Recent gifts to Newman help education programs, student scholarships
Newman University has received several gifts and grants over the past year to support various programs and student scholarships.
- The Kansas State Department of Education awarded Newman a $110,000 Kansas Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program Grant. The grant supports a program to help math teachers in the Wichita and Haysville public school systems and in the Diocese of Wichita Catholic schools strengthen their knowledge and teaching skills in regards to new math standards. If proven effective, the grant could be renewed for two additional years.
- Anonymous donors made a gift of $75,000 to create The Fr. Emil Kapaun Annual Scholarship for students involved in Campus Ministry at Newman University.
- The Children’s Miracle Network awarded the Newman School of Nursing and Allied Health a highly competitive $30,000 grant to purchase simulation equipment, including lifelike manikins that mimic realistic situations in the healthcare environment.
- The Fred and Mary Koch Foundation awarded $10,000 to Professor of Biology Surendra Singh, Ph.D. to help fund the 2012 Investigative Summer Science Program. Singh established the program 23 years ago to give high school students a taste of college-level research and to explore the benefits of careers in the sciences.