Category: Accomplishments

Students share list of "How You Know You're a Newman Nursing Student"
Nursing graduates share “How You Know You’re a Newman Nursing Student”

Students Kirsten Adolph and Clare Morgan, both 2021 graduates, were volunteered by their classmates to lead the student address, which included a lighthearted segment, "How You Know You're a Newman Nursing Student." ...

Torres earns bronze medal at 2021 Pan Am Championships

Newman University alumnus and 2018 NCAA Division II national champion, Noel Torres earned an international medal at the Pan American Championships last month. Although he only has been training for freestyle wrestling, the Olympic style of ...

Lab Coat ceremony honors science students

After being put on hold last year due to the pandemic, this year’s Lab Coat ceremony was held as a limited in-person event that was also live-streamed. ...

Larry Straub, Ph.D., and Celina Marchetti
Newman announces 2021 staff and faculty excellence award winners

The 2021 faculty excellence award was presented to Larry Straub, Ph.D., associate professor of the school of business, and the 2021 staff excellence award was bestowed upon Celina Marchetti, housekeeper in facilities and housekeeping. ...

Ablah Award Winners
2021 Ablah Awards presented to three outstanding students

Each year, Newman University selects one male and one female recipient for the prestigious Ablah Awards. This year, however, the awards committee decided on two female recipients and one male recipient, all three of whom were announced at the spring commencement ceremony held on Friday, May 7. ...

graduates
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 were presented to the class ...

dean's list
2021 spring Dean’s List released

Newman University has released its 2021 spring Dean’s List. ...

Johanna Foreshee
Johanna Forshee retires from teaching with induction into hall of fame

Newman University alumna Johanna Foreshee ‘69 retired from a 50-year career in education while being honored as an inductee into the Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame class of 2021. ...

Marie O'Neal lands opportunity in Spain
Marie O’Neal lands teaching opportunity in Madrid

In August, Newman graduate Marie O’Neal will head to Madrid, Spain, where she landed an overseas opportunity as an English Teaching Assistant with Meddeas. ...

2020-21 Newman Academic Award honorees named

Each year, Newman University recognizes exceptional students who have established themselves through their academic performance. The 2020-21 Academic Awards were recently announced in a virtual ceremony hosted by Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Rosemary ...

Newman names five Student Life Awards winners

The 2020-21 Student Life Awards were recently announced in a pre-recorded video distributed on Newman University’s YouTube and Facebook pages. The video featured Christine Schneikart-Luebbe, dean of students, and Joseph Shepard, director of multicultural engagement ...

Heartbreak inspires career path for Newman social work student

Graduation day for Rylee Drouillard meant much more than receiving a college degree. ...

Deanne and daughter Sara, Mark and son Aidan
Two faculty celebrate their children, Newman 2021 graduates

The May 7 Newman commencement ceremony was extra special for two Newman faculty members, Director of Music Deanne Zogleman and Director of Theatre Mark Mannette, who witnessed their children walk the stage as graduates of ...

MSW Colorado Springs
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 has helped hundreds of graduates ...

2021 Senior Art Showcase
Art graduates present Senior Showcase in the Steckline Gallery

Graduating Newman University art majors Austin Hillhouse, Marissa Kucharek, Yanni Martin and Olivia Robben presented their thesis work last Friday, May 7, for their Senior Showcase. ...

2020 graduates offered opportunity to walk in 2021 commencement

COVID-19 shuttered many plans and events, including Newman University’s in-person commencement last spring. Because of this, 2020 graduates were invited to walk in the 2021 ceremony May 7. Nearly 100 graduates responded to a survey ...

Five 2021 graduates share their Newman University experiences

From classes and clinicals to research papers and capstone projects, earning a college degree may seem like an endless series of daunting tasks to check off on the to-do list.  More than 460 graduates from ...

Bishop Kemme receives honorary degree, shares message to inspire leadership

At Newman University’s commencement May 7, Wichita Diocese Bishop Most Rev. Carl A. Kemme received Newman University’s degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. He received this honor for his dedicated years of service ...

A token of achievement: 2021 Nurse Pinning Ceremony

Upon completing their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, 24 Newman University graduates participated in the 2021 ceremonial Nursing Pinning May 6 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Nursing pinning ceremonies date back ...

Graduation and Commencement 2021
Newman celebrates graduating class of 2021 with commencement ceremonies

Newman University celebrated the graduating class of 2020-21 on Friday, May 7, at Hartman Arena in Wichita, Kansas. ...

Courtney Klaus
Alumna Courtney Klaus wins Moot Court tournament

Alumna Courtney Klaus ‘20 was recently named Best Oralist after she and her classmate took first place in the Notre Dame 1L Moot Court Tournament. Klaus graduated from Newman with a bachelor’s degree in both ...

Spring Newman University Magazine debuts

The newest issue of university’s online magazine is now available.  The 2021 Spring Newman University Magazine, which debuted April 21, features stories about Newman faculty, staff, students and alumni. The cover story features Newman’s Navigator ...

Alumni Awards
Alumni recognized in virtual ceremony

Newman University celebrated its annual Alumni Award recipients in a virtual ceremony, which took place at 7:30 p.m. April 15 via the university’s Facebook and YouTube pages. The 2021 winners were originally chosen as the 2020 recipients, ...

Newman bowler Truly contributes to team’s success

Newman University’s women’s bowling team is on a roll. They recently qualified for the collegiate national championships after an impressive show at sectionals. Helping guide the team to success is Destiny Truly, a junior in ...

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 ...

Luke Barnwell - feature
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 ...

homecoming
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 ...