Morans Meet Alumni, Faculty and Staff at Moran Manor Vineyard

The Board of Trustees, faculty and staff toasted Richard A. Moran as the tenth president of Menlo College in a special event for alumni at Moran Manor Vineyard. Regional alumni, along with current faculty and staff were invited to the event to welcome the Morans to the Menlo community.

George Irvin, Jr. ’59, who attended with his wife, Ellie reflected the alumni sentiment when he said “I was excited to meet the president.”

Moran Manor Vineyard is located on the original Mayacamas Ranch, built by Calvin Holmes, the nephew of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. in 1870. The home has a well-documented history, and in more recent years, has been used to film many commercials and catalog shoots. 

During the visit to Moran Manor, President Moran, his gracious wife Carol and daughter Megan welcomed guests to tour the house and grounds, hear about the history of the estate, and learn about their wine making operation. The occasion also featured a book-signing for Through the Gates, Eighty-five Years of Menlo College and its Times by Pamela Gullard. The book includes reminiscences from more than 100 alumni, and 150 photographs and images chronicling each decade and the College’s transformation.

View photos from the event: A Presidential Welcome at Moran Manor Vineyards