Debbie Marshall ’01, M.A. in School Counseling

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. Debbie has been at Lake Local Schools since 1997 and currently works with Junior & Senior Career Tech/Prep students.  She and her husband Joe have two children.

Christina Graw ’11

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

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

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

Levi Miller ’68, alumni board member, keeps a blog of his memoirs at: Miller, a writer and editor, lives in Scottdale, Pa., with his wife, Gloria.

Ruby Gibbons ’88

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 or (330) 467-7131 ext. 1742 or (216) 325-3054.

Floyd Allen Fraley ’86, ’14 MAOL



Floyd Allen Fraley has been named a Leadership Gift Officer for The Marietta Fund at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. Allen received both a bachelor degree in communications and a master of arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Malone. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Canton

Hope Burton ’14



Hope Burton is a staff nurse at Akron Children’s Hospital in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Hope graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) and minored in Creative Writing.


Alumni Premiere Film at Cleveland Film Festival

“Hotwire the Movie” directed by Erin Brown Thomas ’07, written by her husband, Jake Thomas ’07 and edited by Brian Steele ’06 will premiere at the Cleveland Film Festival on March 25. Erin is a freelance/editor and director. Her work has taken her all over the United States and across the world with such clients as the United States Marine Corp, the J. Walter Thompson ad agency, Interscope Records, Universal Label, Radio Disney, and Nestle. Her documentary “Wildman Athletica” won Best Documentary at the 2014 Canton Film Festival.

Malone alumni and friends are invited to the premiere and party beforehand hosted by Erin. Details about the movie and premiere.