Duncan Moses Ephrem Baker

A son, Duncan Moses Ephrem, to Jenn (Rich) ’99 and Adam Baker on January 5, 2015.  He joins older sisters Eleanor, Adelaide and Isla.  Jenn, formerly a Licensed Social Worker and Professional Clinical Counselor for the state of Ohio, is now a full-time stay at home mom.  Adam is an Associate Pastor at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.  The family lives in Wilmington, NC.

Colt Nathaniel Shepard

A son, Colt Nathaniel, born to Sgt. Dusty and Kristina (Foucher) Shepard ’98 on July 22, 2014. Kristina is the Director of Human Resources at San Diego Jewish Academy. The family lives in San Diego, CA. Kristina shared that Colt attended his first football game in October at Homecoming 2014.

 

 

Stephen James Vanaman

A boy, Stephen James, to James ’13 and Melanie (Zimmerman) Vanaman ’08 on October 12, 2014. He joins a sister, Abigail, and twin brothers, Daniel and John. James is a student at The Master’s Seminary and Melanie is a stay-at-home wife and mother. The family lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Braxton Michael Steinberger

A son, Braxton Michael, to Ben and Kathie (Howell)’03 Steinberger on November 24, 2014. Braxton joins big brother Cade and big sister Addyson. Kathie teaches 3rd Grade at Bryan County Elementary School and Ben is a Lead Technician at Gulfstream Aerospace. The family lives in Ellabell, Georgia.

 

Tammy Troyer ’99

Tammy Troyer ’09 RN, BSN, is part of a new and growing trend in healthcare – Nursing Informatics. As a clinical documentation improvement specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, Troyer helps ensure payers, such as Medicaid, reimburse hospitals for the full extent of their care, and ultimately improve patient care by having a more complete medical record. Her team is highly valued as they help the hospital receive reimbursement for millions of dollars for care that was provided but somehow not completely documented and billed.

Compassion, said Troyer, is a lasting lesson she took with her from Malone. “Always be compassionate in whatever field you go into,” she said. “Sometimes all it takes is a touch to make someone feel better, or a prayer to help get someone through a rough time. Never let your job be automatic, always give 100% because you never know whose life you will touch.“

Bryon Clayton ’00, MMP 103

The Research Park Corp. board of directors has voted to hire Malone alumnus Byron C. Clayton as its CEO after a six-month national search. Clayton, an economic developer, is currently the vice president of cluster acceleration for NorTech, a nonprofit group in Cleveland. He earned his bachelor degree in business management from Malone and was voted the most outstanding senior in his class. Clayton holds a Doctor of Management in Mergers and Acquisitions from Case Western Reserve University; a Master of Business Administration from Myers University, and has completed coursework at Tuskegee University.