The Rev. George F. Manigo, Jr. and Rose L. Manigo are marshals for the 2012 Claflin University Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Nov. 17. The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at Edisto Memorial Gardens and ends on the Claflin University campus.
A native of Bamberg, S.C., Rev. Manigo graduated from Claflin University in 1959 with a degree in education. In 1962, he earned a master of divinity from Gammon Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Ga. Described by many as a modest and anointed servant leader, Rev. Manigo served two pastoral appointments in the East Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church before his appointments in the South Carolina Conference.
Manigo’s service in the South Carolina Conference has been wide and varied. He served appointments at Wesley United Methodist Church in Cheraw, S. C.; St. James United Methodist Church in Seneca, S. C; Trinity United Methodist Church in Camden, S.C.; and Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg, S.C. During his ministerial tenure, he also served six years as District Superintendent of the Walterboro District. He retired in June 2001 with 40 years in the ministry.
He has served on numerous boards and committees, including the South Carolina United Methodist Committee on Nominations; the Conference Merger Committee; the Conference Finance and Administration Committee; and the Conference Board of Trustees. He also has served as a trustee of Columbia College.
A nurturing presence for young and developing ministers, Manigo currently serves as a member of the Board of Visitors at Claflin University; the District Committee of Ordained Ministry; the District Committee on Superintendency; and a member of the Mental Health Board of Bamberg, Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties. He has been an active member in the NAACP and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Rose Manigo graduated from Morris College with a degree in English and also graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from South Carolina State University. She did further study at Furman University before retiring after 38 years of teaching and mentoring students in the South Carolina public schools and institutions of higher education.
She is a member of National Education Association (retired), South Carolina Education Association (retired), Orangeburg and Calhoun Retired Education Association, NAACP, Orangeburg Chapter of AARP, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She is an active member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, where she and Rev. Manigo serve as chair and co-chair of the Older Adult Ministry. In 1998, she was honored as Woman of the Year at Trinity United Methodist of Orangeburg. In 2011, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church recognized her as its Woman of the Year.
The couple lives in Bamberg and are the parents of two adult children, Marcia Manigo-Turner of Camden, S. C. and George F. Manigo, III of Charlotte, N.C. They also have three grandchildren, LaBria, Trence and Tylen Turner.