Newman-Alumni-Throwback

My Time at Newman

What the Catholic Newman Center at Truman State did (and still does) for me.   I graduated from Truman State University in 2013, with a BFA in Visual Communications and a lot of adventure ahead. My time at the Newman Center began freshman year, when an upperclassman who I’d been friends with since High School had encouraged me to visit the center during Freshman Week…

Ashley Wiskirchen, Class of 2013

“The Newman Center was like a home-away-from-home for me as an undergraduate at Truman State. I’ve never felt so welcomed, so connected and so encouraged to grow in my faith as I did when I got involved there. I can’t separate my “Newman experience” from my “Truman experience”, they go hand-in-hand, and my life has been changed since I first walked through the doors there.”

“I’m thankful for the ability to meet people at Newman who share my Catholic beliefs and morals…I couldn’t do it alone …I doubt if I would have made it through college sane without Newman, because of all of the personal and spiritual support I’ve received there.  …Without Newman, I would be by myself wading through college life, but Newman provides a focus point for my…

“I came to Truman not knowing if I wanted to be Catholic. The more time I spent at Newman and saw the lives that the people there led, I knew I wanted to dive into my Catholic faith. Through learning about Theology of the Body, going to a Bible study, and attending a fellowship group, I deepened my relationship with God and made new friends.…

“I hope people get involved at Newman so they can experience this college faith community in a very real way. I hope they can feel God’s love through others and through experiences that help shape their college life.  I hope that the Newman Center helps to provide the knowledge and courage necessary to bring Jesus Christ and his Kingdom to the Truman community …and in…