Carol A. Jenkins ’68, Ph.D. has received the 2016 American Sociological Association Section on Teaching and Learning’s “Distinguished Contributions to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Sociology” national award. This award recognizes over twenty years of research and publication involving the infusion of issues and interests of American rural life into the mainstream Sociology curriculum. She is the Department Chairperson for Sociology at Glendale Community College in Arizona.
Dr. Jenkins also wrote an invited “legacy” article entitled “Passing on the Insights of Rural Sociologists: My Journey as a Pedagogist in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning” in The Methodology of Political Economy 2015 and an invited chapter entitled “Developing Effective Classroom Exercises” in Learning from each Other (2017 forthcoming).
AVI Food Systems has named Christopher Wisbey ’11 the Resident Director at Kenyon College in Gambier. Rreviously, Wiseby had been the Resident Director for AVI at Malone since 2013. Chris earned a bachelor degree in Marketing Management at Malone.
Zachary Walts ’13 is a Help Desk Technician at The Ohio State University in Columbus. Walts provides primary desk side, phone and email support for the Advancement department at Ohio State University. He is also responsible for deploying new equipment, minimal hardware repair and extensive troubleshooting.
Brett Fogle ‘ 07, CPA has joined the accounting firm of Himes, Slater & Hershberger, LLC in Kidron. Prior to joining Himes, Slater & Hershberger, LLC, Brett was an Assurance and Tax Director at a national accounting firm, specializing in the real estate, construction and manufacturing industries. Brett earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Malone University and a Master’s degree in Taxation from the University of Akron. He is licensed in Ohio as a Certified Public Accountant, and is a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. He is a member of the Malone University Alumni Executive Board and serves on the Malone’s EPAC Advisory Committee. Brett and his wife, Susan ’04, ’09 M.A., live in Tuslaw with their children, Andrew and Emma.
Becca Yourko ’16 has accepted a position as a flight attendant with Mesa Airlines, a regional airline based in Phoenix, AZ. They also operate as American Eagle and United Express in other hubs. Since graduating, Yourko has worked to market and plan the premiere of a new film by fellow Malone alumna, Connie Collins, and worked in customer relations at Clay’s Park Resort in Canal Fulton.
Dr. Matthew Everhard ’99 has published a new work in which he served as both the general editor as well as a contributor, A Collection of Essays on Jonathan Edwards (JESociety, 2016). His two articles in this book are entitled, “Jonathan Edwards: Calvinistic Homeboy or Reformed Eccentic” and “Jonathan Edwards and the Silkworm: Preaching and Typology.” Matthew has been continuing his work on Jonathan Edwards (17-3-1758) since he finished his doctoral dissertation on the Northampton Puritan at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He delivered two invited lectures at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, “The Westminster Confession and the Continuing Influence of Calvinistic Orthodoxy” and “Jonathan Edwards: Calvinism in the American Colonies” (December 12, 2016). Matthew also serves as the editor of EdwardsStudies.com, a website devoted to the theology and philosophy of Jonathan Edwards.
Ron Robinson, Jr. ’06 has been promoted to Director of Studio Operations nationwide at Atlantic Records. Previously he was the Director, Creative & Editorial and Studio Director for Atlantic Records in NYC. Robinson graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in Liberal Arts with areas of emphasis in Business Administration; Commercial Music and Visual Art. Based in NYC, Robinson is also a freelance producer.
Taylor Wilhelm ’15 is the Director of New Media at Iowa State University. He graduated with double majors in Business Administration and Accounting. Wilhelm played football at Malone and was named to the GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Teams. Read more about Taylor’s encounters with the OSU Buckeyes and NFL players here.
A son, Bennett Gene, to Kendra and Kyle Zacour ’14 on June 25, 2016. Kyle is the student ministries pastor for Foothills Community Church. The family lives in Seneca, South Carolina.
A son, Zachary Henry, son of Ben and Alisa (Barkan) ’06 Grass on April 29, 2016. Alisa is Supervisor of the Intake/Assessment Unit of the Stark County Department of Job & Family Services. The family lives in Brewster.