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Lane Center Multi-Use Room Named for Dr. Alice Manicur

Lane Center Multi-Use Room Named for Dr. Alice Manicur
Dr. Alice Manicur with photo of entrance to newly named Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall
Frostburg State University alumni and friends of Dr. Alice R. Manicur, vice president of Student and Educational Services at FSU, were on hand when the University named the Lane Center's Multi-Use Room in honor of Dr. Manicur for her 40 years of service to FSU.

The Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall was officially presented on Oct. 6th in a surprise announcement during this year's Homecoming activities. The hall, located in the student union building, is one of the largest assembly rooms on campus and will continue to be used to present special student programming and events.

Dr. Manicur has worked with student affairs at Frostburg State University for 40 years, when she assumed the duties of the newly created dean of students position. Since then, she has been vice president of student affairs, acting director of admissions and vice president for student and educational services, the position she currently holds.

"During her 40 years of service to Frostburg State, Dr. Manicur has become an icon to generations of graduates and current students," says Dr. Catherine Gira, FSU president. "Her vision in establishing a student services program has far exceeded comparable activities at other campuses."

Dr. Manicur has implemented a variety of programs since her arrival in 1960. Her accomplishments include establishing living arrangements for residential students, the highly successful Summer Planning Conference for incoming freshmen, advising the Student Government Association and designing learning communities and student leadership opportunities. She continues to work with her staff to create and improve programs designed to meet the ever-changing needs of Frostburg's students. She also has been involved with campus committees focusing on almost all facets of student life, and now serves on the President's Cabinet and the President's Student Advisory Council.

After earning a bachelor's degree in business administration from Berea College, Dr. Manicur earned master's and doctoral degrees in student personnel administration from Indiana University. Before moving into higher education administration, she held positions with the Hercules Powder Company and the Monroe Calculating Machine Company. She then worked with students at MacMurray College and Indiana University before coming to Frostburg State.

Her numerous accomplishments have earned Dr. Manicur national recognition from her peers. She served as the first woman president of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), which awarded her the Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service in 1982. Both of her alma maters, Indiana University and Berea College, have cited her as a Distinguished Alumna, and the Maryland Association of Higher Education has recognized her as an outstanding administrator. Her articles on the status of women in higher education and on student health services have been published in educational journals. She currently serves as a member of the Berea College Board of Trustees and the Berea Alumni Council.

"We are proud not only of Dr. Manicur's contributions to our campus, but of the national recognition that she has received to honor her accomplishments." Dr. Gira adds. "This particular (Lane Center) space, which is used by a wide variety of organizations, is the virtual center of our student union. It is fitting that it have the name of Dr. Alice R. Manicur."

When not in her Frostburg office, Dr. Manicur enjoys overseas travel, especially to such exotic locales as the Galapagos Islands, Fiji, Nepal and the Antarctic. She has visited more than 35 countries.

For further information on this release, contact:

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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