Category: Accomplishments

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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Wesley Williams lands law internship in Washington DC
Alumnus interns in Washington, D.C., while finishing law degree

Newman alumnus Wesley Williams is completing his final semester of law school in Washington, D.C. Williams will graduate with a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kansas (KU) School of Law in May 2019 ...

Joanna Pryor named new athletic director

After a national search, Joanna Pryor has been named director of athletics for Newman University, effective July 1, 2019. ...

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Difference Makers celebrated during annual ceremony

The Difference Makers for Wichita awards banquet was held Feb. 23 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the Newman University campus. The awards honor individuals and organizations making a positive difference and celebrates their contributions, ...

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 ...

J.V. Johnston
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. ...

Gail Gettman
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. ...

Vic Trilli
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. ...

Newman Jets take on the tournament against Dallas Baptist University.
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 ...

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” ...