Brimming Homecoming 2007 schedule
“Meet you at the Union!” Alumni and friends of Manchester College will echo that happy refrain at Homecoming 2007, the weekend of Oct. 5-6.
Manchester will dedicate its $8 million College Union at 10 a.m. on Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 6. The celebration begins in the magnificent Haist Commons dining area, with tours before and after.
Eight alumni classes will gather for meals, reminiscing and class photos. Alumni of non-reunion classes will find lots for them, too. After the dedication, alumni will resume their homecoming, with special gatherings for Alumni of Color, theatre and communications studies grads, and the classes of 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977. 1982, 1987, 1992 and 1997 … more >
MC coaching standout Rick Espeset is new Spartan athletic director
A nationwide search for a new athletic director has taken Manchester College to its own baseball diamond: Rick Espeset, who led the Spartans to the 2004 NCAA Division III World Series.
Espeset will continue as head coach of the baseball team as he leads the 17-sport Athletics Department. He succeeds Athletic Director Tom Jarman, who retired this summer after 18 years in the post … more >
Faculty-student synergism puts Manchester even higher in U.S. News rankings
Manchester College is 14th as a “Best College” in the Midwest, reports one of the premier rankings in the nation, U.S. News & World Report. Manchester also continues its coveted Best Value status in the magazine’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” edition.
Close connections between faculty and students helped raise Manchester 6 places in the 2008 rankings. The magazine noted Manchester’s 14:1 student-faculty ratio, its small class sizes (57 percent are less than 20 students), and that 92 percent of MC faculty members hold the highest degree in their field. … more >
Young Leaders Society: giving tailored for young professionals
Young alumni are proving Manchester College continues to graduate socially responsible citizens who make a difference. Now, there’s a giving opportunity just for young professionals – Young Leaders Society. Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) who give at least $500 annually to the College or $40/monthly credit card gifts qualify for special events and mailings. Learn more about the Young Leaders Society here.
Gallery G debuts with works
of artist Phil Joseph ’64
With the new College Union comes Gallery G – an unprecedented and exciting way to share the arts on the Manchester College campus. The glassed gallery is on the upper floor of the College Union, extraordinarily visible not only to students, faculty and staff, but also to visitors.
“We are delighted to have Phil Joseph’s works as the opening exhibition for Gallery G,” said Thelma Rohrer, chair of the Department of Art. “His works are extremely engaging, and as a graduate of Manchester College, professional artist and former university professor, Phil reminds us of the possibilities that lie ahead for our students.” … more >
Young alumni networking event
Manchester’s young alumni professionals say they want to network and the Alumni Office has a solution! Join other MC alumni at a network party at Fort Wayne’s popular Club Soda, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. MC will provide the hors d’oeuvres and beverages, you provide the chatter … and your business cards! Club Soda is downtown, at 235 E Superior St. Want to have a networking event in your community? E-mail your Alumni Office or call 888-257-ALUM (2586).
Fund-raising for the Holl-Kintner Center is in full swing, creating
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