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Mr. Burstein Goes to Washington Marshall Burstein ‘05 published his own book and is on the road for a meeting at the White House

Sport Management is here Beginning this Fall, Manor College will welcome a new Sport Management program within its Business and Legal studies division. The sport management industry offers diverse career opportunities for students. • • • • • • • •

Professional and Semi-Professional Organizations Collegiate and High School Sports Youth Sports Facilities and Event Management Sport Marketing and Sales Sporting Goods Retail Management Non-profit Sports Private Clubs

For more information about this new program please visit:

TABLE OF CONTENTS Marshall Burstein ‘05 poses in front of our Manor College sign with his newly published book.



Manor’s First All-American Mark Colville, Men’s Soccer player, was named an All-American this past season - making him Manor’s first-ever All-American athlete.

14 Make Way for Ed. Tech. Manor College instructors are incorporating the latest forms of education technology into their classrooms and curricula.




Social Media By the Numbers Check out our fun stats about how our social media channels have helped start the conversation about Manor.



Kelly Clayton

Kelly Clayton



Angela McCracken

Marialice Stanzeski

Anne Kiczula

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Dear Friends of Manor College, Manor College has undergone a dramatic transformation that has been well captured in Manor’s Middle States 2013 Periodic Review Report, which states, “While staying true to its mission and guided by the commission standards of excellence, the college…has undergone extensive audits in admissions, student financial aid, development, information technology, planning, student learning assessment in academics, resulting in best practices across the campus.” Implementation of this transformation has positively impacted the college constituents, as well as increasing local awareness of Manor College. The greatest benefactor of this transformation has been our students. They have additional skills for a hope-filled future in all areas of their life. This all-embracing change also positions Manor College to address the needs of incoming students and provide local employers with qualified candidates for their organizations.

SPOT SISTER Where is Sister Cecilia standing? Submit your guess to Correct guesses go into a random drawing for a Manor College sweatshirt blanket (it’s amazingly comfy). Sorry, employees of the College are not eligible.

This changing environment will include hybrid learning for all our students while attracting adult learners. Manor is now able to offer more flexibility to its students to meet their needs and preferences. The adult learner will find Manor College a welcoming partner in their need to upgrade their credentials and to expand their opportunities. You, dear friend and donor, have been a generous and welcoming partner in embracing the new Manor College. For your generous heart, we are deeply grateful. The maximizing of campus space, whether in the Basileiad library, faculty and staff offices, resident hall, or the athletic facility upgrade formalizes your generosity. Thank you for continuing the work of the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great at Manor College. You are included in my daily prayers and the prayers of the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great. Throughout the year you and every benefactor of Manor College are remembered in the divine liturgy celebrated for all our benefactors and donors. Sincerely,

Sister Mary Cecilia Jurasinski, OSBM President, Manor College





Find out who has been hired, promoted and acknowledged this year Manor College is pleased to welcome Lynne Haase as Assistant Librarian. Lynne has nearly 20 years of experience working as a Librarian, first working in the Brooklyn Public Library in New York City, then moving to the area and working at several libraries before coming to Manor College. Lynne attended The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. for her Bachelor of Science degree and continued her education at The Catholic University of America for her Masters in Library Science.

Manor College welcomes Janice Salerno as Accountant. Janice graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Accounting and has worked in public accounting and corporate accounting at non-profit organizations and for-profit corporations. Fun Fact: Janice is the proud mother of two daughters and recently adopted a bunny from the Manor College Veterinary Technology Department.

Fun Fact: Lynne is the mother of three boys, and has two cats and two dogs.


Manor College welcomes Dianne Saridakis as Registrar. Dianne has over 30 years of experience working in higher education, having been employed as the Registrar at the local Art Institute of Philadelphia and Moore College of Art & Design. Dianne graduated from Beaver College (currently known as Arcadia

Fun Fact: Dianne is an avid gardener and loves to cook all things vegan.

Manor College is pleased to appoint Colleen Connolly as Admissions Counselor. Colleen earned her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and French from Temple University. Colleen worked for Temple University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientations Office as a student worker, which led her to her current position at Manor. Colleen serves as Manor’s representative for The Philadelphia Association of Catholic Colleges (PHACC) and The Pennsylvania Association of Catholic College Admission Officers (PACCAO). Fun Fact: Colleen is a self proclaimed “Extreme Couponer.” She is pretty good at couponing and even has a coupon binder.

Manor College welcomes Sharon Madden as Administrative Assistant for the Business Division. Prior to Manor, Sharron worked at CBL Path/Laboratory of Podiatry Pathology and was a stay at home mother to her six-yearold son. Fun Fact: Sharron is the proud owner of a 14-year-old miniature toy poodle.

Manor College is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Hartman as Director of Financial Aid. Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business from Pennsylvania State University. Prior to Manor, Chris worked in the financial aid office at DeVry University specializing in workstudy and masters programs. Fun Fact: Chris is an avid sneaker collector and loves Nike and Air Jordans.




Appointments Manor College is pleased to welcome Matthew Smalarz as Professor of History. Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts from LaSalle University and his Master of Arts from The University of Rochester. Currently he is working on his doctoral dissertation in History, which examines middle-class whiteness and public space in Northeast Philadelphia following World War II, at the University of Rochester. His teaching and research specialties focus on urban, African-American and cultural history.

Manor College welcomes Elizabeth Knauss as a Professor of English. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Arts from Boston University, graduating cum laude and received her Master of Arts from The University of Delaware. Currently Elizabeth is working towards her Ph.D. from The University of Delaware and a dissertation that explores the ways actresses adopted and manipulated persuasive rhetoric on the Restoration and 18th Century London Stage.

Fun Fact: Matt is a huge European football fan and loves the team Chelsea from the Premier League in England.

Fun Fact: Beth loves gardening, despite her so-called “complete lack of a green thumb.�

Manor College is pleased to welcome Kelly Clayton as Marketing Communications Assistant. Kelly earned her Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications from Elizabethtown College. While studying at Elizabethtown College, Kelly received the Elizabethtown College Entrepreneurship Scholarship for a magazine she founded called Tru(4)ia. Prior to Manor, Kelly worked for GRID magazine, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, and USA Today College Blog.

Manor College is excited to appoint Allison Fisk Mootz as Director of Student Activities. Ali earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Moravian College and her Masters of Higher Education Leadership from Villanova University. Prior to Manor, Ali was the Senior Student Services Coordinator at DeVry University. Outside of Manor Ali has a passion for cooking, event planning and roller-skating.

Fun Fact: This July Kelly will be marrying her high school sweetheart, Wayne.

Manor College is pleased to welcome Sarah Landis as Financial Aid Counselor. Sarah just received her bachelors degree in Communications from Lynchburg College in Virginia this past May. She served as Vice President for the Commuter Student Association at Lynchburg. Fun Fact: Sarah loves to travel and has spent five weeks in Italy.

The Manor College Security Department is pleased to appoint Maureen Melchiorre as an Officer. Prior to manor, Maureen operated a family owned business while being an active mother and volunteer. Fun Fact: Maureen is a proud mother of two.



Fun Fact: Ali has recently become Mrs. Ali Mootz, as she married her husband Jesse in early May.

Manor College welcomes Kitty Anderson as Administrative Assistant for the Allied Health Division. Kitty joins Manor with more than 20 years of experience as an administrative assistant in both academic and business settings. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Comparative Religion from Temple University. Fun Fact: Kitty loves gardening, sewing and knitting.


Kudos, Awards, and Honors We are proud of our exemplary faculty, staff and students who are involved in scholarship, research, and professional and personal development activities that benefit students and the College. Our staff, faculty and students are proud of their accomplishments, on and off campus, so join us in congratulating them on all of the amazing things they have achieved this year.

Scholarly Accomplishments

Professional Accomplishments

Sally Mydlowec, Executive Vice President & Dean of Academic Affairs, received a Certificate of Completion from the Planning Institute of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP). Sally participated in 3 SCUP workshops, one conducted by Dr. Salvador D. Aceves, Associate Vice President for Academic Financial Planning & Analysis, at Fordham University.

Alena Yadlovskaya, a freshman student, reached over 5,000 views on her fashion and beauty blog. Alena started her blog in December of 2011 in hopes of having an outlet to post photos of daily outfits and beauty tips. Watch her blog come to life here:

Jeff Levine, Director of Admissions, was published in the National Journal, College & University with his article titled, “Helping Students and the Bottom Line: Creating a Module-Based Academic Program to Drive SEM Goals.” Dr. Thomas Green, Managing Consultant of AACRAO Consulting; John Dempster, Associate Director of Admissions; and Jeff Levine, Director of Admissions have been approved to present, “Creating an Effective Communication plan on a Tight Budget” and serve as faculty at the 28th Annual ACT Enrollment Planners Conference, in July this year in Chicago. Beth Knauss, Professor of English, presented at the Conference for College Composition and Communication in March in Las Vegas. Beth, who served as associate editor of “The Writing Center Journal” from 2009-2010, spoke on the issue of editorial work professionalizing graduate students and how editorial work helps prepare the graduate student on the job market.

George Tomezsko, an adjunct professor of history, delivered a Power Point lecture on Caesar Augustus to a meeting of the Verreeville Historical Society in September of 2012.

Personal Accomplishments Darlene Curran, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean, became a Grandma and Mother-in-Law this past year. Her daughter, Courtney, had Matthew Louis on March 31, 2012 and Darelene’s son, Christopher, married on July 7, 2012. Danny Perez, Admissions Counselor and Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach, welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Briella Elize Perez in November of 2012. Janice Salerno, Accounting, gave birth to her daughter, Kayla Lynnon, in August of 2012.

The Liberal Arts division welcomed three new full-time faculty members this past year. Mike Sims for full-time Religion, Matt Smalarz for fulltime History, and Beth Knauss for full-time English. Beth Knauss says, “I like working at Manor because of the small and dedicated community. All of the faculty members are incredibly dedicated to teaching and making sure every student does his or her best.” Mitru Costea was promoted during March 2012 from Administrative Assistant for the Business Studies Division to Professional Development Counselor for the Office of Continuing Education. Mitru also welcomed his first son, Mitru Costea V, last summer on July 21, 2012. Jane Zegestowsky, was appointed as Associate Dean in January of 2013 and became a proud grandparent of fraternal twins, boy-Theodore Carl and girl-Tessa Janae in July of 2012. Jessica Panetta was hired this spring semester as an adjunct instructor to teach the nutrition course offered on campus. Anne Knop was promoted to Chair & Program Director of Liberal Arts in addition to her duties as History and Social Science Coordinator and Senior Associate Professor of Philosophy. Donna Eastabrooks, Clinical Coordinator of Dental Hygiene, received her Ph.D. in Education in May of 2012. Dan Moser, Biology Coordinator, received the 2012 Manor College Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. Mary Sims, Education Coordinator/Instructor received the 2012 Seminack/Cwiek Adjunct Faculty Award. Marylynn Alkins, Senior Associate Professor of English received the 2012 Trustee Award for faculty. Nick Rudnytzky, Associate Registrar received the 2012 Trustee Award for staff.

Mike Mahon, Assistant Director for High School & Community Relations/Head Coach of Men’s Basketball, tied the knot and married in June of 2012. Allison Fisk Mootz, Director of Student Activities tied the knot and married Jesse Mootz in May of 2013.




Manor Takes Action to Get Fit In the Fall of 2012, a partnership with the AFC Fitness Center went into full effect, allowing Manor students, staff and faculty to exercise at any of the facility’s four locations. “This partnership was founded out of a need to offer our student athletes access to fitness equipment,” said, Director of Finance & Plant John Winicki. Since Manor does not have the capacity for an on-site fitness center, the need to form a partnership with an outside facility was necessary. After investigating several in the area,Winicki says, ‘The AFC Fitness Center offered everything needed for our students and athletes to improve their own conditioning.” During the contract negotiations, Manor decided to expand the membership base to include resident hall students and staff and faculty, an added benefit for everyone on campus. The closest AFC Fitness Center to Manor is in Jenkintown, less than 6 miles away. The Fitness Center offers personal training, cardio theatre, weight room, and group fitness. Since the partnership started, approximately 104 students, staff and faculty have used the Fitness Center. Read the Manor Talks Back below to see what our staff, faculty and students are saying about the Fitness Center. Images provided by the AFC Fitness Center in Jenkintown

Manor Talks Back See what people are saying about the new partnership with the Aquatic & Fitness Center “It is never crowded. The classes are great and I really enjoy the perk of being able to go.” - Angela McCracken, Office Manager, Marketing Communications “I don’t feel judged. The trainers walking around are so nice to you and always smiling. The facility is very nice and they offer a great variety of classes. Overall, it’s a fantastic environment!” - Andrea Sabo, Development Associate “The staff at AFC are very friendly, the cardio equipment is new and it is never crowded.” - Jeff Levine, Director of Admissions



“Aquatic Fitness Center and the partnership with Manor College could not have come at a better time! Since joining the gym through the Manor Employee Program I have lost 15 pounds and am well on my way to reaching my goal for my Big Day (my wedding).” - Ali Fisk, Director of Student Activities

“The staff is always friendly and here to help, it’s never too crowded so you can use any machine you want.” - Olga Myalik, Sophomore Student

Dempster Wins Coach of the Year The Men’s 2012 soccer season ended with an overall record of 16-2 as they were undefeated in every game during the regular season. After a heartbreaking semi-final playoff game against Sussex County Community College ,the Manor Men’s Soccer season ended by losing in double overtime, upsetting their season. Despite having a not-so-perfect ending to a wonderful season, head coach, John Dempster ‘95 ended his season winning not one, but two coach of the year awards. Coach Dempster was named the Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and the South East PA Coach of the Year. Coach Dempster says the key to a successful team is to “Change the culture. If you are having an unsuccessful season you need to cut it out. Cut out the bad kids, change the attitude and focus on what kind of players you want. You have to change the culture first.”

Men’s Soccer Talks Back

See what Manor Men’s Soccer players are saying about their coaches, Coach John Dempster and Coach Danny Perez

“The coaches were great. They encouraged and trained us to physically and mentally prepare for each game.” - Muhammad Mayah, Men’s Soccer Player “What John Dempster and Danny Perez did for me was life changing. From the get go, they worked me hard and never once gave up on me and that resulted in me not giving up a goal all season long. ” - Eddie Tomaszewski, Men’s Soccer Player

“The coaches work us to our limits because they know what we put in is what we will get out. All the hard work they make us do is all worth it in the end. They both are like fathers to me.” -Nick Ferry, Men’s Soccer Player




Two Major Renovation Projects Locker Room Renovations Inspire Team Unity During the summer of 2012, Athletic Director Robert Reeves oversaw a much needed renovation in the athletic department - the locker room. Reeves recognized the need to renovate this locker room space, to better serve Manor student-athletes, and he took action to get it done. Previously the locker room was used as a weight room and held outdated equipment. Reeves says, “No one really used it at all. It was just empty space holding really old equipment - it was just clunky.” During the months of June and July, with much help from Eastern Builders of New Jersey, this empty and non-usable space got a face lift and was turned into an actual locker room. By adding 15 beautiful wooden lockers, a bright blue floor, a 40” flat-screen television and stools for each locker this once useless space quickly turned into a full functioning and team building locker room.

Above: The Women’s Basketball team cheers during halftime in the new locker room.

This past year, all of Manor’s athletic teams have used the locker room for home games, practices, to watch film and for other team building activities. “The locker room is important because it is nice to have somewhere to meet and have team unity. It shows the athletes that they have their own space and that we (the Manor staff ) care about our athletes. Our athletes deserve this,” said Reeves. Since the completion of the locker room the students reactions have been nothing but positive. Reeves said, “My favorite part is that we can watch film and don’t have to be bunched up in my office anymore - I like the practicality and function of the new locker room. The athletes and I are all really happy with it.”

Left: The 15 wooden stools and lockers give our student-athletes somewhere to sit and store their equipment.

Manor Talks Back

See what our students are saying about the new locker room

“I like that our names are assigned on the top of our lockers.” - Ty-Neesha Whitsett, Sophomore Women’s Basketball Player 10 MANOR ANNUAL REVIEW

“The locker room looks much better. It looks more like a locker room rather than an upstairs attic.” - Darrelle Sherman, Sophomore Men’s Basketball Player

Create Happiness Across Campus Dorm Student Lounge Goes From “Grandparent’s Basement” to Fresh Look When the students returned to campus in August of 2012, they were in complete shock. The Dormitory Student Lounge had been renovated during the summer of 2012 and the students couldn’t have been happier. Every year Carol King, Residence Hall Coordinator, conducts a survey asking the dormitory students what they like and dislike about the dormitories and its facilities. For the last six years, the dormitory student lounge has continuously rated extremely low on this survey. The students said that the lounge reminded them of a “grandparent’s basement,” says King. With paneling on the walls, dating back to the 1970’s and little color or decoration in the lounge - it was time for a fresher look. King says, “College President, Sister Cecilia had the idea to bring more light into the lounge by changing the doors to glass windows, so the light would shine through.” In addition to adding more light, the student comments from the survey stated that students wanted everything to be brighter and more modern (i.e. get rid of that paneling). During the Spring 2012 semester, Manor put together a focus group consisting of eight students, all from different academic majors and interests to see what changes they would like to see in the lounge. King says, “Of course we couldn’t do everything they requested, but we came pretty close.” The work began. In the summer of 2012, The Eastern Builders of New Jersey were hired to bring the dormitory student lounge to the 20th Century.


When the students returned to campus for the Fall 2012 semester, they were overjoyed with their new student lounge. Many students told King how pleased and happy they were with the new look. “The students love the sitting area near the vending machines. The tables give them the chance to study together, or work on group projects and get a little snack too,” says King. King says that she wanted the new dorm renovations to convey the message, “This is your place; this is your space.” Since the renovations, King has noticed greater friendships among students. Many events have taken place in the student dorm lounge, including an election night program, card making, late night dinner, Super Bowl party and movie viewing. “The lounge provides a space for students to go to socialize, study and just have fun, ”says King. King says that the students never used the lounge before this renovation because they didn’t feel welcomed and just didn’t like it. Now students are always in the lounge. King says, “The new student dorm lounge is just another way that the Manor community is building and growing, it’s a great thing.”




Mark Colville named Manor’s first-ever

All-American BY Kelly Clayton

Mark Colville not only led the Manor Men’s Soccer team to a 16-2 season record, but did it while maintaining a 3.5 GPA. Now that’s what we call an All-American. “Players like Mark Colville come around once every 10 years or so, if you’re lucky,” says Men’s Soccer Head Coach John Dempster. At the start of the 2012 soccer season, Coach Dempster said, “Our goal was to make the playoffs, and we did that.” Coach Dempster had no idea that during his third coaching season, he would be coaching Manor’s first-ever All-American athlete, freshman student Mark Colville. Coming into Manor College, Mark Colville says, “I was most excited to meet my teammates, and get the ball rolling.” Colville, a Fishtown, Philadelphia native who has been playing soccer since he was three-years-old, says the transition from high school soccer player to collegiate student-athlete life was a challenge. He says, “There are many differences from high school soccer to college soccer. In college the pace of the game is quicker, and the kids are much faster and stronger. The practice and training that is required to play college soccer is also much different from high school. Being able to balance out soccer and school is definitely more challenging.” Luckily, Colville was up for the challenge. Majoring in Liberal Arts, with the hopes of transferring into Criminal Justice, Colville maintained an impressive 3.5 GPA during the Fall 2012 semester. Coach Dempster said, “He never misses an 8 a.m. class.” As for soccer, Colville is obviously very skilled. Playing a forward position for the majority of his soccer career, Colville demonstrates great speed, skill and the competitiveness needed to become an All-American player. During his first-ever collegiate soccer season, he ended his season having the 2nd most goals and assists in the NJCAA Region 19. “The fact that he got the 2nd most assists tells you what kind of player he is. He cares about the team,” says Assistant Coach Danny Perez.

For Colville, the game that sticks in his head, as being not only the most memorable game but also the toughest game of the season for him personally was October 2; Manor College versus Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) on Montgomery’s field. Up until this game, Manor hadn’t lost a game all season. Having beaten Montgomery earlier in the season and with a record of 11-0, the Blue Jays were confident that they would beat MCCC again. Colville says, “The weather that day was awful; a lot of rain, so the field was very wet. Ten minutes into the game we found ourselves down 1-0 to MontCo, our rival.” This was the first time all season that our Manor Blue Jays were losing. During halftime, Colville says, “Coach told us to keep our heads up and play like we’ve been all season long. He told us not to blame the field or the weather because MontCo is playing on the same field with the same conditions.” The second half of the game began, and Colville knew he had to do something. Within ten minutes of the second half Colville hit the back of the net and scored. Just seven minutes later, he put another ball in the goal, giving Manor a 2-1 lead. “These two goals are the ones I remember the most out of the entire season because they were the biggest goals I scored all year long,” says Colville. Manor kept the momentum up and scored three more goals, ending the game 5-1. This game was a test of Colville’s leadership, skills and drive - and it is safe to say he passed with flying colors. This game is just one of the many examples as to why he is an AllAmerican player. The rest of the Blue Jay’s season went perfectly, until the playoffs. Manor ended their regular season undefeated with a record of 160. During the playoffs, the Blue Jays fell hard to Sussex County College, ending their season all too abruptly. Colville responds to their playoff game loss saying, “in the end it just came down to who wanted it more. Sadly we fell short. I wouldn’t consider it a failure though, after all, ‘failing isn’t failing unless you fail to get up’.” Looking to the future and next season, Colville is excited to play more soccer and spend more time with his teammates and coaches. Colville says, “From the bus rides to practice to, most importantly, the games, what I enjoyed most about the season was being around my teammates and coaches day in and day out.”

Mark Colville #13 Manor College Blue Jays 2012 Season Stats

Goals 24

Assists 15

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Ed. Tech.

By Steve Greenbaum

Teaching isn’t what it used to be. Teachers used to need a textbook and a piece of chalk. The blackboard was already in the room. Those days are gone. The world our students live in is digital. It’s loud and bright and filled with images 24/7. Today’s teachers need to compete. Their voices need to be louder than all of that stimulation or they won’t be heard. Today’s teachers need more in their toolbox than a piece of chalk. Their toolbox needs to be filled with a variety of technological tools that allow them to convey knowledge to students in a way that will engage them and motivate them to want to learn. Today’s instructors need to be continuously learning; they need to understand the newest forms of education technology, state-of-the-art educational tools that send chalk the way of stone tablets and chisels. Sorry chalk…it’s time to make way for education technology. What follows are some of the ways Manor College instructors are incorporating the latest forms of education technology into their classrooms and curricula.


n the second day of her internship as a paralegal at the law firm of Murphy, Miller and Dorn, Suzanne Hasty – a student in Manor’s Post-Baccalaureate Paralegal Certificate program -- found herself sitting in on a new client interview when things got a little tense. Travis Dorn, a partner at the firm, was interviewing Edwin Hessler, who had been injured in a car accident. Hasty’s role was to take notes during the interview, which she would later transcribe into an “intake form,” which would become part of Hessler’s new client file. Eventually Kerry Schultz, the administrative assistant at the firm, would teach Hasty how to open that file by performing the tasks needed to create it, including doing a conflict check and preparing correspondence, such as a request for medical records. According to Hasty, the tension started when Dorn began asking Hessler for specific details about the accident, particularly whether or not he looked at his cell phone just prior to the accident. “I saw him look at me before answering the question,” said Hasty. “I could tell he was uncomfortable; just not sure if he should be answering the question in front of me. “But I got to see first hand how an attorney reacts to a client when he is asked certain questions and how Mr. Dorn was able to diffuse the situation,” continued Hasty, “so it was a good experience.” Luckily for everyone involved, the tension wasn’t real. No more real than Dorn, Schultz

or the entire law firm of Murphy, Miller and Dorn. You see, Dorn isn’t really an attorney, he just plays one on TV. Okay, not on TV, more like on a computer monitor. The characters of Travis Dorn, as well as Schultz and Jennifer Douglas, paralegal, and Lois Kendall, office manager – who fill out the rest of the staff at the firm -- are actors who are bringing to life the experience of working at a real law firm as a paralegal in the software program The Law Simulation Series: Paralegal Law Practice Experience. Developed by Manor College Legal Studies Program Director Diane Pevar, JD, and published by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, the program creates a learning environment that simulates a realistic law office. Pevar uses the simulation in her Legal Research class, in Civil Practice & Procedure and in the Externship class. The simulation is for sale to paralegal educators nationwide. Designed to allow students to interact with law office personnel and clients, the simulation allows them to perform tasks similar to those they’ll perform after they graduate. Upon logging into the program with an assigned access code, students see on their monitors a virtual workstation – a desk – complete with client files, a daily calendar, an office form bank and a policies and procedures manual. Meetings and other phases of a lawsuit are portrayed through audio and video files. Through the virtual platform, students receive assignments and submit work.

The simulation includes 150 hours of work broken down into 30 assignments and various tasks. The platform is also customizeable so that it can be used as a complete internship experience or, by selecting certain tasks, it can be used for a specific course. Students go to work as a new paralegal or intern at the virtual law office, where they meet the lawyers and staff at the firm -- actors portraying their roles based on the script written by Pevar. Clients are also portrayed, and the student witnesses and participates in a variety of interactions, such as meetings, training sessions, client interviews and depositions. By working through the tasks that are calendared for the student, he or she gets practical experience in office procedures, ethics, research and document preparation. According to Hasty, the policies and procedures manual gives students an idea of what is expected of you in a real job at a real firm. “If you are going in for a job interview, you have a much better idea of what you might be getting into,” she said. According to Pevar, however, the simulation teaches students much more than about policies and procedures and how to perform the every day tasks of a paralegal. “Students need to be prepared for the workplace in other ways as well,” Pevar explained. “They need to see modeled behavior and they need to understand what professionalism means. “They need to learn things we can’t teach



Right: The workstation that greets students logging in to The Law Simulation Series: Paralegal Law Practice Experience includes client files, a daily calendar and office form bank and a policies and procedures manual.

them in the classroom,” Pevar continued, “like time management, organizational skills and how to work both independently and as part of a team.” The idea for The Law Simulation Series began 10 years ago, when Pevar had a student who could not complete the Legal Externship course due to health reasons. So she created the first incarnation, which was a one dimensional e-mail system consisting of one case file and 10 assignments. After several stages of development, all utilizing e-mail as the delivery system, three years ago Pevar approached Wolters Kluwer with the concept. “I wanted to provide a more realistic experience,” she said. “I asked them if they could come up with a way to present the content, if I wrote it, in a way that would truly immerse the student in the learning experience.” Writing the content took six months, largely due to the details included. The law firm of Murphy, Miller and Dorn has official letterhead, profiles of each attorney and staff member in the office, employment policies and even information on what photocopy and phone systems are in place. “I wanted it to feel like a real place,” Pevar said. And according to Hasty, it does, and it is because of that attention to detail. “It’s awesome,” Hasty exclaimed. “It’s like a real internship.” And she should know. She is currently interning for one of her instructors, who is a sole practitioner. “The actors and videos, in fact the whole experience, are very authentic. It’s like they 16 MANOR ANNUAL REVIEW

are talking to each student specifically. And the workstation…it’s like you could reach out and touch things. “You could practically put it on your resume as real experience,” Hasty continued. “It doesn’t feel much different from actually being there.” Referring back to her Day 2 experience, Hasty elaborates on the authenticity of the simulation, explaining that, when Hessler gave Dorn the police report from the accident during the interview she was taking notes on, you could see the papers. “Then later when you look at the client files on your virtual desk and click on Hessler’s name, those documents are there,” she said. “That’s what makes it cool.” Cool, yes, but how else is Hasty benefitting from using the simulation? “Law isn’t memorization,” she explained. “It’s knowing how to find the answer to a problem. As paralegals, we’re there to assist the attorney and help him find an answer. “The simulation makes us more resourceful,” Hasty said. “It recreates, or demonstrates, the processes and shows us what you have to do to be resourceful by taking a very practical approach to it. And seeing real situations shows us how to conduct ourselves because we’ve seen the situation played out.” “It is an excellent way of stimulating a student’s interest in the practice of law while developing skills and building confidence,” Pevar concluded.

MEET ALICE While “fun” and “interesting” may not be the first words that come to mind for most people when they think about computer programming, that is exactly what the students taking the CS106 course at Manor are saying about the class – thanks to Alice. But Alice isn’t a teacher, at least not a human one. Alice is a software program designed to be a student’s first exposure to objectoriented programming, allowing students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. In Alice’s innovative, 3-D programming environment, people, animals and vehicles populate a virtual world and students create programs to animate the objects. “Alice teaches students programming without getting into writing lines of code,” explained Norma Hall, director of Manor’s Information Systems & Technology (IST) program. “You can teach them function without syntax; it really is fun.” According to Hall, Alice teaches students what a program is, and demonstrates for them the fact that a computer does what you say, not what you want. She used the peanut butter and jelly sandwich analogy to further illustrate. “When you make a PB&J,” she explained, “you just think ‘put the peanut butter on the bread, put the jelly on the bread, etc.,’ but if it’s a computer program it’s, ‘open the cabinet…take out the peanut butter… unscrew the lid…open a drawer…take out a knife…insert the knife in the peanut butter…’ you get the gist.

“There is a progression that must be followed,” she explained. Using Alice’s interactive interface, students drag and drop graphic tiles to create a program, where the instructions correspond to standard statements in a production oriented programming language. This allows students to immediately see how their programs run, enabling them to easily understand the relationship between programming statements and the behavior of objects in their animations. By manipulating the objects in the virtual world of Alice, students gain experience with all the programming constructs typically taught in an introductory programming course. According to Armando Buligon, a freshman student in the IST program, using Alice, “broadens your imagination and makes you think outside the box. It teaches you programming with objects you see every day, like people, cars, and animals. “It’s like playing a game,” Buligon said. “The challenge is to get it to work. Alice demonstrates the detail involved,” he continued. “You have to consider every possibility.” “This generation, and really anyone who uses a computer, takes it for granted,” stated Hall, explaining the detailed programming that allows Word to simply ask if a user would like to save a file. “Alice gives students a glimpse under the hood.”

NOT YOUR FATHER’S PRESENTATION PROGRAM When Cherie Crosby, director of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs, assigned her students a paper, and required them to also present their papers to the class, she introduced them to Prezi, Popplet and VoiceThread, presentation tools that move beyond the rather dry and droll, traditional bullet points and text – and linear movement -- of PowerPoint. Crosby gave a five minute introduction of each program, then cut them loose, realizing that they would have to learn how to use the programs through trial and error – and by playing with them. “It reinforces the idea of play,” Crosby explained. “They say children learn through play, but everyone does.” According to Crosby, these programs allow students to be more creative and makes them think more about what they’re doing, resulting in them caring more about their learning because they want to utilize these tools. “If we continue to just use PowerPoint, or have students produce traditional posters – that’s nice – but not interesting to today’s millennial students,” Crosby said. “Students want to try new things, and if they know they won’t be penalized for not using them perfectly they’ll try it.”

got it, and when she sent me the finished presentation, I was really moved by what she had accomplished.” According to Crosby, Prezi – a program that takes PowerPoint to a whole new level by allowing for a more fluid presentation with more movement and a more creative layout – also teaches valuable critical thinking skills. “Prezi does not allow you to just load up slide after slide with bullet points and text,” she said. “While it makes for a more interesting presentation by being more flexible and not so rigid, it also has space limitations so you have to decide what is most important to the presentation, what points do I really want to make. You have to be more selective. “Its limitations are also its benefit,” she concluded. Aurora Mattern, a freshman in the ECE program, loves using Popplet – which allows you to create an online poster where specific points can be highlighted and “pop out” for the viewers -- because it is, “easy to use and gets your point across using colorful displays.” Crosby loves it because it is another tool to promote critical thinking. Users are forced to decide what points will be highlighted, which points will pop out, and how the presentation will flow. “The program was really enjoyable to use,” said Mattern, “and made me want to use it over and over again.”

The other advantage to using Alice in the CS106 class is the preparation it provides for the CS212 programming class.

In fact, one student who used VoiceThread – a presentation program that allows you to incorporate your voice by recording a narration and embedding it into the presentation – moved Crosby to tears.

“By giving students some leeway and tools that let them play and create, we’ll be amazed at what they can do,” Crosby said.

“Because of Alice, when they arrive in the programming class everything I need them to know they’ve already done,” explained Hall. “At that point, I just need to teach them to create the program and write the code.”

“She was having such a hard time figuring it out, but she really wanted to,” explained Crosby, “and I told her she just had to play with it for a while. So she did, and she

MARYLA & TYLER GO TO COLLEGE When Marla and Tyler began taking classes at Manor, each had difficulties adjusting to college, although vastly different ones.

Above: Travis Dorn and Kerry Schultz are portrayed by actors, in the Law Simulation Series. SPRING 2013


As it turned out, Marla, a marginal student in high school, came to Manor largely because her friends were there, so it wasn’t a huge priority. By mid-term of her first semester, she received three academic alerts. Conversely, Tyler was an excellent student in high school and wanted to do it all in college by taking the maximum number of credits so he could finish early and joining every club and organization available. Tyler didn’t understand that college courses are different and when his instructors told him he needed to improve he was shocked. He realized he needed help with time management and knew he could get that help from his academic advisor and from the college’s Learning Center. He also recommended to Marla that she seek help at the Learning Center. By the end of the first year, Marla had learned how to study, changed her major to one that interested and motivated her, and received academic honors. Tyler’s advisor helped him prioritize and balance family, work and school so by the end of his first year he was invited to join the honor society. Like the characters populating the virtual law firm of Murphy, Miller and Dorn, Marla and Tyler are not real people. They are cartoon characters – created with the program Xtranormal – who are struggling with very real issues that students bring with them to college today and they are featured in the First Year Experience, an online, pass/ fail course all freshman are required to take that augments the traditional freshman orientation.

“We have found that the traditional freshman orientation, usually an on-campus seminar that introduces students to the services and procedures at the college designed to help them succeed – just isn’t enough anymore,” said Pevar, who created the First Year Experience course. “Those presentations just don’t supply the information in a way that students will retain it. “We wanted to provide this information in a way that would engage students and hold their attention,” she explained. “The days of the boring and monotonous talking head are gone.” The First Year Experience course is taken online, so it can be taken anywhere and any time it is convenient for busy students juggling work, school, and sometimes family. However, the course is still monitored by an instructor and students still have to pass tests to demonstrate a certain level of knowledge. Students can complete the course in as little as 10 hours, making it possible for them to be exposed early in the semester to information that can help them succeed. Four lessons are delivered through several different ed. tech. tools. The Xtranormal movie making program that brings Tyler and Marla to life delivers a lesson in academic support, teaching study skills and time management and introducing students to the resources available to them to aid in their academic success, including the academic advisor and the Learning Center. Marla and Tyler are also featured in a

Above: Tyler and Marla, virtual students in the First Year Experience course.

comic strip, created with Pixton Comics, which demonstrates the application process and the importance of maintaining good grades in a lesson on financial aid. “There is so much text – information – to deliver regarding financial aid. Why not deliver it through speech bubbles coming through a cartoon character’s mouth?” Pevar explained. Infographics created using Piktochart visually represent the social network at Manor, showing the kind of student activities available on campus in the areas of clubs, sports, community service opportunities and honor societies. A series of mini-lessons hosted by an avatar of the college librarian familiarizes students with research techniques and deals with issues like plagiarism. “Every student can benefit from knowing where they can get learning support and what kinds of awards and recognition they can strive to achieve.” Pevar said. “We believe if a student knows more about the kinds of services and support that are available on campus, they’ll have a more successful academic career and a more rewarding college experience. Hopefully with this course, we are making that less of a possibility and more of a probability.”

Right: Marla (3rd from left) was created for the First Year Experience course to demonstrate the assistance available to students who struggle academically. After seeking help from her advisor, she changed majors and learned how to study. She is seen here receiving academic honors at the Business Scholars awards ceremony.

Left: Tyler (left) – a character created for the First Year Experience course -participates in the honor society induction ceremony. Tyler was created to embody an over achieving student dealing with time management issues and to demonstrate college resources available to help students succeed, such as the academic advisor and the Learning Center.


Breaking In the Back Door to the Ivy League, the self-published book by Manor College alum Marshall Burstein, J.D. ’05, provides a blueprint for how to get into a top-tier ivy league university – and how you can still pursue and attain your dreams – even if those goals arrived after you had already underachieved and, for all intents and purposes, squandered your high school years -- all through a two-year college education. In fact, the how-to guide is, more than anything, an endorsement of two-year colleges and a treatise on the benefits of a two-year college education, specifically, in Burstein’s case, a Manor College education. BY STEVE GREENBAUM

When this magazine went to print, Burstein was in the process of scheduling a visit to Washington D.C., where he was invited to meet with Sarah Baker, Dr. Jill Biden’s policy director, to discuss his book and his experience with two-year college education, which the Second Lady has called “one of America’s best kept secrets.” She has continuously worked to underscore the critical role of two-year colleges in “creating the best, most educated workforce in the world,” and she teaches full-time at a community college in Virginia.


wanted to get my story out to other kids like me, who were underachievers, who needed to hit the reset button and reinvent their wheel,” said Burstein, explaining his reason for writing the book. According to Burstein, he was indeed writing from experience.

degree, and an opportunity to have a good job, after just two years.

[Excerpt from book] I realized that if I was going to realize my goal of gaining admissions to law school, my grades would have to mirror my aspirations.

“They also knew that I would have a chance, if I succeeded at Manor, of being accepted into a four year school that wouldn’t have accepted me out of high school,” Burstein said.

[Excerpt from book] I didn’t have an all-star high school record. I graduated with a 2.9 GPA while ranking in the 50th percentile on the SAT despite taking the exam twice. My involvement in extra curricular activities was minimal. I also only attended school as needed. When I did attend, I felt the need to turn class time into nap time.

A resident of Warminster -- in Bucks County, Pennsylvania – Burstein didn’t spend a lot of time during his career at William Tennant High School thinking about his future. “I wasn’t involved, my GPA wasn’t great and I didn’t score that well on my SAT’s,” he confirmed. At some point during his senior year, however, though a little late, Burstein did develop aspirations. He thought he wanted to eventually go to law school and knew he wanted to attend a top-level college or university. But he also knew that his academic performance thus far would limit his options. It was then, with the help of his parents, that he discovered Manor College. “They suggested that the Paralegal program would let me test the waters regarding my interest in law,” he explained, “and they recognized the value of receiving an associate


Furthermore, his parents were aware that attending Manor for the first two years of college would cut the cost of his education dramatically. In fact, by attending Manor for two years, you could spend less than half in tuition compared to what you would spend for the first two years at many area four-year schools. In his book, Burstein provides a guide that is altogether calculating and practical -- and a proven road map to success. He specifies the features that were inherent to Manor College – and a strategy for maximizing the opportunities Manor provided -- that enabled him to achieve his goals.

OPPORTUNITY TO EXCEL ACADEMICALLY Burstein credits Manor’s small classes, committed and caring faculty and overall supportive environment with providing the atmosphere that allowed him to succeed academically, something he knew would be paramount in order for him to take his next step. “Manor gave me a better opportunity to learn – and to grow and mature – and a better opportunity to become engaged in the classroom, which also contributed to my success,” Burstein explained. And Burstein did succeed academically. At the end of his first semester, the fall of 2003, he had a 4.0 GPA, which he maintained throughout his time at Manor. In fact, when he graduated in 2005 he had a 4.1 GPA, attained by receiving A’s in honors courses.

From January to December, 2004, Burstein was Vice-President of Phi Theta Kappa, the [Excerpt from book] You need to forget the stigma that is national honor society attached to attending a two-year college. There are many for two-year colleges, advantages to attending a two-year college prior to and in his second year matriculating into a four-year institution. By attending a at Manor he joined two-year college and transferring to a four-year school, you Alpha Beta Gamma, will enjoy benefits that most students entering a four-year the honor society for college immediately after graduating high school miss out on. business students at two-year schools.

“Manor’s Paralegal program gave me the insight I needed into what would be required of me in law school and Manor gave me the foundation I needed to do well in classes, both at Manor and in classes I would take after I transferred,” Burstein said. Those classes were at Cornell University, which accepted all 60 credits Burstein earned at Manor, “without hesitation,” he said. “I never would’ve gotten into Cornell without the support I got at Manor,” he reiterated. ••• After Manor, Burstein entered the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell

University in the fall of 2005, studying human resources and organizational psychology. While there, he wrote for the Pre-Law Journal, was a member of the Gold Key Honor Society, made the Dean’s List each semester he was eligible, and graduated in 2007 with a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations and a 3.94 GPA. From there, it was on to law school at Villanova University, where he was president of the Labor and Employment Law Society and worked as a research assistant, contributing to legal writing textbooks. In 2011, Burstein graduated cum laude, with a 3.5 GPA, after which he passed the bar exam in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Today, Burstein has been working for two years as a labor relations generalist for a major corporation based in Tennessee, administering and enforcing collective bargaining agreements and doing other types of human resources related work. A leadership position, which again goes back to his time at Manor, and another of the aspects of a two-year, Manor College education that Burstein specifies as contributing to his ability to achieve his goal of attending an ivy league university. •••



OPPORTUNITY TO GET INVOLVED AND TO LEAD “Transfer counselors at the four-year institutions want to see that you’ve been involved and it’s extremely helpful if you have demonstrated leadership at the two-year school you are transferring from,” Burstein explained.

[Excerpt from book] Leadership roles are invaluable because they demonstrate to admissions committee members that you can accomplish tasks without supervision. Most Ivy League university admissions counselors admit students who have served in some type of leadership capacity. Because such positions can add value to your transfer application, you should assess the leadership opportunities that are available at the two-year or four-year colleges where you might first enroll.

In his first semester at Manor, Burstein joined the student government and the student service organization Rotaract. In his second semester he joined the Legal Studies Student Association. Joining these organizations early in his time at Manor allowed him to, “pursue leadership opportunities.” During his second semester he became president of Rotaract and in his second year, he was president of student government. He was also the student affairs representative on the college’s Board of Trustees. “If I had started at a larger four-year institution, with a larger pool of candidates, I may not have had the chances to seize those leadership opportunities that I had at Manor,” Burstein commented. “Those opportunities allowed me to show the transfer counselors that I was proactive.” ••• “Manor gave me the chance to reinvent myself,” Burstein concludes. “It allowed me to be someone new; people there didn’t know me as the underachiever I was in high school. As soon as I got there, I was able to put my foot on the gas and keep it there until I got where I wanted to go.”

Burstein’s book is available from or at where you can get in touch with Marshall directly. Keep the conversation about two-year college education going: Twitter @transfereduc Facebook at transfer education


a Manor moment Dr. Virginia Saunders, RDH, MEd, EdD, Chairperson, Allied Health, Science & Math Division, and Director, Dental Hygiene Program works with student Lauren Hoch while working on a patient in our Dental Health Center.




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Manor Gets Serious

It’s 7:15am 12 Alena Yadlovskaya, a freshman student, reaches for her iPhone to shut off the alarm. While still laying in bed, Yadlovskaya opens the Instagram app, scrolls through her photo feed, likes about 10 pictures and then opens the Twitter app, scrolls through her tweet feed, favorites 7 tweets, and then decides to actually get out of bed and head to class. Throughout the course of the day, Yadlovskaya will most likely check one of her social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Blog) at least once every hour. It is no secret that the term ‘social media’ has become more prevalent in almost everyone’s vocabulary this past year. Grandparents are on Facebook, employers are reading Tweets, and colleges all over the world are running campaigns and promotions on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. Social media is literally changing the way colleges recruit students, and more importantly perspective and current students are checking out social media profiles more than actual college websites. A recent survey of 7,000 high school students by online education resources Zinch and Inigral reveals university social media accounts are influential to students who are deciding between colleges and universities.

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Here on campus, we have noticed the increase in social media usage and have worked very hard over this past year to use the social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to increase our brand awareness, recruit students and most importantly interact and create conversations with our current students, staff, faculty and alumni.


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Yadlovskaya proves that social media is actually bigger and more prevalent in the daily lives of our Manor College students than ever before.

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Manor College Welcomes Sport Management to its Academic Programs Beginning this fall, Manor College will offer the new Sport Management program within its Business and Legal Studies division, allowing students to put their interests in sports to work in the world of business by participating in – and benefitting from -- a rapidly growing industry with a wealth of employment opportunities. “The program gives students the chance to enter the exciting world of sports from a business perspective,” said Eleanor Shirley, director of Manor’s Sport Management program. “The program is for anyone. You don’t need a background in sports, you just need a business mindset and a passion for sports and fitness.” In fact, the sport management industry offers diverse career opportunities for students enamored of sports but perhaps not inclined to be professional players. Further, as people world-wide become more health conscious and spectator sports increase in popularity, the sport industry needs qualified leaders with the ability to apply knowledge and skills to the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of sport and recreation programs, along with the experience necessary to apply solutions to practical problems in the sport industry field. “The program is a great way for someone interested in sports to extend that interest by developing business skills and combining those skills with a passion for athletics,” Shirley continued. Manor’s program blends the unique aspects of sport with common business, marketing, management, social and ethical principles, preparing students for a career path in the sport, entertainment, recreation or fitness industries. According to Shirley, employment opportunities for those receiving a two-year associate degree in the field include entrylevel positions in marketing and sales, and working in sporting goods management and in the fitness and recreation industry, such as managing fitness centers. 26 MANOR ANNUAL REVIEW

Bachelor degree graduates may work in supervisory and management positions in a variety of sport related organizations and businesses, including professional, semi-professional, collegiate, high school and youth sports; facilities and event management; sport marketing and sales; communications and media; sporting goods manufacturing management; sporting goods retail management; non-profit sports; private clubs; fitness industry management; and extreme sports. Shirley also developed the program at Manor because of the fastgrowing nature of the industry in the economic sector and the opportunities that growth presents to graduates. According to Southern New Hampshire University, sport is the sixth leading industry in the United States with an annual revenue of approximately $252 billion. The North American Society for Sport Management listed only 20 sport management programs as of 1980, but by 2000 there were 200 and 218 by 2007. By 2011 there were 322 sport management programs in the country. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects sports related jobs to increase 23 percent by 2018, a much larger increase than the average for other employment sectors. PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts the global sports industry will rise in value by $21 billion in 2013. Shirley also points to our region, and the diverse opportunities for employment in the field – beyond those already mentioned -- as additional reasons for starting the program. “Philadelphia is one of the few cities in the country with a professional sports franchise in all major league sports – not just football, baseball, basketball and hockey, but also soccer and lacrosse,” said Shirley. “Which is an unparalleled advantage for students pursuing a career in sport management in this region.” Employers of sport management graduates are numerous, particularly in a region so highly concentrated with various sport and fitness related businesses and organizations, such as associations specifically geared toward professional athletes and trainers, parks and recreation departments, retail equipment and apparel companies, concession stand suppliers, ticketing agencies and sporting goods stores. Potential job titles for graduates include Marketing and Promotions Director, Corporate Sales Director, Facilities Coordinator, Advertising Sales Representative, Athletic Director, Community Sport and Recreation Manager, Sport Facility Manager, and Media Relations Director. For more information about this new program please visit:

The Civil War Institute: Not Your Average History Class It’s a cold, brisk December evening. Upstairs in The Community Center of the Willow Grove, PA GIANT Food Store sits ten eager adult students staring and awing at instructor, Herb Kaufman, M.Ed. who is in full period clothing, resembling a Civil War Union soldier from the 1860’s, with canteen, hat, sword, gun and all. This is a typical class for The Civil War Institute at Manor College. A Civil War student for many years, Judith Folan, says, “Participating in programs offered by the Civil War Institute is probably the easiest, most informative and rewarding method of learning about the Civil War and the history of our country during the 1860’s. Programs are stress free, and entertaining as well as being educational.” Judith couldn’t have said it better. Director of Continuing Education Dr. Judith Berke says, “instructors tell stories about the leaders’ lives, their families, marriages, personalities, character and how these qualities shaped their decisions that impacted the entire country!” The Civil War Institute at Manor College is the only institute in the Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery County area that offers college level courses on the Civil War. The Institute offers classes on specific battles, medicines, spies, Calvary, prisons, generals, horses, Lincoln, civilians of the Civil War and much more. All courses run 3-6 weeks, for one evening meeting per week with no homework or exams. To take a Civil

War class participants do not need to apply to the College. The Institute offers 16 Civil War courses per year, during the summer too. Larry Vogel, a Civil War Institute student, says, “Taking classes is fun because it is just a big group of people with a common interest in learning something new.” It has been said by numerous Civil War students that classes are ‘addicting’. Classes are based around the vast knowledge of each instructor, and classes are compelling because the instructors have such a strong noticeable passion for what they are teaching. All of the Civil War Institute instructors are members of the Delaware Valley Civil War Round Table (DVCWRT), a group of Civil War enthusiasts from the Delaware Valley, who share a common interest, and meet to study and exchange information on the Civil War. Each year, the Continuing Education Department at Manor College partners with the DVCWRT to develop the courses and programs they offer.

Civil War Institute instructor Herb Kaufman, M.Ed.uses a student to demonstrate how Civil War soldiers used their guns.

Civil War Institute instructor Herb Kaufman, M.Ed. shows his class Civil War artifacts.

Folan says, “The instructors are wonderful, they make history come alive. I’m always very impressed with the scope of their knowledge on each subject which obviously comes from many years of personal involvement and devotion to the subject matter.”

Right now, the Continuing Education Department just finished having their largest Civil War event to date, “The 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg: Why Gettysburg? The World Can Never Forget What They Did Here.”

Before instructors are hired, there is a strict screening process done by the Continuing Education Department and the DVCWRT to make sure that each instructor is the absolute best fit for The Civil War Institute. They look for instructors that are going to engage their students to create discussion within a class. It has been noted in feedback surveys that the Civil War students love the high amounts of discussion and engagement they get in every class.

According to Berke, the event went off without a hitch. Spectators said that the presentations were entertaining, fun and extremely patriotic. A crowd favorite presentation was Hugh Boyle’s first person presentation of the famous 16th President Abraham Lincoln. All of the presentation speakers conveyed passion and emotion, and audience members said that they were captivated and engaged all day long.

Civil War Institute instructor and DVCWRT Treasurer Herb Kaufman, M.Ed. says, “The best part about Civil War classes is the engagement with the students and discussion. We believe that our courses should be interactive and directly allow the students to participate. This makes the courses more meaningful and allows the instructors to create new courses that reflect the interest of the students.”

Check out below what a Civil War enthusiast tweeted about the event.

Folan says, “The is the perfect year to participate in any of the Civil War Institute courses or programs because it is the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.”


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Five Manor Vet Tech Faculty Contribute to Textbook This fall, when veterinary technology students around the world crack open their textbook – McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 8e, most of them won’t know firsthand the co-editor and many of the authors of the book. The difference for vet. tech. students at Manor College is that the co-editor, Joanna Bassert, VMD, is Manor’s program director, and four other members of Manor’s vet. tech. faculty have contributed to the book. Commonly referred to as the “Bible” of the vet. tech. profession, McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians is the primary comprehensive clinical textbook in the United States and is translated into many languages for use around the world, including Spanish, French, Japanese, and German. Students use it to study for the Veterinary Technician National Examination and many of the questions that appear on the exam are derived from the book. “I can’t think of a program that doesn’t use it,” Bassert said. “It is the go-to book.” This is not the first edition of the book that Bassert has co-edited -- she worked on the 5th, 6th and 7th editions as well -- and was the lead editor on both the 7th and 8th editions. This is the first edition in which the book’s namesake – and Bassert’s partner and mentor, Dr. Dennis McCurnin from Louisiana State University, did not participate as he retired from editing in 2010. For each new edition, with new editions published every four years, one third of the book is re-written. For the 8th edition, Bassert recruited a new co-editor, Dr. John Thomas from Ohio and together they mined the knowledge and experience of experts in their fields, including a number of members of Manor’s Vet. Tech. faculty, making the textbook truly a Manor creation. Kathianne Komurek, DVM, program coordinator, wrote the Small Animal Medical Nursing chapter for the book, while faculty member Dr. Amy Bentz contributed to three chapters: Large Animal Medical Nursing, the Neonatal Care of Puppy, Kitten and Foal and Geriatric and Hospice Care. A graduate of the program, Barbara Dugan, CVT, who also

teaches Large Animal Clinical Procedures, helped write the Restraint and Handling of Animals chapter. Other contributions to the book were made by faculty member, Dr. Christopher Reetz, who helped write the Preventive Health Programs chapter and independent study student Amanda Hadley, who helped review page proofs. All told, there were over 43 contributors to the 36 chapters in the textbook, and recruiting and preparing all of the writers was a huge part of Bassert’s job, though not all of it. “We always have to keep in mind that the book is for veterinary technicians, not veterinarians, so we educate the writers on what should be in the chapters,” Bassert explained. In fact, each contributor receives a set of instructions that are based on user surveys of over 200 vet. tech. faculty members in the U.S. and 100 in Canada. Writers get eight months to submit their chapters, after which proofs start rolling in for Bassert to review, comment on and return to the authors. Sometimes second and third drafts are required. Meanwhile, Bassert helped to write two chapters of the book herself – the Introduction to Veterinary Technology and the chapter on Veterinary Medical Records – as well as the material at the front of the book, i.e. the Preface, the Historical Timeline, and the How to Use This Book sections. All of this after finalizing the Table of Contents and determining the new chapters to be added at the beginning of the process. She also did some of the photography for the book, so she featured many of her students, as well as Serena, her dog and long-time program mascot, who passed away in the fall of 2012. “I’m very proud of this edition,” Bassert said. “It was the hardest one yet to work on, largely because it’s the biggest one. We have more authors and more chapters than ever before.”

“For me, it’s all about love and caring,” Bassert explained. “The love and caring of animals and students, of learning and of the profession.” According to Komurek, Bassert’s role, and that of the Vet. Tech. faculty, draw students to the program. “It shows that we are a faculty that is actively engaged in publishing,” she explained. “Having Joanna’s name on the book lends a ton of credibility to our program. “Joanna really is a superstar,” she added. Bassert particularly appreciates the effect her and her faculty’s contributions have on the students in her program. “In many cases, when our students cover a chapter in the textbook, the author of that chapter is the teacher standing in front of them in the classroom,” Bassert said. “That’s our faculty showing by example that our students can achieve their dreams; they can write a book, go to veterinary school, specialize in a certain area…their possibilities are endless. “I’m very proud of our Veterinary Technology students,” she concluded. “And I am indebted to the talent and dedication of our outstanding faculty.”

ALERT We snapped this photo of our beautiful new fencing that goes around our Manor farm. Thanks to Smucker Fencing for doing a wonderful job!

But, according to Bassert, despite all the hard work and long hours, it has been a “privilege to work with so many professionals in the field” and the entire experience has been a “labor of love.”



HOME PAGE is here That’s right. The much anticipated new look for our Manor College website is here. After a year of preparation and countless hours of work the new is live. Visit to see everything.




ALUMNIUPDATES 1985 Cheryl Papiernik Veselik is currently the Executive Assistant to the Director of Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute in Marion, Virginia, a state run mental healthcare facility.

1992 Dave Stibon moved on from being a funeral director to a forensic autopsy technician. His hobby is acting in Independent films (mostly horror or comedy), which he has been doing since 1992.


Brian Hahn is the Director of Admissions at the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University in Philadelphia.

2005 EJ McNiff uses her Liberal Arts degree every day as an advertising coordinator with University of Maryland University College’s marketing department. EJ is also pursuing an MBA at the University of Maryland University College. Brian Shaffer currently works at UnitedHealthcare as a Business Process Analyst and Six Sigma Green Belt. Brian is responsible for leading projects that improve the processes’ efficiency, betters the experience of insured members, and reduces cost/risk. During his four years at UnitedHealthcare he has led and assisted numerous projects that have cumulatively saved the company nearly $8 million.

Marshall Burstein is currently a labor relations generalist for a major corporation based in Tennesseesee. Read his full feature on page 19. Olya Yarychkivska is officially a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University graduate school working on her thesis in the department of Genetics and Development.

2009 Karlynne Urquhart is using her business degree and working as a Human Resources Representative at St. Christopher Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Victoria Pinchuk graduated from Temple University in 2012 with a degree in International Business and is employed at the Ukrainian Self Reliance Federal Credit Union.

2010 Olga Vitorsky just welcomed a baby girl, Ava, and will be starting medical school at The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in August. Eddie Smith graduated in 2012 from Widener University and is currently a Senior Recruiter with Robert Half Technology in Pennsylvania. Michelle Matrone completed her degree from Arcadia University in 2012 and is now employed as a Contract Specialist at Defense Logistics Agency, in Philadelphia. Dorothy Lang is currently employed as the Office Manager at Bone Marrow Transport Temple University Program in Philadelphia.

Natalia Siletsky graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Public Relations and a Minor in Marketing. Congrats Natalia!

2011 Brendan Gillespie graduated from St. Joseph’s University with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Accounting. Brendan will be starting a full time position in July at PricewaterhouseCoopers (#1 International Professional Services Firm) as an SAP Consultant. Brendan is planning on getting married this November. Joe Zegestowsky graduated from the Manor Business Administration program focusing on Information Systems and Technology. Joe is currently giving back as the Assistant in the Information Technology department at Manor College. Lucilla Hepworth is currently employed at Jacob’s Engineering in the Accounting department in Pennsylvania.

2012 Carlos Contente is pursuing a degree from LaSalle University in History. Carlos is also a Sacristan at Resurrection of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church in Northeast Philadelphia. Carlos also spoke at the Manor College Basilian Scholarship Gala in April of 2013. Tanya Sorensen graduated from the Vet Tech program and is now working at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Levittown, Pennsylvania.

Alumni, whether you are continuing your education, starting a new career or doing something completely different we want to know! E-mail and be featured in our next Alumni Updates SPRING 2013


Manor College Donor Report 2011 – 2012 Honor Roll of Donors The Manor College Annual Review is proud to recognize those individuals and organizations who made a contribution to Manor College from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. Anyone who made a donation to the college after June 30, 2012 will appear in the next issue of the Annual Review. Every effort has been made to list donors names accurately and in the proper category, however, errors can occur. If your name has been omitted, misspelled or placed in the incorrect category, please accept our apologies and contact the Office of Development at 215.885.2360, ext. 215 or e-mail them at Mother Josaphat Founders Society Donations of $10,000 and above Mother Josaphat, the foundress of Manor College, believed that education, community support, and service to others provided the foundation for a well rounded society. We recognize donors whose contributions exceed $10,000 by enrolling them in the Mother Josaphat Founders Society.

“I was awarded the Rose and Joseph Wariw Scholarship. I felt relieved because now I could develop academically and socially, as well as spiritually, without worrying about paying the bill.” Carlos Contente ‘12

President’s Circle Donations of $5,000 – $9,999 Donors contributing over $5,000 are recognized by the president for their generosity which enables Manor to offer a wide-range of competitive programs and scholarships for students. Basilian Benefactor Donations of $1,000 – $4,999 Donors contributing $1,000 or more become Basilian Benefactors, in honor of St. Basil the Great, whose order of Ukrainian Sisters founded Manor College in 1947. Manor Associates Donations of $500 – $999 Associates of Manor College are valued for their contribution to Manor College. They include Trustees, faculty, staff, friends and corporate supporters. Macrinian Society Donations of $250 – $499 Donors contributing over $250 are enrolled in the Macrina Society, named for St. Macrina, who established the first community for the Sisters of St. Basil the Great. Blue and White Club Donations of $100 – $249 Donors contributing between $100 to $249 become members of the Blue and White Club, named for Manor’s colors. Friends Donations of $1 – $99 Every gift makes a difference. Individuals giving up to $100 are regarded as friends of Manor College.



Honor Roll of Donors FY 2012 Mother Josaphat Founders Society Donations of $10,000 and above Connelly Foundation Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Marie Louise Vermeiren Jackson MB Charitable Foundation The Beneficial Foundation President’s Circle Donations of $5,000 – $9,999 George Binkowski Leonard and Helena Mazur Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, LLP Gift exclusively directed to the Dental Material Lab Jessica Hulsebosch, 1952 Gifts in Kind Mt. Laurel Animal Hospital Basilian Benefactor Donations of $1,000 – $4,999 Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of PA Benco Dental Company Helen Bowen, 1957 Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Joseph Burke, F.S.C., Ph.D. Catering by Mario’s Food Services, Inc. Comprehensive Investment Solutions LLC Fourjay Foundation George H. Rendell Associates, Inc. Sandra Girifalco, Esq. Linda Golkow RDR, CRCR, 1985 Golkow Technologies Roman and Mary Ann Gramiak Steven and Karen Huynh Margarete Kiec Morris Charitable Trust Vincent Nguyen Barbara Ozer Kathleen J. Sandoski Stephen Seminack Sisters of St. Basil the Great Alex Stogryn Erwin and Ella Straw The Craig Foundation The Heritage Foundation

The McEwen Family Scholarship Fund at Modern Group Ltd Thomas Jefferson Hospital Joseph Toner Tzedakah Foundation Ukrainian Selfreliance FCU, Philadelphia Verizon Foundation Gifts exclusively directed to the Sr. Cecilia Endowed Scholarship Joanna Bassert, V.M.D. Gifts exclusively directed to the Vet. Tech. Digitial X-Ray Project Susquehanna Bank Gifts in Kind Dr. Wayne Ruchgy Manor Associates Donations of $500 – $999 7 Huntingdon Pike, Inc. Frances Boccella, 1969 Brick & Stone Pointing Peter Chornomaz Johnna Corbett, 1986 Dishler Landscaping Gallop Printing Elizabeth H. Gemmell Norma and Ralph Hall Herman Goldner Co., Inc. Stasia Mento-Moloney, 1986 Merck Partnership for Giving Regina Pape, 1961 Sue Ann Southerland, 1987 Stark & Stark, Attorneys at Law William Swiderski Dr. Ihor and Barbara Zajaz Jane and Stephen Zegestowsky Gifts exclusively directed to the Ukrainian Heritage Studies Center Erickson Living Management as Agent for Ann’s Choice

Macrinian Society Donations of $250 – $499 Jamis Checchia, 1966 Cherie Crosby Marylou Delizia, 1966 Teresa Gillis, 1964 Christine Hoshowsky Barbara and Charles Kahn, Jr. George Kozub Michal Lysionek Anna Maksymowych Dr. amd Mrs. Edward Mazze Nickolas Milanytch Stephen Nachesty Marialice Stanzeski Taras Szmagala John W. Winicki Gifts exclusively directed to the Ukrainian Heritage Studies Center, Gift in Kind Helen Chomyn Marijka Cyhan Father Daniel F. Troyan Elisabetta Zodeiko Gifts exclusively directed to the Vet. Tech. Digitial X-Ray Project Kevin D. Welsh Pearl S. Buck Volunteer Association NorthStar Vets Gifts exclusively directed to the memory of Assunta & Pasquale Pace Dr. Patricia Sisca Pace Gifts exclusively directed to the Sesok Family Memorial Scholarship Dr. Deborah Sesok-Pizzini Gifts in Kind Dr. Virginina Saunders Silva Printing Associates

Gifts exclusively directed to the Vet. Tech. Digitial X-Ray Project The Bon-Ton Stores Foundation



HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Blue and White Club Donations of $100 – $249 Alicia Behn Alexander Blashkiv James Bond Kenneth Boyden J.D. Erica Marie Branch, 1972 Mary Lou Chin, 1958 Dr. Samuel Cimino Dante Cirelli Dr. Barry Cohen Anne-Marie Craig, 1964 Robert Dockhorn Sarah Dodd, 1961 Jean Drach, 1987 Francis Farrell Ruth Fidorack Patrice Flanagan, 2006 Florence Fromel Dennis Goloveyko Jaroslaw Hankewych Mary Harbison Oksana Hrubec Maria Iskiw Christopher Jud, 2004 Vera Kaczaj, 1956 Rosemary Kelly, 1965 Eileen Konecke, 1963 Stephanie Konyk, 1964 Agnes Kowal Mary Lizzul Lee Ann Maginnis, 1976 Sharon Mair, 1973 James Markham Zenon Masnyj Emil Maybo Joseph McHugh William McKeown Diane Meehan, 1989 Luba Melnyk Barbara Meyer, 1963 Bridgit Mursch Sally Mydlowec, 1966 Patricia Myr Marta Nakonecznyj Erica Nix, 2007 Irene Nowak Sr. Dolores Orzel, OSBM Frank Patrylak Diane Pevar Bohdan Pochmursky Patricia Porter, 1971 Steven Pressman Nicholas Pryszlak Anna Psiuk Melanie Radzinski, 1974


Leonid Rudnytzky Wasyl Salak James Sanzare Donna Schmale, 1968 Madeline Seltzer, Ph.D. Sydney Silverman Helen Skoufis Michael Sofiak Catherine Solotwa, 1964 Stephanie Stalega Stephanie Stetz Edward Thomas Jane Julicher Walsh, 1962 Joseph Walton Joseph Woytowich Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Piccione Construction, LLC Sr. Rita Stremba, OSBM, 1956 Selfreliance FCU, Newark, NJ Shober & Rock Signarama Silva Printing Associates Sr. Mary Cecilia Jurasinski, OSBM, 1956 The Benjamin Shein Foundation for Humanity The Loomis Company Gifts exclusively directed to the Ukrainian Heritage Studies Center LaSalle University Mary Okolowicz Rypan Designs Gifts exclusively directed to the Sr. Cecilia Endowed Scholarship Miriam Moody Gifts exclusively directed to the Vet. Tech. Digitial X-Ray Project Laura Clark, D.V.M Karen Gries, 2002 Gifts exclusively directed to the Eileen Freedman Scholarship Fund Marlynn Alkins Gifts in Kind Dr. and Mrs. Ivan Koropeckyj

Friends Donations of $1 – $99 Maria Andrusjak Edward Ashe Vera Bacwyn-Holowinsky Roman Badiak Theresa Baugh Stephanie Beakey, 1954 Sheila Betasso, 1960 Anastasia Boncariwsky Joanne Buccellato, 1968 Linda Buchanan Marshall Burstein, 2005 Nancy F. Caldwell Jean-Pierre Cap Tram Chau Larry Chirlin Elizabeth Colonna, 1969

“I was awarded the Manor College Presidential Scholarship. I knew that many new doors to my future could be opened with this help financially, because without it, I would never have been able to move back to Manor College to complete the Program of Veterinary Technology.” Amy LaPlante ‘12 Patricia Conroy, 1987 Joyce Cox, 1981 Christine Cramer Sheaff Louis Dacko Cheryl D’Aloia, 1992 Viktor Decyk Katherine Denega Claire Di Criscio John Dupnock Lydia Dychdala, 1955 Walter Dziwak Debra Ehrmann, 1996 Eilee Engel Stephanie Ermolowich Sr. Olga Marie Faryna, OSBM George Fenyo Kathleen Flood, 1967 Lorraine Gastrock, 1965 Kathleen Grasmeder, 1957 Daria Guenther Beverly Halchak John Halchak Anita Haley, 1967 Mykola Haliv Aleksandra Hanas Tracie Harris, 1995 Margaret Hennessey, 1989

HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Thomas Hill Frederick I. Hough Wasyl Iwanczszyn Anna Janjanin, 1966 Thoedore Johnson, 1978 James Jurasinski Andrew Kapustiak Wwilliam Kataryniak Bohdan Kazaniwsky James Kelly Anna Kibalo Joseph Korszniak Olga Kostiv Louise Krulikowski Bohdan Kulchyckj Myron Kuropas Arlene Laserow Robert Levine Edward Lewandowski, 1995 Semen Macola Dorothy Manley Louis Marchuk Cecilia Markham, D.M.D. Maureen Matakonis, 1965 Amy McClain Phyllis McGovern, 1972 Dr. Gregory McPeak Sergiy Merkulov Carolina Moeck

Anne M. Monaghan, 1972 Eileen Monaghan, 1997 Beverly Mozersky Philip Murray Ladimer Nagurney John A. Orichosky Catherine O’Shea Kathleen Padlo, 1996 Nancy Pasak Roman Peklak Carol Ratko, RHD, BS Andrea Sabo, 2007 Lisa Schellinger, 1983 Casey Schmoyer, 2003 John Sereditch Paul Shabla Michael Skweir Roman Slysh Marty Smith Mary Ann Smith, 1967 Theodore Stecko Frances M. Stevenson Betty Stivale, 1976 Kimberly Succi, 1992 Dr. Joanna Sym-Lipsky Michael Tanitsky Suann Taylor-Sims Daniel Turner Albert Turpie, D.M.D.

Regina Walker, 1964 Mary Ellen Way, 1972 George and Elizabeth Wesner Patrick White Elizabeth Whitman Jerry Wojt Olga Wojtyshyn Barbara Wood Rose Worobel Stephen Wozny Marguerite Young, 1972 Orest Zahajkewycz Roman Zaharchuk Gloria Zannis, 1964 Hanna Zyruk St. Michael’s Uk. Catholic Church William R. May Funeral Home

Gift exclusively directed to the Ukrainian Heritage Studies, Gift in Kind Natalia Luciw Laura McClure Gifts exclusively directed to the Vet. Tech. Digitial X-Ray Project Carol Pearce, 2005

Gift exclusively directed to the Ukrainian Heritage Studies Center Donna E. Cupitt GIrl Scout Troop 91230 Olga Gwynn, 1976 The Manorly Bead Club Ukrainian Heritage School

Board of Trustees Steven Q. Huynh, Chairperson

Kenneth J.D. Boyden, J.D. Ed.D.

Sandra A. Girifalco, Esq.

Stasia M. Mento-Moloney ‘86

Director of Corporate Planning

Advancement Professional



Independent Blue Cross

Rydal, PA

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young

The Women’s Center of Montgomery Cty

Philadelphia, PA

Elkins Park, PA

Philadelphia, PA

Brother Joseph F. Burke, F.S.C.,

Dante M. Cirelli, Vice Chairperson


Sister Mary Cecilia Jurasinski,

Vincent Nguyen

Community Representative

Professor of Psychology



Churchville, PA

LaSalle University


Amplifier Solutions Corp.

Philadelphia, PA

Manor College

Telford, PA

Roman Gramiak, Treasurer

Jenkintown, PA

Community Representative

Sister Olga Marie Faryna, OSBM

Richboro, PA

Pastoral Care/Social Service

Mary Kolodij

Sisters of St. Basil the Great

Saint Josaphat Eparchy

Chairman, Board of Directors

Fox Chase Manor, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

Ukrainian Selfreliance FCU

Sister Rita Stremba, OSBM, Secretary

Philadelphia, PA

Sister Dolores Orzel, OSBM

George H. Rendell

Director, Religious Studies

Linda Golkow ‘85

Saint Basil Academy

Founder & CEO

Leonard L. Mazur

George H. Rendell Associates, Inc.

Fox Chase Manor, PA

Golkow Technologies

Vice Chairman

Media, PA

Philadelphia, PA

Akrimax Pharmaceuticals, LLC

Kathleen J. Sandoski Music Teacher

Joseph E. Toner, III, Emeritus

Huntingdon Valley, PA

Chairman, Board of Supervisors


Cranford, NJ

Uwchlan Township, PA SPRING 2013


DEVELOPMENTS From Director of Development Marialice Stanzeski

Allied Health Laboratories Modernization Campaign Completed This May 2013, with the installation of digital radiology for the Program of Veterinary Technology, including a dental radiology machine, the modernization and renovation of Allied Health Laboratories and the Dental Health Center is completed. This last drive completes the Allied Health Laboratory Renovation Campaign begun in 2005. Persistence and determination were the driving force behind this campaign. Thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends, donors contributed to completely renovate the Chemistry Lab, modernize the Biology Lab, upgrade the Micro-Biology Lab, modernize the Dental Health Center and installed a state of the art computer system in the Dental Hygiene Clinic.

Below: Sr. Miriam Claire Kowel, OSBM, General Superior for the Sisters of St. Basil the Great and Sr. M. Valentina, OSBM, Provincial Superior, Romania, visited students in the recently renovated Dental Materials Lab, with Manor President Sr. Mary Cecilia, OSBM.


Alumni Reunions Galore 1960’s 1960’s Graduates of Manor Junior College joined together June 12, 2012 to catch up on old times and reminisce on their days at Manor. The theme for the reunion, was “Still Kids at Heart,” and was hosted by Mrs. Barbara Deluca Osinski ‘66. Sister Mary Cecilia, OSBM, President of Manor College, emphasized the hard work and success enjoyed by these early graduates of the College. Their success laid the foundation for the high regard for academic excellence that Manor enjoys to this day. Right: Alumni and friends of Manor graduates from the 60’s review the Macrinian from their classes.

Veterinary Technology The Vet Tech Symposium 2012, held at the Doubletree Inn Plymouth Meeting on October 7, was a wonderful reunion of Manor College Vet Tech alumni, faculty and Advisory Committee members. It was a time to share new ideas, catch up with classmates and learn about the importance of the veterinary technician practice model and the decision making process for veterinary technicians. It was also a time to honor alumni who made not only a difference to Manor’s Program of Veterinary Technology, but also to the profession as a whole. Above: Assistant Professor, Beverly Bisaccia, Education Coordinator for the Manor College Program of Veterinary Technology leads a discussion of alumni in identifying technician evaluations of a small animal patient during the Fall 2012 Vet Tech Symposium.

Reunion of the 1970’s The 1970’s was a dramatic period of social change. However, at Manor Junior College time and time again graduates dedicated the Macrinian to Sister Mary Cecilia, OSBM and Sister Miriam Claire, OSBM. Comments that were overheard during the reunion were, “Sister Claire not only aided academically but she also helped us with the little problems we encountered through the years. Sister Cecilia, an enlightened teacher and also a knowledgeable person strove to help us a great deal throughout our two years at Manor.” On Sunday June 9, 2013, Manor hosted a reunion on the Manor College Campus. The picture above is of lifelong friends that met at Manor during the 1970’s.

“We need not say anymore about these two very special people for their actions spoke louder than their words. We will always remember and admire both of them.”




How to Remember Manor College in Your Estate Plan In January, 2013, a member of Manor’s faculty established an endowed scholarship, which, when put into effect, will be awarded to a Manor student following an academic program in Liberal Arts. The College is very grateful for this generous gift. The following wording is a guide line, if you are interested in leaving a bequest to Manor. Four of the most popular forms bequests can take are: 1. Direct bequest of money or property

“I give to Manor College TIN# 23-1608264, located in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, $__________ (or describe the real or personal property, including exact location), for the benefit of Area Specified by Donor or the Manor College Endowment.” 2. A percentage of the estates

“I give to Manor College TIN# 23-1608264, located in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, ___________% of my estate, for the benefit of Area Specified by Donor or the Manor College Endowment.” 3. A residual bequest

“I give all the residue of my estate, including real and personal property, to Manor College TIN#23-1608264, located in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, for the benefit of Area Specified by Donor or the Manor College Endowment.” 4. A double-purpose bequest.

You can provide a relative or friend with income for life through a special gift to Manor College. You can do this by establishing a charitable trust through your Will. Upon your death, the trust pays income to the person you designate. After that person’s death, whatever remains in the trust passes to Manor College for the benefit of Area Specified by Donor or the Manor College Endowment. Contact: Marialice Stanzeski, Director of Development & Alumni Relations at

(215) 885-2360 ext. 215 or via email

Below: Donor recognition plaque Donors contributed 100% of the cost to renovate and modernize the Chemistry Lab. Many donations were made in honor of Sr. Bohdonna, OSBM Manor’s long lived Chemistry and Physics professor.


Financial Report for FY 2012 From Director of Finance & Plant, John Winicki During 2011 – 2012, a total of $915,036 was expended on achieving goals outlined in Manor College’s Facilities Plan, Information Technology Plan, and Long-Range Plan. Facilities Plan Expenditures $249,288 Expanded and repaired parking lot Added retention berm for water runoff Upgraded athletic facilities Beautification of campus & added walkway Renovated residence hall student lounge Renovated Financial Aid office Constructed new faculty office Improvements to residence hall, gym & cafeteria Upgraded security cameras around campus Information and Technology Plan Expenditures $70,500 Purchased new computers, monitors, printers, projectors & servers Upgraded wireless capabilities Furnished new business lab with laptops Outfitted Admissions staff with iPhones, iPads & laptops Purchased backup & disaster recovery device Long-Range Plan $595,248 Revised curricula, added courses & dual admissions agreements w/ high schools Expanded use of technology to increase enrollment Increased financial aid & scholarships Increase academic skills & seminars for students as well as conferences, workshops & professional development Increased salaries; hired history professor Adopted innovative instructional methods for faculty Purchased necessary lab equipment Promoted Manor’s name recognition Finance Director’s Report for FY12 Expenditures Instruction and Academic Support Auxiliaries Student Services General and Administration Total Expenditures

$4,158,228 $1,118,192 $2,310,502 $2,746,306 $10,333,228

40% 11% 22% 27%

Total Expenditures  2011  -­‐  2012   Instruc/on  &     Academic  Support  

General &  Administra/on   27%  



Student Services  





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{Snapshot} On a picture perfect Fall day, the colors and trees surrounding St. Josaphat Hall are simply stunning.


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