Category: Accomplishments

Noel Torres
National champion wrestler Noel Torres receives his ring

On Saturday, Oct. 27, alumnus Noel Torres received his national wrestling championship ring from his performance in March 2018. The Jets held the annual Red and Blue Dual in Fugate gymnasium and afterward hosted a social ...

Carrocci Honorary Degree
President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., receives honorary degree

Newman University President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., received an honorary degree from Newman University, Birmingham in the United Kingdom Oct. 23, 2018. The honor was given, in part, to celebrate the partnership between the two ...

KATE Panel
Newman students, alumni and professor present as panel at KATE Conference

Last month, Associate Professor of English Susan Crane-Laracuente, Ph.D., reached out to two of her colleagues with a rough idea for a panel proposal. Together, the three crafted “What Now? Millennial Writers Engaging the World” ...

Alumna wins major teaching award

Newman alumna and secondary education teacher Emily Williams was nominated and chosen as the 2018 Kansas Secondary School History Teacher of the Year. Williams was nominated because of her passion for educating and the mass ...

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Dean of education enters stage left

Newman University welcomed Dean of the School of Education Cameron Carlson during the summer of 2018. Carlson’s qualifications and extensive experience in education were well-known, but many of his co-workers don’t know that he has ...

Reeds Cove
Alumnus on path to success in his career

Alumnus Luke Sponsel has recently become health care operations manager at Reeds Cove Health and Rehabilitation in Wichita. Sponsel graduated from Newman University with his Bachelor of Science in healthcare science in 2017 and his ...

Alumna Delaney Hiegert is finalist for 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year

Newman alumni continue to impress their alma mater with their accomplishments, and Delaney Hiegert, 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year finalist, is no exception. Her impressive academic and athletic career and her nomination for this ...

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Teresa Wilkerson helps Wichita celebrate entrepreneurs

Teresa Wilkerson, Ph.D., assistant dean of adult studies, recently spoke at an event geared toward Wichita entrepreneurs. Get Started Wichita took place Sept. 27 at the Wichita Boathouse. Competitors pitched their ideas to a panel ...

Laura Shine
University of Kansas School of Medicine welcomes another Newman grad

Laura Shine, biology pre-med major, has been accepted into the early admit program at the University of Kansas (KU) School of Medicine. She said she’s looking forward to her spring 2018 graduation after many long days ...

Newman alumna Alaina Garrett travels far beyond the walls of her alma mater

Newman University prides itself on its mission to prepare students to transform society, and Newman alumna Alaina Garrett is a shining example of the opportunities that the university affords its students. As a college freshman ...

Newman senior completes competitive summer research program

Newman University student Camden Hoover  participated in a highly competitive research experience over the past summer at Portland State University (PSU). The research focused on nano-materials and electron microscopy. The research program immerses students in a ...

Newman individuals take on the Ironman triathlon, world’s hardest race

Completing the Ironman triathlon is no small feat, yet four individuals at Newman University have successfully done just that. The Ironman is a triathlon that takes place in various destinations throughout the world, including olympic ...

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Alumna Joey Egan flourishes in respiratory care work, saves a life

Alumna Joey Egan was at a family breakfast in El Dorado, Kansas, when her 20-day-old nephew stopped breathing. Egan’s sister, Kristen Greene, was holding baby Wilder when she noticed he wasn’t breathing. “My sister ran ...

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Newman employee makes an emergency landing

Adam Sawyer, Help Desk and classroom technology coordinator at Newman University, earned his pilot’s license in March 2018 and just months after, during Labor Day weekend, he earned kudos for a smooth emergency landing. Sawyer ...

Recent graduate entered workforce prepared to transform society

Rebecca Tyndall, a 2018 graduate, believes her time at Newman put her a step ahead in her career as a forensic scientist and prepared her to transform society. Tyndall double majored in forensic science and biology and ...

Delaney Hiegert
Newman alumna named NCAA Woman Of The Year Top 30 Honoree

by David Rung Months after her graduation from Newman, alumna Delaney Hiegert continues to showcase just how much she exemplifies the term student-athlete. On Thursday, Hiegert was named as one of the Top 30 honorees for the ...

Jessica Oberwortmann
Alumna named in Wichita Business Journal 40 under 40

Jessica (Fagherazzi) Oberwortmann ’14 has been driven to succeed her entire life, and now she is doing just that. Oberwortmann began doing marketing and branding work for friends on the side but the requests got ...

Shirley Rueb
Friends, family and co-workers celebrate Shirley Rueb

After more than 50 years at Newman university, first as a student and then as an employee, Shirley Rueb, registrar, retired. But the Newman community couldn’t let Rueb go without celebrating and reminiscing. More than ...

Kansas governor invites nursing professor to help with Alzheimer’s group

Amy Siple, associate professor of nursing, has been appointed by Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer to serve as a member of the Alzheimer’s disease Plan Working Group for the state. “Alzheimer’s and related dementias are getting ready ...

Ashleigh Taylor
Student Ashleigh Taylor receives Maud Wyatt Memorial Scholarship

Ashleigh Taylor is entering her senior year as a recipient of the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) 2018 Maud Wyatt Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is meant to recognize students who value their education at a private college. ...

Nursing student Jenny Sellaro professes vows as ASC sister

Newman student Jenny Sellaro recently took her vows to join the congregation of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), in Wichita, Kansas. According to its website, the ASC is a vowed religious community ...

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Registrar Shirley Rueb retires after 52 years at Newman University

Shirley Rueb is set to retire after more than 50 years at Newman. Rueb started at Newman as a student and then became an employee — and has received many accolades for her hard work and ...

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Prestigious Fulbright Scholarship awarded to alumna

Lakshmi Kambampati recently achieved a lifelong dream: She was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching for 2017-18. The prestigious scholarship allowed Kambampati to teach mathematics at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies in India ...

Fran Schumer
Newman recognizes Sister Fran Schumer for efforts in campus community

Sister Frances “Fran” Schumer has not only fulfilled the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC)  mission through her ministry but also in many other ways throughout the Newman community. The U.S. ASC order, rooted in the ...

Alumna Jenn Bowman promoted at HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division

After serving as the director of the HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division Transfer Center, alumna Jenn Bowman has been promoted to vice president of patient experience. Bowman has been a part of the HCA Healthcare ...

Andrew Regoli at his premier of Tuition Hike
Alumnus premieres feature film at Newman

After six years in the making, Newman alumnus Andrew Regoli ’17 premiered his first feature film, “Tuition Hike,” July 14 in the De Mattias Performance Hall at Newman University. Living in a small apartment, two ...

Sr. JoAnn Mark, ASC
JoAnn Mark, ASC, returns to Newman

JoAnn Mark, ASC, Ed.D., returned to Newman University in April. She returns after serving as the executive director for the Partnership for Global Justice (PGJ), an international nongovernment organization with special consultative status to the United ...

Billy Martin
Lightning sparks career for Newman alumnus

Newman alumnus Billy Martin has been talking about lightning for years now, most recently presenting a webinar that focused on achieving FAA certification of aircraft fuel tanks and lightning protection. The webinar was one of ...

Rebekah Valentine
Alumna Rebekah Valentine lands job with lead video gaming trade publication

Alumna Rebekah Valentine has found a way to make a living by combining two of her loves — video gaming and writing. In May, Valentine landed a job with GamesIndustry.biz, the lead video gaming trade publication. ...

Lori Bradley
Wichita Gladiator Dash holds special meaning for one Newman alumna

The Wichita Gladiator Dash, which is organized by Newman University, has become one of the most anticipated and popular obstacle-course races in the city with nearly 900 participants registering for the big day. The 5k ...

Newman graduate Rachel Adducci headed to New York

At the start of her senior year, alumna Rachel Adducci “freaked out” because she had no idea what she wanted to do after graduation. One year later, she has been accepted into New York’s Hofstra ...

Tammy Nguyen
Biology major Tammy Nguyen takes the stage

Newman student Tammy Nguyen decided she needed to step outside her box and take on a new challenge in order to grow personally and professionally. That is how she became involved in Miss Vietnam Wichita, ...

Ryan Huschka
Ryan Huschka chosen for KICA Aspiring Campus Leaders Academy

The Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) has chosen Newman Associate Professor of Chemistry Ryan Huschka, Ph.D., to participate in the 2018 Aspiring Campus Leaders Academy. Huschka will represent Newman University in the second class of ...

Incoming freshman is nearly finished writing his first novel

Incoming freshman Matthew Clark has plans to become a research oncologist, but first, he’s focusing on his other passion — English. He hopes to have his very first book off to the publishers in the coming ...

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Three ‘Young Achievers’ to attend Newman in the fall

Three brand new Jets were recognized in the Wichita Business Journal (WBJ) as 2018 Young Achievers due to their high level of involvement in and outside of their high school classroom. Two honorees, Shayla To and ...

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Five recent Newman graduates kickstart their careers

After years of shuffling around textbooks, completing group projects and pulling all-nighters to finish research papers that should have been done long ago, the hard work of earning a college degree has finally paid off ...

Dean's List
Spring 2018 Dean’s List recognizes student achievement

Newman University officials have released the 2018 spring semester Dean’s List. ...

Newman student interns at local district attorney’s office for the summer

Not only is Vincent Couto extremely involved on the Newman campus, he was also able to obtain an internship off-campus for the summer with the local district attorney’s office. Couto is an international student and ...

Alumnus assigned as Bishop Carroll chaplain

Alumnus Father Ed Herzog ’10, ’11, will fill the position of associate chaplain at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School (BCCHS) and parochial vicar at Christ the King Parish in Wichita, Kansas, beginning June 19. Herzog ...

Collin Loutensock
Graduates reflect on commencement day

Part of the Newman University mission statement is to “empower graduates to transform society.” According to these graduates, the programs and opportunities provided by Newman do not disappoint in doing so. On Saturday, May 12, ...