Inaugural Showcase Banquet draws large crowd

Trinity High School seniors

Trinity High School seniors (l-r) Taylor Nasi, Leigh Gomendoza and Jacob Kloth with Newman Director of Alumni Relations Sarah (Kriwiel) Cundiff ‘86, ‘90 at the Showcase Banquet.

Close to 200 people came to the Newman University campus Nov. 21, 2013 for the first-ever Newman Showcase Banquet. The banquet, which honored high-achieving high school
senior students accepted by Newman, was sponsored by the National Alumni Board to give students and their parents a look at what the university has to offer.

Kenton Weber and his mother Cathy

High school student Kenton Weber and his mother Cathy were joined by Newman Alumni Board Member Niki Manbeck ‘09.

More than 20 young alums in the Wichita area acted as table hosts for the event, which included a welcome by President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., and comments about the university by Newman students, alumni and faculty. The evening  concluded with the theatre production “Into the Woods” for those able to attend. The event was hosted by Director of Alumni Relations Sarah (Kriwiel) Cundiff ’86, ’90 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry and National Alumni Board Member Ryan Huschka, Ph.D. ‘07.