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Clyde and Bessie Malone Engineering Scholarship Endowment

Charles D. Malone and his brother, Donald E. Malone, have established this endowment as a memorial to their parents, Clyde and Bessie Ann Malone of Knoxville, Tennessee. As children of the Depression, Clyde and Bessie worked hard to make a living for their family. They highly valued education. Their sons have established this endowment in their honor as a gift that keeps on giving.

Charles Malone credits his career success to the sound engineering education he gained while studying at Tennessee Technological University and especially to the very caring and mentoring professors such as Dr. William Bonner, Chairperson of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Charles D. Malone desires that other young men and women be afforded similar opportunities through this honorary endowment.

Charles graduated from Karns High School in Knoxville, TN 1965. He entered Tennessee Technological University and graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1970. He subsequently served three years in the United States Marine Corps and returned to Tennessee Tech and pursued studies toward an MS degree.

Charles began his career as an environmental engineer with Associated Water and Resources Engineers (AWARE) located in Nashville, Tennessee (1974-1978). He moved to Winston-Salem, NC to serve as the Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager for the City of Winston-Salem (1978-82_. Charles then founded and became President and CEO of Hydro Management Services, Inc. in Clemmons, NC (1982-1997). Charles is now President and CEO of C.D. Malone & Associates, a new firm started by Charles after the buyout of Hydro Management Services by US Water, Inc.

Charles Malone has served as environmental consultant to government and industry since 1975. He holds Professional Engineering certificates for Tennessee and North Caroline as well as licensure in North Carolina for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, Water Treatment Operator, Subsurface System Operator, Collection System Operator, and Land Application/Residuals Operator. He is also a member of the Water Pollution Control Federation, American Water Works Association, and the American Public Works Association.

In recognition of his outstanding accomplishments in water treatment and wastewater management, he has received the Phillip F. Morgan Medal, the Wilbur E. Long Operator of the Year Award, and the Winston-Salem Employee of the Year Award. Charles is currently serving his second four-year term as a member of the Water Pollution Control Operators Certification Commission for the state of North Carolina.

Charles desires and believes his parents would be proud that this endowment will enable many deserving young men and women to study engineering at Tennessee Technological University.
Scholarships associated with Clyde and Bessie Malone Engineering Scholarship Endowment
  • Clyde and Bessie Malone Endowed Engineering Scholarship