From the President
Newman University has a rich history and heritage. Our very existence today can be traced to the achievements, wisdom, vision and courage of many people over the past 81 years. In this issue of Newman University Magazine, we take a look at some of the events, vision and individuals that make up our heritage, and that continue to play important roles in the present and future of the university.
Much of our heritage is the result of people who had the vision and wisdom to guide the university through its many stages of development with careful planning and thoughtful goal setting. In this issue, we present the latest manifestation of that process – the Newman University Strategic Plan 2014-2019. This plan defines our vision of Newman in five years, and sets out the achievements we will strive for to make that vision a reality.
In this issue we also highlight an individual who, through her love for the profession of nursing and concern for the good of the community, brought to Newman a fledgling school of nursing that is now home to some of the most popular and important programs the university offers. I think you’ll enjoy our profile of Marjorie (Marj) Chance, who continues to make an impact on the lives of many Newman University students.
Our history and heritage also include the many traditions that have grown through the years, such as those created to honor our namesake Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman. This year, we have created what we think will become a new tradition, Heritage Month, which combines the long-standing events of Cardinal Newman Week with new celebrations to honor our founders the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, and our Catholic tradition.
While we selected just one month to focus on our heritage, I think many people on campus continue to have a new appreciation for our history, traditions and faith, as well as the alumni, benefactors, friends, and past and current faculty, staff and students who have helped make Newman the university of excellence it is today. For that, I send you my sincere gratitude, and the wish that you too will continue to value and honor the powerful heritage of Newman University.
Thank you for everything you do.
Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D.
Caritas Christi Urget Nos!