College & Community Relations

Family of late NCMC surgeon establishes memorial scholarship at Aims

Submitted on: 01-09-2007

The wife and children of the late Dr. David Manning are pleased to announce the creation of the David J. Manning Memorial Scholarship at Aims Community College. The fund will provide a full scholarship each year to a student enrolled in the Surgical Technology program at Aims. The two-year program trains surgical technologists, who work alongside surgeons and other health professionals in operating rooms. The announcement comes on the first anniversary of Dr. Manning’s death. On Jan. 9, 2006, he was leaving the Northern Colorado Medical Center, going to his car in the Greeley Medical Center parking lot, when a vehicle struck him as he crossed 16th Street. “Of the possible ways to remember him, I think he'd be pleased with this,” said his widow, Lynda Manning. “Dave had fun with the students who would train in the hospital, and he loved teaching them. He was a great surgeon and a great teacher.” The fund is expected to provide full-ride scholarships for at least 20 students over two decades. “This will be our memorial to him,” Manning said. “And I hope it will help people to remember him well beyond this one-year anniversary of his death.” The Surgical Technology program at Aims is the only accredited Surgical Technology program in Northern Colorado. “We are so pleased that the Manning family has chosen to give to Aims Community College in Dr. Manning’s memory,” said Director of Institutional Advancement Susan Kirkpatrick. “These scholarships will help people in our community reach their fullest potential through education, and I understand that was one of Dr. Manning’s core beliefs.”

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