Category: Accomplishments

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Alumnus takes on pro basketball dream in Germany

Alumnus Kevin Bryant’s basketball career at Newman was impressive, and due to his competitive nature, he couldn’t let his career end there. Bryant grew up in Germany and found his way to Newman through a ...

Kaitlyn Stallard
Newman student teaches where she was once taught

Soon-to-be Newman graduate Kaitlyn Stallard has the unique opportunity of teaching in the same fourth-grade classroom where she was once a student. While it feels strange to return to her childhood classroom, she said, she ...

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Alumna Paige Towey wins Kansas Horizon Award

Alumna Paige Towey ‘17 has been chosen as a recipient of the 2019 Kansas Horizon Award from the Kansas State Department of Education.  Sixteen elementary school teachers and 16 high school teachers from across the ...

Professor John Burke
Newman professor John Burke wins a state superintendent award

Assistant Professor of Education John Burke received the Distinguished Service Award on Jan. 15 from the Kansas School Superintendent Association. Burke is incredibly passionate about teaching and administration; so much so, that he is not ...

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Dyana Baca goes from Newman student to Newman employee

Senior Dyana Baca, a business management major with music and entrepreneurship minors, has the unique opportunity of being a student and an official Newman employee simultaneously. In the midst of her classes, extracurriculars and finishing ...

MLK Walk 2020
Martin Luther King Jr. celebration recognizes distinguished service

The Newman University Student Life office organized its second annual Martin Luther King Jr. March and Distinguished Service Award Ceremony. A large crowd gathered the evening of Jan. 16 in the Gorges Atrium inside De ...

Difference Makers
Difference Makers for Wichita honors dedicated community members

Ten Wichita community members will be recognized for their outstanding service and dedication at the 2020 Difference Makers for Wichita awards banquet Feb. 22 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the Newman University campus. The ...

Newman alumna becomes Kansas State Trooper

Alumna Regan Casey graduated from the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy Dec. 5, 2019. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Newman in May 2019 and began training to become a Kansas ...

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Newman University recognizes fall 2019 graduates

After years of hard work, 108 students have completed the requirements for graduation at the close of the 2019 fall semester. A complete list of their hometowns and degrees may be found here. Though it ...

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Fall 2019 Dean’s List recognizes dedication and hard work

Newman University officials have released the 2019 fall semester Dean’s List. A total of 468 students met the qualifications to be recognized, validating a semester of hard work and dedication. To qualify for the Dean’s ...

2010s
What a difference a decade makes

As the year 2019 comes to an end, a new decade begins. We took a look at all that we accomplished during the past ten years. ...

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Newman student starts baking on the side

Freshman David Moss, a basketball player majoring in psychology, is quite the Renaissance man. In addition to his adeptness in athletics and his affinity toward academics, he is also a skilled baker; so skilled, in ...

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Newman’s national champion trains for the Olympics

Newman’s one and only NCAA DII national champion is back on the wrestling mat — this time in a different country. Noel Torres ’18 competed in the 2019 Mexican National Championship Dec. 7 and won ...

Scholars Day
Lasting skill sets developed through Scholars Day projects

Scholars Day is an important part of every semester at Newman University. It’s held on the first day of finals week and includes PowerPoint and poster presentations from upperclassmen completing a capstone course. Seniors and ...

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Alumnus drawn to service

Newman’s culture of service is something that has stuck with alumnus Sam Evasick since his graduation in 2010. Evasick received his Bachelor of Business Administration Management in 2009 and his Master of Business Administration in ...

2019
What a year! Check out 2019’s happenings at Newman University

As we welcome in a new year with all its many adventures to come, we look back and celebrate all the great things 2019 brought us. ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...