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.”
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwAnw2o1134&feature=youtu.be 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 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.
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 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1574747535/walkie-talkie-espresso-and-coffee.