Maloy cited for distinguished public service

Robert W. Maloy, lecturer in Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, was one of five faculty from across the University system honored Oct. 19 by President Jack M. Wilson for distinguished public service.

In presenting the awards at a ceremony at the President’s Office in Boston, Wilson said, “These professors are exemplars of the UMass faculty member who applies his or her expertise for the purpose of strengthening our Commonwealth and bettering society.”

Wilson added, “Public service is an intrinsic part of our mission as the state’s university. We have a three-fold mission: education, research and service. While the public may more readily associate us with education and research, we attach equal importance to our service mission to the Commonwealth.”

Maloy was recognized for his leadership and innovation in creating K-12 educational programs that benefit both students and teachers, including the TEAMS Tutoring project which has involved more than 3,000 university students and more than 165,000 hours of tutoring services since 1984.

The other recipients of the awards were Tiffany Cunningham, UMass Boston; Clyde Barrow, UMass Dartmouth; Stephanie Chalupka, UMass Lowell; and Joseph DiFranza, UMass-Worcester.

During the presentation of the awards, Board of Trustees Chairman James J. Karam paid tribute to the faculty members, saying, “Their research has had a tremendous impact on the quality of life in our state.”

The President’s Public Service Awards were established in 1998 as a means of recognizing the public service contributions of UMass faculty. To date, 46 faculty members from the five campuses have received the award. The current winners’ portraits will hang in the President’s Office board room throughout the year.