The U-Imagine Center for Integrative and Entrepreneurial Studies

Aston 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 is the first U-Imagine Student Scholar. At the center, Manning leads the team and is a project manager. He heads up the website development and oversees promotional material. This semester, Manning organized and leads a team of students working to develop and execute a targeted networking strategy to capture the attention and recognition of UC Alumni and other high-level business professionals. Alongside the work he does in the U-Imagine Center, he works as a digital content creator for both Ursinus Athletics and Ursinus Football.

2020-2021 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

Upon graduating, Manning plans to continue his education in data analysis and data visualization. Manning’s dream job would be to work with a professional sports team, as a data analyst.