President Beering to debut Manchester College's Harry Henney Lecture
NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind.
(Nov. 24, 2003) - Purdue University President Emeritus Steven C. Beering
will deliver the inaugural Harry H. Henney '35 Lecture in Science,
Education, and Business at Manchester College. The endowed lecture - at
4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3 in Wampler Auditorium - begins an annual
major event for the college community, said Manchester President Parker
"This is a lecture for
the general academic community," Marden said, noting other endowed
lectures often focus on specific areas of study. The endowment is a gift
from former Manchester Trustee Jane E. Henney, a 1969 Manchester grad
and nationally recognized public health administrator and academic
Beering will speak on
"To Raise, To Cheer, and To Guide," celebrating the privilege of the
teacher to open doors to lifelong learning. "Education is unfinishable,"
said Beering, who served Purdue more than 17 years. "It is an attitude
and a way of life. It makes every day a new beginning."
tenure, Purdue added more than 20 buildings to its West Lafayette
campus, including a liberal arts and education building that was
rededicated in his name in 2002. During the Beering years, Purdue's
liberal arts enrollment grew and the School of Education was created.
Beering, also a professor of medicine, pharmacology and toxicology,
ended his presidency in 2000, and now works on behalf of the Purdue
Research Foundation. He was chair of the Big Ten Council of Presidents.
As a fellow of the American College of Physicians and Royal Society of
Medicine, the licensed physician was former director of the Indiana
University Medical Center and former dean of the IU School of Medicine.
Harry H. Henney has
posted a lifetime of service to education and community. This Harry H.
Henney '35 Lectureship in Science, Education, and Business was
established by Dr. Jane E. Henney, to honor her father on his 90th
birthday. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in 1935 from
Manchester College, Mr. Henney began his career in 1937 teaching math
and physics at Maumee Township School in what now is East Allen County
Schools in northeast Indiana. His 40-year tenure as an educator included
service as a science and physics teacher, business manager, assistant
principal and principal - retiring from the school district in 1977.
While an educator, Mr.
Henney was re-elected six times as clerk-treasurer of the town of
Woodburn, Ind., serving for 25 years before retiring that post in 1980.
He and his wife Jeanette then spent seven years at
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Carolina before returning to Woodburn. The Henneys have four children:
Dr. Jane E. Henney '69, is former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration and currently is senior vice president and provost
for health affairs at University of Cincinnati;
Frederic Henney '76 is a family physician in Monticello, Ind.; Floyd
Henney is a prominent Fort Wayne builder; and Ann Hansen is retired.