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Melissa Summers '02

Newman University (1998-Present)
Melissa Summers and Jared Clark on Nov. 5, 2011 at Fulton Valley Farms, Towanda, KS. Melissa works for Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals as a respiratory therapeutic specialist. The couple resides in Wichita, Kan.

John G. Carney '75

Kansas Newman College (1973-1998)
John G. Carney has been appointed the president for the Center for Practical Bioethics in Kansas City, Mo.  

Bailey Crandall '10

Newman University (1998-Present)
Bailey Crandall is serving in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia. Bailey will spend a total of 27 months in Ethiopia in which she will be a primary teacher trainer. She will be helping Ethiopian teachers with English, implementing modern teaching techniques, and teaching active learning skills.

Gimmie Jo Rose '08

Newman University (1998-Present)
Gimmie Jo Rose and Troy Michael Jansonius married on November 19, 2011 at Luctor Christian Reformed Church, Prairie View. Gimmie Jo graduated from Newman in 2008 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She is currently employed by Northern Valley Schools as a Title 1 and 6th grade teacher, coach, and sponsor of extra-curricular activities.

Dena McManaman '11

Newman University (1998-Present)
Dena McManaman and Matthew Hiss married on October 1, 2011 at Camp Aldrich. Dena is currently employed by USD 428 in Great Bend as a para-education. In December 2011 she will graduate Newman University with a degree in Elementary Education.    

Mary Steele Hardick SHJC '53

Sacred Heart Junior College (1933-1952)
Mary Steele Hardick died on July 15, 2011. After earning her associate's degree at Sacred Heart Junior College, Mary followed her love for reading through lots more education, ultimately earning two Master's degrees, one in Human Resources and one in Library Science. Mary was very active with St. Mark's Evangelical Church in Norman, and had most recently served as Law Librarian for Oklahoma State University. She is survived by her husband and four sons. She is also survived by her sister, Sally...

Barb Smith '77

Kansas Newman College (1973-1998)
Barb Smith , ASC has been elected to the International General Council for the Adorers of the Blood of Christ in Rome.

Jay Hall '11

Newman University (1998-Present)
Jay Hall is currently at attending Louisiana State University and getting his Masters in Sports Management. He is also working for the National Senior Association while attending LSU.  

Timothy Belsan '05

Newman University (1998-Present)
Timothy Belsan and Asha Plattner married on October 22, 2011 in Topeka, KS. They are relocating to Alexandria, VA where Timothy began work on November 11, 2011 as an attorney with the US Department of Defense. Timothy is the 2011-2012 President of the President of the National Alumni Association.  

Gino Salerno '88

Kansas Newman College (1973-1998)
Gino Salerno's work as an artist, musician, photographer and films was the subject of a feature article in the Wichita Eagle's Art Section on Spet 4, 2011. Salerno works as a physician assistant at Via Christi - St. Francis while pursuing his art. He recently completed a wood carving in the New Children's Garden at Botanica in Wichita.