College & Community Relations

Friends of late NCMC surgeon prompt Aims Foundation to establish a memorial fund

Submitted on: 02-06-2007

On Jan. 9, the wife and children of the late Dr. David Manning announced the creation of the David J. Manning Memorial Scholarship at Aims Community College, which will provide a full scholarship each year to a student enrolled in the Surgical Technology program at Aims. Since that announcement, the Aims Foundation has received requests from colleagues and friends to donate to the Aims Surgical Technology program in honor of Dr. Manning. With that in mind, the foundation has established the Dr. Manning Surgical Technology Program Fund. While the scholarship fund is expected to provide full scholarships for at least 20 students over two decades, this new fund will provide for equipment, supplies and enrichment of the Surgical Technology program at the college. Dr. Manning died on Jan. 9, 2006, after he was hit by a truck while crossing 16th Street just south of Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. As an orthopedic surgeon at NCMC, he often worked with and helped train many Aims students. The two-year program at Aims trains surgical technologists, who work alongside surgeons and other health professionals in operating rooms. “This is just a great boost for our program,” said Surgical Technology Instructor Mark Urso. “The money from this fund for Dr. Manning will provide equipment most surgical technology programs can only dream about. It will really make a huge difference in how our students are able to perform in the OR.” Anyone interested in contributing to the Dr. Manning Surgical Technology Program Fund should contact the Aims Foundation at (970) 339-6556.

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