“Mo” Celebrates 50 Years at Saint Francis


Assistant Director of Torvian Dining Services Maureen Malloy recently celebrated her 50th anniversary as a University employee. 

During her half century in Loretto, Mo has befriended thousands of Red Flash students and established a remarkable legacy, while impacting the Saint Francis community with her kindness and commitment. 

“She is one of our biggest supporters on campus and she has never missed a single home meet,” said senior swimmer Jessica Rupp. “The entire swim team absolutely loves her and appreciates all she has done for us.” 

While Maureen serves as the school’s assistant director of dining services, her role at the University does not end there. She is arguably the most committed Red Flash Athletics fan in the history of the school and has missed very few home competitions – in any sport – over the last half century.

She has taken thousands upon thousands of photos of SFU student-athletes at these events and she can be seen at almost every home competition with her camera, roaming the sidelines, looking to capture memories for the student-athletes wearing the red and white. 

“I’ve always called her the ‘Mom Away from Home.’ It’s amazing how many people she remembers by name and the sport they played,” said Red Flash head men’s basketball coach Rob Krimmel, who first met Maureen when he arrived at SFU as a student in 1996.

“She always welcomes you to Torvian with a smile.”

Krimmel said he experienced Maureen’s kindness many times as a student-athlete. Now, as the men’s basketball team’s head coach, he is grateful for all the ways she continues to support not only his players, but all of the school’s students. 

In November, the Athletics Department honored Maureen by naming its new strength and training facility the Maureen “Mo” Malloy Basketball Performance Center. 

“That was a special day and I could not think of a more fitting person to honor in such a way,” said Krimmel. 

“It’s a reward for all she has given to Saint Francis.”