Former President Manahan Honored with “A Leader’s Legacy” Mosaic
On November 18 Grace College and Seminary faculty and staff gathered for the presentation of an art piece to honor Ron and Barbara Manahan.
Reflective of the Frank Lloyd Wright style, the 10-foot by 4-foot acrylic mosaic was designed by Grace College graduate Christi Ziebarth and is comprised of 50 individually handcrafted pieces signed with well wishes by students, faculty, staff and community members. Entitled “A Leader’s Legacy” to commemorate Manahan’s service to the institution and the community, the piece was hung in the newly renamed Ronald E. and Barbara J. Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center.
Bill Katip, current Grace College and Seminary president, gave opening remarks and thanked those involved in the project, including Rod Nissley, Jeremy Hammer, and Keith Denlinger for the installation, Brandpoet staff for the lettering design work, Rhonda Raber for her project management, the student affairs staff for helping secure student signatures, and the staff and faculty who signed the pieces. Roger Peugh, campus prayer coordinator with many years of service to Grace College, gave a short devotional.
Dr. and Mrs. Manahan were extremely grateful for the gift. “It will be a wonderful reminder of all who have been a part of our lives,” Dr. Manahan explained.
Grace College and Seminary is an evangelical Christian community of higher education that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and applies biblical values in strengthening character, sharpening competence, and preparing for service. Grace College also offers flexible online graduate degrees, on-campus and online degree completion programs, and highly affordable, easily accessible degree programs in Detroit, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. The 180-acre main campus is located in the historic resort town of Winona Lake, near Warsaw, Indiana.