@manchester Newsletter Spring 2018

header-mulogo Spring 2018

Manchester names College of Business for Art Gilbert

Manchester University is naming its College of Business to honor Art Gilbert ’53, professor emeritus of accounting. On the faculty at Manchester from 1958 until his retirement in 1998, Gilbert led the growth of accounting at MU and elevated its stature to one of the most respected programs in the Midwest. Read more.   

Alumni Days stir memories

It’s been 50 years, but Oren Skinner ’68 still remembers the hootenannies.

No, not the 1960s television show “Hootenanny!”, although it was the inspiration. Manchester’s “hootenannies” were singalongs on the Mall that were one of first-year students’ initial exposures to their new school, and they served as an ice-breaker for those new to campus. Read more.


MU breaks ground for Intercultural

On the chilly afternoon of Feb. 1, Manchester University broke ground for the new Jean Childs Young Intercultural Center. The new Intercultural Center will feature a domed multipurpose space named the Toyota Round, in recognition of Toyota’s $250,000 donation to the project. Manchester, a leader in equipping graduates to value, respect and learn about and from their differences, will use the space as a gathering place for students and area community and business leaders. The center is named for the late Jean Childs ’54 Young, who had a distinguished career as an educator and staunch advocate for education, child welfare and civil rights. She was the wife of Andrew Young, former U.S. ambassador, mayor of Atlanta and pillar of the civil rights movement.  

Leckrone named to Alumni Relations post

Mike Leckrone ‘92 is Manchester University’s new assistant director of alumni relations. Mike, currently the director of financial services, will begin his new role in early April. He has worked in the Office of Financial Services since 2004. His office will be located in the Administration Building in the Advancement Office on the North Manchester campus. 

MU lands diversity grant  

Manchester University takes as part of its mission respect for the diversity of its students and their respective cultures. Walgreen’s has recognized that impulse by awarding the MU Pharmacy Program an $8,000 grant for diversity initiatives. Learn more

Save the dates! 

TinCaps game: 7:05 p.m. July 19 (tickets on sale April 1)
Cubs game: Aug. 3 (tickets on sale March 1)
Homecoming: September 28 and 29 

Honoring our best

Know an alum who deserves recognition? If so, click on the links below to read more about the awards and honors we present each year and nominate them:

Alumni Honor Award
Athletic Hall of Fame
Claude Wolfe Coach of the Year
Alumni Teacher of the Year
Young Alumni Impact Award
Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award

Get your transcripts online 

Need your Manchester transcripts? MU has just made it easier! Effective immediately, you can now get your transcript in hours instead of days with the Electronic Transcript Ordering Service, available through the National Student Clearinghouse.  Students who were enrolled after 1994 can submit requests for processing 24/7, and receive an E-Transcript that is a certified version of your transcript delivered through the National Student Clearinghouse website as a pdf.  
A $10 non-refundable processing fee will be charged for each official transcript requested and is payable with any major credit or debit card. To order a transcript online, you will need a major credit or debit card, an email account and your signed consent. If you have questions about your request, please visit the MU FAQ or the NSC FAQ page.