Lin McDowell ’96

Lin McDowell is the weekend morning news anchor and weeknight traffic reporter at Charlotte, North Carolina’s powerhouse AM radio station, News/Talk 1110 WBT. Pioneer fans will remember Lin as a guest announcer for Malone athletic teams. He produced and hosted three different radio talk shows including a one hour classic Christian music program called “The Flashback Show” that aired on a Canton station and can be heard via the station’s web site around the world. Lin also served as a member-at-large of the Malone University Alumni Executive Board.

Doug Parsons ’67

Linda Parsons has written “A Symphony for Douglas” in honor of her husband, Doug, and as a fundraiser for AFTD and the Alzheimer’s Associaton. Premier concert on November 2, 2014 at Westbrook Park UM Church with Dr. Robert Morrison on the carillon, Mark Thewes on the organ and the Concert of Hope Choir.

Kathryn Duffey ’09

In summer 2014, Kathryn Duffey ’09 studied key species re-introduction efforts of the great steppe in Mongolia, the “Land of the Blue Sky”. Kathryn lives in Canton and took the graduate course in pursuit of her master’s degree from Miami University’s Advanced Inquiry Program.

Shauna (Kemp) Barham ’09

Shauna (Kemp) Barham ’09 is working in the Intensive Care Unit at Unity Hospital in Rochester, New York. She has completed and passed the Certification for Adult, Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Nurses (CCRN) exam, a national certification for critical care recognized by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Completion of this certification included an 8-week preparation course and an examination. Shauna and her husband, Benjamin, live in Brockport, with their daughter, Sophia.

Eric Wilson ’13

Eric Wilson ’13 is the Owner and Head Coach at Cuyahoga Falls CrossFit. Eric is a CrossFit L-1 Trainer, CrossFit Football Trainer, and CrossFit Strongman Trainer. He is Co-Owner and Offensive Coordinator for the Summit County Storm Minor League Football Team in Akron. Eric majored in exercise science and played football all 4 years at Malone. Learn more at

Michael Medure ’95

Michael Medure ’95 has been the principal at Franklin Elementary school in the Massillon City School District for the past six years and was a finalist for the 2014 Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators Distinguished Principal Award. Medure was honored to be nominated by his staff members who consider him to be an excellent role model and appreciate his commitment and dedication to students and families. Read more here:

Alex McMahan ’07

In summer 2014, Alex McMahan ’07 studied traditional ecological knowledge of the Makushi and the potential of local wisdom to guide conservation initiatives in the South American country of Guyana. Alex, a teacher at Stow-Munroe Falls High School in Stow took the graduate course in pursuit of his master’s degree from Miami University’s Global Field Program.

Jarod Nottingham ’03

Jarod Nottingham ’03 is Fuel Procurement Manager at Kenan Advantage Group, Inc. of Canton and volunteers as the PTO President for Avondale Elementary School. He is married to Jaime (Anderson) ’03 and they have three children, Bree (7), Reese (5), and Dax (3). Jarod encourages everyone to collect Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education for your local school or for Avondale Elementary.

Elizabeth Unger ’13

In summer 2014, Elizabeth Unger ’13 studied what it takes to save species in the wild and engage with local partners developing and testing site-specific methods of community engagement to sustain ecological and social health in Hawaii. Elizabeth, who lives in Akron, took the graduate course in pursuit of her master’s degree from Miami University’s Global Field Program.