Success Stories

Retirement Well Wishes: Celebrating 30 Years of Dedication

After 30 years of dedication to Manchester University, President Dave McFadden announced his plans to retire in June of 2023. During his time at the helm, President McFadden racked up a long list of accomplishments, including starting the “Fast Forward” program and establishing new health science programs. While President McFadden’s accomplishments are tremendous, perhaps his greatest claim-to-fame is the strong connection he built with the students. As such, Manchester University sought a unique way to collect and share numerous retirement well wishes from all across campus with the President they affectionately referred to as “Pres Dave”. That’s where MemoryFox came in.


videos from faculty & students


cohesive Story Page of well wishes

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How did they do it? The Collect, Organize & Share Method:

1. Collect Heartfelt Messages

Manchester University invited faculty and students via email to record themselves answering the following prompt: “Let him know how Manchester has enabled you to become your best self or simply extend well wishes for his retirement.”

2. Organize Video Submissions

Over the course of 2 weeks, more than 45 videos poured in. Thankfully, Manchester University used MemoryFox’s organize features to filter the content by campaign to easily sort through the retirement videos.

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3. Share One Cohesive Message

Manchester University used MemoryFox’s Story Builder to display all of the wonderful messages in one place to share with President McFadden. Not only does the Story Page reflect the branding of the University, but each video is clickable so President McFadden can watch the messages or read the accompanying transcript. Best of all - hosting every video in one cohesive place makes it easy to share time and time again!

manchester university memoryfox Dan Chudzynski

"MemoryFox has made it so easy to collect and organize videos, including from some members of our community with whom we wouldn’t have otherwise been able to reach and engage for our marketing and communications efforts!"

Dan Chudzynski

Creative Director