Emily Mills ’14 was notified that a manuscript from her junior project in Psychology and her Honors Thesis has been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Recreation Therapy. The article features Emily’s cutting edge, trans-disciplinary, multi-method project and will be titled, “Arts-Based Reminiscence Through Visual Art and Narrative Analysis: An Intergenerational Exploration”.
Under the joint supervision of Malone faculty Clare Murray Adams, MFA, and Lauren S. Seifert, Ph.D., Emily worked with elders to explore memories of life events and document a chosen event through the creation of a Keepsake Box. Emily provided visual analysis by creating artwork in response to each elders’ Keepsake Box artwork.
Dr. Earl Bailey spoke to pastors at the Evangelical Friends Church -Eastern Region Pastor’s Mini-Conference on December 9, 2014, on the topic of Mentoring the Mentors. A pastor and evangelist with over 50 years experience in ministry, Bailey is more than qualified to mentor leaders. His own ministry reaches into every nation of the world through his radio program, Word for the World and he is still preaching and teaching, and active in the Word For the World International Radio Ministry.
Bailey received his B.A. from Malone University, an M.Div. from Ashland Seminary and his D.Min. from Trinity Theological Seminary. He was named Alumnus of the Year in 1990 and has served on the Malone University Board of Trustees.
In 2011, the Executive Board of the Malone University Alumni Association established The Earl H. Bailey Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize extraordinary accomplishments by members of the Malone family. This is the highest honor bestowed by the Malone University Alumni Association and Bailey received the inaugural award in October of 2011.
Earl and his wife, Judy (Ferguson) ’66 have three sons and daughters-in-law and seven grandchildren.
Sara Elizabeth Hawkins is co-owner of Atomic Dice Studio Arts, a company specializing in pinstriping, illustrations, logo design, garage art and fine arts. This unique company has been featured on the Discovery Channel’s Fat N’ Furious show and in automotive and motorcycle magazines. Sara, known as “SaraBelle”, became co-owner in December 2014, to manage the business needs through marketing, digital imaging for apparel, website design, customer service, photography, and financial oversight.
Atomic Dice can be spotted at local car shows and events in their unique full fashion 1950’s style. This dynamic team’s home base is a warehouse in Salem, Ohio, where they host family friendly car shows each spring and fall. SaraBelle’s partner Robert McElroy, aka “Atomic”, paints on location at car shows throughout the United States while SaraBelle runs their art booth selling items and apparel.
Sarabelle holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Management, Concentration in Project Management from Malone University.
As Christians, SaraBelle and Atomic firmly believe in their corporate social responsibility to the community. They donate art and time at events such as the World of Wheels High Scrollers to raise awareness and financial support for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh. To learn more about Atomic Dice and classes they offer, visit www.atomicdicecustompaint.com.
Chris Watson, Malone University’s Director of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer, was appointed to the USA Track & Field medical staff for the 2015 Edinburgh International Cross Country Challenge in Edinburgh, Scotland on January 10th. The event marks Watson’s fifth USATF international appointment as he also served on the American medical staff at the 2007 Junior Pan Am Games in Brazil, the 2008 Chiba Ekiden in Japan, the 2009 Pan American Junior Championships in Trinidad and Tobago and the 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Spain.
Watson is Malone’s Director of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer. He also completed a M.A. in Education degree from Ashland University in 2003. Chris, his wife Angela (Lockhart) ’00, and their three children live in Green.
TomTod Ideas was recently award grants from three organizations: $8,687 from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation for Grasp. Go. Grow., $2,500 from the Arbonne Foundation for Idea X and a $2,890 grant from Arts in Stark for Artsplorations. “We are thrilled to receive these grants as they not only fund core pieces of our budget but also affirm the good work that our students, volunteers and staff enact in the community,” said Executive Dreamer Joel Daniel Harris ’04. “We look forward to using these building blocks to continue to grow students’ imaginations and ideas.”
Grasp. Go. Grow. is an in-school collaborative that walks students through the ideation process, where students combine research and field trip findings to develop others’ centered ideas. Idea X is six-12 month long experiential mentorship adventure designed to give middle school students the tools they need to make change in the world for good.
TomTod’s newest initiative, Artsplorations, are art exploration workshops where students develop problem solving approaches, brainstorming tools and critical thinking skills. The Arts in Stark grant will help fund four, one day workshops as well as a week-long series during TomTod’s summer camp, the Canton Dreamoratory.
Jocelyn Snyder is Orientation Coordinator for Brethren Volunteer Service at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Illinois. From 2012-2014 she was a mission worker and BVS volunteer in South Sudan, serving with Church of the Brethren Global Mission and Service. In Torit, South Sudan, she worked at a primary school of the African Inland Church and taught basic English courses for women.
From 2006-2009, Snyder served with Mennonite Central Committee in Zambia working as assistant chaplain at Choma Secondary School and also facilitating HIV/AIDS youth and young adult peer educator workshops.
April Linard has been the Director of Bands at Union Local High School in Belmont, Ohio, for the past nine years. This fall one of her students, Hannah Smith, asked Linard to nominate her for an audition for the Macy’s Great American Marching Band, Linard eagerly agreed. And Smith was accepted. In New York, Linard learned that “Hannah’s audition came in first out of all of 24 selected flute players – and out of all applications from all over the country.”
Linard and Smith arrived in New York City a week before Thanksgiving and spent their days rehearsing and sight-seeing. “My favorite moments were actually marching in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade,” Linard said. “It was an awesome experience to see so many people wave to you and wish you ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ along the parade route.”
Linard teaches all bands grades 5-12, 7th grade general music, and high school theatre.
Michael A. Oster, Jr. ’99 has been elected to the Butler County Court of Common Pleas as a General Division Judge. His term will start on February 9, 2015.
Jeremy Scott ’98 is Senior Vice President of the District Policy Group. Before joining the District Policy Group, Jeremy served as director of public policy for the national Tourette Syndrome Association, legislative associate with Kinghorn & Associates, LLC, a government consulting firm in Washington, D.C., and legislative correspondent and staff assistant for U.S. Senator Mike DeWine (R-OH)—focusing primarily on health issues.
Jeremy graduated magna cum laude from Johns Hopkins University with a master’s degree in government.
Vera (Shaver) McKelley ’82 has launched a new business. She is Operations Manager for V&B Specialties, LLC, an online retailer of fine home decor. Learn more at www.vbspecialties.com.