Friday, August 23, 2019

Andy Albertini `99

Andy Albertini `99

New book examines why your organizations change efforts are failing; and what you can do about it!
Dallas, Texas, Aug. 8, 2019-
Rogue Leadership, a new book by Andy Albertini, looks at how ancient wisdom can help you become the Change Hero your organization needs today! 
Change is not a constant!
The velocity of change in our world is growing at an exponential rate, making it a variable.
Rogue Leadership looks at the Biblical narrative of Nehemiaha's change management.
Ancient wisdom to help you become the Change Hero your organization needs today! 
Most leaders are trained for challenges that will be irrelevant in a few short years. 
Are you ready to lead in an organizational structure that does not yet exist?
Are you ready for a disruptive core shift?

Andy was National Organizational Effectiveness Manager for PDI- AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and Ranbaxy Labs. He possesses extensive experience and research as a turnaround specialist for 501c's with decades of service to churches and nonprofits.
Books are available at,, and bookstores everywhere.

Ryan Byler `95

Ryan Byler `95 has authored a book titled “Redefining Train Wreck." Released January of 2019. The book is a response to the loss of his wife Teresa. He hopes to turn this negative in his life to a positive. More can be read about his book HERE.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Jacquelyn Canonico `14

Jacquelyn Canonico `14 is part of the core team at Citizens Akron Church. She is beginning her sixth year teaching third grade at Green Elementary in Smithville, Ohio, since Fall of 2014. She's currently living in Akron, Ohio

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Danielle Colby `17

Danielle Colby `17 "joins Hall, Kistler & Company as of August 1, 2019, as a staff accountant and comes to us with prior experience at several accounting firms in Akron. She is a certified Quick Books ProAdvisor and will practice in the areas of bookkeeping and tax.
Danielle is a graduate of Malone University with a Bachelors of Arts in Accounting and Business Administration. She is a member of the OSCPA, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and volunteers with The Fuller Center for Housing, a nonprofit that helps build homes for low-income families."

Andrew Griffin `04

Andrew Griffin `04 "has been promoted from Supervisor to Manager at Hall, Kistler & Company. Andy practices mainly in the areas of accounting and audit and specializes in the oil and gas, manufacturing, and distribution and wholesale industries as well as not-for-profit organizations. He has a thorough understanding of issues affecting oil and gas companies and has authored various blog posts on topics affecting those companies. He has experience with SEC filers including 10-Ks and 10-Qs and working with Sarbanes-Oxley. In addition, Andy has experience auditing various types of qualified retirement plans and preparing corporate tax returns.  He serves on several internal firm committees, including the oil and gas committee and the audit and accounting committees.

Andy joined HK in 2004 after graduating from Malone College with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association.  He is a Canton native and is a member of the Canton Preservation Society. Andy volunteers at various Pro Football Hall of Fame activities, the Hall of Fame Balloon Classic and is a member of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce."

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Megan (Kruger) Heath `03

Megan (Kruger) Heath `03 was awarded the Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award. She is currently an Intervention Specialist at Port Washington Elementary. Read the complete article here.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Liz (DeBellis) Hughes `07

Liz (DeBellis) Hughes `07 and husband Jared own Groovy Plants Ranch in Marengo, OH. They were featured in Midwest Living magazine. Read the article HERE.

Paige Jennings `17

Paige Jennings `17 will be working in the St. Louis region of Senegal. It is in the northern part of the country. She's in a very small village, not much more than 1,000 people. She will be working to encourage health in my community. This can be done through a variety of projects which can include hand washing, using mosquito nets, teaching nutrition, and many other activities. Paige looks forward to building mutually beneficial relationships with those around me in order to work alongside them with different projects. 

Friday, June 7, 2019

Hannah Harker `13

Hannah Harker `13 has been selected as a Fulbright Finalist to go to Uruguay as an English Teaching Assistant for one academic school year (March-November 2020). She will graduate from Kansas State University in December with a Master of Arts in Second Language Acquisition/Spanish. She currently lives in Manhattan, KS.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Nicole (Rottman) Snyder '07

Nicole (Rottman) Snyder '07-  Article " You say I'm going to miss this, but am I really?" was picked up by TODAY Parents and the Today Show. Read the article HERE

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Sandra (West) Barcorolo `91

Sandra (West) Barcorolo `91 won a national teacher award. She currently teaches at Palmetto Ridge High in Naples Florida. Read more about Sandra and her teaching here.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Emily Duncan `14

Emily Duncan `14 has released the first book in her trilogy. Read more about the series and her writing at

Jonah Francis Peters

Jonah Francis Peters was born to Jacob ('16) and Rachel ('16) Peters on April 7, 2019. The Peters currently live in Marlboro, Ohio. Jacob works as an IT Technician for Overdrive Inc (Garfield Heights) and Rachel works as a Senior Accountant for the audit department at Maloney + Novotny, LLC (Canton, OH).

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Amber Zwick `14

Amber Zwick `14 was admitted to the Ohio Bar in November 2018 and was hired as a full time  Assistant Prosecuting Attorney at the Stark County Prosecutor's Office in March 2019. She will be working in the Juvenile Division.