Lillian Morphew ’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 the summer of 2017. Lillian, an animal caretaker at The Oasis Sanctuary in Benson, Ariz., took the graduate course in pursuit of her master’s degree from Miami University’s Advanced Inquiry Program.
Tina (Savant) Gibson ’82 has recently updated her website. Her heart’s desire is to encourage another soul to live free by choosing faith over fear, joy over junk, and Love overall. Check it out at www.tinasavantgibson.com or through Facebook at tinasavantgibson.
Kara Wenger ’07 is Director of Residence Life and Student Accountability at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Palm Beach, Florida. She started at Palm Beach Atlantic as a resident director and was also the assistant director of Residence Life. Wenger graduated from Ashland Theological Seminary in 2010 with a master of arts in Clinical Counseling and Pastoral Counseling. Pioneer fans will remember Kara as a member of the women’s soccer teams 2003-2006.
Seth Byrd ’17 is a news reporter for The Herald Chronicle in Winchester, Tennessee. Byrd lives in the city of Cowan. He wrote, “I appreciate the impact Malone is having on my career and post college life.”
Lin McDowell, ’96, was recently hired as the news director for AVC Communications in Cambridge, Ohio, after spending three years as news anchor/reporter for powerhouse radio station News/Talk 1110 WBT in Charlotte, North Carolina. AVC Communications is a cluster of six radio stations covering a six county area in southeastern Ohio.
Sarah Stevens 15 has accepted a promotion as the assistant director of nursing at Main Street Care Center in Avon Lake. Stevens has been with the facility since graduating from Malone University.
Laurel Weir Mundell ’12, ’13 is the soprano intern with the Kansas City Lyric Opera. She was featured on the cover of Kansas City’s “Journal of Society.” Laurel returns to Malone as part of the Faculty Artist Series next Monday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Barn!She returns to Malone as part of the Faculty Artist Series on Monday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Barn/Randall Campus Center.
Dr. Scott Armstrong ’73 retired in May from Olivet Nazarene University (IL), where he served as Chair and Professor of the Department of Exercise and Sports Science and Associate Athletic Director. Scott and his wife, Susan, former Malone University Chorale Director and Professor plan to move to Columbus, OH, to be near grandchildren.
Laura (Steer) Rees ’09 was recently named the writer-in-residence at the Boston Public Library, a prestigious award in a competitive field. She has worked as a scribe, editor, ghostwriter, and creative writing instructor. Rees received a B.A. in English from Malone and is in a Master’s degree program in Creative Writing & Literature at Harvard University. She is the daughter of Malone alumni Steve & Sheila Steer.