Mary (Molly) Fulton Shock grew up in Salisbury, Maryland. Following her graduation from James M. Bennett Senior High School in Salisbury, she enrolled in Towson State University. She received a BS in Elementary Education from Towson State.
While attending Towson, she met Stephen K. Shock (Class of ’74). Immediately upon her graduation, Molly and Stephen were married. Molly worked for an independent insurance agent and later for USF&G. In 1979, Stephen was appointed deputy representative for Maryland National Bank and they moved to London, England. They returned to Baltimore in 1982. Upon their return, Molly decided to become a full-time mother.
Molly and her sons, William and Richard established the Stephen K. Shock Memorial Scholarship at Towson University after Stephen’s death in January 2002. This scholarship is awarded by the College of Business and Economics. In 2007, she established the Catherine O’Malley Scholarship, which is awarded by the College of Liberal Arts at Towson University.
Molly currently serves as the President of the Towson University Foundation Board of Directors. She is a member of the Towson University Board of Visitors and was the working chair of the recently completed Capital Campaign. She is the Secretary for the Baltimore County Public Schools Education Foundation, Inc. She and her sons have established two scholarships through the BCPSEF. She is the immediate past Chair of the Central Scholarship Bureau Board of Directors where she has endowed a scholarship in her sons’ names.
She has also endowed two scholarships at the Gilman School to honor William and Richard’s advisors.
She has received the Spirit of the University Award from Towson University Alumni Association. In 2008, she was named one of Maryland’s Top One Hundred Women and in 2010 was named Towson University Distinguished Alumni.