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Leo Van Munching

 
 
Leo Van Munching Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 13, 2012
1. Leo Van Munching Marker
Inscription.
Leo Van Munching, Jr. was born on April 7, 1926 in Rotterdam, Holland. Following his military career from 1944-1946, Mr. Van Munching enrolled at the University of Maryland at College Park, and graduated in 1950 from the College of Business and Management.

After graduation, Leo began his career with Van Munching & Co., the sole importers of Heineken and Amstel Light. He rose to the position of President and CEO, and retired in December 1993.

“This gift to the Business School is my way of repaying the University of Maryland for the warm welcome and fine education it provided me and many other veterans immediately following the end of World War II. I like what the University of Maryland stands for, and I think anyone in a position to help higher education should do so.”

Van Munching Hall was dedicated on October 16, 1993 in appreciation to Leo Van Munching, Jr. for his support to the Maryland Business School.

 
Erected 1993 by University of Maryland, College of Business and Management.
 
Location. 38° 58.998′ N, 76° 56.847′ W. Marker is in College Park, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Mowatt Lane 0.2 miles south of College
Van Munching Hall - the north wing viewed from the center court yard. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 13, 2012
2. Van Munching Hall - the north wing viewed from the center court yard.
The marker is visible to the left of the main entrance.
Drive. Click for map. Marker is on the north end of the courtyard at the main entrance to the north wing of Van Munching Hall. Marker is in this post office area: College Park MD 20742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morrill Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Millard E. Tydings (approx. 0.2 miles away); Architectural History of the Maryland Agricultural College (approx. ¼ mile away); The Terrapin Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Juan Ramón Jiménez (approx. 0.3 miles away); Calvert Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); University of Maryland Memorial Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); "May Peace Prevail on Earth" (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in College Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Van Munching Hall - Home of the Robert H. Smith School of Business. (Submitted on April 13, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Robert H. Smith in The Munch. (Submitted on April 13, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. NYT Obituary: Leo Van Munching. (Submitted on April 13, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Robert H. Smith School of Business
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 576 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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