Members of the Newman University Board of Trustees joined with members of the De Mattias Society May 8 for the annual De Mattias Society dinner in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center.
Newman President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. welcomed new members David and Glenna Borho and Newman Chief Information Officer Icer Vaughan to the Society. Newman Provost Michael Austin, Ph.D. spoke to the group about the university's Newman Studies Program, a unique approach to the "Core Curriculum" or required courses all students must take to earn a Newman degree.
The program is based in part on the educational philosophy of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, and is designed to help students make connections among varied topics and information and look at the world in new ways. Graduating students Alaina Garrett and Mark Egan spoke to the group about their experiences in the program.
Carrocci also spoke about upcoming new facilities on the Newman campus.
The De Mattias Society is a community of individuals and organizations who pledge to unite in a shared vision of excellence for Newman University by supporting scholarships and academic programming. Learn more about the De Mattias Society here.