Chrissy Wilthew ’13 and David Gorski ’13

David & Chrissy GorskiChrissy Wilthew ’13 and David Gorski ’13 on April 18, 2015.  Chrissy is a registered nurse at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland.  David is the worship leader of Chester Christian Center and teaches music at St. Anselm School in Chesterland.  The couple lives in Mayfield Heights.

David Luellen ’79

David LuellenDavid Luellen ’79 has been named Director of Business Development for Art’s Way Manufacturing Co., Inc., a diversified, international manufacturer and distributor of equipment serving agricultural, research, water treatment and steel cutting needs. David has 35 years of experience in various marketing and sales positions.  He began his career as Vice President of Sales at Charm Uniform, and has also worked at Glaxo SmithKline, Next Industry and Davies Pharmacy.  David graduated from Malone with a bachelor of science degree in Biology and lives in Dover.

Nikki Kalenges ’75

Nikki KNikki Kalenges ’75 is a sales associate with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. Nikki, a specialist in residential sales, brings years of experience to the Howard Hanna team. She loves working with people and especially Malone University families and alumni.

Nikki may be reached at nikkikalengis@howardhanna.com.

Allegra Waldron ’02

Allegra WaldronAllegra Waldron ’02 is the owner/consultant of Maple Run Management Solutions and Practice Manager at Maple Run Veterinary Clinic LLC in Mt. Gilead.

What is your advice for working in a secular world?
I am blessed to work for a Christian boss, however I have co-workers that are not Christians. I strive for the same thing in my work place as I do in everyday life, to be the best witness for Christ that I can be. I was raised to preach the Gospel always, and if necessary use words.

What’s the greatest thing Malone prepared you for?
My road to the profession I have come to love was a rocky one. When I was at Malone I thought I had the future all figured out. How wrong I was. God had a plan for me that I never expected. I am learning to trust His plan and His timing. I got such a diverse education at Malone that my degree still prepared me for almost anything. Malone also prepared me to be able to stand as a Christian in a fallen world.

What’s the best advice you could give about life after graduation?
Remember that God is always in control. Even when you feel like things are completely out of control and you aren’t sure what direction to turn, remember He knows what’s next. Also, remember to trust in His timing. It is perfect. His plan and timing has always been perfect.

What skill should recent grads hone?
Networking—Learn how to use the connections you have and how to make new ones.

How did you find your first job?
Networking, before it was given the name.

Elizabeth “Liz” Barkan ’03

Liz Barkan for blogLiz Barkan ’03, pictured with her daughter, is the Band Director at Fairless Local Schools and Fine Arts Department Chair. Here is #MyAlumAdvice from Liz for the Class of 2015:

What is your advice for working in a secular world?
If you live according to Jesus’ teaching, it is easy to be an example for Christ – even if you can’t use words. I saw a quote once that said, “Your life might be the only Bible someone reads.”

What’s the best advice you could give about life after graduation?
Continue to search for God in every experience, friendly encounter, and situation. Malone may offer you a “bubble of comfort” but it also offers a pillar of strength that cannot be taken away from you.

What skill should recent grads hone?
The ability to show your skills with humility, grace, and integrity.

How did you find your first job?
Through the education department, I was placed in a great student teaching assignment. While there, I utilized Career Development to hone my resume and interview skills. By the grace of God, a position opened up at the school I was student teaching and I was able to earn the position.

Brylee Lynn Rodgers

Baby Brylee Lynn Rogers

 

A daughter, Brylee Lynn, to Jeremy ’07 and Kara (Keener) Rodgers ’07 on February 28, 2015. Brylee joins two big brothers, Bryson and Brexton. Jeremy and Kara teach for New Philadelphia City Schools.