Economics professor John P. Manzer loved teaching. Even in his free time, he spent long hours working with Junior Achievement to help young people learn.
In 1995, Manzer went back to teaching full time for the university’s economics department, Bullion said. “John had a dry sense of wit,” Bullion said, "but his humor always came through in his teaching of economics."
Manzer had spent the past 20 years or so working with Junior Achievement to help develop programs and recruited his IPFW students to teach Junior Achievement classes, Yarian said.
“It’s just a true loss, a terrible loss that he is gone,” she said. Yarian had Manzer as a professor while she studied at IPFW. He connected with his students and made economics exciting, Yarian said.
Memorials can be made to Junior Achievement or to the IPFW John P. Manzer Scholarship Fund.