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Sean Malone '88

"From day one, YCP felt like a family to me. I met most of my closest friends at YCP, and my wife and I are still in close contact with them."

Sean Malone knows that years of education have helped him serve his country well. He chose to come to York College because of his first campus visit. He said, "I loved the feeling it gave me and the warm greetings I got from what seemed like every student we passed on our tour." He was part of the ROTC and President of Zeta Phi Omicron before it became Sigma Pi. He graduated with a BS in Management and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant through the Army ROTC. He attended the U.S. Army Engineer Officer Basic Course and joined the PA Army National Guard while working as an independent insurance agent for 13 years.

Malone obtained his Master of Education from Alvernia College, PA, and taught elementary school students in the Hazelton Area School District. He is still involved with the district, and has been coaching girls' middle-school basketball for eight years. While with the Pennsylvania National Guard, Malone was involved with the Snow and Flood Emergency Operations in PA and helped with the Flood Disaster Relief for residents of Louisiana during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He was activated and deployed to Kosovo in 2003-2004 for peace-keeping operations, and was also deployed with the 101st Airborne Division to Afghanistan in 2010-2011.

While deployed in Afghanistan, he was part of a Stabilization Training Team to the senior leadership of the 203rd Afghanistan National Army. Last year, Malone retired from the Guard with 28 years of service at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is married to Mary Ryan '87 and has two daughters. Megan is a law student at Duquesne University and Emily attends the U.S. Military Academy.

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