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