Manor College to Receive HealthLink Dental Clinic’s Community Partner Award

Manor College has been selected to receive HealthLink Dental Clinic’s Community Partner Award at their Anniversary Cocktail Party Fundraiser on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. This award acknowledges the clinic’s partners that have contributed to the success of HealthLink. Healthlink is a free dental clinic that serves uninsured, low-wage earning adults in Bucks & Montgomery Counties.  Dr. Virginia Saunders, Dean of the Division of Allied Health and Director of Dental Hygiene Program at Manor College stated, “The Dental Hygiene Program has a long-standing relationship with this wonderful organization. I served as a consultant to HealthLink when the dental facility was in its planning stages, and our students have provided dental hygiene services to their patients for many years. Having the opportunity to provide treatment to those in need has greatly enriched our students’ educational experience. Manor College is proud and honored to receive the HealthLink Dental Clinic’s first Community Partner Award!” 2018 has been an exciting year for the Dental Hygiene Program at Manor College. The program was recently ranked as a Top Five Best Dental Hygiene Program in the state of Pennsylvania according to Universities.com. The Program and the entire College community are grateful for this award. Manor College is looking forward to continuing its relationship with HealthLink Dental Clinic, an organization that has such a positive impact.

Manor College Becomes Smoke-Free

Manor College is taking steps to encourage healthy living this summer by becoming a smoke-free campus. The college is committed to making its campus environment an enjoyable and healthy place to learn and live. For these reasons, Manor College is now a smoke-free campus, as of July 1, 2018.   Manor College President, Dr. Jonathan Peri, stated, “Our campus at Manor is an oasis with green spaces, the Jenkintown/Tacony Creek in our backyard, and the neighboring 130 acre Alverthorpe Park, so moving to a smoke-free campus not only makes health and mission sense, but it’s also a reflection of caring for creation all around us.” Tina Colella, Manor College Human Resources Manager, said, “The overall goal in the creation of our new policy is to have a healthier campus. Going smoke-free improves quality of life, promotes health and wellness throughout the Manor community and creates a safe and healthy working and living environment.” Readers can learn the health effects of smoking in this article published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Those who are interested in quitting can view these tips from the CDC. The college looks forward to providing a healthier environment for all students, employees and guests of Manor College.

Manor College hires Head Coaches for Track and Field and Women’s Basketball

Manor College is excited to announce that Daryl Nelson has been hired as the Head Coach of the College’s newest sport, Track and Field. Nelson has previously held a coaching position at the University of the Sciences as their track coach. Leo Mahon has been hired as the Head Coach of Women’s Basketball. Mahon was previously an assistant coach for the men’s basketball team at Manor College. He has experience coaching basketball at Rutgers University – Camden. John Dempster, Athletic Director, stated, “We are so thrilled to announce the hiring of Daryl Nelson and Leo Mahon. Daryl will be at the helm of our very first Track and Field team (both men and women). Leo Mahon, a New Jersey native, accepted the women’s basketball job. Together, the two coaches complete our athletic department for the 2018-19 year. These two men are coming to Manor with incredible energy and are looking to start another winning tradition. Go Blue Jays!” This has been a dynamic year for the College, especially for athletics. In addition to Track and Field being added to the athletic roster, Cross Country has also been started. Last year, the College started its’ inaugural Baseball team. The entire Manor College community is thrilled to welcome Nelson and Mahon!