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DREAM with a

visionary faith

DISCOVER new ideas through

lifelong learning

DO‌ by taking education and turning it

into action

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… and welcome to the most exciting time in your life! At Malone University, being a Pioneer means so much more than our mascot (although he’s pretty cool). With more than 100 academic programs integrated with faith in action, you can become a Pioneer in whatever field God is calling you—at a nationally ranked university in the heart of Canton, Ohio! At Malone, you’ll find a place where you can explore: > your Christian FAITH in a community of fellow believers, > 100 academic programs in an environment of LEARNING, > what to do next through EXPERIENTIAL ACTIVISM.

Dare to be a Pioneer … How? We’re glad you asked …

DREAM with a

visionary faith

Open Frame Film Festival Do you have a story to tell? Studentwritten, acted, directed, and musically scored films are presented on the big screen of the 1,500-seat historic Canton Palace Theatre. Winners have competed and won at subsequent film festivals, and have gone on to achieve success through the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Best Semester—Los Angeles Film Studies Center.

Asia Harris dreams of traveling the world.

She wants to see a Wimbledon Championship in London. She wants to play tennis professionally. And after a career as a tennis pro, she is excited to interact with patients as a physical therapist. “Malone has given me opportunities— and confidence—to do my best and to never give up,” says the dean’s-listed sophomore exercise science major. Asia adds that even after only one year, she’s had opportunities that are helping her achieve her dreams.

Honors Program Malone’s Honors Program supports intellectually gifted and highly motivated students with small class sizes, stimulating discussions, off-campus activities, and research options above and beyond what is available in the traditional classroom setting. Students cite community with peers and mentoring relationships with faculty as benefits.

“Getting to know people from all different paths of life, backgrounds, and even other countries is awesome and something I really didn’t get to experience until I came to Malone,” she says. “These opportunities will greatly enhance my ability to relate to and communicate with my future patients.” Asia had a fantastic first season as a freshman tennis player—she held the #1 singles spot for the Pioneers, had the best record on the team, and held the #3 doubles slot. She earned AllGLIAC Honorable Mention accolades, was a two-time NCCAA Student

Athlete of the week—and earned the prestigious NCCAA All-America honor for the year. “The conditioning during preseason was what I needed to have the best season I’ve ever had,” says Asia, who has been playing tennis since she was four. “I really enjoyed getting to know my team, and by the end of the year a lot of my teammates became some of my best friends.” She’s also grown in her faith at Malone. “Being surrounded by so many believers at Malone is such a blessing. Challenges are part of the college life, but a community of believers so close to me has helped me fix my eyes on Christ’s purpose for my life.”

What is YOUR Dream? Fulfill it at Malone. Want more examples of Malone students preparing to live out their dreams? View video testimonials at admissions/undergraduate/pioneer.

“Malone has given me opportunities–and confidence– “

to do my best and never give up.

DISCOVER new ideas through

lifelong learning

Enactus Enactus is a community of student, academic, and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a more sustainable world. The Malone chapter was named a Sam’s Club Step Up for Small Business Finalist, participating in the 2013 Enactus United States National Exposition. The regional champions were also successful in reaching their goal of collecting 5,000 pounds of food to assist local food banks as part of their “Let’s Can Hunger” campaign.

Research Symposium Malone supports scholarly research projects being conducted by students. The Annual Student Research Symposium showcases student scholarship across a variety of academic disciplines. This year’s projects offered a diverse range of nearly 30 topics, including Health Behaviors of College Students; Does Trust Affect Emotional Response?; “Comfort” Women Vs. Modern Day Human Trafficking; Effects of Diet, Cardiovascular Exercise, and Weight Training on Body Composition.

Jake Belair has been

enthralled with animals ever since he could talk.

white or gray when they are hatched, and they turn colors as their cells process the pigments in their food.”

As he lives out his dream—even as a college student—of working with animals every day, the Zoo and Wildlife Biology major constantly is discovering more and more about animals in and out of the classroom.

Jake leaves for Columbus the moment after his last Malone final exam, and heads back the day before he starts his training for Malone’s Student Senate— this year he’ll be student body vice president.

In the summers, Jake works as an animal encounters outreach assistant for the nationally renowned Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. He’s responsible for the care and handling of all animals, including the upkeep of their facilities, maintenance of their health status, writing daily reports, and interacting with guests at the zoo.

His brain seems to be an endless encyclopedia for animal facts—a skill that comes in handy for tests and quizzes during the school year.

His favorite animal is Tressel, a Tamandua—or anteater native to South America. He also enjoys the varying personalities of the beautiful Chilean flamingos. “I love how they are all crazy in their own way,” he says, as he protects Eli, a 3-year-old bird, from Shorty and some others who are not so nice to Eli. “Notice the coral color of Eli?” Jake asks an inquisitive child. “Flamingos’ color comes from the kinds of food they eat, mostly algae and plankton from the water. All flamingos are

“I’ve always had a good memory,” he says. “And there are 90 animals in our department, so I learn more every day from studying, my coworkers, and the animals themselves.”

What is YOUR Passion? find it at Malone.

Learn about our student research symposium. research-symposium.

“ I Learn more every day from

studying, my coworkers, and the animals themselves.


DO by taking education and turning it

into action

Into the streets Getting ahead means nothing without giving back. So, in your first week, you’ll join other new students to roll up your sleeves and help the community. Here, you’ll become acquainted with volunteer opportunities for a wide variety of organizations. Painting, landscaping, playing with children, animal shelter residents, or the elderly —this program will not only introduce you to fellow classmates as you work side by side, it will also introduce you to ways to serve that can carry you through your college experience.

Service Learning Malone partners with international hosts who have compassion, experience, and knowledge of the people and countries we visit. Our trips are created around your potential to learn, both about the culture you visit and from the nationals who host you. The service projects on trips are designed by nationals of the host country to address real needs. Recent destinations have included Italy, India, Romania, Poland, Kenya, Denmark, China, Costa Rica, and Ecuador.

If there’s something new, hip, or just plain fun going on at the Akron Canton Airport (CAK), you can be sure that Malone alumna ryan (karp) hollingsworth is involved. As communications and social media manager, she’s hosted speed-eating contests, live tweeted Air Force One’s arrival at CAK, started a Facebook page long before social media was standard, and started Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram accounts. For these efforts, her team was awarded first place for Social Media Campaigns in the 2013 Airports Council International-North America Excellence in Communications Award. “I’ve always been observant of pop culture: movies, books, technology, media—I’m a brand watcher,” Ryan says. “So when I started off at CAK, I had freedom to execute my ideas. I’ve always treated us like a big brand, even when nobody else was doing social media. I never let ‘small’ enter our mindset. I always try to give people an interesting look at some of the behind-the-scenes.” Ryan is married to fellow alumnus

Brian Hollingsworth,

whom she met while working on Malone’s student newspaper, the Aviso. Brian, associate development officer at Akron Children’s Hospital, also implements creativity into his work. Recently, the hospital broke ground for a new critical care tower, and they wanted to do something special for the ceremony.

At a brainstorming meeting, someone suggested building a model of the building using LEGO® blocks. Brian put out a call for volunteers, and with the help of professional architects, the project took off. The model used more than 12,000 pieces and took 120 hours to complete. “It was a lot of fun, and we received an amazing response,” Brian says. Both are active members of the Canton and Akron communities. Brian is a member of Torchbearers of Akron, a board member for the Firestone Park YMCA, hospital liaison for the Akron Children’s Emerging Leaders Board, and pastpresident of the Malone Young Alumni Community. He was the 2013 Malone Young Alumnus of the Year. Ryan is vice chair of ystark!, sits on the boards of TomTod Ideas and the Malone Young Alumni Community, and is active in the Akron Area PRSA.

What is YOUR CALLING? DISCOVER it at Malone. Learn about our service learning program. service-learning.

“ I never let ‘small’

enter our mindset.

Career Success Our alumni have achieved success in every field and hold exciting careers. Here is just a sampling of some of the cool things Malone graduates are doing … > Superintendent of Plain Local Schools > Software Engineer at Microsoft > Instructor at Gachon University in Korea > Case Worker at Area Agency on Aging > Sports Feature Writer at the Canton Repository > M.Div. Student at Yale > Mystery Writer > E-Learning Administrator at Teksoft Ventures > Children’s Television Host for PBS > Ph.D. Student at Baylor University > Vice President of Human Resources at

Academ ic Programs Majors Accounting Art With emphasis in > Ceramics > Graphics > Drawing > Painting > Fiber Arts > Photography Bible and Theology Biology Biology—Clinical Laboratory Science Business Administration With concentrations in > Economics > Management > Finance > Marketing Chemistry With choice of > Forensic Chemistry Track > Graduate School Track

ComDoc > Director of NIH-funded Psychology Research Lab > United States Ambassador > Director of Africa Projects for World Help > Nurse Practitioner and Physician’s Assistant at Aultman Hospital > Human Relations Manager at Adventure Harley Davidson > Reporter at the Alliance Review > General Dentist in Tulsa, Oklahoma > Zookeeper at Erie Zoo > District Manager for Frito Lay > Vice President for Strategic Advancement at YMCA of Youngstown > Band Director at Marlington High School > Director of Music and Worship at Salem Friends Church > Women’s Basketball Coach at Tiffin University > Veterinarian at Canton Veterinary Hospital, Incorporated > > Missionary/Pastor at Love Canton

Communication Arts With concentrations in > Communication Studies > Film > Journalism > Media Communication > Public Relations > Theatre Community & Public Health Promotion Computer Science With choice of > Business Information Systems > Information Technology > Web Development

Creative Writing Early Childhood Education Educational Ministries English Exercise Science With concentrations in > Exercise Physiology > Fitness Promotions & Personal Training Global & International Studies History Individualized Major Integrated Language Arts Integrated Science Education With concentrations in > Life Science > Chemistry Integrated Social Studies With concentrations in > History > Political Science > Sociology Intervention Specialist Education Liberal Arts Life Science/Chemistry Education Life Science Education Mathematics > Integrated Mathematics Middle Childhood Education Choice of two concentrations > Mathematics > Reading & Language Arts > Social Studies > Science

> Public Relations Director at Round

House Theatre in Washington, D.C. > Editor at Lakeshore Entertainment Studio, Los Angeles > Chair,

Music With choice of > Instrumental > Piano > Voice Music Education Music Ministry Music Production Nursing Philosophy With choice of > General Philosophy Track > Philosophy-Theology Track > Law Track Physical Education Physical Science Education Political Science Psychology School Health Education Social Work Spanish Spanish Education Sport Management Sports Outreach Ministries Sports/Educational Ministries Visual Arts Education With emphasis in > Ceramics > Graphics > Drawing > Painting > Fiber Arts > Photography

Youth Ministry Youth/Educational Ministries Youth/Sports Ministries Zoo and Wildlife Biology

Pre-Professional Programs Pre-Dentistry Pre-Medicine Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician Assistant Pre-Veterinary

Minors Accounting Art Athletic Training Bible Bible and Theology Biblical Languages Biology Business Administration Chemistry Coaching Communication Arts Community & Public Health Promotion Computer Science Creative Writing Economics Educational Ministries English Finance Fitness Promotions & Personal Training Gender Studies Global & International Studies Health Behavior History Management Marketing Mathematics Missions & Cross-Cultural Ministries Music Outdoor Leadership Philosophy Political Science Psychology School Health Education Sociology Spanish Sport Management Sports Ministry Theology Writing Youth Ministry

Department of Internal Medicine at Mercy Medical Center > Intervention Specialist at Strausser Elementary > Mommy Blogger > Executive for Atlantic Records > Founder and President of Grabowski & Company Marketing Firm > Teacher and Head Girls Basketball Coach at North Canton Hoover High School > Pediatrician at North Canton Medical Foundation > Attorney (Partner) at Wall Street Law Firm > State Representative > Deputy Press Secretary to the Ohio Senate Majority > Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Bluffton University > Director of the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research at Indiana University > Corporate Relations Advisor at the Center for Values-Driven Leadership at Benedictine University > Head Pastor at Camas Friends Church in Camas, Washington > Events Manager at the Cleveland Symphony > Peace Corps Worker in Morocco > Director of Content Management at SiteLogic Website Marketing > Chaplain at Mercy Medical Center > Global Missionaries > Principal, Louisville Schools > English Language Teacher in Korea > Instructor and Advance Practice Nurse at Aultman Hospital’s Cardiology Unit > Private Practice Psychologist > Surgical Specialist > Coastal Fisheries Biologist

Davenport Derby Student life at Malone is not all about books and classes. Considered one of the most unique contests on any college campus, the annual Davenport Derby kicks off the semester, a throwback to the 1950s when Malone students raced beds up and down the street. Today’s event includes themes, elaborate entrances, music, costumes, and decorated sofas on wheels. Then you and your team race for the coveted Golden Couch Award. On your mark … get set … go!

Student Activities Organizations Aviso AVW (online newspaper) be:Justice Cheerleading Commuter Bible Study Fellowship of Christian Athletes Forensics (speech and debate) GEN 100 Course Assistants International Student Association Intramural Sports Multicultural Student Association Outdoor Adventure Club Philos (yearbook) Student Activities Council (SAC) This list contains a sampling of our more than 65 student activities. See a complete list at

Arts Airband And speaking of unique contests — get your air band together and your lip synch on! Student teams perform with elaborate costumes, breathtaking choreography, and spot on lip-synching skills to compete for the coveted golden tennis shoe trophy. From Broadway’s Lion King to superheroes to the Blues Brothers, the annual Air Band competition is an entertaining way to take a study break and finish the year!

Art Club Chancel Players (drama ministry) Chapel Band and Choir Electro-Acoustic Ensemble Jazz Band MC Comedy Marching Band New Vision (music ministry) Symphonic Band Theatre University Chorale/Chamber Choir

Annual Events Air Band Lip-synch Contest Davenport Derby Gigana Hugana Banana Split

Men’s Sports Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Soccer Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor)

Women’s Sports Basketball Cross Country Golf Soccer Softball Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor) Volleyball Visit for statistics and recruiting information on all of our Pioneer sports teams.

Quick Facts

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Founded: 1892


Four Malone faculty members have earned Fulbright Scholarships in the last nine years


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conferred in 1892

681 DEGREES conferred in 2013

98% of students received financial aid

Total enrollment: 2,400 Avg. Class size: 20 Campus size: 96 acres

54 undergraduate majors 40 undergraduate minors 14 graduate programs

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Game on Get your

Pioneers – championship play

Changed lives

What is YOUR GIFT? Excel at Malone.

Being a Pioneer means becoming equipped for success in every area of your life. Basketball standout Isiah Elliott is leading his team to victory as he strives for success in and out of the classroom. The dynamic guard who attends college in his own backyard (he graduated from Canton McKinley High School) rose quickly up the ranks as one of the best players in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, as the Pioneers enter into the NCAA Division II era. In addition to surpassing 1,000 career points his junior year, Isiah was the first basketball player in the GLIAC to

earn “Player of the Week” award three times last season. Isiah’s success helped the Pioneers make some noise in their first season in the gruelling GLIAC, earning a sweep over the defending champion while notching some other impressive wins. Despite missing the last seven games due to an injury, Isiah also: > Earned National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) East Region Player of the year award, > Was named to the NCCAA AllAmerica Team, First Team, > Was named First Team All-GLIAC. “Every year Isiah gets better and better, and adds something to his game,” says Coach Tim Walker, who was named NCCAA Coach of the Year. Isiah is majoring in Sport Management and is looking forward to an exciting senior year (and maybe a few acrobatic dunks) on the basketball court.

Pioneer athletic teams are committed to being Christ-Centered, AthleteFocused, and Coach-Driven. Propelled to succeed on the court and in the classroom, Malone athletes have earned numerous national accolades over the years and continue to compete at a high level as we enter our first year as full members of NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). We challenge you to join us in our quest for championship play and changed lives. In 2011–12, 70 Malone athletes earned Academic Achievement Awards from the NCAA Athletic Directors Association for earning GPAs of 3.5 or higher. The Athletic Department’s Academic Success Rating was an impressive 98%— tops among GLIAC members.

Athletic Scholarships Athletic scholarships are determined by each coach on an individual basis. To apply for a scholarship, fill out our athletics questionnaire at and apply to Malone at Video and schedules can be sent to each individual coach. Your first step toward an athletic scholarship is registering with the NCAA Eligibility Center. If you want to participate in Division II athletics as a freshman, you must first register and be certified by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Center. Be sure to register, so you will be eligible to play and practice your freshman year. This form is available from your high school counseling office or at There is a one-time registration fee.

Worldview Forum No one except God sees or interprets reality without a worldview. Every song we sing, every film we see, every conversation we have, every sermon we hear, every professor who teaches us, every decision we make—the totality of what we believe and what we receive comprises our worldviews. Worldview Forums are events held four times per year that provide an opportunity to practice critical thinking and civil dialog in the comparison of various worldviews in a professionally moderated, academic environment.

The Aviso AVW Malone’s online student newspaper, The Aviso AVW (Audio. Visual. Web.), is enjoying unprecedented success, receiving three prestigious recognitions when granted the Award of Excellence by the Evangelical Press Association in the campus digital category. The Aviso has also taken first place for Best Collegiate Newspaper Website in its division from the Ohio Newspaper Association, and was named a finalist in the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker contest. Malone is the only Ohio university among the finalists in the online category.

multicultural services

Value The

Celebrating diversity is what we’re all about at Malone University. We host interesting programs like “Listening In” to historic voices. You can take part in awesome events like the annual Culturefest celebration of cultures, traditions, and foods—or join one of our student groups like the Malone International Student Association. You can also get involved with the One Voice Gospel Choir!

Of a Malone Education

Financial Aid Most Malone students do NOT pay sticker price! Last year, tuition and fees


of $24,536 were offset by an average award of $14,351, resulting in a discount rate of nearly 60%!

Forensics is the art of competitive public performance. Our team travels to intercollegiate tournaments throughout the academic year. Students can choose from 12 different events, including interpretation (acting), public speaking, and debate. Last year, four individuals participated in national competition and brought home a total of seven trophies from the National Christian College Forensics Invitational. As a team, Malone tied for first place in the overall sweepstakes for Division 3, before placing second nationally after the tiebreaker.

Affordability On average, our bachelor’s degree graduates have less student debt than the national average, giving Malone alumni the added value of a life time of impact on earning capacity.

Return on Investment Malone was included in the top tier of’s list of the top colleges in Ohio for providing students with the biggest return on investment! Find your estimated cost at

Music Malone has a long tradition of excellence in choral and instrumental music. The 70-voice University Chorale’s reputation extends throughout Ohio and beyond. Numerous instrumental ensembles, including a marching band, give students a variety of outlets for their musical gifts. A new highlight to the program is an opera workshop. Malone graduate, Laurel Weir, won the prestigious Arden J. Yockey Scholarship for voice, where she competed against voice majors from Ohio’s nationally known conservatories.

Because We are called to

LOVE Creative Writing The Creative Writing Program at Malone offers not only a curriculum conducive to the study of writing, but also a culture where writers are supported and challenged to grow as artists. Students meet and work with visiting writers, travel to conferences, compete in contests, work on publications, and are part of an active arts community.

our Students

Dig deeper. Read our foundational principles at Malone students learn from accomplished full-time professors (four Fulbright Scholars in the last nine years), but the value of our faculty goes beyond that … Whether leading a mission trip, helping a student prepare to present a research project, or inviting students into their homes, Malone faculty invest in our students—they are called to love them—it’s one of our Foundational Principles and the motivation for everything that takes place at Malone. A college education is a transformational experience. At Malone, our genuine concern for your growth is built into our curriculum as part of the classroom experience; it is at the heart of our spiritual formation program; and it is intentionally included in the many creative activities you’ll find here. It is our sincere desire that, through your relationships and interactions with faculty and peers, your faith will not only be strengthened—it will become your own.

Orientation Nobody does Orientation better than Malone! Be prepared to receive an exuberant welcome to campus. Orientation is an exciting time where you will learn about what it’s like to be a student at Malone and become connected to the Malone community. You will meet your “College Experience” class, connecting with a group of students with whom you’ll share your first semester. You’ll complete a service project in the community. You’ll even travel to a camp for some fun team-building exercises.

Spiritual Formation “Christ’s Kingdom First” states clearly the Christian commitment at Malone, and our Spiritual Formation office encourages and facilitates this culture of faith throughout campus. Spiritual life is part of what makes Malone unique; therefore, we strive to show how to integrate Christian faith into every facet of life. Programming throughout the year aims to contribute to every student’s growth by building him or her up to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ. Students have a wide variety of opportunities to experience and understand God’s truth through Bible study and corporate worship. Students participate in Spiritual Formation Opportunities by earning at least 20 credits each semester.

Malone University is a Christian university for the arts,

sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church.

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