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Terry Manning '63 Gives Back to MU

As the oldest of 11 children, Terry Manning’s family was unable to afford to assist him with the cost of tuition. To help put himself through school, Terry worked in the kitchen washing dishes and mopping the floors in the dining hall. Every cent he earned went towards the cost of paying his tuition. As a senior at Mansfield University, Terry was surprised to learn he had received a scholarship from former MU President, Dr. Rathgeber. This scholarship was instrumental in allowing him to graduate in January 1963. It was also the first time that as a student he was able to keep one of his paychecks every once in a while and have some money in his pocket.

Throughout Terry’s life he remembered the impact being awarded that scholarship had on helping him achieve a great education; enabling him to build a career as an educator and coach. In addition to everything else he learned at Mansfield University, receiving a scholarship taught him an important lesson about giving back.

Terry and Michele Manning are happy to be able to give back to support future MU students with the establishment of the Terry and Michele Manning Athletic Scholarship, which will provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding senior student-athletes.  Terry and Michele also hope this encourages the recipients of this scholarship to do the same once they graduate by giving back to this scholarship fund or one of their choice in order to help future MU students achieve the tradition of an MU education. 

To learn how you can give back to Mansfield, contact the MU Foundation:

Mindy Engel
Executive Director,
Mansfield University Foundation

Annie Brooks
Annual Fund and Legacy Coordinator
Mansfield University Foundation

Direct General Inquiries to:
Mansfield University Foundation

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