FLORENCE, S.C. – The Shirley Malloy Chair in Biology has been endowed and awarded at Francis Marion University.
The chair, which has been endowed in the amount of $100,000, was established by the late William Manning Malloy of Cheraw in memory of his wife, Shirley Kennedy Malloy, for her dedication and love for family and community.
Mr. Malloy worked at Cheraw Yarn Mills for 55 years, serving as chairman and CEO until his death in 2000. He was a community leader, having served as president of the Cheraw Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Cheraw Country Club and Pee Dee Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the boards of First Federal Savings and Loan and several professional organizations.
John Rae, a professor of biology and coordinator of the environmental studies program at FMU, was awarded the chair. Rae has taught at FMU since 1988. He earned the B.S. degree in biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the M.S. degree in marine biology from the University of the Pacific, and the Ph.D. degree in zoology from Ohio University.
A luncheon and ceremony recognizing the Malloy family and Rae was held at FMU on Dec. 12.
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