Lenore Malin, Class of 1969
After graduating from Western as a member of the class of 1969, with the aid of 3 scholarships and a work-study grant, Lenore attended the University of Maryland where she majored in Speech and Drama, with a focus on Radio-TV-Film, a minor in Journalism and received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She worked as an FCC licensed broadcast engineer at WETA-TV, NBC Washington and the U.S. Information Agency where she began as a video editor and became a writer/TV producer/director.
She met her husband Bill at the end of one her program shoots in California in 1984. After having lived life on the road for weeks at a time and missing their first two wedding anniversaries, she made a career change from TV production to construction, helping Malin Construction, Inc to grow as a builder primarily of restaurants and other commercial buildings in the DC area. After living in Northern Virginia for 22 years, circumstances took her and Bill back to Baltimore for 3 year to live in Federal Hill. They now live with their fur baby Roscoe D. Dawg in the foothills of the Blue Ridge in the NW corner of SC, near Clemson University. She enjoys pottery, tennis, boating, water skiing, hiking, ice skating, travel and volunteer service for her community and local charities and living a peaceful life on the beautiful shores of Keowee Key.
Lenore helped coordinate her 35th, 40th, and most recently, with the help of the best committee members ever, chaired the gala 50th Reunion of the Class of 1969 last April where 150 classmates and guests celebrated over two days of events. Special guests included Class Advisor Frances Kosnik Alderson and two other beloved teachers, Vashti Joyner (98 years young), and Michael Franko. She looks forward to making new memories with her reunited classmates who shared and renewed the bond they made with their Western sisters.
Lenore credits the experience of attending Western with shaping and giving her direction in life, as well as ensuring her of the chance to go to college. She gives gratitude for those impassioned teachers who challenged, encouraged and cared for the students. They and our classmates made lasting impressions and friendships, many of which have endured for the last 50 years or have been renewed as well as many new friendships that will carry us forward.