Rocky Bourquin ’83 is the head baseball coach for the Minerva High School Lions. Previously, he had a successful 10-year coaching career at Canton South compiling an 181-62 record. Bourquin helped Canton South to three Northeastern Buckeye Conference championships and four district title game appearance before moving to Athletic Director in 2003. Bourquin retired as an administrator from Canton South in 2012.
Bourquin, a four-year letterman in Pioneer baseball, was voted First Team All District 22 in 1981 and 1982. He was the team captain and team MVP in ’81 and ’82 and earned the Mr. Pioneer Class award for the ’81 season. In 1995, he was inducted into the Malone Athletic Hall of Fame.
Five of the eight new members to Malone University’s board of trustees are alumni. Each will serve a three year term and began their service on the board at the October meeting. New alumni trustees are: Dr. Ronald Crock ’88, ’01, Physician, Mercy Medical Center, Kathleen Graening ’82, CEO/Owner of the Alive Christian Music Festival, Martha Mooney ’74, D.V.M., Owner, Maple Run Veterinary Clinic, Lyndon Thomas, Manager, Real Estate and Facility Planning, Timken Steel and Lamar Wyse ’68, President/Owner, Wyse Solutions.
Recently, Shawn Campbell ’99 and Adam Klemann ’01 were part of a team awarded with a National Science Foundation grant of $320,000. The grant will be used towards providing network infrastructure and programming and data handling support. That will be used for scientific research on campus, in the Timken science building. This project will go on for two years.
Davis “Dave” Baker ’76 is principal of William Henry Harrison High School. The school received a National High Schools That Work Gold Award for School Improvement. William Henry Harrison High School has also received national recognition as a Newsweek Magazine’s “America’s Best Public Schools” program. As an administrator, Dave has served in buildings earning the United States Department of Education “Blue Ribbons Schools” national recognition, Redbook Magazine “America’s Best Schools Project”, and repeat recognition for Newsweek’s “America’s Top Public High Schools”.
Dave has served on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators, the National Association of Secondary School Principal’s National Publication Council, and as a Peer Reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education National Educational Smaller Learning Communities Grants. The recipient of numerous professional awards from state and local professional organizations for leadership and service as an educator, Dave continues to publish and speak frequently at local, state and national seminars, workshops and conferences.
Dave and his wife, Kate (also an educator and former Malone employee), reside in Harrison, Ohio. They have three grown children,
Michael “Mike” Riley is the new Ashland High School principal as of August 3, 2015. Riley worked for Minerva Local Schools for 18 years as a science teacher, elementary school principal and most recently as the assistant high school principal. He also taught science at Canton McKinley High School for 10 years and is a former member of the Malone Alumni Executive Board. Mike and his wife, Shawn (Headings) ’86, have four adult children.