Manor College Launches Engineering Science Program

Engineering has been a longstanding career option for students who are interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this field is projected to grow, with an estimated 139,000 new jobs by 2026. Manor College recognizes this significant growth and has launched a Engineering Science associate’s program.  What is the program?  The Engineering Science program consists of courses in chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering design and more. There are two tracks to choose from—Engineering Science Transfer Track and a Career Track. The Engineering Science Track will prepare students to enter a Bachelor’s degree-granting program while the Career Track will help students launch their career with an associate’s degree in Engineering Science. Some possible career opportunities with this program include: electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, test engineering and more!  Why should students choose this program?  Manor prides itself on providing an accessible and affordable education. College is an investment. 94% of students at Manor receive financial aid. Scholarships, grants and work study positions are also available—we want education to be as readily available as possible. In addition to our price tag, students receive personalized attention which sets them up for success upon graduation. Manor College’s Engineering Science program can also provide students with the opportunity to prepare for the rigorous curriculum of an engineering program they choose. Manor’s instructors and advisors can work with students to help determine their career path.  “Manor College is continuing to provide more opportunities for our students. We are excited to launch two new Associate programs in Engineering. These will be the first new programs since our successful launch of Bachelor’s programs in 2018. These programs will allow students to either start a career as an Engineer Technician or build a strong foundation to continue their education is an Engineering Science program.”, stated Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Marc Minnick. Are you interested in learning more about this program? Contact the Office of Admissions today at admissions@manor.edu. More information on the Engineering Science program can be found here.

Vet Tech Students Prepare for Career by Returning to Campus

Vet Tech students returning to campus are learning what their daily work routine will look like when they graduate as Certified Veterinary Technicians. Being a Vet Tech means many long hours and hard work. Caring about animals has to be the most important objective for Vet Techs—they have an extreme amount of pressure put on them and have to be “on” at all times while they are working. Dr. Stephanie Marks would like people to know that Vet Techs are essential employees.  Dr. Stephanie Marks, Program Director of Veterinary Technology, stated,  “I think it’s important for people to realize, Veterinary professionals are essential workers. Whether it’s a pandemic, blizzard, hurricane, or other natural disaster, animals rely on us for medical care. The vast majority of careers in the veterinary medical field can not be done remotely, or socially distanced from the general public and colleagues.  As a teaching institution, we have a responsibility to prepare these future essential workers on how to stay safe while continuing to provide necessary medical care to animals.”  Tamia Gladney, current Vet Tech student added, “The Vet Tech instructors  at Manor have not only enforced but taught me the significance of professionalism. Every class is handle as if we are in a professional setting, which instills the natural tendency for me to be professional at all times” It is impressive the number of hours these students have put in, to prepare themselves to provide care for animals. Manor College Vet Tech students receive extensive training through their classes and labs. The pandemic our world is facing right now will surely change the future of Vet Techs and hopefully shed more light on how Vet Techs are essential employees.  Manor College offers an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Practice Management. Learn more about our programs. 

Manor College Receives Acceptance into United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA)

Manor College has recently been welcomed into the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), a national organization for the intercollegiate athletic programs of community, junior, and small colleges across the United States. Manor has previously been a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and will remain in that association for men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field.  Manor’s acceptance into the USCAA will allow junior and senior students to play on the College’s athletic teams. In the past, athletes had to transfer to another school to continue playing their sport of choice.  Eight sports will compete in the USCAA: baseball, men and women’s basketball, men and women’s cross country, men and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball.  John Dempster, Manor College’s Athletic Director stated, “I am absolutely thrilled to continue our athletic journey with the USCAA.  Being in his conference gives our athletes the opportunity to stay right where they want to be and that is here at Manor College.  This move is historical for the college as our upperclassmen can now compete athletically while working toward their bachelor’s degree which is our ultimate goal.” Shawn Wood, a current student stated, “I’m really looking forward to my second year playing soccer here at Manor and having such an amazing coach and Athletic Director like John Dempster who gives a fair chance to every player here. I’m looking forward to being able to mentor incoming students in the future.”  The Athletic Department and the entire Manor College Community is thrilled about this exciting news! To learn more about athletics at Manor College, visit manorbluejays.com. 

Manor College Forms Dual Enrollment Partnership with Archbishop Wood High School

Manor College has recently signed a Dual Enrollment Agreement with Archbishop Wood High School.  Through this partnership, senior students enrolled at Archbishop Wood can earn college credits while still in high school. Earning college credits while in high school allows students to get ahead while also saving money—setting them up to graduate with less debt.  Gary V. Zimmaro Sr, President of Archbishop Wood High School, stated, “Archbishop Wood is looking forward to a long partnership with Manor College. We believe that the partnership will enhance the academic program at Archbishop Wood and open many new doors for our students. Many new ideas will be shared as our relationship evolves.” “Manor College is excited to expand our High School Dual Enrollment Program with Archbishop Wood. The program has been a great opportunity for High School students to start their pathways into college degrees in Business, Criminal Justice, and Computer Science. The partnership with Wood is our first High School Partnership with our Engineering Program, and we can’t wait to get started in the Fall!”, said Marc Minnick, Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs. Manor College is excited about this new partnership with Archbishop Wood and looks forward to building the relationship further! To learn more about dual enrollment at Manor College, visit this page.   

Manor College Honors Essential Workers and Sisters of Saint Basil the Great with Car Parade

On Wednesday, June 17, members of the faculty,  staff and administration of Manor College organized a car parade to honor the Sisters of Saint Basil the Great and essential workers which includes the Public Safety and Maintenance and Facilities teams. The reason for the parade was to celebrate essential workers and the Sisters themselves. The former have kept society intact and functioning during the COVID restrictions while the latter have been homebound for the pandemic’s duration. Most of the Sisters are retired and among those considered at high risk for infection. Fran Stevenson, Manor College Public Safety Officer, stated, “The display of appreciation from our Manor colleagues and community was wonderful and heartwarming. It embodies everything we have always believed in Manors strength and spirit. It is an honor to serve and work alongside these people.” Public Safety Officer, Maureen Melchiorre, added, “I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to stop by and show their appreciation for our Manor Public Safety Team! We all really felt valued and loved!”  Sister Dorothy Ann, OSBM, Provincial Superior said, “The Sisters and I were thrilled by the recognition given by Manor’s car parade through our grounds.  Every single Sister was out waving and cheering their support of Manor as well.  We are truly blessed!” President Jonathan Peri stated, “The energy we shared was truly in the spirit of Manor College’s mission,” said Dr. Jonathan Peri, President of Manor College. “After what has been quite a long time of working remotely, we are all eager to get back to campus and we had a chance to be together under some new conditions that will persist for a while to keep us safe.  At the same time we got to honor our incredible essential staff such as our campus safety officers, maintenance team and our custodial team, as well as our founders, the Sisters of St. Basil the Great.  God bless them all!” The car parade was delightful for all yet especially meaningful for those who have not left the convent since March. The Manor College community was thrilled to honor the essential workers and Sisters of Saint Basil the Great in this special way! Watch the excitement from the car parade in this video! Difficult times bring greater appreciation of thoughtful gestures like this one.