Alumni gift will fund Ted and Alice Mallory Endowment for Scholarships at Auburn University

AUBURN – Ted and Alice Mallory have donated a condominium in their hometown of Fayetteville, Ga., to the Auburn University Foundation. Most of the profit from the sale of the donated property, appraised at $111,000, will be used to establish the Ted and Alice Mallory Endowment for Scholarships in Aviation and Supply Chain Management. The rest will be used to establish an endowed scholarship for an Auburn majorette and to provide unrestricted gifts to the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts’ Women’s Leadership Institute.

“We are delighted to provide this gift for scholarships,” said Ted. “The education and experiences we received at Auburn provided us with outstanding opportunities. These scholarships are a way for us to say thank you for what Auburn has given to us.”

Ted and Alice have been an active part of the Auburn family for more than 45 years. The couple met while serving in the Auburn Marching Band, with Ted as a drummer and Alice as a majorette. Ted received his degree in business administration in 1965 and Alice graduated in education in 1966. They were married in 1966 following Ted’s graduation from U.S. Air Force flight school. Ted retired from the Air Force/Air National Guard in 2001 with the rank of Major General and from Northwest Airlines as a captain in 2002. Ted continued working in the aviation industry and retired in 2008 as senior vice president and chief safety and security officer for ASTAR Air Cargo, formerly DHL Airways. Ted is the past chair of the Aviation Management Advisory Board and is currently on the College of Business Advisory Board.

Alice taught school for 30 years before retiring in 1997. She serves on the board of directors for the Coweta/Fayette EMC and the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation. She and Ted are both active members of the Coweta/Fayette Auburn Club.

“Now that we are in severe economic times, new scholarships, like this one from Ted and Alice, are extremely important for our students,” said Paul Bobrowski, dean of the College of Business. “The Ted and Alice Mallory Scholarship in Aviation and Supply Chain Management will provide additional aid, enabling an outstanding student to complete the requirements for an Auburn degree.”

The College of Business at Auburn University is accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the highest standard of achievement for business schools. Less than one-third of U.S. business schools and only 15 percent of business schools worldwide meet the rigorous standards of AACSB International accreditation. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review.

(Contributed by Dina Roberts.)

Contact: Dina Kanellos Roberts, (334) 844-2203 (kaneldi@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)