Category: Alumni

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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 ...

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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 ...

Jessica Oberwortmann
Alumna named in Wichita Business Journal 40 under 40

Jessica (Fagherazzi) Oberwortmann ’14 has been driven to succeed her entire life, and now she is doing just that. Oberwortmann began doing marketing and branding work for friends on the side but the requests got ...

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Funds being raised for renovations to St. John’s Chapel

Renovations were last made to St. John’s Chapel at Newman University in 1994, and now — more than 20 years later — it is time for a revamp. Located at the heart of Sacred Heart ...

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Friends, family and co-workers celebrate Shirley Rueb

After more than 50 years at Newman university, first as a student and then as an employee, Shirley Rueb, registrar, retired. But the Newman community couldn’t let Rueb go without celebrating and reminiscing. More than ...

From alumni to employee

Many students say Newman University is a place that became their home during their college journey and describes their fellow students, staff and faculty as a family they didn’t expect to find. It’s no wonder ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Spring 2018 Dean’s List recognizes student achievement

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

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MIAA excitement is building with still another year to go

Newman University will enter the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) beginning fall 2019 as an affiliate member — and the excitement is building. Newman President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., has called for a task force, which ...

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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Spring 2018 Newman University Magazine
Spring 2018 Newman University Magazine now available online

While the Spring 2018 edition of the Newman University Magazine continues to hit mailboxes this week, articles featured in the issue are now available online at https://mag.newmanu.edu. The theme of the Spring 2018 edition is ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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Alumni return to campus during Newman Alumni Weekend

Newman University once again welcomed alumni from all over the country back to campus for a weekend full of activities during Newman Alumni Weekend held April 20-21. The weekend included a beer tasting event, Newman-style ...

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Kansas Court of Appeals judges meet with students to offer insight and advice

Kansas District Court of Appeals judges recently visited campus April 17 to speak to a group of students. Professor of Sociology and Assistant Undergraduate Dean Larry Heck, Ph.D., arranged for the judges to have lunch with ...

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Dedication ceremony celebrates final phase of Facing Forward campaign

On a windy Friday afternoon, Heimerman Plaza, the Bishop Emeritus Eugene J. Gerber sculpture and Gerber Family Commons were dedicated on the Newman University campus. On April 20, Vice President for University Advancement  J.V. Johnston greeted ...

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Students meet their donors at annual Scholarship Luncheon

The annual Scholarship Luncheon was held April 16 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The luncheon is a unique opportunity for students to meet the specific donors providing them with their scholarships. Senior Development Officer Beth ...

A lifelong goal to help others has become reality

Alumna Serina Hertel has been driven to use her talents to help others from a young age. ...

Alumni Weekend
Newman Alumni Weekend is April 20-21

The Newman University alumni relations office is gearing up for the annual Newman Alumni Weekend April 20-21. The weekend kicks off with a celebration dedication of the new Heimerman Plaza, along with the newly placed ...

Alumna Karen Lemon: Vicar of faith

The Rev. Karen Lemon, an alumna of Newman University, received an unexpected calling from the Holy Spirit 24 years ago. Alone in her home church, All Saints Episcopal Church in Pratt, Kansas, Lemon was discerning the Holy Spirit ...

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Newman University publications showcase student and professional work

Coelacanth (see-la-canth) and archaeopteryx (ark-ee-op-tricks) are words not often used in the everyday vocabulary. In fact, the latter of the two is extinct and the former is nearly extinct. A coelacanth is a 400 million-year-old ...

Catherine Mardon
Newman alumna honored with papal knighthood for intellectual disability advocacy

Catherine (Curry) Mardon, 2007 Newman graduate, advocates for those with mental illnesses and disability, and young adults suffering from fetal alcohol syndrome. Mardon said her time at Newman was positive and “the professors were top ...

Jamie Harrington
Newman alumna featured by Catholic Diocese of Dodge City

Newman alumna Jamie Harrington was featured in an advertisement in the Southwest Kansas Catholic magazine during Catholic Schools Week. The magazine is published by the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City. Tim Wenzl, communications liaison at ...