Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Manchester College (IN) Changes Name

Manchester College in North Manchester, IN will become Manchester University on July 1, 2012.

Manchester College traces its origin to the Roanoke Classical Seminary founded by the United Brethren Church in Roanoke, Indiana in 1860.  The seminary became Manchester College when it was moved to North Manchester, Indiana in 1889.  Representatives of the Church of the Brethren purchased the campus in 1895 and deeded it to four State Districts of the Church in 1902.  The number of supporting districts increased until, by 1932, Manchester College served the five-state area of Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin.