College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Leo Van Munching
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1932.
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 Drive. Marker is on the north end of the courtyard at the main entrance to the north wing of Van Munching Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: College Park MD 20742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Honor and Remembrance (approx. 0.2 miles away); 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); Detachment 330 and Arnold Air Society Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Juan Ramón Jiménez (approx. ¼ mile away); Calvert Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Park.
Also see . . .
1. Farewell, Mr. Smith. The Munch website entry (Submitted on April 13, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Leo van Munching, 88, Heineken Beer Trader. New York Times obituary (Submitted on April 13, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Robert H. Smith School of Business
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 844 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 1, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.