Category: Alumni

Sacred Heart Academy
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 ...

Kimberly Giesen
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. ...

Dreiling
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 ...

alumni awards
Newman honors distinguished alumni with awards

Newman University alumni are making positive changes in their work environments, neighborhoods and communities every day. ...

mothers day
Ellen invites alumna to attend Mother’s Day show

Alumna Kelli Jo Sheahon never thought her first pregnancy would land her a seat at the live taping of the Ellen DeGeneres show. ...

admissions kmc
Admissions team raises money for Kapaun Mt. Carmel Thespian Troupe

The Newman University admissions team raised more than $1,500 for the Kapaun Mt. Carmel (KMC) Thespian Troupe by running concessions during their performances of “The Sound of Music.” The troupe held shows March 28-30 and ...

Holy Land Pilgrims
Spring break in the Holy Land

Newman University theology graduate students experienced the Holy Land during spring break. ...

renee duxler
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 ...

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 ...

classroom
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 ...

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. ...

Smarsh family
Graduate Jared Smarsh belongs to a family of Newman nurses

Newman student Jared Smarsh recently joined more than one member of his family as a Newman University nursing program alumni this fall. Smarsh, who began his college education at Fort Hays State University, transferred to ...

year in review
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 ...

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 ...

happy hour
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 ...

POP
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 ...