Category: Accomplishments

alumni awards
Nominations open for 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Newman University alumni make their alma mater proud each and every day. The Distinguished Alumni Awards are held annually to honor four alumni and one honorary alumna or alumnus for their Catholic service, achievements, service ...

Dean of students receives award from national association

The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) will be inducting Newman University Dean of Students Christine Schneikart-Luebbe into the Pillars of the Profession Class of 2020. Schneikart-Luebbe’s history with NASPA goes back to 1995, ...

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Teacher shortage means immediate jobs for graduates

Newman University is meeting the need for more teachers in the state by providing a convenient and accelerated education degree program in Western Kansas. The program has benefited hundreds of students, including Chase Elizabeth Boggs ...

Jennifer Blundon (Lindabury)
Alumna speaks at symposium to empower women in the workplace

Jennifer (Lindabury) Blundon ’01 was given the opportunity to present at this year’s Women in Leadership Symposium in Chicago. The event was run by the Illinois Diversity Council and the National Women’s Council to help ...

Student worker Sadie Korte auditions for American Idol

Newman junior Sadie Korte has always carried a passion for music. She and her twin sister started performing, singing together during high school talent shows. Her musical talent includes piano, guitar and voice. From singing ...

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Keeper of the Plans Matt Riedl ’15 relocates to Virginia

Known to his Wichita Eagle readers as Keeper of the Plans, Matt Riedl is making new plans for himself with his recent move to Arlington, Virginia. Riedl, a 2015 Newman graduate, said goodbye Aug. 2 ...

Miles Johns
Former Newman wrestler finds new path

Former Newman wrestler Miles Johns signed an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contract and is now jumping into the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).  Johns said he grew from his time at Newman and because ...

Tara Thomas
Teaching Academy scholarship awarded to Bishop Carroll graduate

The Newman University School of Education chose Tara Thomas to receive the Sister Thomasine Stoecklein Teaching Academy Scholarship. The scholarship is named for Stoecklein, who was born in 1923 and entered Newman’s founding order, the ...

Amanda Becker
Theology and mathematics graduate attends Baylor

Amanda Becker, a December 2018 graduate with a degree in theology and mathematics, is headed to Baylor in the fall to pursue her dream of teaching theology. Becker never planned on attending Newman University — ...

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Dean Brett Andrews educates local CEOs

For the past three years, Dean of the Newman University School of Business Brett Andrews has been a facilitator for the Wichita Manufacturers Association (WMA) Roundtable, giving him an opportunity to interact with top-level executives ...

Take 36 showcase at The Orpheum.
All-Newman team competes in ‘Take 36’ film race

An all-Newman team participated in the Tallgrass Film Festival “Take 36” film race, which took place June 28-30, with their short film “Next of Kin.” As part of the competition, which is well-known among local ...

Gabrielle Altenor weighs a heavy schedule with powerlifting

Sophomore Gabrielle Altenor is raising the bar on extracurricular activities with powerlifting.  Altenor said even though her high school, Kapaun Mount Carmel (KMC), did not have a powerlifting team until her senior year, she had ...

Group photo of students of the first Spirit MBA cohort and professors.
Newman celebrates its first Spirit MBA cohort graduates

The Newman University School of Business was proud to recognize its first Spirit Aerosystems cohort of Master of Business Administration (MBA) students during the 2019 commencement ceremony. ...

dean's list
Newman University releases spring 2019 Dean’s List

Newman University officials have released the 2019 spring semester Dean’s List. A total of 389 students have met the qualifications to be recognized, validating a semester of hard work and dedication. Students who have completed ...

OTA Program
OTA candidates celebrate during pinning ceremony

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) candidates celebrated during a traditional pinning ceremony Saturday, May 11, 2019. The ceremony dates back to the 1860s with Florence Nightingale awarding medals to her brightest students. The pinning ceremony became ...

Graduation: a family affair

Hamersky was a popular last name at the May 2019 commencement ceremony. It’s been said many times in Newman graduation history but never three times in one day. Shellie Hamersky, Anthony Hamersky and Annemarie Hamersky ...

Kimberly Giesen
Degree in hand, ready to change lives

Recent Newman University elementary education graduate Kimberly Giesen shares a similar experience with many students who choose to return to college later in life. Their stories follow similar timelines — graduate high school, maybe start ...

Graduates and their Newman experience

Most university graduates would agree that a lot of changes occur during their four years in school. The college experience helps students grow and learn and become adults ready to make their mark on the ...

Newman University announces the retirement of President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D.

President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., is set to retire at the end of 2019. ...

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2019 commencement ceremonies celebrate graduates

Newman University celebrated with graduates and their families and friends Saturday, May 11, at Central Community Church in Wichita, Kansas. Undergraduate and graduate program degrees were presented to the 2018-19 graduates during two separate ceremonies. ...

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Nursing degree candidates attend ceremonial pinning

Newman University recognized 24 candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree during the spring 2019 Nursing Pinning Ceremony held May 10 in De Mattias Performance Hall. The traditional formal event allows for nursing ...

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Hard work pays off at Scholars Day

At the end of each semester as part of Scholars Day, upperclassmen can present original research as a capstone project for their degree either in the form of a slideshow presentation or a poster. Most ...

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Jetspys celebrates student-athletes

The 2019 Jetspy awards ceremony took place Wednesday, May 1, at Newman University. ...

gridiron scholarship
Newman students earn journalism scholarships

Newman University students Emily Larkin and Courtney Klaus have been chosen to receive Gridiron scholarships, presented by the Kansas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Gridiron is an annual stage show fundraiser ...

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Alumna Jenna Dreiling honored as Great Bend USD 428 teacher of the year

Above photo: (l to r) Elementary Director of Teaching and Learning Tricia Reiser, Assistant Superintendent John Popp, Superintendent Khris Thexton and Riley Student Support Coach Beth Rein surprise Jenna Dreiling (center), first-grade teacher, with the ...

Morris Mo Floyd
Mo Floyd receives prestigious Staff Excellence Award

Hundreds of people stood from their chairs and cheered when Director of Campus Security Morris “Mo” Floyd received the prestigious Staff Excellence Award at this year’s Honors and Academic Awards Banquet. The Staff Excellence Award ...

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Meg Trumpp honored by Kansas Respiratory Care Society

A Newman University faculty member was recognized at this year’s Kansas Respiratory Care Society (KRCS) seminar. Margaret “Meg” Trumpp, M.Ed., is an assistant professor of respiratory care, the director of the respiratory care program and ...

Highway 54 career fair exhibitors
Highway 54 career fair: employment granted

Newman University hosted the annual Highway 54 career fair March 26 for students in search of employment opportunities. The annual event is co-sponsored by Newman and Friends universities. More than 45 exhibitors and area employers ...

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Trinity Academy student receives Cardinal Newman Scholarship

The Newman University admissions team traveled to Trinity Academy in Wichita, Kansas, on April 15 to present senior Alex DeHoet with a Cardinal Newman Scholarship with his friends and teachers present. DeHoet was one of ...

Arrows on the road to success.
Students rank first against business students around the world

Brett Andrews, Ph.D., professor of business and dean of the school of business, uses an online simulation called The Business Strategy Game (BSG). In BSG, students run a virtual company and compete against each other. ...

STEM club
Students, staff and faculty celebrated at Honors and Academic Awards Banquet

The Honors and Academic Awards Banquet was held on Wednesday, April 17. More than 50 students, faculty and staff were recognized for their academic achievements and involvement throughout the year. The banquet started with an ...

Giving Tuesday
Transfer admissions makes national honor roll for a second year

For the second year in a row, the Newman University admissions department has been awarded the Transfer Honor Roll. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) determines which colleges provide the best transfer student services. This year, PTK ...

KAH Conference
Students present original research at history conference

Newman University was well represented at the 2019 Kansas Association of Historians (KAH) Conference with seven students presenting original research. According to KAH officials, Newman had the largest representation of any university at this year’s ...

renee duxler
Newman alumna takes over Douglas Design District

Renee Duxler graduated from Newman University in 2004 with a master’s in social work, which has led her through a variety of career opportunities. While working as a social worker, Duxler said she has had ...