Sunday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m. in Stetson Chapel, Manny Greene K’16 will be presenting his SIP about Alzheimer’s and how it affects families. Greene lends thanks to about 15 other K students who assisted him in turning a graduation requirement into an anticipated vocal recital Senior Individualized Project.
“The songs I chose are all songs that I have either changed the lyrics or I repurposed them to fit the theme,” Greene said. “The topics covered include the issue concerning over-prescription of medication, the effect of Alzheimer’s on the brain, and the aftermath of the disease of the family.”
Included in the recital are some popular show songs like “My Psychopharmacologist and I” from the musical “Next to Normal,” “Bring Him Home” from “Les Miserables,” and “Being Alive” from “Company.”
Greene’s inspiration is tied to his grandmother and her story with complications associated with Alzheimer’s. His SIP has been a time to process feelings and mourn.
“She passed away my sophomore year at K, and I was in the middle of Organic Chemistry I, and I felt that I needed to get straight back to work,” Greene shared. “This led to severe depression, trouble managing stress, and me falling further behind in school work.”
“This disease is one that affects a staggering amount of people in the world and I imagine on this campus. Knowing that, this SIP also provides a public forum where those that have experienced the pain caused by this disease can also share in my story.”