Category: Alumni

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. ...

Giving Tuesday
Alumni office has big plans for Giving Tuesday

The Newman University alumni office has begun their #GivingTuesday campaign to raise money for student scholarships. Giving Tuesday is largely a social media movement that focuses on charitable giving. It falls on the Tuesday after ...

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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Alumni Happy Hour is back

Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Ray Williams is helping revive Alumni Happy Hours in the Wichita area. Newman alumni used to plan a gathering once a month at a local restaurant or bar ...

Alumni Concert
Alumni return to Newman to perform

Every five years, Newman University’s musical alumni get a chance to connect with both the university and its students in a very fun way. Alumni who participated in the Chorale and Troubadour groups during their ...

Reeds Cove
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 ...

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 ...

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Party on the Plaza: The results are in

Party on the Plaza (POP) is one of Newman University’s largest fundraisers. The event was held Saturday, Sept. 22 and brought together the Newman community for a night of great food, fun, a live and ...

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Newman community gathers on the plaza for a night to remember

Hundreds of alumni, staff, faculty and Newman supporters filled Founders Plaza at Newman University Saturday, Sept. 22 for the annual Party on the Plaza. Newman’s largest student scholarship fundraiser has been happening for many years ...

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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 ...

Delaney Hiegert
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 ...

Father John Fogliasso in St. John's Chapel
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 ...

Shirley Rueb
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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Dean's List
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 ...