Category: Alumni

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Alumna Victoria Connelly making art and loving life

Victoria Connelly ’19 came to Newman because of her love for bowling. She left Newman with a new passion — art. Connelly first met Newman Bowling Coach Billy Murphy when her older sister, Valerie, was ...

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St. John Henry Newman Medal bestowed upon Linda Davison ’77

Linda Davison ’77 was honored with the St. John Henry Newman Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the Newman University Board of Trustees, during the 2020 Difference Makers for Wichita awards banquet Feb. 22. The ...

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Alumnus plays two roles in the community

Alumnus Steven Hamersky ‘15 is juggling two careers — as an officer for the Newton Police Department and a goalie for the Wichita Wings — although his police work comes first, he said. During his ...

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Newman alumnus considered for state Supreme Court justice

Alumnus and former business professor Honorable Thomas E. Malone ‘76 has been chosen as one of three nominees to be a justice on the Kansas Supreme Court. Malone, who graduated summa cum laude, was chosen ...

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Alumna Paige Towey wins Kansas Horizon Award

Alumna Paige Towey ‘17 has been chosen as a recipient of the 2019 Kansas Horizon Award from the Kansas State Department of Education.  Sixteen elementary school teachers and 16 high school teachers from across the ...

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High Tea finds new name, keeps old traditions

Newman University’s annual High Tea has a new name. Now known as the St. John Henry Newman High Tea, it is keeping the same, long-lasting practices that make it a Newman tradition. The event will ...

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Newman University’s first annual Giving Day

Newman University will hold it’s first-ever Giving Day on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The dedicated day of giving will be unique in its opportunity for donors to support what they’re passionate about at Newman. Donors will ...

Newman alumna becomes Kansas State Trooper

Alumna Regan Casey graduated from the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy Dec. 5, 2019. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Newman in May 2019 and began training to become a Kansas ...

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Newman athletics starts Aviator Club

In order to improve communication and involvement with alumni and other fans, the Newman Athletics department has launched the Aviator Club. Zane Ehling, associate athletic director for external operations, explained the features of the Aviator ...

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Newman alumni office to host a night of dinner, drinks and dueling pianos

Newman invites alumni and company to attend "Dueling Pianos" on Saturday, Feb. 1 for good food, drinks, and live entertainment. ...

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What a difference a decade makes

As the year 2019 comes to an end, a new decade begins. We took a look at all that we accomplished during the past ten years. ...

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National champion trains for the Olympics

Newman University’s one and only NCAA DII national champion is back on the wrestling mat — this time in a different country. Noel Torres ’18 competed in the 2019 Mexican National Championship Dec. 7 and ...

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Newman Honors Program newsletter coming soon

The Newman Honors Program will launch a newsletter in 2020 for program alumni, students and their families. The newsletter is something the program director, Kelly McFall, Ph.D., has been thinking about for some time. He ...

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Alumnus drawn to service

Newman’s culture of service is something that has stuck with alumnus Sam Evasick since his graduation in 2010. Evasick received his Bachelor of Business Administration Management in 2009 and his Master of Business Administration in ...

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What a year! Check out 2019’s happenings at Newman University

As we welcome in a new year with all its many adventures to come, we look back and celebrate all the great things 2019 brought us. ...

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Donors honored at Beata Benefactors Banquet

The annual Beata Benefactors Banquet to thank and honor those who have supported Newman University throughout the year took place Nov. 8 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The evening began with a social hour and a welcome ...

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Nominations open for 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Newman University alumni make their alma mater proud each and every day. The Distinguished Alumni Awards are held annually to honor four alumni and one honorary alumna or alumnus for their Catholic service, achievements, service ...

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Military Appreciation Day to be held with the opening of a new military space

Newman University will celebrate its military students, staff and faculty Nov. 11 with a Military Appreciation Day and ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new military resource center for students. The event is an opportunity for the ...

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Newman community takes part in ‘Wear Blue: Run to Remember’

Newman alumna Candice Urban and multiple Newman staff members took part in the “Wear Blue: Run to Remember Wear Blue Mile” event at this year’s Prairie Fire Marathon Oct. 13 in Wichita The Wear Blue ...

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Teacher shortage means immediate jobs for graduates

Newman University is meeting the need for more teachers in the state by providing a convenient and accelerated education degree program in Western Kansas. The program has benefited hundreds of students, including Chase Elizabeth Boggs ...

History conference coming to Newman

The Kansas Council for History Education (KCHE) is hosting its annual state conference at Newman University Oct. 20-21. Emily Williams, Newman alumna and adjunct history professor who serves as the KCHE president, and Cheryl Golden, ...

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Newman Athletics to host alumni reunion

Newman University Athletics will host an athletics alumni weekend Oct. 4-6. The weekend will provide an opportunity for athletics alumni and friends to reconnect and relive memories. The event includes cheering on the Jets at ...

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Alumna speaks at symposium to empower women in the workplace

Jennifer (Lindabury) Blundon ’01 was given the opportunity to present at this year’s Women in Leadership Symposium in Chicago. The event was run by the Illinois Diversity Council and the National Women’s Council to help ...

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Coming Sept. 21: Party on the Plaza 2019

Newman University’s annual Party on the Plaza is approaching quickly. After a year of planning, the event is nearly finalized and is sure to be a night to remember. A new theme will set the ...

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Keeper of the Plans Matt Riedl ’15 relocates to Virginia

Known to his Wichita Eagle readers as Keeper of the Plans, Matt Riedl is making new plans for himself with his recent move to Arlington, Virginia. Riedl, a 2015 Newman graduate, said goodbye Aug. 2 ...

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New Derby Fire Chief thankful for Newman degree

John Turner ’15 has been blessed with many leadership opportunities since the completion of his master’s degree at Newman University, of which the most significant was becoming Derby, Kansas Fire Chief July 1, 2019. Turner ...

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Wichita Police Academy is next step for Newman alumna

After joining the Wichita Police Academy this month, Newman alumna Andrea Wickstrum is on her way to transforming society. Wickstrum, who graduated in spring 2019, said she did not know what to expect with criminal ...

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Newman alumna scores contract with professional soccer team

Newman alumna Amy Strath is making her goals a reality by joining the professional soccer team FC Fylkir, which is apart of the Pepsi Max Women’s League in Iceland. Strath said the opportunity came about ...

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Bria DeGrate nominated for female athlete of the year

Each year, the Greater Wichita Sports Commission recognizes athletes and coaches for their outstanding performances. Recent Newman University graduate Bria DeGrate was one of the few nominated for this year’s College Female Athlete of the ...

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Suffering from PTSD inspires alumnus to give back through counseling

PTSD Awareness Day is observed annually on June 27 and the entire month of June is also known as PTSD Awareness Month. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, about 7-8% of the United ...

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Sacred Heart class of ’64 will celebrate 55 years

The Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) class of 1964 will hold a gathering from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 19 in the Sister Tarcisia Roths, ASC, Alumni Center at Newman University to celebrate 55 years after their ...

Newman graduate Madison McCollum second to take on the Disney College Internship Program

Alumna Madison McCollum will be attending the Disney College Internship Program. ...

Graduation: a family affair

Hamersky was a popular last name at the May 2019 commencement ceremony. It’s been said many times in Newman graduation history but never three times in one day. Shellie Hamersky, Anthony Hamersky and Annemarie Hamersky ...

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Degree in hand, ready to change lives

Recent Newman University elementary education graduate Kimberly Giesen shares a similar experience with many students who choose to return to college later in life. Their stories follow similar timelines — graduate high school, maybe start ...

Newman University announces the retirement of President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D.

President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., is set to retire at the end of 2019. ...

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Alumna Jenna Dreiling honored as Great Bend USD 428 teacher of the year

Above photo: (l to r) Elementary Director of Teaching and Learning Tricia Reiser, Assistant Superintendent John Popp, Superintendent Khris Thexton and Riley Student Support Coach Beth Rein surprise Jenna Dreiling (center), first-grade teacher, with the ...