Alisa (Barkan) Grass ’06 was promoted to Supervisor of an Intake/Assessment Unit in the Children Services Division of the Stark County Jobs and Family Services agency. Alisa has over seven years experience in child welfare and has worked in Intake/Assessment, including experience in the sexual abuse unit, and as a Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter in the Adoption & Family Resources Program Area. Alisa graduated with a masters degree in Social Work from the University of Akron in 2015.
Ty Billie graduated with a bachelor degree in Business Administration with a minor in Finance. He is a graduate student at Malone studying to earn an MBA.
Due to a redshirt freshman year and an injury shortened junior year, Ty has 2 seasons of (football) eligibility left and looks forward to participating in the sport he’s grown to love.
Ty also works as an intern at Northwestern Mutual and hopes to continue his career as a certified financial planner.
“Malone is a special place where like minded people can share their faith and learn from professors who care. Should you have interest, concern, or questions about your financial situation please don’t hesitate to call – I am here to help.”
Vicki Parisi ’10, ’14 has been named the Director of Volunteer and Visitor Services at Akron Children’s Hospital. Vicki earned a bachelor degree in Management and a master degree in Organizational Leadership from Malone.
Nathan Eubank ’01 was appointed Associate Professor of New Testament Studies at the University of Oxford, including a tutorial fellowship at Keble College. Nathan received his Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University in 2012. His book, Wages of Cross-Bearing and Debt of Sin: The Economy of Heaven in Matthew’s Gospel, was the subject of a panel review at the 2014 meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Until the move to England, Nathan lives in New Orleans with his wife Jessie (Arthur) ’03 and their children, Mary, Scott, Benjamin, Thomas, and Alice.
Debbie Marshall ’01 is a guidance counselor at Lake High School in Hartville. Debbie received the 2015 Community Impact Award from the Lake Chamber of Commerce for her leadership in the creation and development of Lake Community Cares, an educational support series created to help families dealing with the crisis of addiction. She has been at Lake Local Schools since 1997 and currently works with Junior & Senior Career Tech/Prep students. Debbie and her husband, Joe, have two children.
Christina Graw ’11 works for the International Services Center in Cleveland. She wrote, “My heart was drawn to helping refugees because there seem to be a lot of humanitarian crises going on, and I wanted to help. I kept following all that was going on in Syria, and it literally broke my heart, so I knew I had to help. It all really started when I was at Malone.”
Dustin Grimm ’07 was hired at Covance Labs as an LCMS analyst. He is married to Shauna Riedl-Grimm ’07, who recently was promoted to Assistant Manager at Pet People. The couple lives in Indianapolis, Ind., with their dogs, Howard and Doug.
Lin McDowell ’96 is the weekend morning news anchor and weeknight traffic reporter at Charlotte, N.C.’s powerhouse AM radio station, News/Talk 1110 WBT. Pioneer fans will remember McDowell as a guest announcer for Malone athletic teams. He produced and hosted three different radio talk shows. He also served as a member-at-large of the Malone University Alumni Executive Board.
Levi Miller ’68, alumni board member, keeps a blog of his memoirs at: levimillersignifying.blogspot.com. Miller, a writer and editor, lives in Scottdale, Pa., with his wife, Gloria.
Ruby L. (Rivera) Gibbons was recently hired as Chaplain with Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) at Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare Psychiatric Hospital in Northfield. Ruby assesses the spiritual needs of patients and provides four Sunday worship services and teaches five Bible studies each week and coordinates Ecumenical services for the hospital. Ruby holds a bachelor of arts degree in Social Work from Malone, a master of science degree in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University, a bachelor of arts degree in Theology from Berean Bible College and a a master of education degree in Christian Counseling from IAUGT. Ruby is a member of the Malone University Social Work Program Professional Advisory Committee. Contact Chaplain Ruby Gibbons at Ruby.Gibbons@mha.ohio.gov or (330) 467-7131 ext. 1742 or (216) 325-3054.