Neswick Family of Sioux City Recognized as Mount Marty College Family of the Year

November 3, 2016

Mount Marty College (MMC) in Yankton, South Dakota, recently recognized the Neswick family of Sioux City, Iowa, as the college’s Family of the Year. Mike and Judi Neswick and their sons, Robbie and Jonathon, were honored at a special brunch during MMC’s Family Weekend on Oct. 23. An architect, Mike serves as a managing partner and majority stakeholder in RML Architects in Sioux City, and Judi has been a school nurse for 18 years at South Sioux City Schools.

 Mount Marty College Family of Year 2016 Newswick family

Above, from left to right, Robbie and Mike Neswick, MMC President Marc Long, and Judi and Jonathon Neswick.

MMC’s Family of the Year recognizes an alumni family that excels in three categories: the family’s loyalty to MMC, to their church and to civic involvement. Each year all MMC faculty, staff and students have the opportunity to nominate a family they feel is deserving of the honor. The Neswick family was chosen for their continued commitment to Catholic education, along with the positivity and support they bring to the MMC community.  

Mike is a graduate of Bishop Heelan High School in Sioux City, and Robbie and Jonathon both graduated from Bishop as well. While their sons were attending, Mike and Judi served on the Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools Buildings and Ground Committee and New Bishop Heelan Catholic School Construction Oversight Committee. They were members of the Booster Club, Band Parent Club and the Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools Booster Club Board.

The Neswicks are also active in their home church, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sioux City, Iowa, where Mike is a member of the Knights of Columbus and serves as chair of the Finance Committee. During their time as parishioners, Mike started the Stewardship Committee and many other parish functions. Judi has served as school nurse at Mater Dei Schools, and together, they co-chaired the Heelan Auction in 2013.

Jonathon attends South Dakota State University, where he is pursuing a degree in music education. He volunteers at Brookings Humane Society and cantors at St. Thomas Moore and Newman Center in Brookings as well as Immaculate Conception in Sioux City.

Robbie is currently a senior at MMC, where he serves as Student Government Association vice president and Business Club president. A varsity golfer, he is also active in choral activities, band and campus ministry.

MMC’s Family Weekend is an annual event that celebrates MMC families and students, both past and present. The Family of the Year award has been given since 1984.