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Trustees Announce New Diversity Scholarship, Approve Six Faculty

by Mark Weinstein, Executive Director of Public Relations

Cedarville University’s Board of Trustees approved adjustments to the University’s academic scholarship program, affirmed six new faculty members and announced a new diversity scholarship in honor of a longtime trustee at its regular board meeting Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

At the recommendation of the administration and the university’s Kingdom Diversity Team, the trustees approved a new scholarship, the Dr. Deforia Lane Diversity Scholarship. The new scholarship will range from $1,000 to $5,000 and will be awarded to eligible new students beginning fall 2021. Application and eligibility information will be available on the Cedarville University financial aid website.

Dr. Lane has been a member of the board of trustees since 1997. She served as the director of music therapy at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Seidman Cancer Center and Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Lane earned her Ph.D. in music education from Case Western Reserve University.

The trustees also reviewed and made adjustments to the overall academic scholarship program in light of the university’s recent decision to go “test optional” for admission. Academic scholarships for new students in fall 2021 will range from $10,000 to $20,000. More than 1,600 accredited, four-year colleges in the U.S. have now announced ACT/SAT-optional testing policies for fall 2021, according to the National Center for Fair and Open Testing.

New Faculty Appointments

The board approved the hiring of six faculty members:

Kenneth Blood, M.S., Associate Professor of Athletic Training, and Clinical Education Coordinator, Athletic Training

Kenneth Blood will earn his doctorate in education from the University of Findlay in 2021. He has a master’s degree in physical education from Ohio University and a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary: Biology and Athletic Training from Marietta College. Blood has been on faculty at Muskingum College since 1982, and has served as the chair of the athletic training department for the past year.

Caleb Booth, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Studio Art and Visual Foundations

Caleb Booth earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from New York Academy of Art and his bachelor’s degree in art from Union University. Booth has managed an art gallery in Italy and worked at the New York Academy of Art as a wood shop technician.

John Chilcote, M.Div., Assistant Professor of Worship

John Chilcote earned a Master of Divinity degree and a Master of Arts in worship ministry from Hope International University. His undergraduate degree in music/music education is from Ohio Wesleyan University. Since 2013, Chilcote has been assistant professor Nebraska Christian College.

Kathryn Hawley, M.M.S., Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies and Director of Clinical Education, PA Program

Kathryn Hawley earned a Master of Medical Science in physician assistant studies at Midwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois—Champaign. Since 2014, Hawley worked as a clinical preceptor at Midwestern University and for Butler University.

Catelyn Mailloux, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Studio Art

Catelyn Mailloux earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Since 2018, she has been a lecturer in the visual arts at Capital University and Ohio State University.

Stephanie Tubb, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Stephanie Tubb earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Cedarville University. Since 2018, Tubb has completed postdoctorate pharmacy residencies at the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Milwaukee).

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,550 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit

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