College of Design Dean Emeritus Passes Away
The College of Design is saddened by the May 4 loss of Marvin Malecha, who served as dean from 1994 through 2015. Malecha shaped not only the campus surrounding him, but also the way students approached the concept of design. Among many other accomplishments, he established new academic programs and taught design thinking; served as an adviser on the Hunt Library project and designed the chancellor’s residence, The Point; redesigned the chancellor’s ceremonial lavalier and the university mace; and with his wife established an endowment named the Marvin and Cindy Malecha Dream Scholarship Fund, which helps students attend NC State’s Design Camp and be exposed to design at a younger age. To date, nine students have received the need-based scholarship.