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"I had no thought of working in student development before my time as a student with Bonnie Jones," says Chris Abrams
When Chris was a student at Malone College (now University) in the early 1990s, he had no idea that years later, he would work at his alma mater as Vice President for Student Development.
credits CCO staff member Bonnie Jones with helping him figure out his
"Bonnie was my resident director and supervisor during my first year as a resident assistant at Malone," Chris remembers.
"People like Bonnie, Steve Everett, Bob Crow, and Rick Zomer helped me to see how enjoyable and rewarding working with college students could be," Chris
wife, Melissa, are raising their seven-year-old adopted Haitian twin daughters in Canton, Ohio, where they are actively involved the community and in First Friends Church
"My family and I volunteer in Wednesday evening activities at our church, and we are also active in a ministry called the C.O.O.L. (Community Outreach of Love) Project, which involves physical labor service for homeowners in the city of Canton."
continues to be grateful for impact of the CCO's
ministry on his
life, and he
sees a direct correlation between what he
experienced as a student and how he
interacts with students today.