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CCBC honors founding Athletics Director Jack Manley
with building renaming
4 p.m., May 15, Library Plaza, CCBC Catonsville

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (May 1, 2014) -- The Community College of Baltimore County will rename the CCBC Catonsville Wellness and Athletics Center – “The Jack Manley Wellness and Athletics Center” – in a ceremony to be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, May 15, in the rear plaza of the CCBC Catonsville Library at 800 S. Rolling Road. This location affords a great view of the signage on the outside of the center. Friends, family, donors and colleagues of both Manley and CCBC are expected to attend. The event is free and open to the public.

In 1959, Catonsville resident Jack Manley became the founding Athletic Director of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation department at then-Catonsville Community College. During his tenure he oversaw the development of 22 intercollegiate sports and the implementation of women’s sports at the local, regional and national levels. His vision helped build a strong foundation for CCBC’s Wellness and Athletics programs.

The Jack Manley 500 Club Committee has helped to raise $250,000, which is 50 percent of the $500,000 goal required in order to bestow this special recognition in his honor. The Jack Manley 500 Club is co-chaired by Dr. Raymond D. Bahr and Sarajane V. Quinn and the Hilton Mansion campaign is chaired by Beverly K. Vinzant.

CCBC President Sandra L. Kurtinitis notes, “The naming of the building is a fitting tribute to Jack Manley because it recognizes his exceptional achievements, his generous spirit and his commitment to CCBC. We are extremely happy to celebrate Jack and thank CCBC’s many loyal donors.”

Although Manley retired in 1984, he and his wife, Berchie, a former Baltimore County Council member, continue to play pivotal roles in both the Catonsville and the CCBC communities.

During last year’s fundraiser, many also contributed to funding the restoration of the historic Hilton Mansion also located at CCBC Catonsville. During this naming program, CCBC will recognize these contributions with the first installation of plaques honoring donors to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Challenge Grant.

For additional information about the Jack Manley 500 Club and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Challenge Grant, contact the CCBC Office of Institutional Advancement at 443-480-3544.

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