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.
Victoria Bankhead ’13 returned to campus as the alumni speaker for the 2015 Homecoming Worship Service. Victoria is in her third and final year of the School Psychology program at Youngstown State University.
Throughout her time at Youngstown State, she has received a master ‘s degree in Education in Intervention Services and maintained a graduate assistantship in the department of Housing and Residence Life where her duties include serving as interim Residence Hall Coordinator and for campus wide residential education and programming.
Upon the conclusion of her internship with the Youngstown City School District in May, 2016, Victoria will graduate with her Education Specialist degree in School Psychology.
After 30 years of ministry with the Evangelical Friends Church-Eastern Region as a pastor and as a missionary in Taiwan and East Asia, Mark Engel ’78 founded Restoration House Ministries International (RHMI) in 2008 and opened the Canton House of Prayer. In 2009 Mark, his wife Terri (Shackelford) ’84, 98 and a small group of ministry partners, planted Gateway Church, which fully aligned with the Anglican Church of North America in April, 2015.
Mark serves as an Overseer for Open Bible Fellowship in Morrison, IL, on the board of directors of Transformed Hearts Ministries in Post Falls, ID and as an Instructor in the U. S. Center for World Missions Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course. He has previously served as a board member and trainer for a mission organization training church leaders in East Asia, as an adjunct professor of Missions/Cross-Cultural Ministry and as a member of the Advisory Council of the School of Theology at Malone University. He is an active participant in local City/County ministerial associations.
Mark and his wife, Terri, are the parents of three adult children.
Rashawn McCraney ’12 graduated from Malone with a master of arts in education: counseling and human development. He is a school counselor for the Akron Public School District. Rashawn writes, “Every day I fall back on something I learned from Malone. Whether it was from the classroom, practicum, or my internship, Malone prepared me and gave me a voice as a leader.”
Curt Thompson ’84, M.D., a psychiatrist in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia has published a new book, The Soul of Shame. It follows up on the research and discoveries he made in his first book, Anatomy of the Soul (Tyndale, June 2010).
Dr. Thompson graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency at Temple University Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Throughout his career, his main focus of clinical and research interest has been the integration of psychiatry, its associated disciplines, and Christian spirituality. He is a frequent speaker on the topic at workshops, conferences, and retreats. Learn more about Curt’s books.
Ben Adams ’13 is a graduate student at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, pursuing a graduate degree in higher education leadership. Adams also is a graduate resident assistant for the University Apartment Community, supervises resident assistants in the apartment community, and facilitates activities of Oakland’s International Village, an apartment community dedicated to the success of international students.