3 Reasons Why You Should Attend An Evening at Manor

3 Reasons Why You Should Attend An Evening at Manor 1. Support the exciting initiatives at Manor College By supporting the gala, you are supporting programs, scholarships, renovations and everything in between that is happening on campus. 2. Cocktails, dinner and dancing,  need we say more? After you have enjoyed the signature cocktail and a delicious meal, a stellar classic rock cover band will get you up on your feet to a night of movin’ and groovin’! 3. Win beautiful benefit “raffle” baskets! With over 20 fully stocked raffle baskets, having a variety of themes such as “A Taste of Italy”, “Summertime”, “Lucky Lottos” and more – there will be something that everyone wants to take their chances on! Buy your tickets for An Evening at Manor here or email development@manor.edu for more information.

Manor Hosting Daniel Crofts Book Presentation

On April 25, Daniel Crofts, a respected Civil War Historian and retired professor emeritus from The College of New Jersey, will be at Manor College discussing his latest book, The Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union.  The book presentation will consist of an introduction at 11AM and will be followed by a question and answer session at 11:30AM.   Matthew Smalarz, History and Social Sciences Coordinator at Manor College stated, “Professor Crofts will offer the Manor College community a closer look at the complex and turbulent history of the 13th Amendment during the American Civil War.  We encourage everyone interested in learning more about the history of race, slavery and American politics to attend.” Crofts has written five books about the North-South sectional crisis that led to the Civil War.  Included in the books is Reluctant Confederates: Upper South Unionists in the Secession Crisis (University of North Carolina Press, 1989).  His latest book has received great reviews; Kirkus Reviews described the book as “Meticulously detailed… a thorough look at the dissension that tore the country apart.” Choice expressed, “A highly readable account of a seldom-remembered feature of early Civil War history.  Highly recommended.” Manor College is thrilled to welcome Daniel Crofts and is anticipating a very informative discussion.

Manor College Hosting Justice Studies Conference for Campus and Community

Manor College is hosting a Justice Studies Conference on Tuesday, April 4 and Wednesday, April 5. Included in the conference is a Criminal Justice and Career Workshop.  This conference is open to the public – all are welcome to attend! On Tuesday, April 4 there will be a trip to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania at 8:45AM. On Wednesday, April 5, there will be several speakers on campus at Manor College in the Basileiad Library. Included in the speakers is Robert J. DeSousa, Esquire, State Director, United States Senator Pat Toomey; Sterling Johnson, Esquire, Researcher and Consultant, Legal Studies;  Brian Haughton, Corporal, Philadelphia Police Department;  and Curry Bailey, Student Disciplinary Hearing Officer.  In addition, there will be a panel discussion titled “Landing That First Job: How to Apply Yourself”.  Members from the Montgomery County Paralegal Association and the Philadelphia Association of Paralegals will be present, including Christine Flynn, Paralegal at Haggerty, Goldberg, Schliefer & Kupersmith; Judy Stouffer, Law Firm Administrator and Senior Paralegal at Berner, Klaw, & Watson; Lisa LaPenna, Paralagal at Kaplin, Stewart; and Lisa McDermott, President at Everett Kelly Recruiters. Mary Sims, Director and Professor of Legal Studies stated, “It is so important to know your rights and to hear about the social and legal issues that are currently affecting our society.  For those of you who are interested in pursuing employment or education, and even if you aren’t, this will be an eye and mind opening conference to attend.” Manor College hosts several events throughout the year regarding justice studies and all garner successful outcomes. The college anticipates the same result for this conference.  Please contact Mary Sims at msims@manor.edu or 215-885-2360 ext. 256 for more information.  

Manor College Honors Women’s History Month

A month dedicated to remembering and honoring different women throughout history, Women’s History Month allows us to look into our own community.  We spoke to various women in the Manor Community including Dr. Diane Pevar, Assistant Dean of Academic Support and Retention.  We asked her several questions about what this month means to her and these are her responses: Why do you think Women’s History Month is important? I have two answers for this questions: (1) I think we have an information gap in the world today.  By that I mean that far too many girls and women are unaware of how oppressed women have been throughout history and that we continue to be treated unequally. The first step to moving forward is to understand how far we’ve come and what still needs to be done. (2) It’s very important to provide girls with role models who can inspire them and, through their stories and achievements, lay out a path that others can follow. Are there any women throughout history that have impacted you in any way? If so who and why? Golda Meir, Margaret Thatcher and Indira Gandhi are among my heroes because they were elected to the highest positions in their countries (all prime ministers) long before women’s rights were recognized. In the United States we have very few females serving in government and, of course, have yet to elect a female President. I strongly support organizations such as Running Start that are dedicated to education and to getting young women involved in politics.  To effect change our voices must be heard. Is there any advice you would like to give to female Manor students? Words of encouragement? Dream big and never give up your dreams.  Women are needed in every career, but you may have to fight for the opportunity to achieve your dreams. You are never alone; there are women who have forged the path you’re on who will always extend a helping hand to you. Stay tuned throughout this month for more stories about women in the Manor community!

Manor College’s Joanna Bassert, VMD wins McGuffy Longevity Award

On February 22, 2017,  Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) announced the winners of the  William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award.  Included in the list of six winners was McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 8th edition by Dr. Joanna M. Bassert and John A. Thomas.  Dr. Bassert is Director and Professor for the Program of Veterinary Technology at Manor College.   The textbook is a core text for most of the Veterinary Technology programs in the U.S. and Canada.  Additionally, it has been translated into many languages throughout the world. Dr. Bassert’s work on the book began nearly 20 years ago when she started on the Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians when it was in its 5th edition.  Bassert stated that this award “acknowledges the sustained effort of Dr. Dennis McCurnin (who worked on the first 7 editions) and me (who worked on editions 5-9).  It also represents a passion for the profession and a vision for its role in veterinary medicine. Amy Daskilewicz, a Vet Tech major at Manor College said, “Dr. Bassert is an invaluable asset, not only to the Vet Tech program at Manor, but to the whole school. I’m very proud when I tell prospective vet tech students that the head of the department is also the author of the textbook.” Joanna Bassert has been working at Manor College since 1992.  She has taught Introduction to Veterinary Technology, Clinical Pathology, Small Animal Procedures, Animal Anatomy and Physiology, and Sophomore Clinical Externships.  Her academic specialties and interests include Comparative Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology.  Dr. Bassert will be accepting the William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award early this Summer. Congratulations Dr. Bassert!