Students, staff and faculty at Globe University-Appleton were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of a local community partner on Tuesday, January 8.
Pastor (Dr.) G. Manns, a pillar in the Appleton community, passed away after ongoing health issues. She founded B.A.B.E.S. Inc. Respite and Counseling services, a child abuse prevention program in place to help to support families in Outagamie, Winnebago, Calumet & Brown Counties. Globe University has been partnering with the organization since the campus’ inception in 2010.
Globe University has enjoyed partnering with B.A.B.E.S. Inc. during past service and applied learning projects as well as community events provided for young parents.
One art project, a full wall mural, found students turning a dull, dark concrete block wall into a whirlwind of color for many children to enjoy. Dr. Manns saw the project from start to finish and enjoyed working with the students and the instructor. “The children are going to be so excited when they see it!” Manns said after the completed project. “It is beautiful.”
Dr. Manns heart was full of kindness – she was constantly searching for ways to help others. One of these ways was providing a service to young mothers about education options. After an invitation from Dr. Manns, Globe University representatives were able to come to campus to help young adults learn more about furthering their education and possibly providing a better future for themselves. She loved helping people and would do anything to make sure she was tapping in to the potential of those using the services of B.A.B.E.S. Inc. Respite and Counseling Services.
Globe University staff and students hope to continue their partnership with B.A.B.E.S. Inc., and will forever hold a special place in their hearts for Dr. Manns. Her passion and enthusiasm towards helping others was infectious.
Globe University campus director Kimberly Stevens knows that the Fox Cities has lost an icon. “It was an honor to know and work with Dr. Manns,” Stevens said. “She had such a generous spirit and was always willing to give something more of herself. However, Globe University looks forward to continuing to work with B.A.B.E.S. and the support the organization provides the community.”