Cardinal Newman Medals awarded


Colleen Gillen A’66, ’70, left, and Thomasine Stoecklein, ASC A’42, ’47 received Newman University’s highest honor, the Cardinal Newman Medal, at the Cardinal Newman Banquet and Awards Ceremony Feb. 21.

Gillen was assistant director of alumni from 1992 to 1996, director of alumni from 1996 to 2001, and assistant director of admissions and director of Campus Visit and Advanced Standing Programs from 2001 to 2006. She was also active for many years in a number of Wichita service organizations.

Sister Thomasine worked 18 years as a teacher and elementary school principal, and was a professor in and chairperson of the Education Department at Newman from 1961 to 1986. She returned to Newman in 1992 and has worked as a transfer data input clerk in the Registrar’s Office until the present.

The Newman Medal is conferred upon those who demonstrate in their daily lives an appreciation of the spirit and ideals of John Henry Cardinal Newman and who have been instrumental in the growth and development of the university.

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