A year in review: 2021

Dec 16, 2021
2021 with images from Newman Today stories

Our provident God has blessed us beyond all expectations.”

Sister Vicki Bergkamp, ASC

Despite the global challenges we’ve faced in the last two years, the support we’ve received has allowed Newman University students, alumni, faculty and staff to continue to soar to new heights throughout 2021.

Faculty and staff went above and beyond the call of duty, not only in the classroom but also in finding door-opening opportunities for students. Our students, in turn, rose to meet the challenges and landed on the right path to begin their future endeavors.

We hope you enjoy a glance back on the memories made, challenges overcome as well as the outstanding individuals worth remembering and celebrating. Newman University wishes you a safe and blessed holiday season as we eagerly await the coming new year.

Video: We are Newman University

Newman University Happenings

From establishing the first doctoral programs to inaugurating the 12th president, Kathleen S. Jagger, the Newman community’s list of goals and accomplishments continue to grow with every new chapter.

Video: Día De Los Muertos, 2021
Video: Party on the Plaza, 2021

Amazing Students

Our students surprise us every day with their dedication to academic excellence and service to the community. Whether it be in the form of answering their vocational call or simply sharing their talents with others, we believe our one-of-a-kind students will go on to transform society for the better.

Video: The 100-Billion Nanometer Dash 2021
Video: Scholars Day 2021

Alumni News

Regardless of whether they’re working in a freshly made law firm, entering a medical residency or taking on the stage — our graduates are living proof that value-driven work pays off. Seeing our alumni take on new and exciting challenges is one of the most rewarding experiences we can witness as a university family.

Video: 2021 Commencement – Highlights
Video: Giving Day 2021

Faith and Service

Service is one of the pillars of Newman, and everyone from outstanding students to hardworking staff contribute to this selfless form of work. We would like to give special thanks to our founders, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, whose faithful and continued prayer helps fuel us to reach beyond our perceived limitations.

Video: The Newman University Chorale performs, “O Holy Night.”
Video: High Tea Through the Years


Core values of competitive excellence, investment in development, academic success and serving others are all present in the lives of our student-athletes. Even obstacles like overcoming health challenges and coming back from injury couldn’t put a damper on our community-wide Jet pride.

Video: Homecoming 2021 Highlights
Video: Highlights from Photo Day – 1.18.21

Thank you to each of our faculty members, staff, alumni and supporters who have generously shared their time, talents and treasure with Newman University throughout 2021! We would not be able to empower students to transform society without you.

We wish you and your family a safe and joy-filled holiday season! Merry Christmas from our Newman University family to yours.

Video: The Story of Henry the Elf

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