Category: Accomplishments

fulbright
Prestigious Fulbright Scholarship awarded to alumna

Lakshmi Kambampati recently achieved a lifelong dream: She was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching for 2017-18. The prestigious scholarship allowed Kambampati to teach mathematics at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies in India ...

Fran Schumer
Newman recognizes Sister Fran Schumer for efforts in campus community

Sister Frances “Fran” Schumer has not only fulfilled the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC)  mission through her ministry but also in many other ways throughout the Newman community. The U.S. ASC order, rooted in the ...

Alumna Jenn Bowman promoted at HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division

After serving as the director of the HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division Transfer Center, alumna Jenn Bowman has been promoted to vice president of patient experience. Bowman has been a part of the HCA Healthcare ...

Andrew Regoli at his premier of Tuition Hike
Alumnus premieres feature film at Newman

After six years in the making, Newman alumnus Andrew Regoli ’17 premiered his first feature film, “Tuition Hike,” July 14 in the De Mattias Performance Hall at Newman University. Living in a small apartment, two ...

Sr. JoAnn Mark, ASC
JoAnn Mark, ASC, returns to Newman

JoAnn Mark, ASC, Ed.D., returned to Newman University in April. She returns after serving as the executive director for the Partnership for Global Justice (PGJ), an international nongovernment organization with special consultative status to the United ...

Billy Martin
Lightning sparks career for Newman alumnus

Newman alumnus Billy Martin has been talking about lightning for years now, most recently presenting a webinar that focused on achieving FAA certification of aircraft fuel tanks and lightning protection. The webinar was one of ...

Rebekah Valentine
Alumna Rebekah Valentine lands job with lead video gaming trade publication

Alumna Rebekah Valentine has found a way to make a living by combining two of her loves — video gaming and writing. In May, Valentine landed a job with GamesIndustry.biz, the lead video gaming trade publication. ...

Lori Bradley
Wichita Gladiator Dash holds special meaning for one Newman alumna

The Wichita Gladiator Dash, which is organized by Newman University, has become one of the most anticipated and popular obstacle-course races in the city with nearly 900 participants registering for the big day. The 5k ...

Newman graduate Rachel Adducci headed to New York

At the start of her senior year, alumna Rachel Adducci “freaked out” because she had no idea what she wanted to do after graduation. One year later, she has been accepted into New York’s Hofstra ...

Tammy Nguyen
Biology major Tammy Nguyen takes the stage

Newman student Tammy Nguyen decided she needed to step outside her box and take on a new challenge in order to grow personally and professionally. That is how she became involved in Miss Vietnam Wichita, ...

Ryan Huschka
Ryan Huschka chosen for KICA Aspiring Campus Leaders Academy

The Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) has chosen Newman Associate Professor of Chemistry Ryan Huschka, Ph.D., to participate in the 2018 Aspiring Campus Leaders Academy. Huschka will represent Newman University in the second class of ...

Incoming freshman is nearly finished writing his first novel

Incoming freshman Matthew Clark has plans to become a research oncologist, but first, he’s focusing on his other passion — English. He hopes to have his very first book off to the publishers in the coming ...

young achievers
Three ‘Young Achievers’ to attend Newman in the fall

Three brand new Jets were recognized in the Wichita Business Journal (WBJ) as 2018 Young Achievers due to their high level of involvement in and outside of their high school classroom. Two honorees, Shayla To and ...

graduates
Five recent Newman graduates kickstart their careers

After years of shuffling around textbooks, completing group projects and pulling all-nighters to finish research papers that should have been done long ago, the hard work of earning a college degree has finally paid off ...

Dean's List
Spring 2018 Dean’s List recognizes student achievement

Newman University officials have released the 2018 spring semester Dean’s List. ...

Newman student interns at local district attorney’s office for the summer

Not only is Vincent Couto extremely involved on the Newman campus, he was also able to obtain an internship off-campus for the summer with the local district attorney’s office. Couto is an international student and ...

Alumnus assigned as Bishop Carroll chaplain

Alumnus Father Ed Herzog ’10, ’11, will fill the position of associate chaplain at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School (BCCHS) and parochial vicar at Christ the King Parish in Wichita, Kansas, beginning June 19. Herzog ...

Collin Loutensock
Graduates reflect on commencement day

Part of the Newman University mission statement is to “empower graduates to transform society.” According to these graduates, the programs and opportunities provided by Newman do not disappoint in doing so. On Saturday, May 12, ...

Marilyn Nguyen
Biology student takes part in study that raises patient compliance

Newman junior Marilyn Nguyen, a biology major, recently participated in a research study that was presented at two different forums — one at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Practice Improvement in Louisville, ...

janet eaton
Wichita Diocese hires Newman alumna as superintendent

Newman University alumna Janet Eaton was chosen as the new superintendent of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wichita. ...

Austin Lavin
Newman math major wins local half-marathon

Recent Newman graduate Austin Lavin has been training for months to prepare for the local Prairie Fire Half Marathon — and his dedication and determination paid off. Lavin won the race, which took place May ...

Anthony
Senior Anthony Navarrete lands internship with KSN-TV

After attending the spring semester Highway 54 Career Fair, which is co-hosted by Newman University and Friends University, Newman Jet student-athlete Anthony Navarrete has landed an internship position with KSN-TV — a local news station ...

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Students reflect on their time at Newman

Hundreds of graduates, their families and friends, and the Newman University staff and faculty gathered at 6 p.m. May 11 in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita, Kansas to celebrate the end of ...

Commencement weekend 2018

Commencement weekend was full of ceremonies, awards and celebrations for the 2018 Newman University graduates. ...

Ashley Schaal
Newman MSW graduate follows her faith, transforms society on a global level

When Ashley Schaal began her higher education journey at Newman, she didn’t think she would be traveling across the globe to enter into mission work before starting her career. Ashley celebrated her Master of Social ...

Newman University honors spring 2018 nursing degree candidates

The spring 2018 Nursing Pinning Ceremony was held Friday, May 11, at Newman University. A total of 26 candidates were recognized for achieving their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The traditional event dates back more ...

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Graduate student Kelly Hopkins helps children in abusive environments

Six years ago,  Kelly Hopkins decided to take on some volunteer work. Little did she know, that volunteer work would carry over to her future career. ...

Steve Dunn
Newman professor Steve Dunn retires after 16 years

The end of the 2017-2018 academic year is bittersweet for Associate Professor of Education Steve Dunn, Ed.D., who is retiring after 16 years at Newman. After finishing his doctorate in 1978, Dunn began teaching at Bowling ...

seminarian
St. Joseph House of Formation program extended

The success of the St. Joseph House of Formation in its first year has led to a decision to extend the program from two years to three. The young men in the program will continue to study ...

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Leadership coaching skills — an important asset for future graduates

Gina Marx, associate professor of education and director of graduate education, has been connecting with her peers worldwide through the International Coach Federation (ICF) Heartland Charter Chapter. Marx, who is a professional certified coach, was ...

Commencement
Newman prepares for baccalaureate and commencement

The academic year is drawing to a close as graduating students begin studying for finals and preparing themselves to transform society. Senior Jets will be celebrating their baccalaureate Mass at 6 p.m. Friday, May 11, at ...

Jetspy Awards
Student-athletes honored at annual ‘Jetspys’

by David Rung The Newman athletics department celebrated its student-athletes at the 4th Annual Jetspy Awards May 1, to cap the 2017-18 sports season. The yearly awards gala featured 26 awards presented to individuals or ...

KSDE
Alumnus Curtis Nightingale works to change classrooms for a better future

Alumnus Curtis Nightingale is in his second year as principal at Bennington Junior/Senior High School in Bennington, Kansas, about 15 minutes north of Salina, and his school has been chosen by the Kansas State Department ...

Coach Billy Murphy With Award
Newman’s bowling coach receives honor

Newman University Head Bowling Coach Billy Murphy has been named the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association (NCBCA) Women’s Coach of the Year for the 2017-2018 season. This year’s women’s bowling team has achieved great new heights. Throughout ...

Wichita community awards the Bishop Gerber Science Center

Since the Bishop Gerber Science Center opened last August, it has been the subject of several local media reports. Many Newman students rate the 51,400 square-foot building as one of their favorite places on campus. ...

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Newman University professors receive promotion

There are three levels of professorship, and ascending to the next level is no easy feat. Receiving a promotion can take years, along with providing proof of not only engaging teaching methods but also a ...

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Awards banquet honors distinguished alumni

Distinguished Newman alumni were honored at the annual Newman Alumni Awards Banquet April 21 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. ...

Harry Potter Lit Fest
Harry Potter themed ‘Lit Fest’ a success

The Newman University English department presented its annual Literature Festival, “Magic Happens: A Celebration of Harry Potter,” April 12 and 13. Also known as, “Lit Fest,” the celebration is a two-day event featuring readings from ...

SGA
New SGA representatives speak about their plans and goals for Newman

A total of 195 students voted in the Student Government Association (SGA) 2018-19 election. Some students won reelection and others are new to SGA. Marisa-Nicole Zayat is president with her executive board being Thao Nguyen, ...

Newman sweeps awards at annual conference

The Newman admissions team has spent the past years successfully chasing record numbers in recruitment and retention rates, but the excellence doesn’t stop there. Five members of the team recently attended the Great Plains Association for ...