Anthony L. Manne
Anthony enrolled in NIU in 1942 and lettered in basketball, track, and baseball during his freshman year. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving from 1942-46. In June of 1946, he received an Honorable Discharge and returned to NIU where he continued as a member of the track and field team. In 1949, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. He went on to earn his Masters of Science degree from Oklahoma State and teach at Riverdahl School in Rockford. In 1957, Anthony became an assistant professor at California State University Chico in the Department of Engineering Technology/Industrial Arts. In 1970, he prepared a program for Vietnam Vets for re-entry and placement in the work force. He retired from education in 1992 from the Los Angelos County School System. Now in retirement, he enjoys golf, politics, and candy making, and is writing a book – Anthony’s Chocolates-On-the-Go. His wife, Carol, was in education from 1958 to 1992, and currently serves on the board of the Palm Springs Writers Guild. He has two sons, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Anthony is especially thankful to his parents who always encouraged him in his schooling and is very happy to have the opportunity to continue giving back to NIU with an academic scholarship.