James Massey, Jr. and Madelyn Massey
The James Massey Jr. and Madelyn Massey Scholarship for Education was established to help students from the Philadelphia area attend Shippensburg University. The Massey family has always placed importance on continuing education to become a well-rounded individual who appreciates the arts, literature, music, nature, and athletics.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Madelyn was valedictorian of her high school class. To broaden her horizons, she refused a full scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania to attend Dickinson College. She returned to her hometown to attend graduate school at Drexel University to become an academic librarian. She became a faculty member at Dickinson College, Penn State University, and Harrisburg Area Community College, where she taught for twenty years.
Jim Massey grew up in the south, attending the University of Georgia for his undergraduate degree and Shippensburg University for his master's degree. Jim also served as an officer in the United States Army, Pennsylvania National Guard, and the United States Army Reserve. He retired after twenty-two years. Jim's appreciation for education grew when he was on the staff at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where Madelyn and he first met.
All through his career, Jim was required to take continuing education courses through the military, and he eventually graduated from the Defense Information School and the Command and General Staff College. Jim also worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, where he was the State Administrator for the Child Care Food Program and for the Summer Food Service Program.
Scholarships associated with James Massey, Jr. and Madelyn Massey