June Dwyer '56

June Dwyer '56

From 1981, the year the late June Dwyer, Ph.D., began teaching at Manhattan, until her retirement in 2010, her goal was to provide a well-rounded education to her students. That’s why Dwyer, former chair of the English department and professor emerita of the College, taught courses on everything from business writing to British literature. And her dedication didn’t waver in retirement.

Even after Dwyer’s passing in November 2015, she remains a fixture at Manhattan. The contributions she made during her lifetime continue to fund the School of Liberal Arts Scholarship and, in the future, an estate gift will benefit an endowed scholarship in her name. Rocco Marinaccio, Ph.D., a professor of English who worked alongside Dwyer for 15 years, references her steadfast contributions to the College as being acutely in line with her character. “June’s only sense of money was how it could benefit others. She is the true embodiment of a benefactor,” he says.



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