Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mitchell Conner Grossi

Grossi babyA son, Mitchell Conner, to Stephen and Cassie (Conner) Grossi '00 on September 14, 2014. The family lives in Norwich, Connecticut.

Michael Riley '87

Mike RileyMichael "Mike" Riley is the new Ashland High School principal as of August 3, 2015. Riley worked for Minerva Local Schools for 18 years as a science teacher, elementary school principal and most recently as the assistant high school principal. He also taught science at Canton McKinley High School for 10 years and is a former member of the Malone Alumni Executive Board. Mike and his wife, Shawn  (Headings) '86, have four adult children.


Monday, October 26, 2015

Victoria Bankhead '13

VictoriaBankhead Victoria Bankhead '13 returned to campus as the alumni speaker for the 2015 Homecoming Worship Service. Victoria is in her third and final year of the School Psychology program at Youngstown State University.

Throughout her time at Youngstown State, she has received a master ‘s degree in Education in Intervention Services and maintained a graduate assistantship in the department of Housing and Residence Life where her duties include serving as interim Residence Hall Coordinator and for campus wide residential education and programming.

Upon the conclusion of her internship with the Youngstown City School District in May, 2016, Victoria will graduate with her Education Specialist degree in School Psychology.

Mark Engel '78

Mark EngelAfter 30 years of ministry with the Evangelical Friends Church-Eastern Region as a pastor and as a missionary in Taiwan and East Asia, Mark Engel '78 founded Restoration House Ministries International (RHMI) in 2008 and opened the Canton House of Prayer. In 2009 Mark, his wife Terri (Shackelford) '84, 98 and a small group of ministry partners, planted Gateway Church, which fully aligned with the Anglican Church of North America in April, 2015.

Mark serves as an Overseer for Open Bible Fellowship in Morrison, IL, on the board of directors of Transformed Hearts Ministries in Post Falls, ID and as an Instructor in the U. S. Center for World Missions Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course.  He has previously served as a board member and trainer for a mission organization training church leaders in East Asia, as an adjunct professor of Missions/Cross-Cultural Ministry and as a member of the Advisory Council of the School of Theology at Malone University.  He is an active participant in local City/County ministerial associations.

Mark and his wife, Terri, are the parents of three adult children.

Rashawn McCraney, M.Ed. '12

RashawnRashawn McCraney '12 graduated from Malone with a master of arts in education: counseling and human development. He is a school counselor for the Akron Public School District. Rashawn writes, “Every day I fall back on something I learned from Malone. Whether it was from the classroom, practicum, or my internship, Malone prepared me and gave me a voice as a leader.”

Curt Thompson '84, M.D.

CurtCurt Thompson '84, M.D., a psychiatrist in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia has published a new book, The Soul of Shame. It follows up on the research and discoveries he made in his first book, Anatomy of the Soul (Tyndale, June 2010).

Dr. Thompson graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency at Temple University Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Throughout his career, his main focus of clinical and research interest has been the integration of psychiatry, its associated disciplines, and Christian spirituality. He is a frequent speaker on the topic at workshops, conferences, and retreats. Learn more about Curt's books.

Benjamin Adams '13

Aug 2015 Head Shots.  Ben AdamsBen Adams ’13 is a graduate student at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, pursuing a graduate degree in higher education leadership. Adams also is a graduate resident assistant for the University Apartment Community, supervises resident assistants in the apartment community, and facilitates activities of Oakland’s International Village, an apartment community dedicated to the success of international students.

Jessica Bowling '14 and Ty Emerick

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Jessica Bowling ’14 and Ty Emerick on July 11, 2015Jessica is a  Customer Service representative for Ameridial. The couple lives in Louisville, Ohio.

Elia Scarlet Masters

Elia MastersA daughter, Elia Scarlet, to David and Jennifer (Adams) Masters ’06 on August 21, 2015. She joins big brother Davison. The family lives in Medford, Oregon.

Jared Hetherington '10

Jared HetheringtonJared Hetherington '10 graduated with a bachelor of arts degree with double majors in Youth Ministry and Bible & Theology. He is the Director of Student Ministries at Faith United Methodist Church in Montoursville, Pennsylvania where he lives with his wife, Nikki.

Dave Yakley '95

Dave YakleyDave Yakley '95 served as chair of the 2015 University and College Designers Association (UCDA) Conference held in Orlando in October. He was responsible for arranging speakers for six general sessions and 24 breakout sessions as well as pre-conference activities and workshops. Nearly 300 people were in attendance. UCDA inspires designers working in academia in North America and around the world by delivering relevant programming and benefits in a personal and thoughtful way. The organization provides for the professional and personal growth of its members, and advocates for designer and educators roles within their institution. Dave has served on the UCDA Board of Directors since 2012 and has also organized workshops in Akron, Elyria, and Cincinnati. He is currently director of design at Malone.

Dave also serves on the board of Canton Harbor High School, a non-profit charter school dedicated to serving students in Stark County who struggle in a traditional school setting. The school's mission is to advance under-served youth through education, job training, personal and leadership development, and community service. The school has been successful in helping many students earn a high school diploma.

Junia Marion Rozko

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A daughter, Junia Marion, to Amy and R.J. Rozko ’01 on November 13, 2013. She joins big sister Aubrianna. J.R. is co-director of Missio Alliance. The family lives in Elgin, IL.

Allison Reynolds '14 and Tyler Thomas '15

Tyler & Allison Reynolds

Allison Reynolds '14 and Tyler Thomas '15 on August 8, 2015. Allison works for Summa Health System at Barberton Hospital. Tyler is working for Synchrony Financial in Canton. The couple lives in Barberton.

Chloe Athena Hollingsworth

{f67c5e3f-547f-4128-b0ba-b2b022cbd9b7}_4A daughter, Chloe Athena, to Ryan (Karp) '03 and Brian Hollingsworth '02. Ryan is the Director of Social Media at Grabowski & Co. in Uniontown. Brian is a Major Gifts Officer at Akron Children's Hospital. The family lives in Uniontown.

Elizabeth Anne Inks

A daughter, Elizabeth Anne, to Laura (Hunter) '05 and Joshua Inks on March 28, 2015. Elizabeth joins big sister, Rosemary, and the family lives in Rome, Ohio.

Chelsea Carlson '15 and Steven Niewiedzial '15

Steven & Chelsea NiewiedzialChelsea Carlson ’15 and Steven Niewiedzial ’15 on June 27, 2015. Steven is a registered nurse at St. Luke’s Medical Center. Chelsea works for Starbucks. The couple lives in Franklin, WI.

Janelle Linder '14 and Kyle Lodermeier '13

Kyle & Janelle LodermeierJanelle Linder ’14 and Kyle Lodermeier ’13 on August 1, 2015. Janelle is a physician liaison at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Kyle is a strength and conditioning personal trainer at local gyms in Norwalk. The couple lives in Norwalk.

Logan Joshua Montague

Logan MontagueA son, Logan Joshua, to Brandon and Jessica (Nevergall) Montague ’05 on August 29, 2015. He joins big brother Tyler. Jessica is the director of Social Services for Good Samaritan Society. The family resides in Findlay.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Joe Scalzo '00

scalzo-sports-column.jpg&MaxW=315&MaxH=315Recently, Joe Scalzo '00, joined The Repository sports department after working 14 years at The Vindicator in Youngstown. He has won several awards throughout his career. Joe is the current and four-time Associated Press Ohio Sports Writer of the Year.

Elizabeth Unger '13

Unger_Elizabeth_AmazonIn summer 2015, Elizabeth Unger ’13 studied evolution and maintenance of biodiversity and the effects of human intervention in the Amazon.  Elizabeth, a temporary wild animal keeper at the Akron Zoo in Akron, Ohio, took the graduate course in pursuit of her master’s degree from Miami University’s Global Field Program.

Alex McMahan '07

McMahan_Alex_Kenya-150x150In summer 2015, Alex McMahan ’07 studied sustainable approaches to human-wildlife coexistence at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in the South Rift Valley of Kenya.  Alex, a teacher at Stow-Munroe Falls High School in Stow, Ohio, took the graduate course in pursuit of his master’s degree from Miami University’s Global Field Program.