Alumni gatherings 2014-15


Choral 10-year reunion

IMG_0312More than 40 Chorale and Troubadour alumni from the past 10 years returned to Newman in October 2014 for a special “Chorale Alumni Concert.” The show, which took place before a packed house in Performance Hall inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center, featured music from current Chorale and Troubadour students, who were later joined by the alumni singers performing their favorite songs. An opening reception and a post-performance party gave alums time to reconnect with each other and meet current students.

choral“It was a wonderful weekend of laughing and reminiscing culminating in a wonderful celebration of talent on the stage,” said Newman Director of Music Deanne Zogleman, who arranged the reunion and concert. “I was blown away by the number of alumni who came back to sing and be a part of the current Music Department that they helped build over the past 10 years.”

View photos from the Chorale Alumni Concert on Flickr

Alumni visits

WashingtonDCDirector of Development for Sciences and Health Sciences Therese Wetta, ASC ’64 has been busy in recent months visiting cities across the country to meet with alumni. Moments from some of the gatherings are shown here.

Tom Giroux ‘85 hosted a Newman alumni gathering Nov. 11, 2014 in the Washington, D.C. area. Alums met in Giroux’s private suite in Washington’s Verizon Center to catch up on old times and watch a professional hockey match-up between the Washington Capitals and the Columbus Blue Jackets. Pictured are, l-r: Prasswal Bista ’07; Katie (Valliere) Streit ’08; Therese Wetta, ASC ’64; Jason Streit ’08; Joel Gichinga ’08; Giroux; Bob Otey, Jr. ’74; Tim Belsan ’05, and Asha Belsan.


EuropeOn a recent visit to Europe, former Newman President and Professor Emerita (History) Tarcisia Roths, ASC ’54 visited with Levente Nyitrai ’06 in Budapest, Hungary. Nyitrai is currently senior foreign policy, IHA and human rights officer for the British Embassy in Budapest.



Therese-Reeds-SarahSister Therese Wetta, left, and Director of Alumni Relations Sarah Cundiff ’86, ’90, ’15, right, traveled to Phoenix, Ariz., Oct. 16, 2014 to visit, l-r, Chester Parker ’70, Noreen (Medinger) Reed ’66 and Jack Reed.



Utah Group_1Several alumni met with Sister Therese Wetta, ASC, ’64, second from left, Jan. 20 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Pictured are, l-r: Dr. Edward Leis ’80, Ellen McFarren Lies ’81, Lois Winter Heart, SHA ’65, and Maria Peck.