About and Contact

Mission Statement

The Catholic Newman Club is a Catholic organization of students, faculty and staff who seek to form the Christian conscience, help members appropriate the Catholic faith, educate for justice, facilitate personal development and form leaders for the future.

About Newman

The Catholic Newman Club is named after Cardinal John Henry Newman, a man who searched for the truth and intellectual order, and lived his life consequentially. The Newman Club seeks to encourage its members to search for the truth and meaning throughout their lives; thereby gaining the joy that comes from discovering the truth, which comes with reason. "The human spirit must be cultivated in such a way that there results a growth in its ability to wonder, to understand, to contemplate, to make personal judgements, and to develop a moral and social sense".

Officers, Advisors, and Father Dean

Please email newman@csupomona.edu with any general inquiries or comments or contact us through our Facebook Like Page.

President - Elliana Castillo (calpolynewmanpres@gmail.com)

Elliana Castillo

Vice President - Alejandra Gonzalez (cppnewmanvicepresident@gmail.com)


Secretary - Gibby Lopez (gibbynewmansc@gmail.com)


Secretary - Julia Conchas (julianewmansc@gmail.com)


Treasurer - Matthew Pradjanata (cppnewmantreasurer@gmail.com)


Spiritual Chair - Beatrice Michael (spiritualchairnewman@gmail.com)

Beatrice Michael

I'm a Food Science & Technology major and I started in Fall 2012. I like to dance, read, listen to music and even though i'm not so good I like to sing too! Last summer I visited the world's tallest tower in Dubai and it was incredible! My favorite Bible verse is "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be opened". This verse is particularly inspiring because at times of despair it has uplifted me.

Click here to see a more detailed description of what the spiritual chair does.

Social Chair - Magloire Raphaelo Di Pungi (cppnewmansocialchair@gmail.com)


I am the event coordinator so if you have any questions about any events please feel free to email me.

Publicity Chair - Alexandra Giontra (cppnewmanpublicity@gmail.com)


Publicity Chair - Omar Rodriguez (calpolynewmanpublicity@gmail.com)


Advisor - Deacon Abel Zamora (azamora@csupomona.edu)

Deacon Abel Zamora

Deacon Abel was ordained 10 years ago in the Diocese of San Bernardino. He has been working at the beatiful Cal Poly Pomona campus for 32 years now. He started part-time as a student assistant, then was hired full time upon graduated in 1981 (Computer Information Systems). As an employee of Cal Poly, Pomona, Deacon Abel is one of the two club staff advisors. He sees himself, in conjunction with Father Dean and Chris, as a helper in fullfilling the club's mission statement (please see mission statement above). He greatly enjoys spending time with the club members and sharing in life-lasting experiences. Please feel free to call Deacon Abel (extension 6357) or just drop by his office (98 C7-19).

Chaplain - Fr. Dean Stasell (dstasell@legionaries.org)

Fr.Dean is our Chaplain since Fr.John has been tranferred to Ohio. He is from the Legionaries of Christ and celebrates Mass for the students, faculty and staff on campus twice a week. To see Mass times and locations please check our calendar.