Mary Ann Malone Fund

Providing assistance with student-related costs.


1945 - 2014

Mary Ann Malone dedicated her life to the education of students for 47 years.

A lifelong resident of Portsmouth, Ohio and a graduate of Notre Dame High School, Mary Ann worked for the Diocese of Columbus teaching in Parochial Studies for twenty-five years, before becoming the Director of Student Support Services at Shawnee State University.

For over twenty years, Mary Ann tirelessly assisted students, encouraged them to believe, and pushed them to succeed. With her door always open, she fostered an atmosphere of caring and understanding for her students. Every time she saw a student, she asked, “How are your classes?” or “What can I do to help?” Many of the students who faced challenges or lacked self-esteem, found hope with Mary Ann. Through her self-sacrifice and dedication, she nurtured an atmosphere of success for all students. With poise and professionalism, Mary Ann showed she believed in Shawnee State students and in turn they believed in themselves.

Mary Ann Malone retired from Shawnee State University in December of 2013. To continue the legacy of good work she created throughout her career, a fund has been established in her honor. The fund is a continuation of her life’s work as well as her belief in student success at the university.

SSUDF Match Initiative

Up to $5,000 in matching funds are available!

The SSU Development Foundation is pledging a 20% match on all donations up to $25,000 to the Mary Ann Malone Fund, which provides assistance with cost of attendance and other student-related costs.

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