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Dr. Jane E. Henney '69 with Dr. R. Emerson Niswander, professor emeritus of biology, and Evelyn Niswander as they celebrate
the dedication of the Niswander
Department of Biology on March 28.
(Click on photo for enlargement)

A walk down the third-floor hallway
of the Administration Building has changed little through the ages.

Steep, well-traveled stairwells in the Administration Building are the only access to any of the floors.

The addition to the PERC is
under way for use in fall 2010.

All-conference volleyball player
Christa Peden ’11 will appreciate
the new lockers in the addition to the PERC, under way for use in fall 2010.

"I WAS SPEECHLESS. All I could say was 'Thank you, thank you,'" said President Jo Young '69 Switzer when Lilly Endowment Inc. called to say Manchester would receive $35 million for its School of Pharmacy. The words did come, of course, and were shared at a news conference with jubilant northeast Indiana healthcare, government and economic development officials.

The grant is inspiring other partnerships and gifts, including more than $850,000 from other foundations, to the School of Pharmacy. The attention also is fueling hundreds of experiential opportunities for the doctoral students, who arrive at their Fort Wayne campus in August 2012.

Meanwhile, four members of the Board of Trustees each are donating more than $1 million each to inspire alumni to remember future Manchester students in their estate plans. The four trustees: Sara Edgerton '70; Dave Haist '73 and his wife, Sandra Cleveland '74 Haist; Marsha Palmer '68 Link and her husband, Bill; and Richard Robins '64 and wife, Kate.

And the College dedicated the Dr. R. Emerson and Evelyn M. Niswander Department of Biology with an endowment from Dr. Jane E. Henney '69 and her husband Dr. J. Robert Graham.

The endowment gift is timely as Manchester begins construction on the Academic Center, where classrooms, faculty offices, lounges, labs, entire floors – or even departments – await benefactors wishing to recall their faculty mentors.

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In this issue
Still weaving the liberal arts into the Manchester College fabric
from the president

Petersime Chapel
On the cusp of its golden anniversary, still vibrant

Strength of mind
A liberal arts education designed to open bright windows of opportunities

Inspirational giving
Breathtaking gifts from Trustees, foundations

Everybody's a recruiter
Building the Class of 2015 is a tenacious two-year journey

Philanthropy 101
A lesson in charitable gift annunities

Profiles of ability and conviction

First black students found success in medicine, ministry

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