Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ashley Luli '13

Emily LuliAshley Luli '13 is Director of Children and Youth Ministries at Rising Hope in Canton. Previously she was a Lead Teacher at KinderCare in North Canton.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Brian Shoop '80

ShoopsBrian Shoop '80, head baseball coach at the University of Alabama (UAB), earned his 1,000th win on April 21 when UAB's posted a 14-9 victory over Louisiana Tech. Shoop became just the 80th coach in Division I history to attain this mark. In his years as UAB, the baseball program has become one of the most successful on both the regional and national level. Shoop was the 2016 national recipient of the Jerry Kindall Character in Coaching Award, presented annually by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. "Simply put, as great as Shoop is as a baseball coach," said Auburn head coach Butch Thompson, he’s a better man." Thompson pitched and coached for Shoop at Birmingham-Southern College. Shoop and his wife, Brenda (Yoh) '80, reside in Birmingham and have five children: Scott, Emily, Hannah, and twins Sarah and Jesse. Read more.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Linford Detweiler and Karin Berquist - Over the Rhine

press-photo-3-loLinford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist, the core of Over the Rhine, are ranked #7 on Paste Magazine's  20 Best Musical Husband-Wife Duos list. The alumni couple are in some pretty amazing company. Read more and watch their music video.

Janet Coon '92

Janet Coon '92Janet Coon '92 is the Manger of Local Government and External Affairs at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown. Coon was previously Account Manager, Benefit Specialist, and Health Care Reform Specialist at AultCare Health Plan in Canton.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Andy Naudasher '01

Andy NaudasherAndy Naudasher '01 is the Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer at NetJets, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio. Naudasher joined NetJets in 2013 as the Director, Global Category - Operations and Indirect Procurement. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in Business Administration from Malone and earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Dayton in 2006.

Judy (Chapin) Devol '66

Judy (Chapin) Devol '66  was part of the winning team at the 2016 USTA 65 and Over Tennis Championship in Surprise, Arizona, in May 2017. The Indian Wells Tennis Club (BNP  tournament) Team represented Southern California for the fourth consecutive year. Devol and her partner were undefeated in five matches.  She is married to Joe Devol '66 and they live in Palm Desert, California.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Jennifer Noonan '97, Ph.D.

LU award Noonan copyJennifer Noonan '97, Ph.D. received the Online Graduate Faculty of the Year Award from Liberty University’s School of Divinity. She joined Liberty in 2008 and teaches a variety of classes such as Hebrew, Women in Ministry, Genesis, and introductory courses. Dr. Noonan also serves as a mentor for female students and is listed by many students as the best professor they had at Liberty, She has 23 publications including three in 2016-2017. Dr. Noonan and her husband, Ben, live in Columbia, South Carolina.

Michael Baldwin '06

Mike BaldwinMichael Baldwin '06 is an Analytic Consultant for Wells Fargo Asset Management in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Baldwin was formerly a business analsyt for Celera Systems in Mequon, Wisconsin.

Dr. Abby Farmer '04

Abby FarmerDr. Abby Farmer '04 is the Distance Education Instructional Designer for Wycliff Bible Translators' Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL). Abby writes, "Teaching has always been my passion and calling. Teaching at GIAL has long reaching impact because the individuals who receive training will serve language communities all over the world." Dr. Farmer earned her Ed.D. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Jackson State University in Jackson, MS. Learn more.

Blaine Griffin '93

Blaine GriffinBlaine Griffin '93 is the new Cleveland City Council representative for Ward 6. Griffin moves to the job after 11 years in the Cleveland City administration. His most recent post was in Mayor Frank Jackson's cabinet as the director of the Community Relations Board as a key player in the city's efforts to quell violence in neighborhoods. Griffin led a staff and board of trustees in efforts to improve cross-culture relations, police/community relations and youth initiatives, and had recently expanded its youth programs.

Rev. Dr. Matthew Everhard '99

Matthew EverhardRev. Dr. Matthew Everhard '99 is the Senior Pastor of Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Brooksville, Florida, and general editor of He is a 2006 graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary (M.A., Practical Theology), and holds a Doctor of Ministry from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando.

Everhard has published four entries, "Happiness/Joy," "Predestination," "Original Sin," and "Hell" in the forthcoming Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia, edited by Harry S. Stout (Grand Rapids, MI: Eedmans, 2017). This volume is designed to be the definitive source of reference material related to the American Puritan pastor, theologian, and philosopher, Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758).

He also has edited and contributed to the new academic, peer-reviewed journal, entitled The Westminster Society Journal, Volume One, "Means of Grace." Published by the Westminster Society. This newly launched journal features the writings of ministers in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC).

Friday, May 12, 2017

Trisha Burky '01

Trisha Burky devo bookTrisha Burky '01 has written a devotional entitled 40 Days. From a book review, "Holding nothing back, Trisha shares some of the darkest moments of her journey, moments of undeserved grace, and moments of heart-changing reflection in 40 Days. She writes with a raw authenticity, a candidness of human frailty, but also with glimpses of immense hope, grace, and forgiveness. 40 Days is an opportunity for you to go on your own journey, one day at a time, through self-reflection, with opportunity for transformation." Burky is pictured with her husband, Dennis.

Jake Bohrer '17

Jake BoherJake Bohrer '17 is a Medical Social Worker at Aultman Hospital in Canton. Bohrer was an assistant residence director for 2016-2017, vice president of the Social Work Club, a member of Phi Alpha, the National Honor Society of Social Work, and a Dean's List recipient.

Carrie Stroup '99

carrie-stroupCarrie Stroup '99 is the new Director of  the Malone's BSN program. An alumna of the program, Carrie earned her MSN-Nursing Education from Liberty University in 2013 and is working toward completion of her doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) with Carlow University. She has been on staff since 2002, initially as a tutor for nursing students in the Center for Study & Testing, then as an adjunct instructor for several years, transitioning to full-time faculty in 2013. Her clinical practice is grounded in acute-care oncology nursing. Carrie and her husband Joel have three daughters.

Haley Kool '17

Haley KoolHaley Kool '17 is a staff accountant at Skinner Fouch & Olson LLP in Irvine, California. Kool graduated with a B.A. in business administration with double majors in accounting and finance. Originally from San Clemente, she was a standout on the Pioneer volleyball team and is ranked 5th all-time at Malone with 239 block assists and 9th all-time with 278 career total blocks. She was voted Homecoming Queen by her peers in 2016.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Pastors Mark Condo '04 and Richard Pass '58

Mark Condo Dick PassPastor Mark Condo '04 and Friends honored Richard Pass '58 as Pastor Emeritus of Mansfield Friends Church (Ohio) on April 30, 2017. Pictured left to right are: Pastor Mark Condo, Pastor Emeritus Richard Pass, and EFC-ER Associate Superintendent Randy Heckert.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Liz Debellis Hughes '07

Liz Debellis HughesLiz Debellis Hughes '07 is an artist, teacher and entrepreneur. Liz and her husband, Jared, own Groovy Plants Ranch, a greenhouse business with vegetables, herbs, perennials, succulents annuals and many rare plants. Liz, an art education graduate, also teaches painting and ceramics classes in a one-room schoolhouse on the property. During the school year, Liz is a teacher at Millennium School in Columbus.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Samuel Taylor '13

Samuel TaylorSamuel Taylor '13 is a Research Associate at the Portland VA Research Foundation of the  Portland VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. Taylor graduated from Malone with a bachelor of arts in Psychology and earned a Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a member of Phi Alpha Honor Society (Phi Gamma), and an Aaron Rosen Scholar.

Alicia Nierste '16

Alicia NiersteAlicia Nierste '16 is an Ohio Reading Corps tutor with AmeriCorps. She aids and assists teachers as they help students meet grade-level equivalence per Ohio education standards for grades kindergarten through 3rd. Nierste is also a freelance graphic designer and photographer with Alicia Nierste Designs in Canton.

Jason Brueckner '09

Jason BruecknerJason Brueckner '09 is the Director of Young Adults Ministry at First Christian Church in Canton. Jason graduated with a bachelor of arts degree majoring in both Youth & Sports Ministry and Bible & Theology and earned a master's degree from Wheaton College in Biblical Studies majoring in Biblical Exegesis. He is also Manager of Social Engagement at Sanctuary Marketing Group and Editor at "Brave Daily." Jason is married to Kortney (Sekulich), a 2009 Nursing graduate.