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Cheryl Kastner '07

Newman University (1998-Present)
Congratulations to Cheryl Kastner who has a new baby Jet, Rachel Elisabeth, who was born October 29, 2010.  Cheryl and family live in Wichita, KS.  Thanks for the update, Cheryl!

George M. Anthony MSED '00

Newman University (1998-Present)
George Anthony currently has two teaching jobs in Wichita, KS.  He teaches the GED Program at KANSEL, which gives adults 16 to 60 a chance to get their GED and KUMON where he tutors K-12 students in Math and Reading.  George says, "I feel very blessed that I have this ability for teaching.  I am thankful that I received my Masters Degree from Newman University." 

Jennifer Conrad '07

Newman University (1998-Present)
Jennifer Conrad is a History Teacher at Mountain Rose Academy in Tucson, AZ.  Jennifer was most influenced at Newman University by her teacher, Dr. Cheryl Golden.  "Dr. Golden inspired me in my decision to become a teacher.  I teach my students the same principals and values that she used in teaching me."

Rodney Anderson '96

Kansas Newman College (1973-1998)
Rodney Anderson, 1996 business graduate is a Supply Chain Consultant with the Bryce Consulting Group.  He is currently living in Andover, KS.

Srs. Ann Matzen,OP, SHC '62 and Betty Werner,OP, SHC '63

Sacred Heart College (1954-1972)
Congratulations to Sr. Ann Metzen and Sr. Betty Werner on their 50th Julibee with the Dominican Sisters.  Both Sisters have given their lives in service, primarily as teachers.  Sr. Ann says "When you feel you're being called to live the life of a religious Sister, don't think your life will be boring or that you will be deprived of many things--not true!"  Sr. Betty would like people to know that she thinks  "religious life is the best kept secret in the world!"  To...

"Moon Over Manifest" by Clare Sander Vanderpool wins Newbery Medal

Kansas Newman College (1973-1998)
Clare Sander Vanderpool, a 1987 Newman grad in English and Elementary Education, was notified Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 that her first novel, Moon Over Manifest, has been chosen to receive the 2011 Newbery Medal.  The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to recognize "the best contribution to American children's literature".  Clare is the first Kansas author to receive this honor.   News travelled quickly, with stories in...

Don Brugman '82

Kansas Newman College (1973-1998)
The Westside Story, Goddard, KS 12/9/2010 issue featured alumni Don Brugman and daughter Cathy in an article called "Hoops Family".  Don '82 and wife Amy have five children--all athletes of some kind, but one is following in her father's footsteps and will be the Captain of the Bishop Carroll High School girls basketball team this year.  Don, former Newman University basketball player, has coached Cathy's teams from kindergarten through the past summer with the MAYB league.  Best...

Joe '84 and Susie Gutierrez

Kansas Newman College (1973-1998)
Congratulations to Joe and Susie Gutierrez on the occasion of their 30th Wedding Anniversary.  They were both employed as registered nurses at Wesley Medical Center when they married.  Joe later continued his studies at Newman Universary and is now a nurse anesthetist with Wichita Anesthesiology Chartered in Wichita.  Susie placed her career on hold to raise their three children, but is currentlly employed at South Central Kansas Medical Center in Arkansas City, KS.  Their...

Norma Lee (Schwartz) Garrett SHJC '48

Sacred Heart Junior College (1933-1952)
Norma Lee Garrett, 82, died Dec. 4, 2010 in Lake Charles, LA. Norma was one of only 22 members of the SHJC class of 1948.  She married Thomas Burke Garrett December 29,  1948 and he died May 19, 1962. Norma's survivors include: daughters, Karla and Carol; sister, Joan, brother, Melvin and sister-in-law, Martha.  The Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Rose of Lime Catholic Church, Great Bend, KS.  Sending our sympathy to the Garrett family.

Richard Ward '88

Kansas Newman College (1973-1998)
Richard Ward '88 checked in to let us know is is working as a Medical Technologist at the Wesley Emergency Room West in Wichita, KS.  Richard and wife, Elitchka currently live in Derby, KS with daughter, Scarlett.  Thanks for the update!