Alumnae Mary O’Neill Marsh receives the Service to Penn State Award

Published: Apr 20, 2016

Mary O’Neill Marsh (class of 1969, Law Enforcement and Corrections) received the College of the Liberal Arts Service to Penn State Award at a ceremony at the Nittany Lion Inn on April 15.

Mary retired as a senior deputy chief U.S. probation officer with nearly 30 years of service in the federal court system. She was one of the first three graduates of Penn State’s then-newly formed Law Enforcement and Corrections Program when she graduated in 1969. A longtime supporter of the Department of Sociology and Criminology, Mary is a founding member of the department’s Alumni Board of Visitors. She serves as a mentor to faculty, staff and students; she has also established a student enhancement fund and co-funded an undergraduate scholarship in criminology. Last year, Mary made the lead gift to establish the Trooper Dickson Memorial Scholarship Fund — an endowment created to honor the life and service of Cpl. Bryon Dickson II, a 2003 Penn State graduate and Pennsylvania state trooper who was killed by a gunman in September 2014.

Mary is a Liberal Arts Leader and a member of the Mount Nittany Society.

Congratulations Mary!