October 5-6, 2007

Class reunions
for '62, '67, '72, '77,
'82, '87, '92, '97

Dedication of College Union 10 a.m., Oct. 6

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Presenting the Class of 2007,

and two honorary doctorates


The Manchester College Class of 2007 received praise, blessings and much advice – from classmates, the interim pastor, alumni, an honoree and the College president – during commencement ceremonies May 20.>


The College conferred 201 undergraduate degrees, in areas ranging from education, marketing and accounting to athletic training, German, sociology and biology ... more >

“Grandpa Spartan” Tom Jarman
to retire Aug. 1 as athletics
director, wrestling coach

Athletics director and head wrestling coach, Tom Jarman, will retire Aug. 1. The impact of Jarman’s 18 years of leadership and mentoring, however, will continue in a highly respected athletics program solidly based in academics, equity and integrity. 


“Tom Jarman is on of the great mentors and coaches in the sport of wrestling,” said Mike Moyer, executive director of the National Wrestling Coaches … more >

Alumni Spotlight
Manchester honors four alumni who make a difference

Health care ethics. Caregiving ministries. Classroom best practices.  Global entrepreneurship.


The careers of four extraordinary people honored May 31 are diverse and successful, carrying them across the Midwest and the nation, and across oceans. Yet all point to Manchester College as their igniter in their journeys toward making a difference ... more >

Outfielder Sam Tarnowski is First-Team All-American

Four-time All-Conference outfield Sam Tarnowski '07 leads the Spartans in career and season stolen bases. He batted .427 this season, with 46 RBI, 45 runs scored, seven doubles, three triples and 10 home runs. He posted a .727 slugging percentage, and stuck 27 out of 30 steals.

And, he made First Team All-American … more >

The Road to Carnegie Hall: A Cappella Choir singer recounts journey to legendary concert venue

I entered A Cappella Choir auditions, warmed up, and Director Debra Lynn handed me a piece of music. She played a scale in the song’s key, looked up at me, and told me to sing without accompaniment. No one had ever expected me to sight read music a cappella in my life. It was September 2006.

Less than a year later, I was singing at Carnegie Hall more >

Teacher-student team helps Hispanics
find their place in area communities

A professor and student are teaming up to help Hispanics find a better life in north central Indiana. This summer, Dr. Ingrid Rogers and Tim Polakowski ’08 will develop a guide book – in Spanish – of important resources and details … more >

June 30 ends the College’s fiscal year for gifts

For information about the many opportunities for giving to Manchester College, click here.


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June 30 marks the end of the College's fiscal year. To learn how you can help The Manchester Fund cross the finish line, click here!

Will Patch
Otterbein, Ind.
Class of '07
At Manchester College, I found purpose. After doing research for NASA with Dr. Gaier my freshman year I knew my place was in a lab doing research. Doing research with Dr. Osborne and on my own since then has only strengthened that and it is an opportunity I wouldn't have gotten at most colleges, and certainly wouldn't have had at a large university.

Read more student profiles at myplace@mc >

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