Faculty, involvement, community rank high on recent alumni survey

From Director of Alumni Relations
Sarah (Kriwiel) Cundiff ‘86, ‘90

Thanks to everyone who responded to the online survey of recent (2007 – 2012) Newman University graduates about their experience at Newman. The response was wonderful – more than 220 alums filled out the survey! Also, congratulations to Denver Shipman ’11 of Wichita, who won $500 in the survey drawing!

Among the questions on the survey, one seemed to strike a chord among respondents, and revealed a few interesting trends. Here is just a sampling of the many responses, grouped by common subject matter, to the question:

What is most memorable about your experience at Newman University?


  • Amazing professors who truly cared about students and the subjects they were teaching.
  • I felt like more than just another student, it seemed the teachers were truly invested in my success.
  • The professors in my field of study really cared about their students and were willing to help.
  • Working with professors who understood we had full time jobs outside of graduate school.
  • The dedication of the teachers toward students’ individual excellence.


  • Newman’s size provided a great opportunity to be involved.
  • There are opportunities to engage in many student life activities, be on the student government, work for the student newspaper, and meet lots of people.
  • I loved having the opportunity to be involved in so many things.
  • Baseball road trips.
  • Superfans and being able to create student support for all of the sports.


  • The close-knit community where I felt like no matter where I went I knew somebody. I never felt left out.
  • From my very first campus visit until I graduated, the Newman community has felt like a family.
  • Great relationships and a great way to network.
  • I loved the sense of community. I felt like in everything I was involved in, I was a part of a family.
  • The most important thing about Newman is the sense of family. We are a strong, close community. That is what makes us special. It is our greatest asset.