Category: Accomplishments

Newman students earn KICF scholarships

Six Newman University students have been awarded scholarships through the Kansas Independent College Foundation (KICF) annual merit-based scholarship competition. The KICF received 55 nominations for its scholarship opportunities. A volunteer panel of nine judges helped ...

2021 Spring Commencement will feature in-person ceremonies

The Newman University 2021 Spring Commencement will be especially exciting for two reasons: It’s being held in person, following a 2020 online event, and it is the first commencement hosted in Hartman Arena. Because of ...

Rashed Chowdhury
Alumnus realizes ‘American dream’

Rashed Chowdhury ‘07 has realized many goals in his life — two of his most recent, starting his own company and authoring a book. “Building a Salesforce-Powered Front Office: A Quick-Start Guide” was released in ...

Alumni Awards
Newman University to celebrate Alumni Award winners virtually

Newman University is excited to celebrate its annual Alumni Award recipients with a virtual ceremony at 7 p.m. April 15 via the university’s Facebook page. The 2021 winners were originally chosen as the 2020 recipients, ...

Beverly Knighten
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 was blind and Knighten was ...

Anthony Harvey
Anthony Harvey ’20 is aspiring to be the change

Above photo: Anthony Harvey poses with his Newman teammates and father after graduating from the Lawrence Police Department Basic Recruit Academy. “If you want to see change, you have to be the change.” Alumni Anthony ...

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Alumnus wins Naismith Coach of the Year

Luke Barnwell '13 honored with national 2021 Jersey Mike's Naismith Boys' High School Coach of the Year award. ...

The story behind ‘The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami’

While many may know her as a professor of English, Marguerite Regan, Ph.D., is also an observant storyteller and published author of the 2010 collaboratively composed novel, “The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami.” ...

NU wrestler Kameron Frame returns to NCAA DII National tournament
Unfinished business: Kameron Frame returns to NCAA national championships

Frame will open the completion at America’s Convention Center in St. Louis, Mo. Friday. ...

Admissions achieves Transfer Honor Roll for fourth consecutive year

The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society has been helping well-deserving students who achieve great academic heights for more than 100 years. Each year, the organization determines the top colleges providing the best transfer student services to ...

St. John Henry Newman Scholars announced

Newman University has selected three students to receive its most prestigious scholarship, the St. John Henry Newman Scholarship, for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year. The scholarship is a full-tuition annual award renewable for four years. Applicants ...

Ellen Traylor
Alumna Ellen Traylor achieving career and athletic goals

Ellen Traylor ‘12 graduated from Newman University with a communication degree and has used it to pursue her passion in the restaurant business — specifically as a certified sommelier. She achieved the first level of ...

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Homecoming court candidates announced

The Newman University 2021 homecoming candidates have been announced. Five women and five men have been honored on social media with a video introduction and the crowning ceremony will take place at halftime of the ...

Irving Casiano
Irving Casiano ’12 talks career, travel and education

Irving Casiano ‘12 said his experience at Newman taught him a great deal about community and stewardship. His subsequent career — through leadership and action — has provided him ample opportunity to advance his passion ...

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Ceremonial mace crafted to serve as university heirloom

With the help of many members of the Newman community, the university has gained a new heirloom: a mace made of red cedar that pays homage to the university’s roots. A mace is a ceremonial ...

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Newman University announces fall 2020 graduates

Newman University officials have announced the students who completed the requirements to earn a degree at the close of the 2020 fall semester. These individuals are invited to walk in cap and gown during the May ...

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Newman University honors Alumni with annual award

The Newman University mission states that the university’s purpose is to empower graduates to transform society — and alumni do not disappoint. ...

Hanover Volleyball
Basketball alumna finds success as volleyball coach

Alumna Melissa (Brockleman) Holle ’10 played basketball during her time at Newman University but has found success as a high school coach in another sport. Her Hanover High School team took home the Kansas 1A ...

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Alumnus named first-ever head coach of collegiate soccer program

Alumnus Antonio Ledesma ’05 has been named head men’s and women’s soccer coach for Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) in his hometown of Athens, Texas. Ledesma is the first soccer coach for the college’s new ...

Tim Belsan
Tim Belsan ’05 moves into new U.S. Department of Justice role

Newman University alumnus Tim Belsan ’05 is breaking new ground having been recently appointed the inaugural director of the Enforcement Section within the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Immigration Litigation. The primary focus of ...

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 by Professor Emeritus for the ...

Two Newman students recognized as Teachers of Promise

Newman University students Lina Anescar Meile and Rebecca Clifton have been recognized as Teachers of Promise by the Kansas State Department of Education for the fall 2020 semester. Twice each year, the KDHE invites Kansas ...

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Deanne Zogleman honored with 10th Mary Jane Teall Award

Deanne Zogleman, Newman University music director, takes her craft seriously both on and off campus. As an actress in the local theater community, Zogleman has been honored with a total of 10 Mary Jane Teall ...

Logan Kemp
Overcoming adversity to achieve college dream

Adversity comes in many forms. Logan Kemp ‘20 said he learned a very important lesson during his time at Newman University: “The best way to do things is the right way no matter the circumstance. ...

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Newman earns diversity and inclusion award from WBJ

Newman University has earned a diversity and inclusion award from the Wichita Business Journal (WBJ). Director of Multicultural Engagement and Campus Life Joseph Shepard said, “This award underscores the important work the Division of Student ...

Crow & Co Bookstore
Newman graduates open independent bookstore

Alumni Sara and Larry Crow have always dreamed of opening a bookstore. Little did they know, the opportunity to act on that dream would happen during a pandemic. Sara and Larry met at Newman University ...

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Student-athletes earn high marks, MIAA recognition

Newman University carried the fourth-highest number of student-athletes to earn Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) academic achievement recognition out of 14 schools. A total of 86 Jets earned a 2019-20 Academic Achievement Award from the ...

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Alumnus organizes shoe drive, spreads positive message within community

Newman graduate Anthony Harvey ‘20 and his friend, Ja’Darius “JD” Woods, found a way to give back by organizing a local shoe drive they called Kicks 4 Kids, during which more than 300 pairs of ...

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Respiratory Care Program receives Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award

The Respiratory Care Program has been acknowledged by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care for meeting their efforts. ...

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Newman faculty members achieve doctorate status

Three faculty members conducted their own research on their path to becoming obtaining a Ph.D. in their respective fields. ...

The Lord's Diner website
Communication class creates website for The Lord’s Diner

Service is at the heart of a Newman University education and when Professor of Communication Audrey Hane heard that her spring 2020 class could become involved with The Lord’s Diner, she jumped at the opportunity. ...

Kim Long
Provost Kim Long’s leadership recognized by Wichita Business Journal

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Kimberly Long, Ph.D., was selected by the Wichita Business Journal for their “Women Who Lead in Education” segment. “I’m very pleased for this recognition among so many more ...

Melissa Smith OTA
Melissa Smith appointed to Kansas State Board of Healing Arts

Melissa Smith, occupational therapy assistant (OTA) instructor and academic fieldwork coordinator, was appointed to the Kansas Occupational Therapist Council of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KSBHA). In her new position, Smith will determine applicants ...

Alumnus named Lawyer of the Year

Alumnus John E. Rapp was named 2021 Lawyer of the Year for DUI/DWI Defense in Wichita, Kansas. Just one lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the Lawyer of the ...