This file contains a copy of August 2011 Notes from the President in which a mural at Parkview North emergency room is described. President Jo was asked to paint a square of the mural that depicts an "Everyday Star" whose non-work life embraces generosity and service. She chose John Hamer (MC Class of 1948) who worked with his wife, Esther (MC Class of 1950) as medical missionaries in Nigeria. Besides being a physician, Dr. Hamer was a scientiest who helped to discover one of the world's deadliest viruses -- Lassa Fever.
Two other Manchester College graduates were honored as being "Everyday Stars" in the mural, Dr. Jane Weaver (Everyday Star #156) and Daryl Yost (Everyday Star #108).
A color copy of the mural is included along with a list of artists and honorees
A thank you letter from John and Esther Hamer to President Jo Switzer is also in the file.
Date of Accession
04 August 2011
Bio History Note
The Hamers are member of the Church of the Brethren.
Description prepared 4 August 2011 by Jeanine M. Wine.