The University of Prince Edward Island has officially named a new terrace located adjacent to Don and Marion McDougall Hall, the Colleen Keefe Malone Terrace, in memory of UPEI alumna, the late Colleen Keefe Malone. The naming took place on Monday, April 21 at an event where a memorial and stonework were also unveiled.
Colleen Keefe Malone was the first female to graduate with a Bachelor of Business from UPEI in 1971. She then went on to a noteworthy career in human resources, serving as a Director for the PEI Civil Service Commission for many years. She and her eight siblings all attended UPEI, each becoming impactful community leaders in their professions. In 2011, the Keefe and Malone families were deeply saddened to lose Colleen to illness at the age of 61. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, sister-in-law, and friend.
The University is proud to officially name the terrace in honour of Colleen Keefe Malone, who is especially remembered by her husband Leonard and their two children, Leslie and Jason.
“Colleen provided inspiration to family, friends, and colleagues,” says Dr. Greg Keefe, a brother and Professor of Veterinary Medicine at the University. “In addition to her exceptional professional contribution to human resource management, she was a constant support to her immediate and extended family. She was our core: encouraging each of us, celebrating our successes, and sustaining us through challenges.”
In her memory, the Keefe family with Colleen’s husband Leonard Malone made a leadership gift commitment in the amount of $104,000 to UPEI. This leadership gift supports the Colleen Keefe Malone Memorial Scholarship. The annual award recognizes a business student who is in good academic standing and who intends to pursue a career in human resource management.
“On behalf of UPEI, I sincerely thank the Keefe and Malone families for memorializing Colleen through the Colleen Keefe Malone Memorial Scholarship,” said UPEI President and Vice-Chancellor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz. “This, along with naming of the terrace, is a very fitting tribute to a great woman who impacted the lives of so many. Her legacy will now benefit the lives of UPEI students into the future.”