THE MPCS NETWORK: HELPING ALUMNI STAY CONNECTED
For alumni news, visit the MPCS Network, where alumni can read about fellow alumni and their recent promotions, internships, or job anniversaries. The MPCS Network also offers new career opportunities through the job board! We also encourage you to follow us on the Alumni Association Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn feeds for updates.
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARDS RECIPIENTS
2022 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year: Allan Malloy '92
Allan Malloy '92 earned an undergraduate degree in Christian Education from Lee University and a Master’s degree in Theology from Liberty Theological Seminary and has served 27 years in-full time ministry, most recently as the Senior Pastor of New life Church in Canton, Ga. He is President of the Cherokee County Ministerial Association and supports MPCS by serving on the Alumni Mission Partners committee. Allan has been married to his wife, Kathy, for twenty-six years, and they have four children and two grandchildren.
An MPCS "lifer", Allan led chapel worship team during his junior and senior year and often spoke at the chapel services for lower school. Allan said, “I’m very honored and grateful to be considered. Thirteen years as a student - I’ve got MPCS running through my veins!”
2023 Athletic Alumnus of the Year: Duncan Evans '08
Duncan Evans '08 was selected as the 2023 MPCS Distinguished Athletic Alumnus of the Year, an award given to an MPCS alumnus/alumna who regularly engages or participates in an athletic/sports-related field and who meets or exceeds the established criteria by the MPCS Alumni Council.
Duncan is currently the Major League Physical Therapist for the Detroit Tigers. He was an MPCS "lifer", having participated in sports throughout his time here. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Georgia College and State University in 2012 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida in 2016. Following graduate school, he completed a Residency in Sports Medicine and a Fellowship in Upper Extremity Athletics. He has been working in Major League Baseball since 2019 and has contributed to books and conferences on throwing mechanics.
2023 Arts Alumna of the Year: Hannah Muse '12
Hannah Muse '12 is this year's recipient of the MACkie Award, an award presented to the MPCS Distinguished Arts Alumna of the Year. Hannah cultivated her love and pursuit of the performing arts at MPCS as an actor, dancer, vocalist, and all-around stage performer. She continued developing her skills through college to prepare for a career in the performing arts. For the past several years, she has been a performer at Dollywood and most recently serves as Dollywood’s Entertainment Production Supervisor.
2023 Servant-Leader Alumni of the Year: Justin Cooley '12 and Emily Cooley '11
Emily (Kelley) Cooley '11 and Justin Cooley '12 are lifelong servant-leaders. Before serving together in southeast Asia, Justin was a police officer for Cobb County, where he was awarded the "Life Saver Award" for his act of bravery during his service. Emily worked as a Kindergarten teacher in the inclusion classroom, where she was recognized as the "Outstanding New Employee" and the "Rose Wing Teacher of Promise."
They both loved their early careers but felt the Lord pulling on their hearts to move to a place where His name was not known. They ended up serving as missionaries in Asia with a local church, where Justin would preach and Emily would lead the children’s ministry. They also worked with a local nonprofit in helping to supply items to meet the needs of the people. Today, they have returned to the states, where Justin is now an Associate Pastor at Cobb Vineyard Church.
ALUMNI INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Alumni Internship Program began in January 2021 with the goal to place alumni in college in an internship in one of the many departments of MPCS. There are guidelines and procedures to follow when considering an internship at the school, but the program offers great flexibility and is sure to be a success with young alumni.
Future internships are possible in the following areas: Information Technology, Development, Human Resources, Administrative Services, Servant-Leadership, Marketing and Communications, Finance, Operations, Performing Arts Administration, Performing Arts Program, Athletic Administration and Coaching, Merchandising and Retail Management, Healthcare, Counseling, Summer Camps, Student Teaching, and more.
The MPCS Alumni Internship Program provides opportunities for alumni who would like to partner with the school in gaining valuable hands-on experience within a particular department of the school that relates to the career they are pursuing.
Elizabeth Fox '12 accepted an offer to work as the Marcia Brady Tucker Fellow in American Decorative Arts at Yale University Art Gallery. This position is a two-year curatorial fellowship designed to provide experience for an emerging American decorative arts scholar considering the museum profession.
Breanna Ettrick '18 graduated cum laude from Rutgers University-Cambden, where she was the Vice President of the Pi Epsilon chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; captain of the Women's Basketball Team; member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee; member of the Marketing Association; and Honors College graduate. She made Dean's List all four years, completed a concentration in Digital Marketing, and was part of the BSMBA Dual Degree program. She plans to return to school this fall to complete her Master's in Business Administration.
David Gray '18 recently graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor’s of Science in Legal Studies. He earned several honors including the placement on the Superintendent’s List, one of the highest awards available to Cadets. In order to qualify for this list, a cadet must also receive the Dean’s List, Commandant’s List, and the Athletic Director’s List. David received his appointment and is now attending flight school for pilot training.
Wood Kimbrough '18 was selected for the elite Seidman Trophy at Rhodes College.
Emily Grace McWhorter '19 was named 2022 Homecoming Queen at Georgia Southern University.
Tiana Taliaferro '20 was one of only 20 cheerleaders to make the "mat" team at the University of Alabama and was permitted to compete at Nationals this past winter. Her team won the National Championship for Division 1 - All Girl.
Zachary Fors '21 completed his freshman year at Tulane University where he was a DJ for WTUL radio. He was also voted Vice President of Community Service for his fraternity. And, most recently, author McKinley Aspen's book, Praesidium from the Shadows in the Wind trilogy, featured Zac's oil on canvas as the original art and cover design. He has been commissioned to create the cover art for the other two books in the series.
Congratulations to those MPCS alumni who earned exemplary academic achievement at their colleges this past semester. This list of students recognizes only those who are listed through the Merit Pages Program or those that MPCS has come to learn of from other sources.
MPCS also extends congratulations to those alumni who recently graduated from college.