, “With my degree in Youth Ministry and Bible not formal academic teaching learning the ins and outs of day to day teaching is different. It was nice though to see a Malone banner flag hanging in the hallway of the school, though it is a little smaller than some of the others schools still pretty neat.”

Maria (Baker) ’13 and Micah Thomas ’13

Maria (Baker) and Micah Thomas were married on June 28th in Canton. The wedding reception took place at the Johnson Center Dinning Hall at Malone University. They live in Apex, North Carolina. Maria is a second grade teacher of an ESL cluster group at Greenwood Elementary School in Lee County. Micah is in his second year in the Masters of Divinity program at Duke University.

Erik Hansen ’14

Erik Hansen is the Creative Arts Director at Grace Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Middleburg Heights. Erik writes, “I couldn’t have done it without my Malone education! I feel very prepared for what I am doing, because my professors gave me the opportunity to learn exactly the tools I needed for this type of job.

…working for Ryan Laux (and Mike Land ’07 before him) was just as important to my Malone experience. The knowledge and experience I gained in those opportunities as a student worker gave me the expertise to advance quickly in my field.

Lastly, Malone gave me the opportunity to build a solid spiritual foundation in my studies. I actually think this has been the most important aspect of my whole college career, because now that all the activities, classes, and the “college experience” are over, what still sticks out to me is the Christian foundation that everything was built on. My professors, especially Dr. Moroney, were incredible in helping me to cultivate a solid foundation for my faith.”



Cassie Hunt ’14

Cassie Hunt, a Community and Public Health graduate, is now serving with AmeriCorps, assigned to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s GIS Planning Task Force Team. Cassie is currently in a 12-week training camp in Vicksburg, Mississippi, learning the ropes as a Health and Wellness Team Liaison and Service Learning Initiator in preparation for a 17-week deployment.

Amber Bourcier ’13

Amber Bourcier, a Community Health Education graduate, is currently completing an internship at Suburban Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine, as a Patient and Family Liaison. This is a final component of her course work for a Masters in Public Health.

Kelly Ann Gerber ’14

Kelly Ann Gerber is an insurance agent with Mutual of Omaha. She writes, “I love the job tremendously. My job is to help families look at their finances and prepare for the unexpected, such as how they will pay their mortgage if they should become disabled or lose their spouse. I help them budget to send kids to college and my specialty is working with the senior market and Medicare supplements.”


Edie Bowman ’13

Edie Bowman graduated with a B.A. in communication arts and a concentration in theatre. She wrote and directed a very successful community play entitled  The Courtroom and performed in June, 2014 at Lions Lincoln Theatre in Massillon. Edie was featured in the Canton Repository and interviewed on The Ron Ponder and Pioneer radio shows on WHBC. She is the founder of Into The Light Productions. Her next production is for a dinner theatre show, The Christmas Blessing, to be performed on Sunday, December 7th at First Christian Church in Canton.