Friday, December 21, 2018

Andrew McNulty `11

Andrew McNulty `11 is a senior credit analyst at Chemical bank in Canton.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Misty Sayre '01

Misty Sayre '01 is the new Database Manager at the Air Force Museum Foundation in support of the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Travis Howe '14

Travis Howe '14 is the owner of Fat T's Cookies at the Northside Market and was recently named the top cookie company in the state of Ohio by the Daily Meal.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Tiffany Manos `13

Tiffany Manos `13 has be names Student Work Coordinator for the Human Resources Department at Malone University.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Erin (McAlarney) Snellgrove `02

Erin (McAlarney) Snellgrove `02 has been named to the Murfreesboro woman of inspiration. She is a 5th grade teacher at Barfield Elementary and also has a business called Ode to Joy baking.  Read the full article HERE.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Kennedy Faith Ehret

Kennedy Faith Ehret was born December 4, 2018 to Churck Ehret `05.

Joseph Samuel Cartwright

Joseph Samuel Cartwright was born March 25, 2018 to Joe `14 and Julia `13 (Frohnapple) Cartwright. The family resides in North Canton.

Jessica Storia `17

Jessica Storia `17 has been elected to the North Canton Board of Education.

Julie Bemis `04

Julie Bemis `04 has been awarded Employee of the Year at Stetson School in Barre, Massachusetts.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Kurtis Gruppen `12

Kurtis Gruppen `12 has been named the Athletic Director at Western Michigan Christian, where he currently is the varsity boys basketball coach. To read more about his career visit

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Elliot John Phipps

Elliot John Phipps was born October 22, 2018 to Ben `11 and Rachael `11 (Hyde) Phipps and joins proud big sister Addie, age 2. Ben is a pastor at Roots of Faith church in Sharpsburg, PA and Rachael is a social worker at a local hospital.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Autumn Grace Law

Autumn Grace Law was born October 22, 2018 to Julian '13 and Heather '13 (Ineman) Law. They reside in Moon Township, PA.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Octavia Culbert `14

Octavia (Culbert) `14 married on June 23, 2018. She is a cervical cancer survivor and is 16 months into remission.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Dane Wise `09

Dane Wise `09- has been appointed to  the Waterloo Board of Education. Wise wants to be able to give the same opportunities to his daughters as he had when he was in the district.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Joanne Lehman `96

Joanne Lehman `96 has published a new book Fountain Nook. A collection of pieces that tell of the things that has shaped Joanne as a person and writer. A launch event is November 13.

Faith McClain Staneart `61

Faith McClain Staneart `61 has written a Christian children's book Jehosophat The Cat, published by Christian Faith Publishing.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Sarah Dickey `10

Sarah Dickey `10 is releasing her new book in December 2018, Sweetly Seeking: Living an Inspired Life. To read more about her publications visit

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Julianna Smith `08

Julianna Smith `08 is pursing a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA.

Charlotte Merci Masters

Charlotte Merci Masters was born February 8, 2018to Jennifer (Adams) `06  and David Masters. She joins big brother Davison (4) and sister Elia (3). Their family lives in Medford, Oregon.

Ashley Kuhn `13

Ashley (Kuhn) `13 and Cory Seeholzer were married on May 18, 2018 in Akron.

Noah Michael Benko

Noah Michael Benko was born March 20, 2018 to Leslie (Dennis) Benko `02 and Justin Benko. He joins big brothers Reagan, 6, and Luke, 4. The family lives in Medina and Leslie teaches 7th grad Language Arts at Solon Middle School.

Andrew Scholes `81

Andrew Scholes `81 retired in February after almost 37 years as a Certified Public Accountant. He and his wife have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. He looks forward to what the Lord has in store for the next stage our their lives.

Alicia Hopkins `09

Alicia Hopkins `09 competed in National Miss Amazing pageant in Chicago, Illinois. She was crowned 2018 1st Runner Up Miss Amazing Sr. Miss. She also won a National impact award for her community project the All Abilities Art Expo that she created in April to shine light on Artistic talents of individuals with disabilities. In June Alicia also won 2018 Arts Alive Community Outreach Award in Summit County for her Arts Expo.

Wendy (Berger) Bilgen `88

Wendy (Berger) Bilgen `88 received her Ph. D. in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University in St. Davids, PA. She lives and works as a social work educator and therapist in Antalya, Turkey with her husband, Haluk.

Brian Powell `03

Brian Powell `03 Ph.D. was appointed a teaching assistant professor of computer science at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.

Wynnifred "Wynnie" Elisabeth Kovacs

Wynnifred "Wynnie" Elisabeth Kovacs- was born August 16, 2018 to Brent and Megan (Fowler) Kovacs `08 The family lives in Copley Township.

Paul Yanchek `96

Paul Yanchek `96 and wife Julie (Smith) `96 have moved to Pittsburgh, PA where Paul now serves as the Senior Pastor of Christ Alliance Church.

Scott Haack `94

Scott Haack `94- was selected to appear on the TV series, Driver vs. Driver 2. The series follows the journey of aspiring golf equipment designers as they compete for the opportunity to develop the next world-class driver from Wilson Golf. You can read more at or at


Andrew Ciaccia `12

Andrew Ciaccia `12- Graduated from the Army's Officer Candidate School on Fort Benning, GA on September 25, 2018, in the grade of 2nd Lieutenant, on the Commendant's list, as one of the top 20% in his class. He will attend the Infantry Officer's Basic Course and Ranger school to continue his training.

Daniel Hromada IV

Daniel Hromada IV was born August 22, 2018 to Jackie (Kodrich) Hromada `10 and Dan Hromada `08.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Christopher Reuscher `97

Christopher Reuscher `97 of Roetzel & Andress named among The Best Lawyers in America for 2019. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation.

Anthony Barson`10

Anthony Barson`10 works as a contractor for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company through DHL Supply Chain. Was recently named Plantside Operations Manager within Goodyear's Load Planning Center. Responsible for all finished goods transportation and logistics, outbound, from Goodyear Tire Manufacturing Plants across North America. Achieved MBA from Malone in 2010 and Sport Management BA in 2007. Resides in Canton.

Hilda Zimmerly `72

Hilda Zimmerly `72 was recently elected to another term as Treasurer Commissioner for the city of LaBelle, FL. She began her service in 2004.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Bruce Hitchcock '85

Rev. Bruce Hitchcock '85 is the new superintendent of the Ohio Valley District of the United Methodist Church, East Ohio Conference. He returns to the Ohio Valley area after having served since 2011 as pastor of Geneva United Methodist Church in the conference’s Western Reserve District. Before that, Hitchcock was the executive director of Urban Mission Ministries in Steubenville for nine years.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Janis Bowdler '00

Janis Bowdler '00 is President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, JP Morgan & Chase, Co. in Washington, D.C. Bowdler graduated from Malone with a degree in Urban Studies and went on to earn a masters in urban studies from Cleveland State University. Before going to CHASE, she worked for several years as a housing policy specialist for UnidosUS.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Katie (Snider) Crabtree '15

Katie (Snider) Crabtree '15 married Bryan Crabtree on October 14, 2017. They currently reside in Bellefontaine, OH.

Lexa Grace Naylor

Lexa Grace Naylor was born April 21, 2018 to Kevin and Heather (Riggar) Naylor '08. She joins big sister Kyla (4) and big brother Logan (3). The family lives in Simpsonville, SC.

Kaitlyn Stump '15

Kaitlyn Stump '15 is a treatment specialist at the Christian Children's Home of Ohio.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Phillip Kellerman '57

Phillip Kellerman '57 married Nita Killman on January 25, 2018, his son Tim officiated the ceremony.

Kayla (Williams) Pavlantos '17 and Teddy Pavlantos '17

Kayla (Williams) Pavlantos '17 and Teddy Pavlantos '17 married on May 19, 2018. Teddy is an RN in the Emergency Department at Akron Children's Hospital and Kayla is pursuing a PhD in Chemistry at the University of Akron.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Kristen Moore '04

Kristen Moore '04 has been selected to the Stark County Bar Association's Executive committee. "We have a stellar local bar and I am proud to serve them." She currently is a Magistrate with the Stark County Court of Common Pleas.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Andrew Ciaccia '12

Andrew Ciaccia '12 has graduated from boot camp at Ft. Benning, Georgia as a Specialist in the US Army. Upon graduating, Andrew was enrolled into the US Army Officer Candidate School to earn a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Adalyn Grace Gilbert

A daughter, Adalyn Grace, to Eric '13 and Sarah '13 (Reffey) Gilbert on January 24, 2018. Eric and Sarah are both accountants who live and work in Columbus.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Rod Neuenschwander '99

Rod Neuenschwander '99, president of the Ruhlin Group, has been named Chair of the Malone University Board of Trustees. Neuenschwander was elected to a three-year term and has spent the past six years as vice chair of the board and chair of the Finance Committee. He oversees and directs the strategic objectives of the North Canton-based Ruhlin Group. An expert in business turnarounds, he serves as the company’s lead consultant. Prior to his appointment to the Malone board, he served his alma mater as a president of the Young Alumni Board and a member of the Alumni Executive Board. During his time at Malone as a student, he was senior class president. Neuenschwander and his wife, Liz '99 (Bradshaw), have three children.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Jade Smith '18

Dylan Hamilton '17

Dylan Hamilton '17 signed on as pitching coach for the Irish Hills Leprechauns in Adrian, MI.

Kaitlyn Stump '15

Kaitlyn Stump '15 completed coursework for an M.A. in History from Kansas State University. Her degree will be awarded in August 2018.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Erik Hansen '14

Erik Hanson '14 is a licensed pastor in the Christian & Missionary Alliance denomination serving as the Pastor of Technical Arts at Grace Church in Middleburg Heights. He joined the team in 2014. Previously, Erik worked as a web designer, producer, musician, and multimedia engineer in the NE Ohio region.

Erik, a Music Production grad, programs and maintains the audio, video, and lighting systems, trains and oversees tech volunteers, and oversees production of sermon video and DVD replication.

Erik lives in Middleburg Heights with his wife, Jaynie (Cooper) '14, who also works at the church as administrative assistant to the High School student ministry.

Jennifer Cunningham '04

Jennifer Cunningham '04 is Associate Professor of English and Writing Program Coordinator at Kent State University.

Diedre Haupt '14

Diedre Haupt '14 completed a term as a missionary working with the EFCA ReachGlobal in Germany. Her focus is anti-human trafficking and equipping the church to take it's role in prevention, intervention, and after-care. She writes, "I was previously in Berlin for 3 years as a short term missionary, where I fell in love with the city, but also learned of the huge need...Less than 2% of people in Berlin have a relationship with God and Germany has become the number one destination for trafficking according to the United Nations. Berlin alone has over 600 Brothels and countless other women who are working on the streets. But even with the darkness that exists, being there, you can feel that God has something big planned for Berlin."

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Andrew Rowan '11, J.D.

Andrew Rowan '11 graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. Andrew completed his degree while working full-time at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Andrew will be taking the Ohio bar exam in July. He is married to Nancy (Shahan) '11. They have a five year old daughter and are expecting their second child (a boy) in September.

Dennis Siegfried '94, Ph.D.

[caption id="attachment_5100" align="alignleft" width="150"] Dr. Siegfried & students[/caption]

Dennis Siegfried '94, Ph.D. has been promoted to Full Professor of Biology at Southwest Baptist University. He is the President of Sigma Zeta National Honors Society and President of Faculty Senate at Southwest Baptist University for the 2018-2019 school year.  More about Dr Siegfried.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Kristie (Radcliffe) Sigler '97

Kristie (Radcliff) Sigler ’97 is the co-creator of a monthly service-learning subscription box for families that provides credible information on a social issue from a nonprofit, provides educational tools, includes a product, donates 20 percent of profits, and more. The website is at A persuasive communication lecturer and course supervisor at The Ohio State University, Kristie also is a textbook author/editor for Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. Kristie (left) is pictured with co-creator Mary Sterenberg.

Winston Wyckoff '15

Winston Wyckoff '15 has taken a new position as a staff accountant at Superior Dairy.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Roscoe Blackburn '18

Roscoe Blackburn '18 was one of three starting pitchers to be named First Team All-Midwest Region by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and is now eligible for All-American consideration. Blackburn, a native of Worthington, OH, finished with a 9-2 record, a 2.77 ERA, and 74 strikeouts over 12 starts on the season.

Nora Jane Cihon

Nora Jane Cihon born December 17, 2017 to Evan '09 and Leslie (Fedock) '10 Cihon. Nora weighed 7lbs. 11oz. and was 19in. long. Evan, Leslie and Nora reside in Wooster, OH where Evan is the Production and Facilities Director for the Wooster Campus of NewPointe Community Church and Leslie owns and operates her business Kindermusik at Musik n' Motion.

Sue (Doerschuk) Grabowski '91

Sue (Doerschuk) Grabowski '91 has been appointed to Malone University's Board of Trustees. Sue is the CEO of Desidara, a Uniontown based marketing communications firm.

Barbara (Biedenbach) Potts '08

Barbara (Biedenbach) Potts '08 received her Master of Library Information Science from Kent State University in 2014. Upon graduation she was hired at Liberty University and has now been promoted to Coordinator of Scholarly Communications in the rank of Assistant Professor and teaches part time. She credits her achievements from her start at Malone and Dr. Carthan, her cohort leader. "I was truly blessed to be part of Malone."

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Leo Athanasius Davidson

Leo Athanasius born July 26, 2017, son of Jessica (Dolezal) Davidson '05 and her husband Bill. He joined siblings: William (7), Maria (5) and John (2). The couple lives in Lakewood, OH. Jessica is a homemaker and fertility awareness educator.

Brandon Schwartz '15 and Katie (Krocker) Schwartz '15

Brandon Schwartz '15 and Katie (Krocker) Schwartz '15 married on June 20, 2016.  The couple reside in Malvern, Ohio.

Matthew Ropp'15 and Amy (Ford) Ropp '16

Matthew Ropp'15 & Amy (Ford) Ropp '16 married on May 14th of 2016. Amy is full time as a Program Services Assistant at the North Canton YMCA and Matt is a Payroll Supervisor at Patriot Software.

Nick Battilana '10

Nick Battilana '10 opened his State Farm Agency in Parma in 2016 and is on the boards for Humanity Young Professionals and Cleveland 20/30 Club.

Erika (Kurre) Nash '03

Erika (Kurre) Nash '03 received a Regional Edward R. Murrow award - perhaps the highest honor you can ever receive as a broadcaster. It recognizes excellence and integrity in journalism that reflects that of the late Edward R. Murrow. The honor is due to a newscast she field anchored about the Antioch church shooting outside of Nashville in September 2017. A gunman opened fire inside killing one woman and injuring several others on Sunday morning in Nashville's first mass shooting. Fox 17 News spent hours, weeks and months covering every detail of this tragedy beginning with this newscast linked here: She is also an EMMY Award winner and a multi-time winner of numerous Associated Press Broadcasters Association Awards, recognizing her as Best Anchor, Best Reporter and Best Investigative Reporter. "I credit Dr. Joseph Bridges with his guidance in the Communication Arts Department knowing my goals were to be a TV News Broadcaster. He has constantly encouraged me throughout my career. Upon my graduation from Malone in 2003, I began working for a CBS affiliate in Alabama, then moved to Nashville, TN to work for Fox 17 News where I have spent the past 11 years of my career."

Dustin White '07

Dustin White '07 graduated from Ashland Theological Seminary this past weekend with his Doctorate of Ministry. Dustin is the lead pastor and planter of Radial Church, a diverse community of faith in Canton, Ohio. Alongside recording artists Rend Collective, Dustin co-founded and leads As Family We Go, a global network that connects and resources missional communities.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Isaac Teo Shar

Jacob Shar '13 and Chelsea (Weikart) Shar '13 welcomed their son, Isaac Teo Shar on June 29, 2017.  Chelsea works at Alliance City Schools as the Communications Liaison and Jacob is the Associate Pastor at City Church Canton. They reside in Alliance, Ohio.

Monday, May 14, 2018

John '11 & Lindsey '15 (Myers) King

John '11 & Lindsey '15 (Myers) King are working towards their dream to open a coffee shop calling it "Walkie Talkie." Located near downtown Canton, renovations are taking place and they hope to open in July. Check out their website to know more about their heart and mission at

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Ashton Lowe '18 and Noah Purdy

Ashton Lowe '18 married Noah Purdy on December 30, 2017. Ashton has accepted a RN position at the Cleveland Clinic on the Oncology floor.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Julianna Smith '08

Julianna Smith '08 graduated from Portland Seminary of George Fox University in Oregon and has been accepted at UCLA to pursue a doctorate in Hebrew Bible. Smith received the Frederick Buechner Prize awarded to a Masters student for writing excellence.