In April of 2000, Patricia Mallios lost her father to a sudden heart attack. Following his death, her family lost their home and business. It was a very difficult time and she didn't know how she was going to pay for college. In 2001 she received the
Lt. James F. (Jay) Lyons III Memorial Scholarship.
Patricia was the first recipient of the s
cholarship and received it for four years while attending Clark University. In 2015 she began serving on the
Lt. James F. (Jay) Lyons III Memorial Scholarship Fund selection committee and had previously joined the alumni network in 2014. Patricia, who works as government relations director at the American Heart Association was accepted this year to run on Tedy's Team for the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, in the Boston Marathon.