Dear Alumni and Friends,
Partnerships play an important role in life. In fact, it is highly unlikely that you will go through life without entering into at least a few partnerships with others, be it a marriage, a business agreement, a carpool, a church or civic committee, or any number of other mutually beneficial relationships.
Partnerships certainly play an important role in education, as administrators, faculty and staff work together to produce the best outcomes possible for the university and its students. And while traditional methods of education such as lecture continue to have a place in the classroom, more and more of today’s faculty work to become partners in their students’ learning, guiding them to self-discovery rather than simply imparting knowledge or ideas.
Newman has participated in many partnerships over the years, which have played a crucial role in our development and success. These partnerships include professional connections with local businesses and government, as well as our ties to our founders the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, and the Diocese of Wichita.
Today, we’re working to forge more associations with businesses, educational institutions, dioceses across Kansas and other organizations to reach a variety of objectives – among them to increase enrollment among underserved populations, help local couples and families, boost fundraising and scholarship support, and create new academic programs people want and need. In this issue you’ll learn about some of these partnerships, and meet students whose lives have been enriched because of them.
Of course, our most important partners have been and will continue to be you – our alumni, parents, benefactors and other friends of the university. Your support makes it possible for us to do all the things we do each day, and will help make it possible for us to meet the objectives outlined above. As we work to create new scholarship support to make Newman accessible to more students and establish new academic programs to serve the needs of the community, I hope we can continue to count on our partnership with you. It truly can make a difference for many students today and tomorrow.
Thank you for all you do.
Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D.Tags: Adorers of the Blood of Christ, Catholic Diocese of Wichita, Noreen M. Carrocci, Partnerships, Scholarship