Top Graduating Seniors

Top Graduating Seniors

Carly Rademacher

Carly Rademacher

Carly Rademacher, named Outstanding Journalism Graduate, majored in the public relations track. Carly was awarded the David A. Haberman Award for Ethics and Integrity. She also received degrees in English and Economics. With a passion for communication, Carly has held internship positions with several organizations; including the National Marrow Donor Program, Spreetail, the Creighton Honors Program, and, most recently, as a part of the Communications Team with the Creighton Schlegel Center for Service and Justice. She has also conducted research in both the English and Economics departments. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Sigma Nu, Carly graduates with a cumulative 3.99 GPA. Outside of academics, she has also loved her involvements in Kappa Kappa Gamma and Blue Crew. Carly has loved her Jesuit education and has taken advantage of many service opportunities. These include multiple Service and Justice trips, weekly service with the Siena Francis House, and heavy involvement with CrossOver Prison Ministries. Her love of service, and her call to be a person for and with others, has led Carly to pursue a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps this coming year where she will serve with the Bethesda Project in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Carly could not be more grateful to the faculty and staff of the Computer Science, Design, and Journalism Department for the massive impact they have had on her Creighton experience.

Dannah Shurling

Dannah Shurling

Dannah Shurling, named Outstanding Graduate in Public Relations and Graphic Design who majored in both subjects. She also was part of Creighton’s PRSSA chapter since her sophomore year and served as both Vice President and President for her junior and senior years respectfully. She served as Vice President of Public Relations for the university’s Panhellenic Council and Senior Graphic Designer for the university’s Creative Suite. In the future, she hopes to use the excellent foundation she received from the CSDJ Department and Creighton University to be an innovative leader in her field.

Ryan King

Ryan King

Majoring on the public relations track, Ryan King was named Outstanding Journalism Graduate, and served as sports editor for the Creightonian and vice president for PRSSA. Ryan was awarded Outstanding Journalism Graduate. During his time at Creighton, he completed internships at Walker Sands Communications in Chicago, Washburn Center for Children in Minneapolis and in Creighton’s marketing department. He was also involved in CSU and Greek life.

Samantha Hughes

Samatha Hughes

Samantha Hughes was awarded the Outstanding Computer Science Senior in her class and the recipient of the John N. Mordeson Award. This award recoginizes a senior who displays an outstanding achievement in community service and academic excellence. Samantha was an Honorable Mention for the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award for 2020 and has been a Clare Boothe Luce Scholar.

Outstanding Senior Awards

Computer Science

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Kate Kearney

Top Computer Science Track

Cameron Nielsen



Top Advertising Track

Rese Wynn

Top News Track

Grayce McCormick

Top Public Relations Track

Dannah Shurling

Graphic Design

Top Graphic Design Track

Sophie Birkholt

Top Media Design Track

Virgilio Rodriguez

Top Filmmaking Track

Jack Hersh

Scholarship Award Winners 2020

Gunnar Horn Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Natalie Schwartzenberger

Nathan Lauder


Charles W. Zuegner Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Grace Alli

Nathaniel Finck

Kristine Au

Julius Quilarto


Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship

Kristing Holmes

Emma Dufresne

Madelyn Anderson


American Federation of Advertising Scholarship

Makenzie Arkfeld

Kerry Munyon


Father Roswell C. Williams Scholarship Recipients

Grey Lawson

Cole Damon


Dr. Eileen Wirth Scholarship Recipients

Ruthie McKee


Joella Cohen Scholarship Recipients

Ransay Dilone

Angela Hutchings

Jordan Burgmeier

John Oberst

Asha Martel

Danielle Dross

Kat Libby

Kelly Nugent


Omaha Press Club Scholarship Winners

Kaitlin Smith

Robert McMorris Scholarship

Chelsea Nicolson

John Davis Scholarship

Emma Gallagher

Paul Williams Scholarship

Brooke Memoly

Judy Horan Scholarship

Amanda Minckler

Panko-Roberts/President’s Memorial Scholarship

Marissa Galardi

Jim Denney Good News Scholarship