Faculty, involvement, community rank high on recent alumni survey
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.