Creighton University Alumna Receives Creighton's 2006 Alumni Merit Award from the College of Arts and Sciences
Mary Manning will receive the 2006 Alumni Merit Award from the Creighton University College of Arts and Sciences at 1:30 p.m. on May 12 at St. John's Church.
Manning graduated from Creighton in 1972 with a degree in political science. She recently ended her 30-year career in the telecommunications field, including work with SBC Communications Inc. and Southwestern Bell in Dallas, Texas.
Over those 30 years, she worked in sales and marketing, operations and corporate real estate management and achieved major success and leadership in each area. Manning has served on Creighton's College of Business Dean's Advisory Council, and was a trustee of The Catholic Foundation and the University of Dallas, both located in Dallas.
The Creighton Alumni Merit Award is given out annually to an outstanding alum at the specific school or college's alumni event. The recipient must be a degreed alumnus of Creighton, have provided distinguished service to the University or own community which clearly exemplifies the University credo, and they have to have a personal quality that makes them cultured and of high moral principles guided by the Jesuit ideal of being men and women for others.