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Manchester named to president's service honor roll for 10th year 

Hundreds of Manchester students volunteer at Walk Into My Future.Manchester University has achieved the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, offering more than 60,000 hours a year in volunteer service.

The school with 1,600 students has campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., and its students respond to needs with action:

  • Setting up health fairs and serving meals to those in need in northeast Indiana
  • Traveling to California to work with Vietnamese survivors of domestic violence
  • Taking dugout canoes to remote areas of Nicaragua with medical professionals to offer health clinics

Manchester is also a perennial on the Interfaith Community Service Honor Roll.

“The designation ‘with distinction’ was added for Manchester this year,” said Carole Miller-Patrick, director of the MU Office for Service Opportunities. She accepted the award at the Campus Challenge Gathering Sept. 22-23 in Washington, D.C. “Our students are something special. They really work hard and want to make a difference in the world.”

Manchester University is living its mission to “graduate persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.”

That dedication to service has it in the national spotlight once again: This is the 10th straight year Manchester is on the honor roll.

Only three Indiana schools made the service honor roll this year: Manchester, Marian University in Indianapolis and ITT Technical Institute, which closed before it could receive the honor.

The President’s Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions for “extraordinary and exemplary community service contributions of its students, faculty, and staff in meeting critical community and national needs.”

The Honor Roll’s presidential award is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service-learning and civic engagement.

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy.  Learn more about what’s available at the private, northern Indiana school at

September 2016