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36 Violet Marie Malone

Page history last edited by Andrea Hendrickson 11 years, 2 months ago

 March 21, 1935 - February 2, 2008



Personal Data

Married George Malone, 1961 and later divorced

No children

Retired 2004 




1961 – B.Ed.  Northeastern Illinois University 

1964 – M.Ed.  Chicago State University 

1970 – Graduate Certificate in Adult Education, University of Chicago 

1973 – Ph.D.   in Adult Education Florida State University




High school counselor, Blue Island Illinois 


Guidance Services Director for Adults, Cook County Schools 


Director of Admissions, Kennedy-King College, Chicago, IL 


Assistant State 4-H Program Leader and Urban Program specialist, University of Illinois 


Assistant Professor, Extension Education, University of Illinois 


State Leader, Extension Education and Staff & Volunteer Leader Development, University of Illinois 


Associate Professor and Head Master of Extension Education degree program, University of Illinois 


Professor and Head, Extension Education degree program, University of Illinois 


Professor, Specialist, Adult and Extension Education and Program Leader, Extension Education degree program, University of Illinois 


President and Sole Proprietor, VMB Associates, Inc. 


Chair and Professor Emeritus, Adult Education, Western Washington University 



Awards and Honors


National Women of Achievement Award 

National President’s Award for Leadership, Adult Education Association of USA 

Teacher of the Year, Gladstone School PTA, Chicago, IL 

National Civil Liberties Award 

Adult Education, representative to the New Experimental College, Thy, Denmark 

Illinois Office of Education Fellowships 

National Award for work on the Research and Social Justice Committee 

Illinois Nominee for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Distinguished Service Award 

Nominee for the National Citizens Advisory Board for the USA Dept. of Education 

Distinguished Women of Achievement, University YMCA 

Distinguished Citizen, Bicentennial Year 

Nominee, Ruby Award (National) 

Epsilon Sigma Phi, National Speaker’s Bureau on Professionalism 

Community Leadership Award, American Business Women’s Association of Whatcom  


Inducted into the International Hall of Fame for Adult and Continuing Education Society  

       (Class of 1999) 

Oxford University, England Round Table (2002) 

Fellow of Salzburg Seminars (2004) 

Leadership Award, World Association of Case Research and Application at the Argos  


Community woman of the Year by Puget Sound Chapter of American Business Women  


Member, Native American Lummi Indian CEDAR Project 

Board Member, Volunteer Center and Pacific Northwest Alliance



Inductee of the Academy of Creative Teaching, Lucerne Switzerland

National Honorary Soror, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority

Membership-Professional Organizations


Past President, Adult Education Association, USA 

Past Vice-President and Fellow, National Institute for Continuing Professional Education 

Founding and Charter Member, American Association of Adult Continuing Education 

Past Chairperson (first), Illinois Human Rights Committee of American Personnel and   

        Guidance Association 

Invited member, American Bar Association Task Force 

Chairman, North Central Staff Development on Graduate Education 

Academic Advisor, (first) Lifelong Learning Division, Scott Foresman Publishing Co. 

Board member (elected), Adult Counselor Education Section, IGPA 

Member, UIUC College of Agriculture Cultural Diversity Committee 

Member (INTERPAKS) International Program for Agricultural Knowledge Systems 

Executive board Member, Women in Development Committee 

Appointed Advisory Committee Member to national Extension Task Force and Staff  

        Development Committee 

Chairman, Evaluation Committee, National Extension Workshops 

External Evaluator, Extension Home Economics Department, University of Wisconsin 

External Evaluator, College of Agriculture Programs, Prairie View A&M University 


President of the YWCA

President of AAUW

Member of United Way of Illinois

Board member of the Education for Corrections

Board member of the local Volunteer Center and Human Rights Task Force

Public member of the Council of education for the AVMA

President of the local chapter of Delta Sigma Theta




The Guidance Function and Counseling Roles in an Adult Education Program 


Instructor’s Guide (Reading, Mathematics) 


Train the Trainer’s Manual 


Train the Trainer’s Handbook for Water Resources Managers 


Multiple articles and chapters in books 



Professional Interest Areas

Experiential Learning 

Case Researcher Training 

Cooperative Extension Services 


Major Contributions to Adult Education

Strong spokesperson for professional women 

Facilitator for adults in agricultural education 

Trainer and Professor in “Train the Trainer” programs 

Promotion  of Cooperative Extension services 


Additional Resources



Photo Gallery







Interesting Facts












Learning Connections (n.d).  Violet Marie Malone. Retrieved from http://www.learningconnections.org/associations/sm03/sub/violet.htm


International Adult and Continuing Education (n.d) Violet Marie Malone. Retrieved from http://www.halloffame.outreach.ou.edu/1999/malone.html


The History Makers (n.d).  Violet Marie Malone. Retrieved from  http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/violet-malone-41






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