Newman hosts 50th reunion for Sacred Heart Academy alums

Oct 16, 2014

Newman University hosted the 50th anniversary of the graduation of the Class of ’64 from Sacred Heart Academy. At the time, the Academy was still an all-girls high school which continued until the fall of 1966. The reunion took place Oct. 10 and 11 and was located throughout campus.

On Friday, Oct. 10 members of the Sacred Heart Academy Class of ’64 joined with 1964 graduates from other Catholic high schools in Wichita at that time, such as St. Mary’s High School and Kapaun High School.

On Saturday, Oct. 11 the Academy class had lunch in the Tarcisia Roths, ASC Alumni Center and afterwards toured the campus guided by students Haley Hungate, Mary O’Neal, and Angela McDaneld. Following the tour, alumni and their spouses went to mass at 5 p.m. in the St. John’s Chapel, which was celebrated by Rev. Thomas Welk, CPPS, former pastor for Newman and a current member of the Newman Board of Trustees.

Following mass, appetizers and a meal were served in the Alumni Center. J.V. Johnston, Vice President for University Advancement, welcomed the alumni and gave a presentation on Newman now and what its future holds.

Alumni came from seven different states: Georgia, Oregon, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, and Kansas.