Category: Alumni

Party on the Plaza
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 ...

Party on the Plaza
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. ...

Kevin Mangayi receives certificate
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 ...

Marissa Kucharek art
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 ...

Teresa Lovelady
Newman alumna gives back to the community through her work

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

NU Alumni Weekend
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 ...

Health Care Heroes
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 ...

Linda Sabala
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 ...

Miquel Swan
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 ...

alumni weekend
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 ...

Levi Esses
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 ...

Sacred Heart Academy
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 ...

2017 Spring Commencement
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. ...

Baccalaureate Mass
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, ...

Feest
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 ...

Archives Move
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 ...

Joyful Jet Day
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 ...

Noreen Carrocci at Scholarship Luncheon
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. ...

Office door
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 ...

Table Talks
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 ...

360Five Capture the Flag
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 ...

Guatamala Reception
‘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 ...

phone-a-thon
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 ...

Pancakes
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 ...

Newman University Theatre Department hosts a 24-hr Project.
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 ...

History Department hosts speaker Erin Weber, author of ‘Lennon vs. McCartney’

The Newman University History Department presents Erin Weber, author of “Lennon vs. McCartney: How Beatles History was Written and Re-Written,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The event is free and ...

Electric Guitar Player
Alumnus JJ McGuigan hopes to help others through songwriting

JJ McGuigan was born in Wichita and graduated from Newman University in 2005 with a degree in Secondary Education. While at Newman he played basketball, which became an important part of his life. Before basketball, McGuigan received a ...

The LEAD Series - Diana Crook M.D.
Newman University will present the LEAD Series with Diana Crook, M.D. Jan. 24

Newman University will present The LEAD Series with Diana Crook, M.D. at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The LEAD Series is a lecture series that was developed in 2014 by Director of Student ...

Beata Benefactors Banquet Award Ceremony
Beata Benefactors Banquet shows thanks to those who give

The Newman University Advancement Department organized the annual Beata Benefactors Banquet to thank and honor those who have supported Newman University throughout the year. The event took place on Saturday, Nov. 5 in the Dugan-Gorges ...

fall-16-mag
Newman University magazine now available online

After several months of gathering story ideas, photographing events and writing and proofreading, the Office of University Advancement has completed the fall 2016 issue of the Newman University Magazine — now available online. “In previous ...

Medical Professions Club Alumni Gathering
Newman University Medical Professions Club invites alumni to talk with students

A group of students that help make up the Newman University Medical Professionals Club participated in a casual gathering of Newman medical professional alumni on Monday, Oct. 25 in the Tarcisia Roths, ASC Alumni Center. ...

Men's Baseball alumnus reunite
Athletic alumni reunions bring old friends together again

There comes a time each year when the Newman community misses its alumni a little too much. This is why the Alumni Relations office organizes athletic alumni reunions – events that invite Newman graduates of ...

Lead Series 40 under 40
Oct. 20 LEAD Series features 40 Under 40 Panel

Newman University will present The LEAD Series – 40 Under 40 Panel at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 20 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public. The LEAD Series is a lecture series featuring key leaders in ...

Clare Vanderpool
National conference invites local author and Newman alumna Clare Vanderpool to speak

Newman alumna and award-winning local author Clare Vanderpool will be among the speakers at KidLitCon 2016, which will be held Oct. 14 and 15 at the Drury Inn Broadview Hotel in Wichita. KidLitCon is a national conference presented ...

Family Weekend Newman University
Students invite families to participate in Family Weekend

This past weekend marked the annual Family Weekend, a chance for Newman students to invite their families to visit, partake in events both on and off campus and receive a little taste of the Newman ...

2016 Party on the Plaza Rewind

The 2016 Party on the Plaza had to move inside due to rainy weather however the annual scholarship fundraising event was very successful. The Newman University Alumni and Advancement teams would like to thank the ...