Joy Is A Gift

March 26, 2020

“Sport at its best allows us to play…Play lightens us up, opens the imagination and invigorates the soul. True play promotes freedom, creativity and joy…Joy is a gift from God; we don’t produce it. Experiencing joy, living abundantly, is God’s dream for us and the reason we were created. Joy is most deeply felt when … Read More 

God Is Going To Interrupt You

March 20, 2020

A message from the Director of the Institute: Before Lent, my morning workout on the elliptical usually included watching shows like How I Met Your Mother or The Goldbergs on Hulu. For Lent I decided to complement my physical workout with a spiritual one. Thank goodness for the Fr. Mike Schmitz videos courtesy of Ascension … Read More 

Schneider Twins Will Share Valedictorian Honor at Commencement

April 30, 2019


via Neumann University Jacqueline and Victoria Schneider, twins from Holland, PA, shared Neumann University’s valedictorian honor, presented at the annual Academic Awards Convocation on April 26. According to the office of Academic Affairs, it was the first time in Neumann’s 54-year history that the valedictory medal was awarded to two students. Jacqueline is a Criminal … Read More 

Kevin Reilly’s Message to Neumann Students: Be Resilient

February 7, 2019

(via Neumann University) On Thursday, January 31, former Philadelphia Eagle, Kevin Reilly was presented with Neumann University’s annual Sport, Spirituality and Character Development award for his courage in overcoming a devastating disease. Reilly spoke to Neumann students about resilience. After playing for the Philadelphia Eagles for two years and the New England Patriots for one … Read More 

Former Philadelphia Eagle Kevin Reilly To Receive 2018-2019 Institute Award

January 19, 2019

General News

The Neumann University Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development is pleased to kick off its 20th anniversary year by honoring former Philadelphia Eagle and cancer survivor, Kevin Reilly as the 2018-2019 Institute Award recipient on January 31, 2019 at 7:00 pm. Kevin Reilly’s journey began as a standout three-sport athlete at Salesianum High-School in … Read More 

In the Zone: Connecting Mind, Body and Sport

September 7, 2018

General News

By Mary Beth Davis, MS NCC – Counselor, Neumann University Counseling Center for Wellness In the Zone strives to convey the importance of mental health in the performance and lives of college athletes.  Each month, In the Zone, will focus on a mental health issue and how it may affect the student-athlete.  In the Zone … Read More 

Rembering the Life of Anne Donovan: 2013 ISSCD Award Recipient

June 14, 2018

Anne Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a National Championship at Old Dominion University in 1983, died Wednesday June 13th, 2018. She was 56 years old. Donovan remained connected to the greater Philadelphia area after growing up in Ridgewood, New Jersey and attending Paramus Catholic High School. In 2013, Anne Donovan was honored … Read More 

Penn Mutual to Receive 2017-2018 Institute Award

February 19, 2018

Aston, PA – It was bound to happen. Penn Mutual describes itself as “one unique culture.” The Neumann University Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development “offers a unique perspective on sports.”  The Institute will award their highest honor to Penn Mutual on Monday, April 9th at 7 p.m.  The evening — celebrating sport (especially … Read More 

Flyers Hall of Fame Goalie Set to Speak to Neumann Students

November 2, 2017

On Tuesday November 7th, 2017, Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Famer, Bernie Parent will be speaking to the Neumann University community. Mr. Parent has spent the last 35 years of his life in recovery and will be sharing his story of his battle against addiction along side Mary Ciammetti. Mary Ciammetti started the “Don’t Stall, Just … Read More 

ISSCD Launches Leaders of the Knight

October 19, 2017

The Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development recently launched Leaders of the Knight—a leadership training program for Neumann University team captains and leaders. The goal of these workshops— which are based on leadership best practices and Neumann’s core values—is for student athletes to enhance their leadership abilities both on and off their perspective playing … Read More