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Manchester breaks ground May 11 on Chinworth Center

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Manchester University will break ground on the Lockie and Augustus Chinworth Center at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 11.

The ceremony will be at the site of the building, in the greenspace north of the Jo Young Switzer Center.

The $8.5 million Chinworth Center is set to open at the start of the 2019-20 academic year, adding 36,000 square feet to be used for student learning and services.

The Arthur L. Gilbert College of Business, now housed in the Academic Center across the street, will move to the second floor of the Chinworth Center. This move creates space for academic programs to grow in both buildings.

The first floor will include a one-stop shop for the registrar and student financial services. The first-floor student services hub will also include social gathering areas and offices for study abroad, honors, student activities and other student-focused programs.

The building is named to honor the parents of philanthropist Herb Chinworth, who studied at Manchester from 1938 to 1940. He died in May 2017.

The University is completing construction of the Jean Childs Young Intercultural Center and Toyota Round.  That building is on course to open for the 2018-19 academic year.

We welcome donations to help us graduate people of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. 

About Manchester University
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to nearly 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 the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu.

April 2018