FDTC names facility after senator
Florence-Darlington Technical College named its automotive and HVAC building after Sen. Gerald Malloy during a ceremony held Oct. 15.
A Democrat representing District 29 which includes most of Marlboro and Darlington counties and parts of Lee and Chesterfield counties, Malloy has served in the S.C. Senate since 2002.
“It’s an honor,” Malloy said of the office to which he was elected. “It’s a job. It’s a responsibility. It’s one that I hold in trust. That trust wasn’t born by me. It was given to me by the people. My responsibility is to hold that job in trust for the people until they choose another.”
The senator said the work done inside the building now bearing his name will lead to more jobs and economic development opportunities for the Pee Dee region.
Malloy directed a large portion of his speech toward honoring his parents, John A. and Geraldine Malloy. The Malloys introduced their son.
“They have been married 62 years, “ Malloy pointed out. He said both his father and mother had suffered strokes this year but did not want to miss Thursday’s ceremony.
Malloy introduced his family: Davita, his wife of 31 years, and their children Donovan, Jonathan, Jordan, and Morgan.
Francis Marion University President Fred Carter and Chairman Dr. Leroy Robinson of the Florence-Darlington Commission for Technical Education also spoke during the ceremony.