Thursday, July 11, 2019

Liz (DeBellis) Hughes `07

Liz (DeBellis) Hughes `07 and husband Jared own Groovy Plants Ranch in Marengo, OH. They were featured in Midwest Living magazine. Read the article HERE.

Paige Jennings `17

Paige Jennings `17 will be working in the St. Louis region of Senegal. It is in the northern part of the country. She's in a very small village, not much more than 1,000 people. She will be working to encourage health in my community. This can be done through a variety of projects which can include hand washing, using mosquito nets, teaching nutrition, and many other activities. Paige looks forward to building mutually beneficial relationships with those around me in order to work alongside them with different projects. 

Friday, June 7, 2019

Hannah Harker `13

Hannah Harker `13 has been selected as a Fulbright Finalist to go to Uruguay as an English Teaching Assistant for one academic school year (March-November 2020). She will graduate from Kansas State University in December with a Master of Arts in Second Language Acquisition/Spanish. She currently lives in Manhattan, KS.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Nicole (Rottman) Snyder '07

Nicole (Rottman) Snyder '07-  Article " You say I'm going to miss this, but am I really?" was picked up by TODAY Parents and the Today Show. Read the article HERE

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Sandra (West) Barcorolo `91

Sandra (West) Barcorolo `91 won a national teacher award. She currently teaches at Palmetto Ridge High in Naples Florida. Read more about Sandra and her teaching here.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Emily Duncan `14

Emily Duncan `14 has released the first book in her trilogy. Read more about the series and her writing at

Jonah Francis Peters

Jonah Francis Peters was born to Jacob ('16) and Rachel ('16) Peters on April 7, 2019. The Peters currently live in Marlboro, Ohio. Jacob works as an IT Technician for Overdrive Inc (Garfield Heights) and Rachel works as a Senior Accountant for the audit department at Maloney + Novotny, LLC (Canton, OH).

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Amber Zwick `14

Amber Zwick `14 was admitted to the Ohio Bar in November 2018 and was hired as a full time  Assistant Prosecuting Attorney at the Stark County Prosecutor's Office in March 2019. She will be working in the Juvenile Division.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Kathie (Kandel) Poe '72, Karen (Kandel) Kizlin`72, Kris (Kandel) Schwambach `72 and Linda (Kandel) Mason `76

Kathie (Kandel) Poe '72, Karen (Kandel) Kizlin`72, Kris (Kandel) Schwambach `72 and Linda (Kandel) Mason `76 new book Get on Your Knee Replacements and Pray! If You're Not Dead, You're Not Done, publish date is April 2, 2019.  Visit for more information.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Joseph Michael Thomas

Joseph Michael Thomas was born on November 24th, 2018 to Tyler '15 and Allison (Reynolds) Thomas '14. "He is such a wonderful baby and we love him more everyday

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Jarrod `09 and Ashley (Yocum) Ferwerda `08

Jarrod `09 and Ashley (Yocum) Ferwerda `08-

Trillium Creek Rustic Barn Venue Named Winner of The Knot Best of Weddings
 LUDINGTON, Mich. (Jan. 22, 2019) “ Trillium Creek Rustic Barn Venue has been named as a winner of The Knot Best of Weddings Award for 2019.
The award represents the highest- and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, a leading wedding planning website and app.
Trillium Creek Rustic Barn is owned and operated by Malone University alums Jarrod Ferwerda (2009) and Ashley Yocum Ferwerda (2008).
According to a spokesperson for The Knot, only four percent of hundreds of thousands of local wedding professionals listed on The Knot received this distinguished award in 2019.
This award puts us in with pretty elite company, said Ashley Ferwerda, who serves as the venue's general manager. "We do our best to make sure that Trillium offers the ideal place to make wedding memories last a lifetime, and we take a lot of pride in being the premier wedding venue for Western Michigan. Ludington is a great community and we see nothing but bright promise for this area. Jarrod and I are thrilled to be part of this vibrant vacation community." Trillium Creek Rustic Barn Venue is located at 3232 Conrad Road in Ludington. The renovated craftsman-style house and 100-year-old barn are available for weddings and other events.
The Knot supports local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2019 Awards, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot analyzed its millions of user reviews across various vendor categories, including venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more, to find the best and most-rated vendors of the year. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that a couple should consider booking for their own unique wedding.
For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and a complete list of winners, visit For more information on Trillium Creek Rustic Barn Venue, visit or call 704.705.0704.