Roger W. Mann (34) was born on December 8, 1911 in Waterville, VT, the second of six children born to Merritt H. and Cornelia Lois Mann. Dr. Mann attended Waterville schools, graduated from Cambridge High School and Eastern Nazarene College and went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Vermont, College of Medicine.
At ENC, Dr. Mann met Muriel Shrader, daughter of ENC chemistry professor Dr. James H. Shrader. They married and settled in Waterville where they raised their family of six - three sons and three daughters.
Dr. Mann began his career teaching pathology and bacteriology at the UVM College of Medicine. He opened a family practice in Waterville in the early 1940s. A few years later he moved his practice to Jeffersonville where he opened the Roger W. Mann Hospital to serve the needs of residents of northern Vermont. He hired a number of ENC graduates as
nurses and administrative staff at the hospital.
As his family grew and he cared for the needs of the community, Dr. Mann realized the importance of broadening educational opportunities in the area and developing employment opportunities as well. Thus, he became involved in the establishment of the Lamoille Union School District and the construction of Lamoille Union High School which opened in 1968. He also was instrumental in the development of Smugglers Notch Ski Ways, now known as Smugglers Notch Ski and Family Resort. This business opened in 1956 and Dr. Mann served as its first president.
Dr. Mann is brother of former ENC president, Dr. Edward S. Mann and former ENC education professor, Gwendolyn E. Mann.
Dr. and Mrs. Mann continue to make their home in Waterville, where Dr. Mann recently celebrated his 100th birthday. They are proud grandparents of twenty grandchildren and
an ever-increasing number of great grandchildren.