College counselors welcomed during Pathway to Newman event


Newman University Admissions organized an event geared for community college counselors Feb. 12, 2020.

“Pathway to Newman” allowed time for visitors to tour the campus, ask pertinent questions and meet the Newman staff members they normally work so closely with through written forms of communication.

Newman has a large number of students who transfer from community colleges to continue their higher education and frequent communication with counselors is key in keeping that transition smooth.

The day consisted of information sessions about scholarships, financial aid, articulation agreements, the Newman Studies Program, program updates and a Q&A panel with representatives from all facets of the university.

Georgia Drewes, associate director of admissions for recruitment, said her team strives to provide information about Newman that the counselors can share with students. She said this event allows the attendees to feel confident in who to contact to get those answers.

“Our goal for today was to expose Kansas community college staff and faculty to all the wonderful programs, facilities and resources available to students at their institutions looking for transfer options,” said Drewes.

The snowy weather hindered participation just a bit, but Drewes said they still had a great turnout and commended her teammates for adapting to a small schedule change.

“We’re thankful for those that were able to safely make it to campus and hope they left feeling excited to share our offerings with prospective students.”

This is the second year the admissions team has coordinated Pathway to Newman and all involved are excited to continue the event annually.



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