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1914
1914

UK Catholic Club Formed

UK Catholic Club Formed
  UK Catholic Club of 26 members formed with a part-time chaplain, Fr. William Punch
1923
1923

Growth

There are 42 Catholics at UK
1940
1940

New Associations

Covington Diocese associates with National Newman Clubs
1958
1958

A Full-time Chaplain

Fr. Herlihy becomes the first full-time chaplain
1959
1959

A new meeting place

Meetings start taking place in a building at 320 Rose Ln. with about 135 people worshipping together weekly
1960
1960

Fr. Elmer Moore and continued growth

Fr. Elmer Moore and continued growth
A new structure is build with Fr. Elmer Moore as the full-time chaplain.  Newman Clubs dissolve in favor of the National Newman…
1963
1963

Holy Spirit Parish

Holy Spirit Parish is erected as a personal parish, not a territorial parish
1965
1965

Significant growth continues

Significant growth continues
UK Catholics grow to 1,900
1966
1966

First full-time associate chaplain

Fr. Ronald Ketteler becomes the first full-time associate chaplain
1969
1969

Newman Center Foundation, Inc. is established

Newman Center Foundation, Inc. is established and begins the first major fundraising campaign
1970
1970

Numbers climb

3,500 UK Catholics
1972
1972

New Building

Newman Center building erected and dedicated
1975
1975

4,000 UK Catholics

4,000 UK Catholics
1976
1976

20 percent

Catholics make up 20% of the UK student body
1978
1978

Fr. Larry Hehman becomes pastor

Fr. Larry Hehman becomes pastor
Fr. Larry Hehman, who had been associate pastor since 1969, becomes pastor
1980
1980

Grants Program begins

5,000 UK Catholics Newman Center, Inc. Grants Program begins
1984
1984

Distinguished Speakers Program begins

Distinguished Speakers Program begins
1985
1985

Fr. Dan Noll

Fr. Dan Noll, associate pastor since 1982, becomes pastor
1990
1990

Church renovation

Church renovation
Successful fundraising campaign held for church addition, kitchen, and renovation
1991
1991

A year of change

Fr. Tom Farell becomes pastor Newman Center, Inc. Fellows Program begins Full time campus minister joins Newman Center staff
1992
1992

Newman Center, Inc. Fellows Program begins

Newman Center, Inc. Fellows Program begins
Newman Center, Inc. Fellows Program begins
1994
1994

Name Change

Newman Center, Inc. changed its name to Newman Foundation, Inc.
2005
2005

Cottrill-Rolfes Endowed Chair of Catholic Studies established

Cottrill-Rolfes Endowed Chair of Catholic Studies established
2014
2014

NFI Annual Celebration

NFI Annual Celebration
NFI Annual Celebration with Fellows & Founders Honorary Priests’ Dinner (Fr. Walt Bado, Fr. Paul Prabell, and Fr. Larry Hehman)
2015
2015

Honorary Priests’ Dinner

Honorary Priests’ Dinner (Fr. Dan Noll, Fr. Tom Farrell, and Fr. Larry Hehman)
2016
2016

Mission expands

Mission expands
NFI expands mission to offer opportunities diocesan-wide

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