Thursday, August 28, 2014

Marcy Watry '

Marcy Watry is the principal at Regina Coeli/St. Joseph Campus in Alliance, one of the Holy Cross Academy Catholic schools. Watry has been the principal at the academy’s Sts. Philip and James campus since 2010. She has taught in New Jersey, Wisconsin and Ohio, joining Sts. Philip and James School as a teacher in 2001.

Watry is a New Jersey native and graduated from Franciscan University in Steubenville in 1987 with a bachelor degree in education.  She earned a master degree in education from Walsh University in 2007 and a second master’s degree in education administration at Malone.


Beth Clark-Thomas '94, M.A. in Education

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ashley Esther Jones

A daughter, Ashley Esther, on July 23, 2014 to Robert and Laura (Schnur) Jones ’02. Laura is a compliance officer for a regional bank.  The family lives in Fairfax, VA

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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?C
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.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Shannon Gillespie '97

Shannon Gillespie has been hired as a full time nursing instructor at ITT Technical Institute in Akron. She lives in Massillon and is pictured here with her fiance Rudy Rico and his son, David




Saturday, August 16, 2014

Dave Limbaugh '14

Dave graduated with a degree in Middle Childhood Education and has been hired by the Plain Local School District as an 8th Grade Science teacher at Oakwood Middle School in Canton.

Naomi Bosler '14

Naomi Bosler is now working at First Christian Day Services in Canton as direct care staff.  "I'm really excited to be working in such a positive environment and to have the opportunity to work with adults with developmental disabilities. They are wonderful!" writes Naomi, "Hope all is well at Malone! I can't believe my time there is already over and new freshmen are about to come. I hope they experience the same amazing spiritual and personal growth that I did."


Damaris Murphy '12

Damaris Murphy is an elementary intervention specialist position at Lima City. "I am excited for the school year!", writes Damaris. This past year, Damaris was a 7th and 9th grade intervention specialist with Canton City Schools.

Elizabeth Reynolds '12

Elizabeth Reynolds is a nurse with Grand Valley Local Schools in Orwell, Ohio. She received the 2014 Susan Kramer Excellence in School Nursing Award for her outstanding work with children dealing with diabetes. Elizabeth is also a nurse during the summer at Camp Ho Mita Koda, the nation’s oldest ongoing camp for children with diabetes and a program of Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland.

The annual award recognizes the contributions of a school nurse who demonstrates compassion, initiative and leadership in the care and management of diabetes in an elementary, middle or high school setting.

“I’m extremely honored to have been selected for this wonderful award,” said Reynolds. “I am blessed to enjoy my work as I do and to have the opportunity to work with all of the students at Grand Valley Local Schools and the campers at Camp Ho Mita Koda.”

Friday, August 8, 2014

Hannah (McCormish) '12 and Timothy Serafino '13

Hannah and Timothy Serafino are English teachers in Seoul, South Korea. They teach at a private academy for children ranging from preschool-6th grade. Hannah writes, "Our work is challenging, but rewarding."

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Andrew Griffin '04

Andrew Griffin has been promoted to Supervisor at Hall, Kistler & Company LLP. Griffin joined the company in 2004 after receiving his bachelor of science in Accounting and Business. He practices in the areas of accounting, audit and tax for clients in the oil and gas, manufacturing and distribution and wholesale industries as well as other closely held companies. He serves on several firm committees including the oil and gas and audit and accounting committees.

Griffin is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), and the Council of Petroleum Accountants Society (COPAS) - Appalachia. He is a graduate of the 2007 Spotlight Stark County program and is a member of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Canton Preservation Society.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Jared Messer '14

Jared Messer '14 is a pitcher with the Kansas City T-Bones. Messer is a 6-foot, 180-pound right-hander originally from Massillon. After the Washington Nationals picked Messer in the 38th round of the 2012 June Amateur Draft, he did not sign, but opted to finish his collegiate career and earned a bachelor of arts in Exercise Science.  A Pioneer starter in his last season, Messer went 6-4 with a 2.70 ERA, four complete games, two shutouts, 66 strikeouts and 18 walks in 76 2/3 innings.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tyler Light '14

Millwood, Inc. announced its title sponsorship of professional golfer Tyler Light on August 5, 2014. Light is currently participating in the National Golf Associations NGA Professional Golf Tour. Overall, he is in the 32nd position for the Pro Series 2014 and averaging 70.69 to par.

Light began golfing at the age of three and participated in his first tournament by the age of five. He learned his love of the game from his father and grandfather - both of whom introduced him to golf.

Light earned a bachelor of arts in Business Administration at Malone and was a stand out on the Pioneer golf team. In the University's first season of full NCAA Division II eligibility, Light helped Malone to a national semifinalist finish. at the NCAA national championship competition. In addition, Light was named GLIAC Co-Player of the Year (along with teammate Nate Tarter), earned NCAA Division II Ping All-America Third Team accolades and was named as a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for NCAA Division II as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

Tyler lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to be close to courses he will play in the next year of the NGA Pro Golf Tour.



Mark Cooper '11

Mark Cooper is director of operations at Youth Impact Racing, a not for profit organization that "helps youth from the cities get their hands dirty." Youth Impact Racing provides opportunities for youth to build and race competitive racing karts to encourage healthy competition and team building. Organization team members use skills learned in the automotive industry to help teenagers learn trades and become productive members of society.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Margaret "Peggy" Hothem '71

Margaret "Peggy" Hothem received the distinction of Professor Emeritus at Gordon College where she taught Recreation and Leisure Studies for 34 years. She retired in 2013.

Deb (Stocking) Beer '76

Deb (Stocking) Beer served as Moderator for the annual business meeting of the Church of the Brethren in Northern Ohio.  As Moderator she presided over the business of 47 churches in the district and planned three worship services, including preaching on Sunday morning. The theme for the conference was “Dwell on These Things” taken from Philippians 4:8.