• Deaths
    * As a member of Otho Winger Society, this donor included Manchester in an estate plan or established a deferred gift with the University.
  • 1930s *Lois Berkebile ’38 Roop of North Manchester, Dec. 16, 2019
  • 1950s Donald Heitzman ’57c of Mishawaka, Ind., Sept. 12, 2022
  • 1960s Charles “Chuck” Crouse ’64c of Vacaville, Calif., July 12, 2022
    Clifford Snyder ’68 of Kokomo, Ind., March 9, 2022
  • 1970s Candace Lease ’71 English of Lafayette, Ind., July 11, 2022
    Karen Crain-Rice ’72 of Peru, Ind., May 3, 2022
  • 1990s Kevin Rice ’90 of Angola, Ind., Aug. 8, 2022
    Perry Bolton-Sell ’93 of Bryan, Ohio, Oct. 5, 2022
  • 2010s
    Madalyn Minehart ’19 of Auburn, Ind., Sept. 27, 2022
  • Class Notes
    1940s Angela Sollenberger ’40 Stinebaugh and Vernon Stinebaugh ’41 of Lancaster, Pa., observed their 80th anniversary Aug. 16, 2022. Professor emeritus of music at Manchester, Vernon taught music education, violin and conducted the Manchester Symphony Orchestra during his 31 years at the college. Angela taught elementary school music in North Manchester for 35 years and often accompanied her husband on piano. The Stinebaughs met as students at Manchester and married in 1942.
  • The Rotary Club of North Manchester has bestowed honorary membership upon David Waas ’47, professor emeritus of history. The honor is for meritorious service and embodying Rotary ideals, which include promoting peace in the world.
  • 1960s Philip Compton ’64 retired in April after 25 years as pastor of the Rhinehart United Methodist Church. He and LaDonna Shively ’65 Compton now reside at the Mennonite Maple Crest Villas in Bluffton, Ohio. They just celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary.
    Kathleen Skillings ’68 Pennell has written thirteen books since her time at Manchester. Her most recent book, The Face in the Water, was published in April 2022. The Lancaster Sunday News chose her as one of the thirteen Lancaster County authors to highlight in the Aug. 21, 2022 addition.
  • 1970s David Haist ’73 was named the 2022 Wabash County Distinguished Citizen at the Grow Wabash County annual dinner on Oct. 13, 2022.
    Judy Myers-Walls ’74 and Dick Myers-Walls celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Sept. 11, 2022.
    David F. Schmidt ’75, MD retired from the Veterans Administration in February 2022 after 22 years of service. He practiced as a board-certified internal medicine physician since 2000 and was also a full-time clinical informaticist since 2013, assigned to the VA Central Office in Washington, D.C. He previously retired from the US Army.
    Jerry Sweeten ’75 was named 2022 River & Streams Steward of the Year by the Hoosier Environmental Council. Sweeten was environmental studies director at Manchester from 2006 to 2017.
  • 1990s Congrats to Stacy Young ’96 for her appointment to the Michigan Education Trust Board of Directors. Young is president of Montcalm Community College.
  • 2000s Rachel Walter ’00 Montel accepted a full-time position, beginning in Jan. 2022, as a seventh grade writing teacher at Garrett Middle School in Garrett, Ind.
    Joshua Schache ’05 was named Principal of the Year. Schache works as principal at East Noble High School.
  • Deana McLellan and Brian McLellan baby
    2010s Deana McLellan (Strantz) ’10 and husband Brian McLellan had a baby boy (right) on Oct. 12, 2021. He was 5 lbs, 15 oz and 20 inches long.
    Julia Largent ’11 Kuttler married Jared Kuttler on June 11, 2022.
    Brandon Curry ’14 has been named a 2022 Rising Star by the National Association for College Admissions Counseling.
    Vivien Carter ’16, was named to the Indiana Business Journal’s 20 in their Twenties Class for 2022. Vivien is manager of corporate engagement with United Way of Central Indiana.
    Emma Nellans ’16 Joyner and Nick Joyner ’19 welcomed their daughter, Hope, on June 2, 2022.

    Joseph McNamara

    Claire Miller ’16 McNamara and her husband Colin McNamara welcomed their son, Joseph (right), into the world on Aug. 7, 2022.
    Alex Downard ’19 was named Imagine One85 director and will organize and execute community initiatives for Wabash County.
  • 2020s Virginia Rendler ’20 joined Brethren Volunteer Services and is spending a year in Northern Ireland.
    Jennifer Wagner ’22 portrayed Damon in “Acis and Galatea,” an opera performed in November at the University of Colorado. A soprano, she is pursuing a Master of Music in vocal performance.
c – indicates class, but did not graduate | M.Acct. – Master of Accountancy | MAT – Master of Athletic Training
M.Ed. – Master of Education | Pharm.D. – Doctor of Pharmacy | PGx – Master of Pharmacogenomics