The U-Imagine Center for Integrative and Entrepreneurial Studies

A Manning Smith

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” - Benjamin Franklin

About me:

Manning graduated from West Chester East High School in 2019. He joined Ursinus and the U-Imagine center and Ursinus College in August 2019. He was the first U-Imagine Student Scholar. At the center, Manning led the team and has a project manager. He was the head of website development and oversaw promotional material. Alongside the work he did in the U-Imagine Center, he worked as a digital content creator for both Ursinus Athletics and Ursinus Football.

2020-2021 Ursinus College W.W. Smith Scholar

2021-2022 Ursinus College W.W. Smith Scholar


Mathematics & Computer Science




Ursinus Athletics Digital Content Creator

Ursinus Football Videographer and Photographer

Ursinus College Enrollment Marketing

U-Imagine Center Student Scholar


         U-Imagine Center Scholar


Outside of Ursinus, Manning is a free-lance photographer and graphic designer.

My Experience

Digital Spark 2020

The U-Imagine Center hosted an internship program that connects students with local small businesses, providing digital media services for 8-weeks during the summer. I worked with Visual Edge, an eyecare service, in Phoenixville, PA. Specifically, I worked to re-design their digital presence by updating their digital footprint. The biggest accomplishment achieved during the program was a complete redesign of their website. If you would like to learn more about what I did for Visual Edge, please check out my recap video here!

Life After Ursinus

Manning graduated in Spring of 2023 and joined Merck in West Point, PA as a Statistical Programmer in Clinical Research. He is still working as a young entrepreneur as he continues to offer freelance photography services.