Manchester University is honoring all Indiana front-line professionals by awarding honorary degrees to three alumni – a health care worker, a teacher and a social worker. The Manchester University Mission calls on those associated with Manchester to improve the human condition, and the people being honored are representative of the alumni who strive to work toward that mission. MU announced that three graduates agreed to represent their professions and alumni to help Manchester acknowledge those serving the public during the pandemic. The information below was information about Ryan Evans that Manchester University shared:
"Ryan Evans of Wabash, Indiana, is a teacher and coach at Wabash Middle School. He teaches seventh-grade science, helped implement a 1:1 digital initiative across the district, was district teacher of the year in 2017 and started a middle school science club that travels to different parts of the nation each summer for immersive experiences. He is head high school track coach at the high school and head middle school boys cross country coach at the middle school.
“He is an engaging, inquisitive, personable young educator who creates inclusive and welcoming learning environments. He awakens curiosity in his students, and he allows them to explore the joys of learning,” said Heather Schilling, director of teacher education at Manchester.
Evans graduated from Manchester in 2007, where he was chosen as one of five “Outstanding Future Educators” and then later as the 2014 Warren K. and Helen J. Garner Alumni Teacher of the Year."