Two students have designed Christmas cards that the university will send to more than 2,500 people this holiday season.
Mia Cimino, a sophomore Social Work major from Wilmington, Delaware, created art that Dr. Chris Domes, university president, will use as his official holiday greeting card. This card is sent to approximately 1,400 people, including faculty and staff, the board of trustees, major donors, and members of the Domes family.
Her art depicts an open manger scene with three kings bearing gifts for the Christ child beneath a golden sky and the star they followed to the birthplace.
Stephanie Vogelman, a senior Social Work major from Northeast Philadelphia, designed a card that the Office of Admissions will send to all high school students who have been admitted to Neumann for fall 2019. The estimated audience for this Christmas card is also 1,400. It will be displayed in homes throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
Her design shows St. Francis and St. Nicholas in the foreground with children playing in the snow behind them. St. Francis is surrounded by animals while St. Nicholas is distributing Christmas presents.
Mia and Stephanie entered the first university Christmas card contest by submitting their artistic creations in September. Submissions had to reflect Neumann’s Franciscan tradition and fit a 5” x 7” or 7” x 5” format.
Each artist will be acknowledged on the card that bears her design.