Mount Union Graduates Employed by Canton Mayor Healy

March 28, 2008

mayorhealyUnder the guidance of professor of political science, Dr. Jack DeSario, Mount Union graduates Derek Gordon and Lindsay Molnar have been able to obtain positions with the Office of Mayor William J. Healy in Canton, Ohio. Gordon is a referral and research specialist and Molnar is an executive assistant for Mayor Healy.

Gordon is a native of Canton, who graduated from Canton McKinley High School in 2003.  He is currently pursuing his licensure in adolescence to young adult education.  During his years at Mount Union, Gordon was involved in Men’s Golf.  He earned his degree in political science with minors in business administration and legal studies.

“Under the guidance of the Mount Union political science department, I was able to focus my academic efforts on the areas of study which most interested me,” said Gordon.  “They were flexible enough to let me find my own career motivations, but they were also focused on directing me towards experiences that would help me explore my best career opportunities based on my strengths.”

Molnar is a native of Warren where she graduated from Champion High School in 2002.  She graduated from Mount Union with a degree in chemistry and political science and minors in French, biology and legal studies. She is also a sister of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.

"The liberal arts experience I received at Mount Union gave me the chance to branch out and discover a wide variety of new opportunities outside of my official degree program,” said Molnar.  “Through these opportunities, I was able to discover my love for politics and political campaigns, which put me on a completely different career path than what I had originally intended.” She recently earned a master’s degree in applied politics.

Both Molnar and Gordon helped with the last campaign for Mayor Healy and their efforts led to their current jobs.  “The campaign experience gave them the opportunity to become involved in the political process and demonstrate their ability,” said DeSario.  “Now, as members of the Healy Administration, they will have the opportunity to have a significant impact on the policies and programs of that community.”

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