Hannah Alderfer ’13

Hannah Alderfer ’13 joined the sub-3 hour marathon club at this year’s Boston Marathon with a 2:59:34 finish. She was the 72nd woman to finish out of 13,391 women. Alderfer is a certified personal trainer at Intelligent Fitness in North Canton.


Patrice Djerejian

Patrice Djerejian, music education alumna, has released a new album You are My Song, a selection of her original pop and jazz songs. Djerejian is an internationally renowned recording and performing artist, songwriter, and philanthropist. Patrice has  performed at some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls including her debut at NYC’s Carnegie Hall and her critically acclaimed Handel CD/DVD, Love Lost and Found, with London’s English Chamber Orchestra. Learn more at  patricedjerejian.com.

Aaron Meadows ’98

Aaron Meadows ’98 is senior pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Kent, which recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the commencement of a planned student housing community on the church grounds. Read the article here.

Andrea Fry ’17

This May, Andrea Fry ’17 will present some of her research with her research team at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s (ARVO) annual meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. When she returns, she’ll be attending the University of Mount Union’s graduate school to become a physician’s assistant.

Drew Shreve ’18

Drew Shreve ’18 has accepted a position as English Language Arts teacher for Plain Local School District. Shreve majored in Middle Childhood Education with concentrations in History and English.  He is a three-year football letter-winner and was named GMAC All Conference player two years and and received All Academic honors every year.

Susan Shepherd ’01, ’03 MBA

Susan Shepherd ’01, ’03 MBA, is the dean of student success at Aultman College in Canton. Shepherd began her career as a staff nurse at Aultman Hospital before being promoted to unit director, a position she held from 1982 – 2003, and implemented Aultman’s Skin Care team. She joined Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences as a quality coordinator in 2003.

Anna Olsen ’14

Anna Olsen ’14 works in CPST/case management at Pastoral Counseling Service in the Cleveland/Akron area. Anna is also pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Malone University.

Jessica Crowell ’17 and Desirée Hargrave ’18

Jessica Crowell ’17 and Desirée Hargrave ’18 were named national semi-finalists for the American Prize Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music in the College/University Division for their performance in Malone Professor of Music Jesse Ayers’ work, Beneath Suspicion. See the news release here.

Timothy Serafino ’13

Timothy Serafino ’13 is the CEO and founder of RoninLeads in Canton. RoninLeads helps companies and non-profit organizations grow by providing executive-level sales and marketing support with affordable monthly packages.