Newman’s newest nurses: 2023 pinning ceremony

Angela Tran walks the stage as she receives her ceremonial nursing pin, Dec. 2023.

Twelve nursing graduates, along with their family and close friends, gathered for the fall nurse pinning ceremony on December 8 in Newman University’s De Mattias Performance Hall.

From active recovery to $10,000 social work fellowship: Maggie Papalia

Papalia (center) is given kisses on the cheeks from her boyfriend and best friend while wearing her graduation cap and holding her undergraduate degree from Newman University.

Newman University Master of Social Work student Maggie Papalia, who’s also a graduate of the Bachelor of Social Work program, was recently awarded a prestigious $10,000 fellowship from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). 

Biochemistry student completes internship with BG Products

Hope Strickbine stands with a BG Products car and illustrated background.

Hope Strickbine’s first exposure to BG Products, a Wichita-based company that manufactures automotive products like cleaners and specialty lubricants, was during her senior year of high school. 

Student Annette Castillo-Lopez pursues nursing degree

(From left to right) Family members Alondra Lopez-Gomez, Edith Castillo and Annette Castillo-Lopez graduate from Butler Community College at the same time. (Courtesy photo)

Education is a family affair for Annette Castillo-Lopez, her aunt, Alondra Lopez-Gomez (who’s the same age as her), and her mom, Edith Castillo, all of whom graduated from Butler Community College at the same time.