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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Brimming Homecoming 2007 schedule
celebrates dedication of College UnionManchester College Union

“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

Athletic Director Rick EspesetA 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

U.S. News and World Report Best College


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.

Alumni Spotlight
Gallery G debuts with works
of artist Phil Joseph ’64

Phil Joseph and Thelma Rohr hang painting in Gallery G

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
coming soon!

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? Email your Alumni Office or call 888-257-ALUM (2586).

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Fund-raising for the Holl-Kintner Center is in full swing, creating
a new home for six academic
departments. What can I do?

Sara Oszuscik
Plymouth, Ind.
Class of '08
First of all, MC has one of the top accounting programs in the country.  Since accounting was my anticipated major, I wanted to go somewhere that had a great accounting program.  Secondly, I also felt very comfortable walking around campus on tours.  Students would walk past you and smile or say hi.  Everyone seemed so welcoming.  I could just see myself there.  I knew it was the place for me. 

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