When was your first Newman year?
What is your earliest memory of Newman?
My first memory of Newman was during Freshman Week. I think it was Wednesday morning, I had a break from class and was a little homesick. I decided to wander across Davis from Missouri Hall to see where I would be going to Mass on Sunday. Little did I know I was about to get sucked into the Newman experience. I walked in and a crazy lady (at least to me at the time—sorry, Betty) ran out and handed me a Newman cup and started touring me around the building. By the time she was done, I had agreed to come back that night for Mass, and the rest is history.
Sum up your Newman experience in three words.
Fun, Friends, Faith
Where are you now?
I am living in Springfield (technically Jerome), Illinois with my wife Emily and our four rescue dogs (Max, Penny, Wrigley and Hawkeye). I work for Hospital Sisters Health System as a Network Engineer for their Illinois Hospitals and clinics. In my free time, I volunteer as Music Director and liturgist for a small church in Springfield.
How has Newman impacted you for the long term?
Newman gave me the experience and training to do what I do in my church now. It also gave me life-long friends spread all over the nation.
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