The Newman College Alumni Association, lovingly referred to as the “Newmanites,” is a vibrant and dynamic community that stands as a shining beacon of legacy, unity, and service. Nestled in the heart of Thodupuzha, Newman College has been a cradle of knowledge, culture, and values since its inception. The alumni association mirrors the rich heritage of the institution, connecting past, present, and future generations of individuals who have had the privilege of being part of this esteemed institution.
Newman College has always prided itself on fostering not just academic excellence but also nurturing holistic development, character, and leadership. The alumni association reflects these values and plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the spirit of Newman College lives on in the hearts and actions of its graduates.
Our association is not merely a gathering of former students; it is a thriving community bound by the shared experiences, memories, and the profound impact that Newman College has had on our lives. It is a testament to the enduring relationships formed within the hallowed halls of this institution. Just as the rivers Thodupuzha, Kothamangalam, and Kaliyar merge to form the majestic Muvattupuzha River, our alumni association brings together diverse individuals, uniting them in a common purpose – to uphold the values and ideals of Newman College.
The Newmanites, spread across the globe, are a testament to the far-reaching influence of our beloved alma mater. Our alumni have ventured into various fields, ranging from academia to entrepreneurship, from healthcare to technology, and from the arts to public service. Wherever we go, we carry with us the indelible mark of Newman College, and it is our privilege and duty to give back to the institution that has shaped us.
The formation of the Newman College Alumni Association was a dream realized on a significant day – February 9th, 2002. Dr. D. Babu Paul, a distinguished alumnus and an IAS officer, inaugurated the association’s activities. Since then, our association has grown and evolved, embracing its role as a custodian of tradition and a catalyst for progress.
1. Legacy: The Newman College Alumni Association serves as the living custodian of the institution’s legacy. We take pride in our roots and honor the visionaries who laid the foundation for this esteemed institution. Our alumni cherish the memories, friendships, and knowledge gained during their time at Newman College. We ensure that these memories are preserved and shared, inspiring future generations.
2. Unity: We are bound by the bonds forged within the classrooms, corridors, and playgrounds of Newman College. Our association fosters unity among alumni, transcending geographical boundaries. The Newmanites come together as a family, offering support, mentorship, and camaraderie to one another. This unity extends to our commitment to the welfare of our college and community.
3. Service: Service is at the core of the Newman College Alumni Association. We recognize the importance of giving back to society and nurturing the next generation of leaders. Our association engages in various philanthropic activities, scholarship programs, and community initiatives aimed at making a positive impact. We believe that service is not just a responsibility but a privilege.
4. Inspiration: Newmanites serve as an inspiration to current students. We share our experiences and expertise, guiding and mentoring them as they navigate their educational journey and prepare for the future. Our association invites accomplished alumni to address students, providing valuable insights and motivation.
5. Global Reach: The Newman College Alumni Association transcends borders. We have established overseas chapters in different countries, including the USA, the UAE, Europe, and beyond. These chapters enable us to connect with alumni across the world and extend our reach and impact.
6. Cultural and Intellectual Exchange: The Newmanites are not just academicians and professionals; we are also patrons of culture and art. Our association organizes cultural events, debates, and intellectual discussions that stimulate creativity and critical thinking.
7. Commitment to Growth: We are committed to the growth and development of Newman College. The association actively collaborates with the college administration to support academic and infrastructural advancements. Our financial contributions have enabled the college to undertake initiatives that elevate the institution’s stature.
Annual Reunions: Just as the annual merging of rivers is a natural spectacle, the Newmanites come together for our annual reunions. These gatherings are a celebration of our shared history and a reaffirmation of our commitment to each other and our beloved college.
In conclusion, the Newman College Alumni Association, the Newmanites, is a living testament to the enduring values, unity, and service that define our institution. We are the torchbearers of Newman College’s legacy, and our actions reflect the character and principles instilled in us during our time at the college. Together, we continue to illuminate the path for future generations, embodying the spirit of Newman College in all that we do.