Smeal Graduate Distinguished Achievement Award
Recognizes an graduate alumnus/alumna whose career achievements have enhanced the prestige of the college.
2016 Award Recipient: Robert A. Malecky '85 PNGE, '88 M.B.A.
Robert A. Malecky is president of Domestic Pipelines and Terminals for Buckeye Partners, L.P., a Fortune 500 master limited partnership engaged in the transportation, storage, and handling of petroleum products. Over the course of his 25-year career with Buckeye, he has held numerous business development posts, focusing on both organic growth and acquisitions. He has built his team and his career on personal integrity, a deep commitment to listening to and meeting customers’ needs, and surrounding himself with people who genuinely want to work together to help one another succeed. Malecky is a product of his team’s unwavering commitment to enthusiastically solve whatever impediments or problems stand in the way of success. He and his wife Linda are active members and supporters of The Transverse Myelitis Association, a non-profit group dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with rare neuro-immune disorders. They reside in