2017 Distinguished Alumna - Mary Ellen Hassler

2017 Distinguished Alumna - Mary Ellen Hassler

Class of 1982

Mary Ellen Hassler’s roots at Salem Community College ran deep.  She graduated from SCC in 1982 and came to work at her alma mater in 2005.  At the time of her passing on November 15, 2016, she was Director of Business Outreach and Continuing Education.  Mary Ellen was a true professional who always had a positive impact on students.  She took great pride in helping them with their transition to work or a four-year institution. She was a true role model, attending Wilmington University and graduating cum laude.  Without fail, Mary Ellen was kind and pleasant to everyone, making her a great SCC ambassador in the community.

Mary Ellen was proud of her community college background as demonstrated by her faithful serving as recording secretary on the Alumni Association Board for many years.  

She is survived by her husband, Matthew Sr., son Matthew Jr. and daughter Christina.