Annual breakfast informs high school counselors about Newman University

Dec 10, 2015

More than 40 high school guidance counselors from across Kansas joined members of the Newman University Admissions Department for breakfast Dec. 4 to learn more about the university and its programs.

Assistant Director of Admissions’ Events and Welcome Center Manager Amanda Booth said the purpose of the breakfast was to give high school guidance counselors a better look at what Newman University has to offer students.

“What academics looks like, what student life looks like, and just a morning of camaraderie to connect with us and ask questions as well,” she said.

For first-time attendee Lori Robeson of Wichita Northwest High School, learning about the business school and MBA program was exciting.

“WSU isn’t the only one,” she said.

Kim Voth and Levan Gerstner of Wichita East High School praised the relationships developed between students and teachers as well as Newman’s Learning Communities.

“The learning communities are really neat,” Gerstner said. “[They’re] perfect for the kid just getting into college.”

Booth hoped the counselors left knowing that students of any background can succeed at Newman University.

“Any major can come and thrive here, get involved and make Newman their own special place,” Booth said.