Godspeed, Dr. Manning
ORLANDO, June 16, 2010 — The College of Medicine wished “happy retirement” Tuesday to its founding associate dean for students, Dr. Randolph Manning. Faculty members, staff members and administrators gathered at the college’s café for cake and thanks to the man that Dean Deborah German described as “a father to all of us.”
Dr. Manning came out of retirement to join the College of Medicine in 2008. Before retiring, he was associate dean for students at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and the associate dean for student affairs at East Tennessee State University. Previously, Dr. Manning served as an officer of the U.S. Army Medical Department Medical Service Corps for 20 years. From 1977-1982 he served as chairman of Medical Education and Associate Dean of the College of Medicine Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD. He came to the USUHS after serving four years with the U.S. Army Surgeon General’s Office and received the Legion of Merit for distinguished service to the U.S. Army Medical Department.
Dean German expressed gratitude to Dr. Manning, noting that he was “a coach, a counselor, a mentor and a conscience” to the entire College of Medicine team.
As a goodbye gift, the college presented Dr. Manning with a decorative glass candy jar to hold his beloved chocolates. Dr. Manning thanked the team for “sharing with me the opportunity at the end of my career to be part of something this special.”
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Wendy Spirduso Sarubbi,
UCF College of Medicine Information/Publication Services, 407-266-1481