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facilities and conferences director

Karl Francis Merritt, American facilities and conferences director. Paul Harris fellow Rotary, 1990; named Outstanding Young Educator Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1968.

Background

Merritt, Karl Francis was born on September 18, 1938 in Wabash, Indiana, United States. Son of Herschel D. and Mary Ellen (Burkhart) Merritt.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Manchester College, 1960. Master of Science, Indiana University, 1964.

Career

Teacher, coach, Laketon (Indiana) High School, 1960-1962;teacher, coach, Manchester High School, North Manchester, Indiana, 1962-1977;Union director, conference coordinator, Manchester College, North Manchester, 1977-1984;director alumni, college relations, Manchester College, North Manchester, 1984-1991;director conference services, since 1991.

Achievements

  • Avocations: golf, racquetball, public address announcer for Manchester College, home print shop.

Membership

Member, president Manchester Community School Board, 1982-1986. Member North Manchester Parks and Recreation Board, 1983-1986. Board directors North Manchester History Society, since 1989.

Member church board Manchester Church of the Brethren. Board directors Wabash County United Fund. Member Council Advancement Education, National Trust Historic Preservation, North Manchester Chamber of Commerce (since 1986), Rotary (president North Manchester Club 1966-1967), Phi Delta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, racquetball, public address announcer for Manchester College, home print shop.

Connections

Married Bonnie Dee Freed, August 15, 1959. Children: Kirk Bradford, Kristene Deeann.

father:
Herschel D. Merritt

mother:
Mary Ellen (Burkhart) Merritt

spouse:
Bonnie Dee Freed

child:
Kirk Bradford Merritt

child:
Kristene Deeann Merritt