Category: Alumni

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Party on the Plaza live auction sneak preview

The annual Party on the Plaza is just around the corner. This year’s event, which will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, on Founder’s Plaza, has a brand new theme: “A Night in ...

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Party on the Plaza 2017: ‘A Night In Tuscany’

It’s time for a getaway. Newman University’s Party on the Plaza, “A Night in Tuscany,” is the perfect opportunity for a night out in Wichita that will transport you to the cobblestone streets of Italy. ...

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Newman alum and staff member becomes a U.S. citizen

Newman alumnus Kevin Mangayi recently celebrated a major change in his life — becoming a U.S. citizen. Mangayi has played the roles of both student and staff at Newman University. His current role is part-time ...

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Newman Represented at Final Friday

Newman University students are no strangers to Final Friday in Wichita. On July 28, students and alumni had their art displayed at the Hue Gallery. Final Friday occurs at the end of each month when ...

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Newman alumna gives back to the community through her work

“I stand on the shoulders of two incredible women who came before me.” ...

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Newman Alumni Weekend brings together generations of friends

Newman University held its annual Alumni Weekend Friday, June 23 – 24. The weekend was packed with social meals, inspiring presentations, fun activities and more. The event kicked off on Friday, June 23 with a ...

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Teresa Lovelady and Janie Ward honored as Health Care Heroes

Teresa Lovelady and Janie Ward are two of 39 individuals and organizations in nine categories to be honored with the Wichita Business Journal 2017 Health Care Hero Award. According to their website, the Wichita Business ...

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Linda Sabala: Celebrating 27 years with Newman University

A former Staff Excellence Award winner and proud alumna of Newman — Linda Sabala — has been with the university for 27 years this August and will be retiring at the end of June. She ...

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Graduate Miquel Swann is offered position at island resort

While other students may be taking things slow and sticking around after graduation, accounting major Miquel Swann is ready to dive right into his new job. Swann will be working as a Guest Services Manager ...

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Alumni and families invited to participate in Newman Alumni Weekend June 23-25

Newman University invites alumni and their families to participate in entertainment, learning events, family fun and an opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni at theNewman Alumni Weekend. The weekend of festivities kicks off Friday, June ...

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Dean Levi Esses takes student outreach beyond the Newman campus

Dean of Students Levi Esses works hard for the students at Newman University, and now he will be partnering with Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) as a College Connections Team Member to help get students connected to ...

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Newman hosts Alumnae of Sacred Heart Academy Reunion

After a whopping 18 years, Newman University is welcoming back the alumnae of Sacred Heart Academy for a reunion on Thursday, June 22.   “We are extending the invitation to anyone who graduated from Sacred ...

54 Newman graduates celebrate in Colorado Springs

The Newman University community stretches 500 miles west of the Wichita city limits to Colorado Springs, where an off-campus location is home to an extension of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program. This past ...

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Spring 2017 Commencement ceremonies honor Newman University graduates

Hundreds gathered at Central Community Church in Wichita, Kan. on Saturday, May 13 during two separate ceremonies to honor the 2017 spring graduates during this year’s commencement ceremonies. ...

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Baccalaureate Mass 2017: Inspirational messages

The Spring 2017 Baccalaureate Mass took place at 6 p.m. Friday, May 12, in The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Wichita. The Mass drew students, parents and friends along with Newman board members, ...

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Newman alumnus Lucas Hanson creates unique restaurant app for Wichitans

It’s the question we’ve all asked someone at some point in our lives — “Where do you want to go for dinner?” Newman alumnus Lucas Hanson is creating an app to help us solve that ever-so-common ...

Newman alumna Christy Foos opens counseling center in Hutchinson

Newman alumna Christy Foos felt it was time to open a counseling center of her own after she saw a need for mental health therapists in South Central Kansas. The center provides services such as ...

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Treasures of Newman University find a new home

Newman senior and University Archives Lead Student Intern Diana Stanley works with the treasures of Newman University and is also helping with the archive’s move to its new home in the basement of Sacred Heart Hall. Stanley ...

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Joyful Jet Day gives students a chance to celebrate and thank donors

Every year, Newman University recognizes Joyful Jet Day, a day in which students celebrate the kindness of donors who give their support to the university. Tuition only covers about 90 percent of what it costs to educate ...

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Scholarship Luncheon, Joyful Jet Day provide the Newman community opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ to donors

Almost 130 Newman University scholarship donors, student scholarship recipients and guests gathered in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center on the Newman campus Monday, April 3 for the 2017 Scholarship Luncheon. The annual event is designed to ...

Upcoming Events
Alumni Department has exciting events in store for spring and summer

The Newman University Alumni Relations Department has many upcoming events planned, according to Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Sarah Strole and Annual Giving Coordinator Brielle Dunham. The first event coming up is at 7 p.m. ...

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Newman alumni, students recently named school superintendents

Several Newman University alumni and students have recently accepted district superintendent positions and will begin their new roles this summer. Wichita Public School District 259 announced in February that Alicia Thompson ’97, currently the assistant ...

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Alumni return for ‘Table Talks’ with Newman students

The Alumni Relations Department has partnered with Career Services to launch a series of events referred to as “Table Talks.”  The talks are designed to not only allow Newman students the opportunity to talk to ...

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360Five: Capture the Flag — “Hunger Games” style

Check out this week’s episode of Newman 360Five promoting the Student Alumni Board’s capture the flag event! With a “Hunger Games” theme, some of our unfortunate actors landed on the “Fallen Tribute” list. Come out ...

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‘Guatemala Study and Serve’ alumni reception allows new group to prepare for trip

Every other year, Assistant Professor of Spanish Sonja Bontrager takes a group of students to Guatemala for the “Guatemala Study and Serve” program, where they speak, learn, and interact with the Spanish culture through an ...

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Spring 2017 ‘Phone-a-Thon’ is opportunity for donors to support students and university

The Phone-a-Thon has been a staple at Newman University for decades. For the spring Phone-a-Thon, 10 students — plus one student captain — will spend three hours per night, starting at 6 p.m., March 5 ...

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Athletics Breakfast provides time to mingle with athletes

The fourth annual Athletics Breakfast will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Gorges Atrium. Great Western Dining will be serving breakfast from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m and Chris Cakes, a ...

Homecoming Week
Homecoming week: No tailgating, no problem

The Newman University Homecoming will be celebrated as a part of Heritage Month during the week of Feb. 20-25, as a multitude of campus departments have banded together to organize a week designed to encourage campus ...

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Newman University Theatre challenges participants with 24-Hour Theatre Project

On Saturday, Feb. 4, Newman University current and prospective students, faculty, staff, and alumni transformed into nocturnal beings, racing against time to create a theatrical masterpiece. The 24-Hour Theatre Project was introduced in the 1990s and then ...