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Alumni News

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Alumni Career Services Considering a career change? In the midst of a job search? Thinking about graduate school? Ohio is home to the majority of Malone University’s more than 17,000 alumni. Because the state has been hit particularly hard by the recession, the Office of Advancement was compelled to support graduates in a more pragmatic way. Last fall, in response to these challenges, a career services initiative was added to the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations. While the program is new, the director of alumni career services is a familiar face at Malone––Doug Reichenberger. He has served the University since 1994, helping current students prepare for life after college. Now he helps alumni (defined as any students who have attended Malone for two semesters or more) with career counseling, résumé reviews, job-search strategies, and advice or information regarding graduate school. “My desire is to approach the career search with a biblical worldview and help alumni discover their renewed callings,” says Doug. He shares the story of Rob Shardy ’03, who was able to pursue a postbaccalaureate internship with Walt Disney World, even years after graduation. “Rob had always wanted to work for Walt Disney, but assumed that he had missed his opportunity. So we developed a résumé that highlighted his transferrable skills rather than job titles, which caught the attention of the Disney recruiters,” says Doug. “Also, his cover letter shared his passion for working at Walt Disney; so, by God’s grace, he got the interview and nailed it. He begins his six-month internship in June and hopes to be working there full-time in 2013.”

The Alumni Career Services also offers a number of online resources: • www.malone.edu/alumni/career – lists upcoming job fairs, services available, contact information • Perfect Interview – a mock interview simulator that you can use to practice interviewing from wherever you are • MaloneCareerConnect.com – job postings for alumni, students, and employers • Malone.MyPlan.com – offers career assessments and occupational research information Contact Doug Reichenberger via email at dreichenberger@malone.edu or call him at 330.471.8320.

Rev. Paul Stonebraker ’51 on January 10, 2012. He was active in the ministry from 1951– 2008, and he and his late wife, Ruby, had a special ministry to international students. Lois Jean (Cable) Britton x52 on February 11, 2012. Survivors include her husband, Keith ’54. The couple served as missionaries in Brazil for several years and were later on the staff of WEEC Christian radio in Springfield. Pastor John Hionides ’64 on December 17, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Sharon (Kocher) ’65, son, David ’98. The Rev. Dr. John Hionides was born in Katerini, Greece, and came to Malone with plans of being a chemist after graduation. However, he felt called into the ministry and served churches in Greece, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Toronto, Boston. He retired in Toronto in 2006. He received master’s degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and Pennsylvania State University, and a doctorate from Trinity College of the Bible. In 2011, John and Sharon traveled to India to help equip pastors there. Marjorie Winn ’65 on January 25, 2012. Survivors include her husband, Robert ’68, sons Todd and Victor and their families, sister Gretchen Fancey ’85 (husband Dan ’83), and sister-inlaw Janet Durham ’66 (and husband Jerry ’63). Marjorie taught in the Sebring Local Elementary Schools for 30 years and was a member of Winona Friends Church. She was co-director of the Evangelical Friends Disaster Relief Program. Deborah Ann (Hanna) Yoder ’73 on April 13, 2012, following a courageous battle with brain cancer. Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Dr. Mervin Yoder, Jr. ’75, and children, Andrew and Caitlin. Deborah’s legacy includes her service as a founding school board member at Traders Point Christian Academy, founding president of the Parent and Teacher’s Fellowship at the Academy, teaching Sunday School, being a leader in the Women’s Bible Study Fellowship for more than two decades, volunteering in the soup kitchen at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church, and sponsoring many children in child health and education ministries in Latin America and Africa. Ronald Stokes ’99 on September 28, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Lori ’01, and five children Janae, Octavia, KeEllen, M’Kyei, and Darius. Ron was an active member of the Cathedral of Life Church where he served as a sound technician, and was posthumously inducted into the 2011 class of the McKinley High School Hall of Fame for his high school football career. Melissa (Hess) Westfall x94 on April 16, 2012. Survivors include her husband, Greg. Melissa was employed by Surgery Alliance and was a member of ASA Softball, Buckeye Blues, umpire-in-chief for Eastern Stark County Softball Association, and was an usher with the Canton Players Guild.

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weddings Heather Such ’97 and David Hionides ’98 on May 7, 2011. The couple resides Mesquite, Texas. Jennifer Adams ’06 and David Masters on March 18, 2012. Jennifer is the associate manager of concerts and special events for the Cleveland Orchestra. The couple lives in Cleveland. Kelly Abraham ’07 and Adam Lantz on August 20, 2011. Kelly works at The Bank of New York. The couple lives in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Caitlin Travis ’10 to Jock Rottman ’11 on October 15, 2011, at East Richland Friends Church in St. Clairsville. Rev. Jerry Wenger ’76 officiated. Jock is the office manager at CCM Corporation of Wooster; Caitlin is a teacher in the East Holmes Local School District. Caitlin is the daughter of Kim and Bob Travis ’07. The couple lives in Wooster. Jessica Thomas ’11 and Tim Theodorou on October 22, 2011. Jessica is a registered nurse at Mt. Carmel St. Anns Hospital. The couple resides in Delaware.

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