Category: Accomplishments

Women’s basketball coach strives for the best

Women’s basketball head coach Darin Spence has had many accomplishments on the court and recently reached a big milestone: his 100th win at Newman University. Spence has been at Newman since April 2012 and is ...

Bridget Yates receives teaching award
Newman alumna receives Catholic teaching award

Bridget Yates graduated from Newman University with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education in 2010. Just nine years later, she was given some very good news — she would be the recipient of the ...

Augusta High School student awarded Cardinal Newman Scholarship

Presley Williams of Augusta High School in Augusta, Kansas, was one of five high school seniors recently awarded the Cardinal Newman Scholarship, Newman University’s highest and most prestigious financial award that covers four years of ...

The band RE:BOUND will be playing at the Donut Whole on the 21st of February
Freshmen take the stage as RE:BOUND

Freshmen Jennifer Pham and Kayleigh Franco have always had a passion for music, and after connecting through social media, they recently started a band, RE:BOUND. Their first gig is Feb. 23 at the local Donut ...

Summit Christian Academy student receives Cardinal Newman Scholarship

Maggie Munsterman of Summit Christian Academy in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, was one of five high school seniors recently awarded the Cardinal Newman Scholarship, Newman University’s highest and most prestigious financial award that covers four years ...

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J.V. Johnston receives CFRE certification

Vice President for University Advancement J.V. Johnston recently received the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) accreditation. Johnston is the only member of staff with the credential. He said that he hopes his certification helps Newman ...

Art student featured in Final Friday show

Newman University junior Carley Sullivan has taken a special interest in photography and her work was recently featured at a Final Friday art exhibition in Wichita. Sullivan’s photos were available for viewing at Fairmount Coffee ...

Kapaun Mt. Carmel student receives Cardinal Newman Scholarship

The admissions team visited Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School Wednesday, Jan. 23, to award senior Kathy Pham with a Cardinal Newman Scholarship. Pham was one of five high school seniors awarded the Cardinal Newman Scholarship, ...

Newman awards prestigious Cardinal Newman Scholarship to two Northeast Magnet School students

Wichita Northeast Magnet School students Michelle Tong and Evan Saga were two of five high school seniors recently awarded the Cardinal Newman Scholarship, Newman University’s highest and most prestigious scholarship that covers all four years ...

Newman Degrees - Fall Graduates
Newman University announces fall 2018 graduates

Newman University officials have announced the students who completed the requirements to earn a degree at the close of the fall 2018 semester. The graduates may walk in cap and gown during the commencement ceremony in ...

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Newman students receive ‘Teachers of Promise’ award

Recent graduates Delaney Galpin and Megan Sloan, of the Newman Univeristy Western Kansas Center, received a 2018 “Teachers of Promise” award. Galpin and Sloan are December 2018 graduates of Newman University who have just begun ...

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Newman alumna Angela Massie nominated for Kansas Teacher of the Year Award

Newman alumna Angela Massie was nominated for the Kansas Teacher of the Year Award during a Sept. 24 USD 260 Board of Education meeting, “My principal, Kurt Geilenfeldt, asked me to see him and he ...

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Newman releases fall 2018 Dean’s List

Newman University officials have released the 2018 fall semester Dean’s List. A total of 515 students have met the qualifications to be recognized, validating a semester of hard work and dedication. Students who have completed ...

Athletic Hall of Fame
Athletic hall of fame 2019 inductees announced

The Newman University Athletic Hall of Fame will induct five new members Feb. 9. ...

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Gail Gettman retires after 34 years at Newman

Gail Gettman joined the Newman family in 1984 as a cashier in the business office. But that wasn’t her first time setting foot on the campus. Gettman earned her high school diploma at Sacred Heart ...

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2018 — A Year in Review

Another calendar year has come to an end. Newman University has much to be thankful for as we look to the future. Take a walk with us down memory lane in our Year in Review with the most ...

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Fall pinning ceremony recognizes nursing degree candidates

Newman University recognized 15 candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree during the fall 2018 Nursing Pinning Ceremony. The ceremony was held Dec. 14 in the De Mattias Performance Hall. The formal event ...

T&T students help make the winter a little less cold

Cold weather has taken over the Kansas air. Being the unpredictable state that it is, winter this year could be nothing special or one to remember with snow, ice and freezing temperatures. There are many ...

Robert "Bob" Boewe, the owner of The Spice Merchant in Wichita.
Newman alumnus’ The Spice Merchant a local favorite

Many Wichitans know and love The Spice Merchant for its flavorful selections of coffee, tea, spices and gifts, but the local treasure is also dear to the heart of Newman University. ...

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Vic Trilli: Distinguished alumnus at Midwestern State University

Newman Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Athletics Victor “Vic” Trilli was recognized as a distinguished alumnus at Midwestern State University (MSU) in Wichita Falls, Texas, during its Alumni Association’s Homecoming brunch Oct. ...

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Women’s soccer team completes season, makes history

Not only did the Jets finish third in the Heartland Conference and earn a place in the conference tournament, the team won the conference’s Silver Sportsmanship Award and several players won individual honors. While they ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...