Newman University alum Andrew Danielski made a special 5,219 mile trip back to campus the week of Sept. 14 in order to show his family around his alma mater.
Danielski is from Warsaw, Poland, and came to Wichita to attend Newman from 1993 to 1997.
Danielski graduated from Newman with a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and went back home to Poland upon graduation. Danielski said he came back to live in Wichita with his wife, Ivona, for about two years before moving back to Poland for good.
Danielski’s family came with him on his trip back to Newman, including his mother, Maria Danielski, his wife, and his four children, Marta, Kinga, Ingacy, and Kamil.
“I want to meet up with old friends and see some of the sisters I knew,” Danielski said.
Originally, Danielski said he would have never planned on ending up at a university in Wichita.
“My first year I spent in Wichita wasn’t actually at Newman,” Danielski said. “I was in an exchange program my last year of high school and I was placed in a program at North High here in Wichita. I had never heard of Kansas or Wichita, but when I came I found very friendly people and a very friendly atmosphere.”
Danielski said it was a great place to live and study, which are among the main reasons he made the trip back.
In addition to spending a few days in Wichita, their family trip includes stops in Hawaii and Florida. While in the United States, Danielski said they are looking at higher education options for the children.