Hanna Malak ‘12

Hanna Malak has been quoted as saying, “I love Menlo and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.” Now a class of 2012 alumnus, Hanna departed Menlo, leaving an outstanding legacy of leadership, community service, personal character, and humility, marked by numerous accomplishments and accolades.

I love Menlo and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

During his time at Menlo, Hanna led the Menlo College Student Government Association (MCSGA) as President. In addition to his MCGSA and academic work, Hanna was a member of the Men’s Wrestling Team for four years, during which he was selected as one of 14 students-athletes for the 2010-2011 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) American Red Cross Leadership Program. Hanna started the Menlo College Red Cross Club, leading blood drives that yielded record donations, and tripled previous efforts. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Red Cross Northern California Region, followed by selection from a record number of applicants to the National Youth Council of the National Red Cross in Washington, DC, where he served along with 12 other young adults earning this honor.

How Hanna managed all these responsibilities is a mystery, but they weren’t his only commitments. Hanna worked for the popular local Café Barrone as a shift manager, was an intern/administrative coordinator for the town of Atherton, and a member of the Atherton Disaster and Preparedness Team (ADAPT).