Ceremony features honorary degree, Ablah Awards
The 2014 Spring Commencement on May 10 drew a full-capacity crowd to Central Community Church in Wichita.
In addition to presenting graduating students with their degrees, Newman officials bestowed a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa degree on Kathy and Patrick O’Shaughnessy. The O’Shaughnessys were honored for the Newman Core Value of Catholic Identity for their devotion to their faith and commitment to the Church, Catholic education and the Newman community.
Commencement also featured the awarding of the 2014 Harvey J. Ablah Award to Francisco “Pancho” Fields of Newton, Kan., and the Leona J. Ablah Award to Alaina Garrett of Wichita. The awards are presented each year to a graduating male and a graduating female student who exemplify the spirit of Newman University.
For more information on Commencement including more photos and
video, visit: http://news.newmanu.edu/nu-celebrates-2014-grads