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North American Foundation for The University of Manchester

NOVEMBER 2012

NAFUM HELPS OPEN THE DOORS TO SPECTACULAR SPACE FIT FOR 21ST CENTURY LEARNING

PHOTOS: Exterior by Jocelyn Wright – Interior by Graeme Cooper

In Fall 2012, The University of Manchester proudly opened the doors of the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons; a building which provides a 21st century learning environment for students at Manchester. The eye-catching $50 million structure, built at the heart of the campus, is situated on the site of the former Refectory and Moberly Tower buildings. It offers more than 1,000 flexible learning spaces for students to work independently or in groups, over 400 e-learning stations and is open 24 hours, seven days a week. The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons is the latest project to benefit from investment into campus facilities and is part of the University’s wider plan to improve the student experience. Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, the University’s President and Vice-Chancellor, said "The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons is an example of where we are directing significant investment to student support activities, new lecture theatres, laboratories and student study facilities." Designed as the result of consultation with students who wanted more dedicated space on campus for independent and group learning, the project has created a new and sustainable environment that meets students’ needs better than ever before. The new structure has become a focal point for campus life and alumni, as part of the University community, feature prominently in its design. The Arthur Porter Room, an impressive space featuring inspiring views across campus, was funded by NAFUM advocate and alumnus Emeritus Professor Arthur Porter, who graduated four times from the University and sadly passed away in 2010 at the age of 99. The room is named in recognition of Professor Porter’s long-standing relationship with the University and his steadfast belief in its students.

THE ALAN GILBERT LEARNING COMMONS

DR ARTHUR PORTER Dr Arthur Porter graduated from The University of Manchester a remarkable four times; first with a BSc (Hons) in 1933, an MSc in 1934, a PhD in 1936, all in the area of Physics, and in 2004 he was made Honourary Doctor of Science, the University’s highest accolade. His subsequent international career earned him many prestigious accolades such as a Fellowship from MIT, holding professorships at the UK Royal Military College and earning an Order of Canada, the country’s highest decoration. Most notably, Arthur pioneered work on radar detection for the British government during the Second World War, contributing hugely to the country’s war efforts. Arthur was a generous man who believed passionately in education as a force of good in the world and people’s lives. Before his death, as an advocate for the formation and development of NAFUM he said: “In 2003 I made a donation to the University in the hope that it would encourage some of the several thousand Manchester alumni in the US to follow my lead, one of my most treasured dreams.” It is hoped that the dedication of the Arthur Porter Room in the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons will suitably recognise the extraordinary commitment that Arthur showed to The University of Manchester and its students during his lifetime. For more information about how you can support students and campus facilities, please contact zoe.marriott@manchester.ac.uk

NAFUM SCHOLARSHIPS

MANCHESTER STUDENTS GO GLOBAL

ADVENTURER ACADEMIC TALKS AMPHIBIANS

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FROM NAFUM TO NEPAL:

One of the most important ways that we support The University of Manchester is the generosity of NAFUM members in helping promising students from the US to undertake further study. Here two grateful scholarship recipients reflect on their time in Manchester which was made possible thanks to a NAFUM Scholarship, and the impact their Scholarships have made on their lives.

THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF OUR SCHOLARSHIPS

Now in its fourteenth year, NAFUM continues to grow ever stronger as an organization dedicated to encouraging cross-Atlantic connections and support for The University of Manchester, its students and researchers. We were delighted that more alumni than ever participated in the 2011 annual fund telethon, which shows the commitment from US alumni to NAFUM’s work in support of scholarships and research at the University. I hope that you will join me and your fellow alumni in giving again this year. NAFUM has been providing scholarship support for students since 1999, and, to date, over 100 students’ university lives have changed thanks to the generosity of US alumni. In 2005, we established a specific scholarship for US students seeking a graduate education in Manchester. Seven years later, we are still in contact with this Scholarship’s first recipient, Shira Stanton, who has since gone on to make a great difference in the world. Read about her inspiring work in international diplomacy on this page. Scholarships such as this demonstrate the important link between past and present at The University of Manchester and are a fantastic way to contribute to a long and successful future for the worthy students who are selected.

Meredith McMurray from Austin, Texas, recently completed a Masters programme in Linguistics.

Shira’s Scholarship allowed her to dedicate her time to her studies and through writing her dissertation on the rights of migrant workers in the United Kingdom, she became passionate about helping to protect the rights of people in vulnerable situations around the world. After her Masters, Shira built upon the knowledge she gained through her studies by working in non-governmental organisations in Berlin, Madrid and Geneva. During this time, she carried out human rights advocacy activities at the United Nations and travelled to Sierra Leone, where she analysed the human rights aspects and needs of the health care system. Today, Shira works as an Economic and Social Rights Expert with Avocats Sans Frontières, a role which she says “has turned out to be my dream job.”

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“Overall in my course I particularly enjoyed getting to know so many new people. I've made friends with common interests and goals, and I know that these shared experiences have created bonds that will last a lifetime.

Now based in Brussels, Shira splits her time between the countries in which she is developing programmes of work which help thousands of people improve their situation in life. She says: “I get to work with such a variety of people in very diverse settings - one week in the Peace Palace in The Hague, the next at a rural school talking with members of the Burundi Batwa community - I rarely have a dull moment.”

“It was a challenging year, with much studying, reading and writing, but it was also very fun and enjoyable, and I'm so proud that I've completed my Masters degree. The funding I received from NAFUM made it possible for me to meet goals that I've had since I was a child.

NAFUM Scholarship Recipient

Reflecting on the Scholarship, Shira stated “I just want to show you what your investment in me has achieved – if I had not studied International Political Economy at Manchester, I would not have been able to do the work I am doing today.”

Tennessee native, Katy Powell, undertook Masters studies in Religion and Political Life thanks to a NAFUM Scholarship. “Studying at The University of Manchester has been equally challenging and exciting. When I arrived in Manchester and began planning for the first semester, I was surprised by the vast differences between this university and the one where I received my undergraduate degree. The structure of the course schedule and the assessment expectations were different from my past experience, and I had to adjust to this new way of schooling. But however challenging it may have been, I realize that I was given a unique opportunity to chart my own course of study and focus goals within the parameters of the programme, which I will use to my advantage now I have graduated.

Shira said: “I started this position over a year ago, and I still get excited to get up every morning and come to work. The work is challenging certainly, but also incredibly gratifying. ASF promotes human rights through the rule of law in post-conflict and fragile settings. One of our main areas of intervention is legal aid, ensuring that everyone in society, especially those in vulnerable situations, have access to justice. Only through the rule of law can there be lasting peace and sustainable economic and social development.”

“Being an international student, one not only faces the difficulties, discoveries, and excitement of a new culture and country, but also the requirement of paying higher tuition fees. This is not unique to Manchester, but the nature of international study. That was why when I received the NAFUM Scholarship I was not only so grateful for the financial help, but incredibly honoured to know that my university and it’s alumni community supported me and my choice to study at their institution.

“Without funding from NAFUM, I don't believe I would be where I am today. I am so grateful for the opportunities I've been given, and I want to offer my most sincere thanks to the donors who have made all of this possible. “Thank you so much to all of the NAFUM donors who have made this possible for me, and know that what you do is truly life-changing.”

MANCHESTER CALLING! Over the next few weeks our annual telephone campaign will see telephones ringing all around North America! This is a brilliant opportunity for you to connect with current students at The University of Manchester and hear about exciting new developments that are taking place on campus. The students are really looking forward to talking to alumni based in North America. They particularly enjoy hearing about your time since you left Manchester and the advice you can offer them is invaluable. One of the students who is in the calling team, Sidra Ghaus (pictured right), is studying for a degree in Optometry with the help of an alumni funded scholarship. Sidra said: “Every donation we receive makes a real difference, and support from alumni like you can help to guarantee educational opportunities for the next generation of Manchester students like me.”

“I am happy to know that I am now a part of this heritage of generosity, providing means for future students to be challenged and to succeed at Manchester.”

This newsletter provides you with a snapshot of activities happening across the US and in Manchester. There are many ways you can get involved with the University; through offering mentoring or work experience opportunities for current students, by attending an alumni event or reunion, and through supporting NAFUM with a gift (see the detachable donation form). Whichever way you choose to be involved, we are pleased you are a part of Manchester’s global alumni community. Tony Thornley (BSc Chemistry 1967) President, NAFUM

“I was able to study a variety of subjects including phonetics, phonology, language change, grammar, and the differing strands of Spanish. One of my goals was to learn more about historical linguistics and the history of English, so through writing my dissertation I learned a lot about Old English.

Creating opportunities for outstanding education and research has been central to NAFUM’s activities since its founding. One of the most inspirational ways we do this is by funding scholarships for young people. We have recently caught up with the recipient of the first graduate student Scholarships, Shira Stanton, who attended The University of Manchester to study for a Masters in International Political Economy in 2006.

MA English Language, NAFUM Scholarship Recipient

To read more about Shira’s work with Avocats Sans Frontières

visit: www.asf.be

PHOTOS: Avocats Sans Frontières

WELCOME TO THE 2012 EDITION OF THE NEWSLETTER FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER (NAFUM).

My Masters degree from The University of Manchester has already opened doors for me which I previously wouldn't have even considered knocking on!

Grattidge Masters Scholarship Recipient

Betsy Snider, from Utah, completed her Masters degree in Summer 2012 and relished the challenges that further academic study brought her over the past year. Betsy is very appreciative of the support provided to her by NAFUM.

CONOR ROSE WHO IS PART OF THE TEAM THAT WILL BE CALLING YOU!

SIDRA GHAUS, WHO IS LOOKING FORWARD TO CHATTING WITH GRADUATES IN THE US

Last year your combined gifts raised a fantastic $30,000 for students and projects around campus, and this year we hope your generosity will continue to grow. Your investment has helped to shape the University into the internationally recognized institute that it is today, and with your help we can offer more life-changing opportunities to young people like Sidra.

Receiving your call is your opportunity to share your experiences the and learn about what’s happening at the University, so pick up for support your show still can you then call phone! If you miss your and the University and its students by filling in the donation form returning it to us!

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MANCHESTER STUDENTS

GO GLOBAL!

DOWNTOWN NEW YORK

For today’s students, finding employment after completing their degree has become one of the most important and daunting tasks they face. In an increasingly competitive job market, students are finding it more and more difficult to differentiate themselves and stand out from the crowd. As the world gets smaller, more graduates look overseas for employment opportunities and thus have to be knowledgeable about international work practices. With this in mind, The University of Manchester has developed a pilot programme to help make our graduates more globally competitive. The Global Graduate Scheme has been developed so that current students can learn from successful University alumni about the different career paths that are open to them once they have graduated.

Third year student, MPhys Physics

How did you find the experience of meeting international business people?

This year, the scheme allowed two undergraduate students to travel to New York, where they met with alumni and friends of the University who have succeeded in establishing their careers overseas. Opposite, James Chapman, who is studying for a degree in Physics and below Chris Johnston, who is studying for a degree in Management, share their experiences of the trip and reveal what they learnt.

JAMES AT THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

The meetings were all fantastic and without exception the people we spoke to were enthusiastic, insightful and welcoming. We were always fascinated to hear about how individual careers had developed and led alumni to their current roles.

JAMES OUTSIDE THE ROCKERFELLER CENTER - BANK OF AMERICA

What did you learn both professionally and personally? Professionally I found that in order to thrive in a high pressure environment, like New York City, communication skills and integrity are key. I personally learnt that it is important to find a career that you will enjoy and that it is worth taking longer to come to a better decision. I was surprised by the enthusiasm of the alumni and their commitment to helping students at The University of Manchester. What would you say to encourage our North American alumni to get involved in mentoring opportunities for current students? THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

Second year student, BSc Management

What attracted you to apply for the Global Graduate Scheme?

CHRIS OUTSIDE THE UNITED NATIONS

WHILST IN NEW YORK, CHRIS AN D JAMES VISITED SOME OF THE MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE CITY, HER ARE THE PHOTOS THEY TOOK TO CAEPTU RE THEIR TIME THERE.

It’s a really outstanding experience to put on my CV. The graduate job market is hugely competitive and I think you need to have something which gives you the edge and gets you noticed by employers, plus it gave me a chance to see what it is like being in business in New York.

There are many highly motivated students at The University of Manchester who are still daunted by the prospect of securing employment after graduation. Getting involved in mentoring helps current students reach their potential as advice on working life and different industries or services can help a student pinpoint the career that is right for them. I feel privileged to have met all the alumni and want to thank them for all their amazing advice and for welcoming me to New York City. It was an unforgettable experience.

JAMES OUTSIDE IBM

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by meeting with Chris and James in New York. It was a pleasure to play a role in the Global Graduate Scheme to think hard about what qualities of character pause me Their searching questions put me to the test and gave s in terms of determination and always taking are necessary to maintain a successful career. I hope my answer and similar initiatives give students an the long view were of help! There is no doubt that this scheme international experience that has to broaden their horizons.

What did the trip entail? We had 13 meetings in a week and our aim was to compare business practice in the UK and the USA. We asked questions in the area of business competition, the economy and survival of the recession, opportunities for British nationals to work in Manhattan offices and opportunities for UK students to do internships in the USA. How do you think the scheme will influence your future career plans and decisions? It has definitely given me an idea of what it would be like to live and work abroad, something I would like to do. Overall, I think this scheme has helped me to decide that I will seek international opportunities and not fear working abroad.

ELLIS ISLAND

PLAY YOUR PART!

Do you think students need to be more aware of international work practices and markets? If so, why?

University of Manchester graduates around the world are making a huge contribution to improving the experience our current students enjoy through volunteering their time and expertise, and there are many ways that you can get involved too.

Yes, businesses are expanding into new countries and emerging markets and this means the theatre in which business is operated is changing. Working in international teams means there should be an awareness of the international business climate and it is definitely something which will give you the edge.

You can help students by offering internships and placements within your organisation, providing careers advice through mentoring schemes like Manchester Gold or writing a profile to showcase the impact that your university studies have had on your life and career.

There are also ‘Buddying’ schemes that are connecting students on international exchange and overseas placements with local alumni who can offer advice on accommodation, travel and social activities. As the United States is such a popular destination for our students to travel to, this is the perfect opportunity for you to welcome a student who may need some help to feel at home. Many of these programmes are being piloted and we’re keen to hear from you if you are interested in being involved. If you’d like to know more, or are interested in volunteering your time, contact richard.screaton@manchester.ac.uk

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INTERNATIONAL IMPACT – MANCHESTER’S VISION

YOUR MANCHESTER NETWORKS

The University’s strategic plan, Manchester 2020, describes a vision of Manchester as being a truly international institution, with a global reach in its research, teaching and social responsibility. With a sound internationalised foundation to build on, the University can reach its ambitious goals and the USA is a key part of the internationalisation strategy.

ADVENTURER ACADEMIC TALKS AMPHIBIANS Our Californian alumni were intrigued to hear about the adventures of Herpetologist, Amphibian Conservationist and Curator of Herpetology at the Manchester Museum, Andrew Gray, who gave a presentation to alumni on his amphibian conservation work on Sunday 15th July.

The University’s connectedness with the US, in all its forms, is overseen by the Deputy President, Rod Coombs and he and colleagues are looking forward to meeting with US-based alumni whenever possible. Some of you may already have met Rod in San Francisco at the end of last year and you can be sure of seeing more of him and key University staff in the months and years to come at alumni events or as the University further develops its international ambitions. It is hoped that alumni will help their alma mater open doors and dialogue in academia, business and with Manchester students of the future. NAFUM is already leading the way on this and we hope that as many US alumni as possible will join us in our endeavours. PROFESSOR ROD COOMBS, DEPUTY PRESIDENT AND DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR, LOOKS FORWARD TO MEETING AS MANY ALUMNI AS POSSIBLE DURING HIS VISITS TO THE US.

NAFUM BOARD ENJOYS MANCHESTER HOSPITALITY

Drawing on his wealth of experience working with Neotropical amphibians in the field and captivity, Andrew's presentation covered many aspects of conservation, including captive husbandry, research and education. He delighted members with his tales of working with frogs from all around the world and provided an opportunity for attendees to find out all about the critically endangered species he is currently working to conserve at The University of Manchester. To find out more about Andrew’s work visit the Frog Blog at frogblogmanchester.com

The NAFUM Board members recently visited Manchester for their annual board meeting which coincided with the University’s Foundation Day celebrations on Wednesday 24th October. Whilst there, they enjoyed a tour of the newly opened Alan Gilbert Learning Commons and heard about the University’s plans for the future from President and Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell and other senior colleagues.

and Alumni If you are travelling to Manchester the Division of Development you can see that so campus to back you e Relations would be pleased to welcom visited. last you since place taken have that the new developments Email alumni@manchester.ac.uk for more information.

UPCOMING EVENTS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COORDINATOR ROHANA GUNAWARDENA AND ANDREW GRAY

To find out about alumni events happening near you, get in touch with your Alumni Chapter contact listed below and get involved!

ALUMNI CHAPTER NAME

REGIONAL CONTACTS

California Northern California and North Nevada, Southern California and South Nevada

Contact for Northern California and North Nevada: Rohana K Gunawardena email rohana@exium.com

ANDREW GRAY

CALIFORNIAN ALUMNI HAVE ALL THE LUCK! Alumni in Northern California are creating new ways to meet old friends, talk about times in Manchester, and help support the activities of the University. Every few months, members open up their homes to welcome fellow Manchester graduates to this thriving community and everyone in attendance brings a food dish with them to share. This “pot luck” format sees an eclectic but tasty range of food on offer. Rohana Gunawardena, the coordinator of the Northern California alumni activities, says: “We have never had any one go away hungry”! If you would like to attend a lunch, please get in touch with Rohana for more information. You can find his contact details on page 7.

NAFUM BOARD MEMBERS

Contact for Southern California and Southern Nevada: Elizabeth Pole email elizabethpole@alumni.manchester.ac.uk

Networks

Four Corner States Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah

Christine Lindsay email chrislindsay50@gmail.com

New England Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Deepak Singh email deepak@spiritualjourneys.net

New York New York and New Jersey

Elizabeth Pole email elizabethpole@alumni.manchester.ac.uk

Midwestern States Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Contact for Michigan: Mark High email mhigh@dickinson-wright.com Contact for Chicago: Jonathan Ellis email ellisjr@gmail.com

Mid-Atlantic States Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia

Eric Cook email ericdeancook@yahoo.com

South-Eastern States Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee.

Jonathan Giuliano email 1404357@gmail.com

North-Western States Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Wyoming

Ali Kazazi email kazazi@gmail.com

Texas Fort Worth, Houston

Contact for Fort Worth: Mark Hanshaw email mhanshaw@alumni.manchester.ac.uk

Forging social and professional connections

CALIFORNIAN ALUMNI ENJOYING A POT LUCK LUNCH.

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1824 Circle Those names highlighted with a * have supported NAFUM for five or more consecutive years. Thank you!

Thank You! NAFUM would like to thank all its supporters who gave generous gifts to support its priorities and annual fund since January 1 2011. President's Circle ($5,000+) Dr Harindra de Silva Mr Nicholas & Mrs Myrita Dunphy* Mr Gianfranco & Mrs Sarinda Fulgoni Mrs Dorothy T Goldman Dr Stuart & Mrs Christine Lindsay Mr Robin & Mrs Janet Mills* Mr George and Mrs Jane Rigg Mr Timothy & Mrs Judith Sear* Mr Tony and Mrs Gillian Thornley* Ayco Foundation* Breslauer Foundation GAT Family Foundation* Karpidas Family Foundation Schwab Fund For Charitable Giving Sear Family Foundation*

CA NY IL NY AZ FL AZ TX CA NY NY CA TX CA TX

Partners' Circle ($2,000 - $4,999) Mr A John Burnell Mr John R Eaton* Dr John & Mrs Carol Evans* Dr Walter Grattidge*

CA CA MD NY

Companions Circle ($500 - $1,999) Dr Elizabeth A Amin Professor Gilbert Baumslag Dr Andrew Bellis Ms Helen Brown & Ms Julie Kahn* Dr Christine C Cote Dr J Simon Craw Mrs Hilda E Gould* Mr Rohana K Gunawardena, ACA Mr Mark R High Mr John & Mrs Alma Littlechild Dr Ghanshyam Patel Dr Wallace & Professor Anneila Sargent* Mr Jacob T Sheehan Dr Philip J Stevenson Mr Leon Szlezinger Dr John T Thomas Mr Peter A van der Linden Mr Paul & Mrs Lori Wild Dr Thomas B Wilson

KY NY IL MA NJ CA CA CA MI MA AL CA CT NJ NY VA CA IL MN

Employer Matching Gift Organizations: GE Foundation CT

Friends' Circle ($200 - $499) Mr Avnish Aggarwal Dr David & Mrs Diana Aston Dr Ian & Mrs Beti Bell Professor David & Mrs Maureen Blandford* Mr Steven D Bramson Professor Christopher C Davis* Mr Graham H Evans Mr Handel & Mrs Carol Evans Drs Kevin & Pamela Fish Dr Michael & Mrs Libby Flynn Ms Anne Foster Mr Richard P Giarniero Mr Jeremy Green

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Dr Catherine I S Gunton Professor David M Hall Dr William E Haymes Revd Dr Peter & Mrs Josephine Holland Professor Martin O Jeffries* Mr Colin A Johns* Mr Gregory A Joseph Mrs Janet M Keunen Dr Kevin Knight Mr Noel J Leeson Mr James C B MacKeand Mr John H Marshall Mr Dorian Perez Ms Elizabeth Pole & Mr Jonathan Schine* Mr Benjamin & Ms Sarah Pring Dr Glyn O Pritchard Mr Mohamed G Rajah Mr Charles J H Razzell Professor David Rhodes Mr Anthony M Saich Dr Stephen B Salter Mr Roger B Somerville Professor Thomas V Taylor Dr Anthony R Thompson* Dr Brian J Thompson Dr Tiffany & Mr Charles Tyler Dr Norman & Mrs Vera Winskill* Dr Alan & Mrs Gloria Woods Mr Edward C K Young Aggarwal Family Trust Giarniero & Associates Morgan Stanley

TX AL TX SD DC CA NY FL NJ NJ PA CA VA CA MA CA CA CA IN VA TX GA TX VA NY TX NY OH HI CA CT DC

North American Circle ($1 - $199) Mrs Sarah L Ashton Mr Talat & Mrs Heather Baddar Mr John L Baines Dr John H Beale Mr Albert F Bisson Dr Penelope A Bowers Dr Khushal Brijwani Mr Ian & Mrs Beth Brooks Miss Sarah E Brown Mr George A M Butterworth Mrs Betty & Mr Butzie Calzada Mr Robert M Coburn Mrs Helen & Mr Russell Cooke Dr Anthony J Coombe Dr Michael Cowperthwaite Professor A Dalgarno FRS Professor Peter H Davids Mrs Audrey C Delany Dr Myra K Derbyshire Mr John Dodson Mr John P Dougherty Mrs Lesley A Dugard Dr Santanu Dutta Mrs Janet Eley Dr Colin D Elliott Mr Mark A M Ezra Dr Gerald Farrow Dr Jan & Ms Lori Fekkes Mr Stephen K Ferris Mr Glenn Gesoff

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The North American Foundation for The University of Manchester (NAFUM) is an independent organization registered as a 501(c)(3), supporting The University of Manchester.

North American Foundation for The University of Manchester

New circle members We would like to welcome new circle members (listed in gold) and thank you for increasing your support or for donating for the first time. Welcome!

Mrs Jennifer G Goldfinger Dr Bhupender S Gupta Mr James N Haigh Ms Jennifer Halliday Ms Sarah S Haq Dr David Harris Professor Meta Y Harris Ms Joyce Hayton Dr Robert H Herz Mr Andre N Hilton Mr Gary P Holtzman Dr Paul W W Hunter Professor Dimitris E Ioannou Mr Keith Johnson Dr Kiran Kakarala Mr Bizhan Kamrava Mr Michael T Kane Dr Alan D Kennedy Dr Behzad & Mrs Dorothy Khosrovi Ms Maureen & Mr John Kilcommins Ms Marilyn & Mr Kinsey Professor Philipp & Mrs Roberta Kronberg Drs Hok & Lilian Kwan Mr Robert W Laker Mr John R Lawmon Dr Michael V Lock Mrs Kristen & Mr James Lummis Mr Bryan P Lynch Mr Ross MacCallum Mrs Beverley E Malcolm Mr Peter M Mbugua Dr Margaret McCoy Dr Sara McCracken Ms Rebecca McMenamin Mr Ian T Mitchell Mr Christopher C Morrell Mr Nicholas P Newman Dr John F L Newport Drs Richard Nurse & Inger Maier Mr Stephen W Nutt Dr Philip J Ottewell Dr Suleyman Ozmucur Dr Julian D Parrott Dr Nicholas N Patricios Mr Robin G C Payne Mr Peter Pelham Mrs Valeria & Mr Paul Ricci Mr Peter R Roberts Mr Peter J Robertson Mr Kevin & Mrs Marian Rooney Mr Daniel M Rothschild Mrs Dinah H Schachtel Mr George E Scott Professor William J Shuttleworth Mr Stephen R Slater Dr John T Sparrow Mrs Christine D Stackhouse Mr Roger W Taylor* Dr Brian Thomas Mr Sydnor & Mrs Harriette Thompson Mr Edmund R Todd Dr John Tonkiss Mr Paul K Tyler Professor Jashvant D Unadkat Dr Prabhat & Mrs Louise Varma Mr Robert A Veitch

Contact us Maureen Kilcommins Administrative Officer North American Foundation for The University of Manchester P O Box 293 Littleton MA 01460

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Mr Graham & Mrs Kristina Walker Dr Thomas E Walker Professor John W Walkinshaw Dr Peter Walmsley Mr Anthony P Watts* Ms Melody Westmeyer Dr David Wexler Mr Andrew L Wickerham Mrs Elizabeth & Mr Ron Williams Mr Gwynne & Mrs Margaret Williams Mr Jonathan M Withrington Dr David C Wood Dr Vidushekhar V Zambare Professor Michael Zimmerman

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Employer Gift Match Organizations - BP NAFUM would also like to thank the following North American alumni who have generously donated through the UK annual giving program, Your Manchester Fund.

Mr Barry S Sheppard* Dr Gregory C A Watson*

CA CA

We would also like to thank a further nine donors who wished their gifts to remain anonymous. We would also like to thank those who have contributed thus far in 2012 at time of print. Thank you! Mr Jonathan J Andrews, Ayco Foundation, Mr John L Baines, Ms Cristal Baron, Mr Ian L B Bell, Dr Andrew Bellis, Ms Helen Brown & Ms Julie Kahn, Mrs Joan E Bryner, Mr George A M Butterworth, Mrs Barbara J Carr Raffa, Mr Sai-Kit Chan, Mr Benjamin Chang, Mr Aloysius R Chircop, Dr Christine Cote, Dr Myra K Derbyshire, Mr Nicholas and Mrs Myrita Dunphy, Dr John Dyer, Ms Rachel L Esch, Dr John and Mrs Carol Evans, Mr Thomas S Fielding, Dr Stephen & Mrs Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Dr Michael A Flynn, Ms Jane L Forrest, Ms Brenda Forsyth, Mr David P Francom, Mrs Rene Gibson, Dr Norman Godinho, Mrs Hilda E Gould, Dr Walter Grattidge, Mrs Adele W Grubbs, Mr Rohana K Gunawardena, ACA, Mr James N Haigh, Miss Christina D Hale, Ms Jennifer Halliday, Dr David Harris, Mr Grant W Haun, Revd Dr Peter & Mrs Josephine Holland, Mr Tristan Hugo-Webb, Mr Richard Janda, Miss Kimberly F Karlin, Karpidas Family Foundation, Mrs Susan Kreick, Mr Robert W Laker, Mr James C B MacKeand, Mrs Beverley E Malcolm, Mr Peter M Mbugua, Mr Aidan McGilly, Dr Damian F McHugh, Mr Robin and Mrs Janet Mills, Mr Stuart Monks, Mr John E Moseley, Dr Janet H Murphy, Mr Nicholas P Newman, Mr Stephen W Nutt, Mr Kalpnesh N Patel, Mr Dorian Perez, Mr Sean D A Pidgeon, Dr Anna E Piperato, Ms Elizabeth Pole and Mr Jonathan Schine, Dr Rodney S Pratt, Professor Leslie Preger, Mr Charles J H Razzell, Mr Huw A E Rees, Mr Stephen D Ridler, Mrs Valeria & Mr Paul Ricci, Mr George P Rigg, Ms Katherine J Sample, Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving, Professor Emeritus James J Scott, Mr Timothy and Mrs Judith Sear, Sear Family Foundation, Mr James P Shallow, Mr Stephen R Slater, Mr Jonathan P Smith, Dr John A Smith, Dr John T Sparrow, Dr Philip J Stevenson, Mr John Stifler, Mr Mervyn G Taylor, Dr John T Thomas, Dr Anthony R Thompson, Mr Edmund R Todd, Mr Christopher A Tshanakas, Professor Emerita Sharon R Vaughan, Mrs Karen Veerkamp, Dr Thomas E Walker, Dr Gregory C A Watson, Mr Silas L Webb, Mr Iain R White, Mr Joel A Williams, Mr Simon J Wilson, Dr Andrew B Wolff, Dr David C Wood, Mr Olujmi O Yoloye, Mrs Marguerite T Zemek.

Tel (978) 772 1875 www.nafum.org nafum1@hotmail.com NAFUM’s tax ID number is 31-1598015

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