Where have they gone and what are they doing?


Many Newman University alumni as well as current Newman employees often wonder what has become of former faculty and staff members. Here, in the first of several installments, are brief updates on a few Newman faculty and staff from days gone by.

Fred Corner
Corner is a retired former professor of accounting who lives in Wichita and enjoys the role of grandfather. Fred and his wife Diane celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Aug. 22, 2015. He is often seen at campus events, including basketball games.

Bruce Sloan
The former mathematics professor retired in 2007 and is living in Butte, Mont. After leaving Newman, Sloan taught in Omaha, Neb., for 14 years and at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, for 19 years. Bruce and wife Bev love being near their grandchildren and doing volunteer work.

Joan Felts
The retired former dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health lives in Wichita with her husband Frank. She enjoys being a grandmother and is seen at nursing and scholarship events on the Newman campus.

Dennis Schmidt
Former professor of mathematics Dennis Schmidt lives in Wichita and is the owner of Mallard Real Estate. He continues to enjoy hunting and gardening, and is seen at on-campus events.

Laszlo Stumpfhauser
The former director of continuing education programs died in February 2014. Stumpfhauser, originally from Hungary, and Professor Emeritus (Biology) Surendra Singh, Ph.D. enjoyed sharing stories about their initial experiences in the U.S.

Leah Barnard
This former professor of business lives in Wichita and serves as the director of development for the Wichita Public Library. She also is seen at on- campus events.