Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Carol Jenkins '68, Ph.D.

Carol A. Jenkins '68, Ph.D. has received the 2016 American Sociological Association Section on Teaching and Learning's "Distinguished Contributions to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Sociology" national award. This award recognizes over twenty years of research and publication involving the infusion of issues and interests of American rural life into the mainstream Sociology curriculum. She is the Department Chairperson for Sociology at Glendale Community College in Arizona.

Dr. Jenkins also wrote an invited "legacy" article entitled "Passing on the Insights of Rural Sociologists:  My Journey as a Pedagogist in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning" in The Methodology of Political Economy 2015 and an invited chapter entitled "Developing Effective Classroom Exercises" in Learning from each Other (2017 forthcoming).


Christopher Wisby '11

chris-wisebyAVI Food Systems has named Christopher Wisbey '11 the Resident Director at Kenyon College in Gambier. Rreviously, Wiseby had been the Resident Director for AVI at Malone since 2013. Chris earned a bachelor degree in Marketing Management at Malone.

Zacahry Walts '13

zachary-waltsZachary Walts '13 is a Help Desk Technician at The Ohio State University in Columbus. Walts provides primary desk side, phone and email support for the Advancement department at Ohio State University. He is also responsible for deploying new equipment, minimal hardware repair and extensive troubleshooting.

Brett Fogle '07

brett-fogleBrett Fogle ' 07, CPA has joined the accounting firm of Himes, Slater & Hershberger, LLC in Kidron. Prior to joining Himes, Slater & Hershberger, LLC, Brett was an Assurance and Tax Director at a national accounting firm, specializing in the real estate, construction and manufacturing industries. Brett earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Malone University and a Master’s degree in Taxation from the University of Akron.  He is licensed in Ohio as a Certified Public Accountant, and is a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. He is a member of the Malone University Alumni Executive Board and serves on the Malone's EPAC Advisory Committee.  Brett and his wife, Susan '04, '09 M.A., live in Tuslaw with their children, Andrew and Emma.

Becca Yourko '16

becca-yourkoBecca Yourko '16 has accepted a position as a flight attendant with Mesa Airlines, a regional airline based in Phoenix, AZ. They also operate as American Eagle and United Express in other hubs. Since graduating, Yourko has worked to market and plan the premiere of a new film by fellow Malone alumna, Connie Collins, and worked in customer relations at Clay's Park Resort in Canal Fulton.

Matthew Everhard '99

matthew-everhardDr. Matthew Everhard '99 has published a new work in which he served as both the general editor as well as a contributor, A Collection of Essays on Jonathan Edwards (JESociety, 2016). His two articles in this book are entitled, "Jonathan Edwards: Calvinistic Homeboy or Reformed Eccentic" and "Jonathan Edwards and the Silkworm: Preaching and Typology." Matthew has been continuing his work on Jonathan Edwards (17-3-1758) since he finished his doctoral dissertation on the Northampton Puritan at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He delivered two invited lectures at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, "The Westminster Confession and the Continuing Influence of Calvinistic Orthodoxy" and "Jonathan Edwards: Calvinism in the American Colonies" (December 12, 2016). Matthew also serves as the editor of, a website devoted to the theology and philosophy of Jonathan Edwards.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Ron Robinson, Jr. '06

ron-robinsonRon Robinson, Jr. '06 has been promoted to Director of Studio Operations nationwide at Atlantic Records. Previously he was the  Director, Creative & Editorial and Studio Director for Atlantic Records in NYC. Robinson graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in Liberal Arts with areas of emphasis in Business Administration; Commercial Music and Visual Art. Based in NYC, Robinson is also a freelance producer.

Taylor Wilhelm '15

taylor-wilhelmTaylor Wilhelm '15 is the Director of New Media at Iowa State University. He graduated with double majors in Business Administration and Accounting. Wilhelm played football at Malone and was named to the GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Teams. Read more about Taylor's encounters with the OSU Buckeyes and NFL players here.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Bennett Gene Zacour


A son, Bennett Gene, to Kendra and Kyle Zacour ’14 on June 25, 2016.  Kyle is the student ministries pastor for Foothills Community Church.  The family lives in Seneca, South Carolina.

Zachary Henry Grass



A son, Zachary Henry, son of Ben and Alisa (Barkan) '06 Grass on April 29, 2016. Alisa is Supervisor of the Intake/Assessment Unit of the Stark County Department of Job & Family Services.  The family lives in Brewster.

Brett Fogle '07

brett-fogBrett Fogle '07  has re-joined Himes, Slater & Hershberger, LLC in Kidron as a CPA.  master degree from University of Akron.



Friday, December 9, 2016

Casey (Stevens) Wilson '14

casey-wilsonCasey (Stevens) Wilson '14 has accepted a position as search engine marketing specialist with OuterBox Design, a web design and e-commerce marketing agency in Akron. Since January 2015 Casey has been a social media and communications assistant at Top Echelon, a Canton website and software developer for the job recruiting industry.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Micah Carleton '15

Micah Carleton '15 is a multi-line Representative at Dan Morgan State Farm Agency in Canton. He has volunteered as a camp counselor at Pine Valley Bible Camp in

Hollie Brubaker '02

hollie-brubakerHollie Brubaker '02, a two-time Emmy Award winner, is owner and Chief Creative Officer at Thespis Media LLC in the Cleveland/Akron area. Hollie has over 15 years experience in TV, web and multi-media production. Thespis Media develops and delivers web video content for area businesses through  creative storytelling in short films, commercials, and brand videos.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Whitney Prather '08

whitney-pratherWhitney Prather '08 is director of communications at Absolute Skilled Home Health & Hospice in North Canton. She previously worked in account services at the Grabowski & Co. marketing agency and as the Events & Marketing Manager at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. Whitney and her husband, Eldredge, have one daughter and live in Massillon.

Richard A. Jones, III '03

jonesrichardRichard A. Jones, III '03 is pastor at Gilead Friends Church in Mt. Gilead. He served as the pastor at Trinity Friends Church in Lisbon (Ohio) for five years before receiving the call to return to his home church. Richard and his wife, Aleta (Morgan) '03, have two sons and live in Marengo. Read more here.

S. C. Toe '

S. C. Toe is Director of Music Ministries at St. Luke's Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Toe has been an organist/music director most of his life. He studied music education, piano pedagogy, orchestral conducting, and was student conductor of choral actives at university at Malone. He has served many orchestras on conducting staff and appeared with professional and student orchestras alike both nationally and internationally. Toe is conductor of the Memphis Youth Symphony.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Pastors Joe '06 and Cara (Caudill) '06 Pfeiffer

joe-and-cara-pfeifferJoe '06 and Cara (Caudill) '06 Pfeiffer are training Indonesian Friends in leadership development through the Evangelical Friends Church Southwest. They live in southern California and use technology to invest in leaders. They also spend one month in Indonesia for on-site training each summer as part-time missionaries with EFC SW. Joe is pursuing a Ph.D in Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary; Cara trains and supports public school teachers in Los Angeles in peacemaking and conflict resolution skills. They also provide leadership at Friends Community Church in Midway City.

Kyle Zacour '14

kyle-zacourKyle Zacour '14 is the Student Ministry Pastor at Foothills Community Church in Seneca, South Carolina. He started working at Foothills as the Junior High Student Ministries Pastor. Kyle and his wife, Kendra, have one son.

Marc Harvey '10, '14 MBA

Marc Harvey '10, '14 MBA is Vice President for Organizational Development at The Commercial & Savings Bank and is based at the Bank's operation center in Millersburg. Marc is engaged in civic leadership within the community, serves on the Steering Committee for the Orrville Leadership Lab, and has tutored students at Wayne County A.B.L.E. and Dalton Local Schools.

Marion Mazzarella '64

fullsizerenderMarion Mazzarella '64 was awarded the Purple Aster Award for Education at the 100th Anniversary celebration of the Ben V. Marconi Lodge of the Order of Sons of Italy of America. A former president of the Lodge, Marion now serves as Lodge historian. She is a retired teacher from Canton City Schools and a member of the Beta Beta chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma sorority serving twice as president. Marion was also a teacher of Italians helping them with the basics of American culture. She is pictured (right) with Lodge Trustee Gloria Talarico '87.

Rev. Ashley Steele '04

rev-steeleRev. Ashley Steele '04 is the Executive Director at Urban Mission Ministries, Inc. in Steubenville. Ordained in the United Methodist Church, Rev. Steele previously did missionary work in Liberia and Uganda and pastored a church in Ohio. She is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer, president of the Steubenville Rotary Club, and Chair of the Jefferson/Harrison County Coalition on Housing. Urban Mission is in  a multimillion dollar expansion to redevelop the surrounding neighborhood. Rev. Steele and her husband, Matthew, have two sons and live in Imperial, Pennsylvania.