Two recent Master of Social Work (MSW) graduates from Newman University are ready for their next chapter and to better the community.
Five 2023 graduates soar into new chapters
Since May’s graduation ceremony, several Newman University 2023 graduates have begun an exciting new chapter of their lives — everything from jobs and travel plans to continuing their education.
Colorado Springs celebrates its newest graduates
In order to honor Newman’s remote graduates, past Colorado Springs program leaders created a celebration ceremony, complete with pinning and hooding, held locally.
Todd and Janie Stephenson pursue Newman degrees together
For Newman University students Todd and Janie Stephenson, pursuing their college degrees at the same time has been nothing but a positive experience.
Newman celebrates Pi Gamma Mu week March 20-24
From March 20-24, the Newman community can expect multiple on-campus events and activities to celebrate 50 years of Pi Gamma Mu.
Black History Month wraps up with colorful display
In celebration of Black History Month, the School of Education and Social Work department decorated its hallway, located on the first floor of McNeill Hall.
First-generation student Breanna Brown pursues degree in social work
Led by her passion for helping others, junior and first-generation college student Breanna Brown is studying social work at Newman University. Brown is from Leavenworth, Kansas, where she attended Leavenworth… Continue reading First-generation student Breanna Brown pursues degree in social work
Master of Social Work graduate achieves great things
When it comes to what Jennifer Horn is most enthusiastic about as a social worker, she answers without hesitation.
Social work students contribute nearly 42,000 hours of internship service
During the 2021-22 school year, students in both Newman University’s Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work programs reported 41,538 hours of service, valued at nearly $1.2 million, during their field practicum placements.
Newman alumna Miquetta White receives grant for play therapy
Two-time Newman graduate Miquetta White recently received a grant to expand her therapeutic play room at her public school.
Newman professor Brittany Stahnke publishes book ‘The Doubting Disease’
Brittany Stahnke, Newman professor of social work, is adding to the conversation about OCD with her published book, “The Doubting Disease.”
Master of Social Work students support homeless through field practicum
Two Newman Master of Social Work students are supporting Wichita’s most vulnerable population through a field practicum internship.
Newman graduate Jose Trejo honored with community award
Jose Trejo, a 2022 Newman University graduate, has been named recipient of the 2022 Light The Way Youth Award by HumanKind Ministries.
Brittany Stahnke receives 2022 Teaching Excellence Award
Brittany Stahnke, assistant professor of social work at Newman University’s Colorado Springs, received the 2022 Teaching Excellence Award.
Social work graduate Alice Miles fuels fire
For 2022 social work graduate Alice Miles, walking the stage at the Newman University commencement ceremony was well worth traveling 500 miles from Colorado Springs. “I’ve spent the last several… Continue reading Social work graduate Alice Miles fuels fire
Alumna’s passion for social work ignited through tragedy
Alumna Tina Valdez discovered newfound hope and strength to earn her master’s degree in social work after her son’s death.
Newman Colorado Springs honors graduates with special hooding celebration
The Newman University Colorado Springs outreach location recently honored graduates with a special pinning and hooding celebration.
2022 Leon A. McNeill recipient advocates for children, mentally ill
2007 Newman University alumna Catherine Mardon’s life is as interesting as it is filled with accomplishments.
Outstanding students honored with 2022 Academic Awards
The 2022 Academic Awards recognized several outstanding students of Newman University April 6 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center.
Alumna Jae Hedrick follows God’s calling
When Jae Hedrick graduated with her master’s degree in social work, she started in child welfare — the line of work she said she wouldn’t do.
Master of Social Work graduate Barb Lara uses degree to help others
Earning her master’s in social work from the Newman Colorado Springs campus helped Barb Lara ’07 discover her calling.
A great day for giving: 2022 Giving Day
For 24 hours, community members and supporters from around the globe rallied together to raise money during Newman Giving Day on March 1.
Social Work Month in March celebrates everyday heroes
Throughout March, the Newman University social work departments are recognizing the ever-growing profession and its contributions to society.
Project HOPE showcases Newman’s research abilities
Newman University is serving as research partner to the City of Wichita for a program called “Project HOPE.”
Senior Allison Williams prepares for prestigious doctoral program
Following graduation, senior Allison Williams will head to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles.
Newman recognizes retirement of three longtime professors
On November 14, staff, faculty and alumni celebrated the work of Dr. Larry Heck, Dr. Jane Weilert and Joan Melzer.
Newman to offer MSW information session Sept. 23
A Master of Social Work (MSW) information session will be held at 5:15 pm on Thursday, September 23 in Eck Hall room 126 on the Newman campus.
Master of Social Work graduate Sierra Fair lands her dream job
Sierra Fair, a Master of Social Work graduate of 2021, recently landed her dream job as a mental health therapist.
Newman Colorado Springs Outreach Center moves to downtown location
When Newman University saw a need for social workers in the Colorado Springs area in 2005, the Colorado Springs Outreach Center was established. Now the outreach center is housed in a new building location within the city — at 19 N Tejon Street.
Psychology major Marcus Lines serves Wichita youth
Marcus Lines, a rising junior studying psychology at Newman University, spent his summer as an AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate, working at Children First: CEO Kansas, Inc.
Video: Master of Social Work Program
The Newman Master of Social Work program is designed to prepare students for a rewarding and challenging career where they can be the Difference – with a Degree of Difference – in the lives of others. Watch the video to learn more.
Newman University announces spring 2021 graduates
On Friday, May 7, a total of 268 graduates were recognized in the Newman University spring 2021 commencement ceremonies at the Hartman Arena in Wichita. Undergraduate and graduate program degrees… Continue reading Newman University announces spring 2021 graduates
2021 spring Dean’s List released
Newman University has released its 2021 spring Dean’s List.
Heartbreak inspires career path for Newman social work student
Graduation day for Rylee Drouillard meant much more than receiving a college degree.
MSW program celebrates Colorado Springs graduates
The Newman University Colorado Springs Master of Social Work (MSW) program celebrated its 2021 graduates during a May 15 hooding ceremony. The Colorado Springs outreach location started in 2005 and… Continue reading MSW program celebrates Colorado Springs graduates
Thriving in the social work field
Beverly Knighten ‘97, ‘01 said her calling to help others came at a very early age during a visit she and her grandmother made to a relative’s house. The relative… Continue reading Thriving in the social work field
Celebrating social work during recognition month
March is National Social Work Month and Newman University is saying “thank you” to its students, graduates, staff and faculty. The theme for 2021’s Social Work Month is “Social Workers… Continue reading Celebrating social work during recognition month
MSW director working hard to make a difference in students’ lives
Pi Gamma Mu initiation ceremony held virtually
Pi Gamma Mu, a nationally recognized honor society for high-achieving students striving toward a career in the social sciences, conducted its induction ceremony Dec. 22, 2020, with a virtual format.… Continue reading Pi Gamma Mu initiation ceremony held virtually
Pi Gamma Mu inducts 41 new members
Pi Gamma Mu is a nationally recognized honor society for high-achieving students striving toward a career in the social sciences. The Newman University chapter has been led for many years… Continue reading Pi Gamma Mu inducts 41 new members