Alumni Spotlight: Phill Wamser, Class of 2013

Name: Phill Wamser Graduation degree and year: Psych 2013 Current location: St. Louis County Hometown: St. Louis City Favorite Newman Memory: I should probably say meeting my wife…but really it was the night that table soccer was accidentally invented…but I guess meeting Jen is a close second…or third. Describe your Newman experience in five words: Lord Gaga haunts my dreams. (Is that too generation specific? I have a…

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Alumni Spotlight: Ashley Wiskirchen, Class of 2013

Name: Ashley Wiskirchen (Buhmann) Graduation degree and year: B.F.A Visual Communications, minor in Printmaking (2013) Current location: Jefferson City, Missouri Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri Favorite Newman Memory: There are so many – it’s hard to sift through them. Here are a few of my all-star memories: Playing ultimate spoons, running with a tray full of cookies from Newman to “the nest”, and planning, praying and…

Alumni Spotlight: Sam Walk, Class of 2015

Name: Samuel Walk Graduation degree and year: B.A. Philosophy and Religion, 2015 Current location: St. Louis, Missouri Hometown: Janesville, Wisconsin Favorite Newman Memory: Being a part of the praise and worship band Describe your Newman experience in five words: Formative development in loving community I can’t believe that I ___________ at Newman. I can’t believe that Phill Wamser set me on fire in the parking…

Alumni Spotlight: Erin Donohue-Koehler, Class of 2005

Name: Erin Donohue-Koehler Graduation Year and Degree: 2005, B.A. in French Current location: Atlanta, GA Hometown: St. Louis, MO What is your favorite Newman memory? It’s so hard to choose just one!! I feel like I practically lived at Newman, so most of my college life took place there. I will always cherish the late-night, early-morning, and every -time-in-between conversations with friends, and also the…

Fr. Stoverink’s time at Newman

Southern Missouri priest was challenged, encouraged as part of Truman State Newman Center By Maura Shimmens with the Catholic Missourian When Father Joseph Stoverink began as a freshman at Truman State University in Kirksville in 2008, he had an inkling of God’s plan, but not of His timing. During his senior year at Notre Dame Regional Catholic High School in Cape Girardeau, Fr. Stoverink’s latent…

Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer (Baumann) and Ken Lederle, Class of 1999 and 2001

Name: Jennifer (Baumann) Lederle,  1999 Political Science and Communication and Ken Lederle, ’01 Music ’02 MAE Music Education Current location: St. Louis City Hometown: St. Louis What is your favorite Newman memory? Doing skits for Homecoming Describe your Newman experience in five words or less: Friends and Family I can’t believe I did _____ at the Newman Center. Prayer on the floor How does the Newman…

Alumni Spotlight: Chris Buerke, Class of 2013

Name: Chris Buerke Graduation Year and Degree: BS in Linguistics (Minor in Psychology), 2013 Current location: St. Louis, Missouri Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri What is your favorite Newman memory? The Newman Film Festival was always great for some laughs. Loved seeing my friends embarrassing themselves on the big screen in the multi-purpose room. Describe your Newman experience in five words or less: A place to…

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Alumni Spotlight: Fr. Joseph Stoverink

Alumni Spotlight: Meet Fr. Joseph Stoverink, Class of 2011 Name:  Fr. Joseph Stoverink Graduation Year and Degree: December 2011, (BA) Romance Languages Current location: St. Agnes Cathedral, Springfield, MO Hometown: Cape Girardeau, MO What is your favorite Newman memory? Peter’s Pyros Describe your Newman experience in five words or less: Faith, friendship, prayer and service I can’t believe I did _______ at the Newman Center.…

Alumni Spotlight: Emily Schlitz

January Alum Spotlight: Emily (Sides) Schlitz Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders – Truman, May 2000 Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders – Saint Louis University, May 2002 Years involved at Newman: August of 1996 through May of 2000 Current city of residence:  St. Louis, MO What brought you to Newman and when did you first start taking part? I first began attending the Newman center in August…