Category: Alumni

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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 ...

Scholarship Luncheon
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 ...

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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 ...

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Max Frazier, Ph.D., celebrates education through two significant events

Interim Director of the School of Education and Associate Professor Max Frazier was invited to two significant events in the month of February — the Jardine Film Festival and the Kansas Exemplary Educators Network (KEEN) conference ...

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Alumna Crista Switzer aids elderly with technology business

Alumna Crista Switzer ’12, helps people of all ages — with a special focus on the elderly and helping them understand technology with ease. The goals of abcd TECH, her one-woman business, include “simplifying your ...

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Alumnus Adam Sawyer hired for technology support

Having technology issues? No problem. Meet Adam Sawyer, the new help desk and classroom technology coordinator. He may be recognizable due to the fact that he is a December 2017 Newman graduate. The transition from student to ...

Alumna Sarah Balderas makes big impact in immigration law

At Newman University, students are prepared to transform society. Since Sarah Balderas graduated from Newman in 2015, she has been making her way through Washburn Law School, many internships and has had a big impact ...

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A day of tradition and tea

High tea is a cherished tradition that has become a part of the year that Newman University staff, student, and faculty look forward to each year. It has been a highlight of Cardinal Newman Week ...

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Heritage Month — history and tradition

Rich history and timeless tradition are important traits of Newman University. The two come together throughout Heritage Month, celebrated each year in February. The celebration honors the university’s namesake, John Henry Cardinal Newman, and its founders, ...

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Father Tatro returns to Newman for Gerber Institute ‘Lunch and Learn’

The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies welcomes Father Joe Tatro as he presents, “Catholic Anthropology  and The Application to Therapeutic Practice.” ...

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Newman alumna makes playwriting waves

Newman alumna Chelsea “C.L.” Smet is no stranger to being honored for her work as a playwright. In 2015, Smet was a senior working on her theatre performance major at Newman University when she had ...

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Newman sonography program welcomes new director, Brooke Ward

Brooke Ward is the new Director of Diagnostic Medical Sonography at Newman University. Ward, who is also a Newman alumna, began her career at the university in 2016. She said she loves being a part ...

Newman alumni relations prepares for annual alumni weekend

Alumni Weekend will be held earlier this year beginning April 20. All Newman University alumni will receive invitations in their physical mailbox as well as an email in the coming month. Some noteworthy changes are ...

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Alumna Emily Simon hired as Dugan Library associate

Alumna Emily Simon ’16 didn’t seem to get quite enough of Newman in her four years as an undergraduate student. Now, she is pursuing her master’s degree and is the new associate in the Dugan ...

2017 in review
2017 Year in Review

Newman University has experienced many new beginnings and celebrated numerous achievements with staff, faculty, students and alumni. Take a look back at our Year in Review with the most popular stories from student stories, athletics, alumni and ...

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Distinguished nursing honor rewards passion for helping others

Senior Anna Burton has had an exciting end to her final semester at Newman. Not only will she graduate in December, she was recently recognized with two major honors — one in the world of ...

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Pinning ceremony recognizes fall 2017 nursing candidates

Newman University recognized 23 candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree during the fall 2017 Nursing Pinning Ceremony. ...

Newman alumnus nominated for 2018 Kansas Teacher of the Year

Newman alumnus Kris Moore has been nominated for the 2018 Kansas Teacher of the Year award. Moore works at Dodge City High School as a residential carpentry instructor. He has been highly successful in the ...

Ellen Healy
Thriving in the communication field

When Newman alumna Ellen Healy graduated in May 2016, she was looking forward to making the switch from intern to full-time employee at the company she was working for. A year and a half later, ...

Newman alumnus a perfect fit for University Advancement

Daniel Bryan is the new director of alumni relations and annual giving coordinator at Newman University. “I’m excited just to be back and get to work on campus again because I loved it when I ...

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The School of Business gains a new faculty member

The Newman University School of Business recently welcomed new Assistant Professor of Strategic Intelligence Scott McIntosh. Strategic intelligence, according to McIntosh, is “the capability to take a significant amount of information and then to be ...

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Newman alumnus uses entrepreneurial education to start nonprofit

Newman alumnus Jason Prideaux is the founder of a new nonprofit in Wichita, Kansas — K12 Sports USA. He received a Bachelor of Science in accounting and management from Newman University in 2005. He also holds ...

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Newman University wraps up fall phone-a-thon

The fall phone-a-thon at Newman University is wrapping up after two weeks of raising money for the Newman Fund. Newman holds a traditional phone-a-thon each semester, during which students have an opportunity to work and earn ...

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‘Table Talks’ gives criminal justice majors opportunity to discuss careers with alumni

Career Services partnered with the criminal justice program to host “Table Talks,” an event during which criminal justice majors could ask questions of alumni who have the same degree and a successful career in the ...

Party on the Plaza
2017 Party on the Plaza sets record

Party on the Plaza, Newman University’s largest annual fundraiser, was a major success this year. The event raised $35,000 more than last year for student scholarships. A total of $180,000 was raised this year, compared to $145,000 ...

Consequential construction — Bishop Gerber Science Center

Tom Dondlinger, president of Dondlinger Construction, has spent many hours of his life on the Newman University campus, the longest time being when he was a student from 1968-1972. Most recently, however, he’s spent time ...

Former Newman board member honored with Lifetime Business Award

Former Newman board of trustees member Tony Madrigal was honored with the Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Business Award on Sept 21. Madrigal is the CEO of Madrigal & Associates, an insurance agency in ...

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It was a great night for a Party on the Plaza

Every year at Newman University, friends and supporters gather with open hearts on Founders Plaza for a night of great food and fun. The annual Party on the Plaza took place on Saturday, Sept. 23, ...

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Dedication ceremony celebrates the future

Newman University hosted an eagerly awaited dedication ceremony of the new Bishop Gerber Science Center on Sept. 21. ...

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Newman alumnus is nominated for Kansas Teacher of the Year

Newman alumnus Gilbert Still Jr. is among eight finalists in the running to become Kansas Teacher of the Year. The Kansas State Department of Education will announce who will be given the honor during a ...

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Party on the Plaza: Bring on the wine and dine

Party on the Plaza (POP) is almost here and preparing for an event of this scale takes more than just a couple months of planning. The party will be held Sept. 23 on Founder’s Plaza and ...

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Mission Talk series begins with the first chapter in Newman history

Director of Mission Effectiveness Charlotte Rohrbach, ASC, is once again leading the traditional Mission Talk series at Newman University. This year, Rohrbach will focus on separate chapters of time based on the four different names ...