Chris and Tim Ramsburg, owners of Ramsburg Insurance and Financial Services, were honored with the 2013 Community Impact Award at the Lake Chamber of Commerce Annual Leadership Awards dinner. The award was presented in recognition of their work with Junior Achievement at Lake High School, the United Way’s “Day of Caring” and their financial support of GentleBrook, Lake Township FISH, Lake Center Christian School and other churches, para-church groups and community causes. Chris and Tim are president and vice president, respectively, of Ramsburg Insurance and Financial Services. They serve approximately 4,000 clients through Ramsburg Insurance Agency 360 described on the company website as, “a holistic approach that includes the client experience, the teammate experience (investing in our people for continual improvement) and the community experience, contributing resources to the communities in which we live and work.”
Abbey Allerding is the Head Coach of the North Canton Hoover High School girls basketball team. Abbey’s 2014 Lady Vikings went 14-0 to win the Federal League. They did not lose to an Ohio team while going 20-2 in the regular season and remain unbeaten in tournament play to date (3.7.14)
The Lady Vikings are also respected for their team unity on the court and selfless service in the community. In an editorial post the HOFHuddle.com writes, “What Coach Allerding has going on here is more than just basketball, she’s building great young women. The sad reality is in this day and age there’s not much giving going on, it’s mostly taking. Most people are only worried about themselves. Abbey is teaching these young ladies lessons that will carry way beyond their basketball days.”
Abbey is married to Dr. Brian Allerding ’07, a veterinarian. They are the parents of twin boys and a daughter.
Collen Porter has joined the Ichor Restaurant Group as Marketing Manager. Ichor is the parent company for Old Carolina Barbeque, Baja Pizza Fish and Smoke the Burger Joint. Colleen has been the Marketing Manager for Medicine Center Pharmacy since 2008.
Colleen is married to Todd Porter ’96, an award winning sportswriter and journalist for The Canton Repository.
Two of the Ten CEOs featured in Success magazine’s article on WOW Prospecting are Malone alumni Steve Garrott and John Ruhlin. Hear the interviews:
Steve Garrott ’00 is president/owner of Award Fund Raising, Inc. in North Canton. His company helps schools, parent organizations, churches and sports groups set up fundraisers. They distribute products for many local but nationally known companies, such as; Hershey’s, Quaker Steak and Lube, Zap A Snack, Main St. Gourmet, Arnold’s Candies, Waggoner Chocolates and the Trophy Nut Company. Follow Steve on Twitter @candymanpg.
John Ruhlin ’02 is founder of the Ruhlin Group in St. Louis, Missouri. He is co-owner of Ruhlin Partners, a small private equity firm with interests in various companies. He is the co-author of the best-selling book Cutting Edge Sales and a much sought after speaker on the topic of C level selling, relationship development and strategic gifting. The core of the Ruhlin Group is impacting sales and relationship development but they also have also minority ownership in the areas of small business turnarounds, grass roots philanthropy and fundraising, incorporating wellness programs to reduce health care costs and leveraging strategic gifts to reach decision makers and other activities including A+ level client development. On Twitter, follow John @ruhlin.
Dr. Earl H. Bailey completed 50 years of ministry in 2013. This ministry began when Earl accepted the pastorate of the Pigeon Run E.U.B. Church of Massillon (Ohio) in 1963. Now his Word For the World International Radio Ministry encircles the globe and is heard in every country of the world.
Earl is a former member of the Malone University Board of Trustees and has received many awards over the years. In 2003, he received the prestigious “Phillip Award” from the National Association of United Methodist Evangelists, an organization of his peers. Other past recipients include: Dr. Oral Roberts, Dr. Billy Graham, Corrie Ten Boom, Dr. Chuck Swindoll and Rev. Franklin Graham. Earl was named the Malone University Alumnus of the Year in 1990. In 2011, Malone’s alumni association created the Earl H Bailey Lifetime Achievement Award in his honor. This award is the highest honor bestowed by the Malone University Alumni Association and recognizes individuals for their exemplary foresight and courage and for significant achievement in their professional lives or distinguished human service.
Earl and his wife, Judy (Ferguson) have three adult sons and daughters-in-laws and seven grandchildren.
Lindsay Corrigan and six friends founded Toloha Partnership, a North Carolina Non-profit corporation (toloha.org). Lindsay serves as secretary of the board and co-chairs the fundraising committee. Their goal is to bring clean water to 5,000 people in Toloha, Tanzania by reconstructing an existing gravity-fed water system that has been in disrepair for 40 years. To date, they have raised $35,000 which allowed them to place their first order of pipe.
Lindsay is a professional photographer and uses her gift to cover these fundraising events. She writes, “It’s all very exciting and I just want to shout about it from the mountain tops! I take no credit, it is all God. It has been humbling to see and be a part of what God is doing in Toloha to bring these people to him – our ultimate goal is to show them Jesus.”
Lindsay and her husband, Josiah ’04, and children Mckenna, Declan and Titus, live in Kinston, NC. Visit her website at www.311photography.com.
Photo courtesy of Nicole Jeren ’05 of Simplytold Photography.
Dom Liberati was an Academic All American quarterback for the Malone University Pioneers. In 2009, Dom relocated to Los Angeles when his original song “Love Holds It Down” appeared on the hugely successful Guitar Hero franchise (Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero).
Liberati’s 2011 release The Good Hurt featured collaborations with co-producers The Daylights and Grammy nominated producer Michael Linney (Ke$ha, Jordan Knight, Jason Derulo). Also that year, Dom’s first official music video was released and “We Own The Night” went on to win two Los Angeles Movie Awards. The video received “Best Editing” and “The Award of Excellence.”
Extensive touring followed through 2012, along with two more music videos for singles “Next to You” and “Walk” later in July 2013. Liberati’s creative collaborations run across the board. He has written and recorded with Grammy winning songwriter Sunny Hilden (Sting, Ray Charles, David Archuleta), YouTube pop sensation Karmin, Cody Simpson, and the Tiesto-favored DJ Fei-Fei.
Dom has teamed up with Street Level Artists Agency and some West coast dates that have been added to his tour schedule. Learn more at http://rvrb.fm/1hqnhXs
Rev. Dr. Roland Crowder, pastor of Second Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Cleveland retired after 48 years of service. A crowd of 400 honored him at the Cleveland Airport Marriott. The Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle, president of the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinty School of Rochester, N.Y., delivered the keynote address.
The Rev. Dr. Crowder has received numerous awards including the national AGAPE Award from Tabernacle of Faith Ministry for outstanding ministerial service. In 2008, Councilwoman Dona Brady and the Congregation of Second Calvary church honored Rev. Crowder by designating Hirst Place with the secondary name of Reverend Roland H. Crowder Way.
Julia Belden is an Animal Care Husbandry Assistant at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida where she assists in the care of the non-performing marine mammal collection including rescue/rehab, conducting training sessions with animals to train new behaviors and maintain current behaviors. She also facilitates poolside dolphin interactions with park guests, both during public dolphin feedings and the Dolphin Up-Close Tour.
Julia works with a variety of marine mammals including dolphins and belugas. At Malone, had several incredible internships including a 16-week stint with the U.S. Navy’s Marine Mammal Program (NMMP) in San Diego.
Laurel Weir performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on February 20, 2014. She is a graduate student at the Cleveland Institute of Music in their Master of Music in Vocal Performance program.
In 2013, Laurel Weir was awarded the first place scholarship from Tuesday Musical Club’s Arden J. Yockley Scholarship competition for voice. Laurel toured Europe with Malone’s Chamber Choir and studied in Austria at the Miami Frost School of Music in Salzburg.
Laurel studied under the direction of Cynthia Wohlschlager. It was through Wohlschlager’s encouragement that she decided to return to Malone for a fifth year to complete a degree in music performance in addition to her communication arts degree, which she earned in the spring of 2012.
Laurel’s performance can be seen at http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/videos/?id=M5753. She enters the stage at 15:30.