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Awards & Honors

2014 Goldwater Scholars

Three Honors students were awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship:

  • Emma Hoppe, junior biology major
  • Jennie Hartjes, junior biochemistry major
  • Patrick Bruck, sophomore biology major

2013 Richard Holland Future Scientist Award

Congratulations to Gloria Larson on her award sponsored by the Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures!

2013 Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Scholarships for Women in Science

  • Gloria Larson (Biology and Mathematics)
  • Anne Mirich (Chemistry)
  • Katherine Bauer (Chemistry and Physics)
  • Jennifer Hartjes (Biochemistry)

Clare Boothe Luce established the Clare Boothe Luce Fund to “encourage women to enter, study, graduate and teach” in fields where there have been obstacles to their advancement. Creighton University is one of only 13 educational institutions that have been granted Clare Boothe Luce funds in perpetuity. Across the country, only about 40 new Clare Boothe Luce Scholars are selected each year. Clare Boothe Luce scholars must be women majoring in one of the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics or computer science; they must also plan a research career in one of these fields. In addition to being excellent students, Clare Boothe Luce scholars must complete a science related research project while funded.

2012 Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Scholarships for Women in Science

  • Meghan Smith (Biochemistry)
  • Erin Triplet (Biology)
  • Anne Mirich (Chemistry)

Clare Boothe Luce established the Clare Boothe Luce Fund to “encourage women to enter, study, graduate and teach” in fields where there have been obstacles to their advancement. Creighton University is one of only 13 educational institutions that have been granted Clare Boothe Luce funds in perpetuity. Across the country, only about 40 new Clare Boothe Luce Scholars are selected each year. Clare Boothe Luce scholars must be women majoring in one of the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics or computer science; they must also plan a research career in one of these fields. In addition to being excellent students, Clare Boothe Luce scholars must complete a science related research project while funded.

Congratulations to the following Honor Students

2012 Fulbright Students

Congratulations to Anthony Schlimgen on his fellowship to Germany and Robert Placek on his fellowship to Canada.

2012 Goldwater Recepient

Congratulations to Alexander Stock, who received the Goldwater Scholarship.

2011 Fulbright Students

Congratulations to Anya Burkart (Physics and German Majors) and Jessica Gaulter (Biology and Spanish Majors) who each won a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Leipzig, Germany and on the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Get more information here.

2011 Presidential Mentoring Scholars 

Six Creighton students recently received the University’s Presidential Mentoring Scholarships. The scholarship program, initiated four years ago by Creighton President the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., is designed to encourage and develop some of Creighton’s top students to be competitive in applying for national and international scholarships and fellowships. The honors students are:
Erin Cahill (English Major)
Erin Borchers (Physics and Economics Major)
Rob Placek (International Relations and French Major)
Colleen Blosser (Classics Major)
Shweta Goswami (Biochemistry Major)

Shadows Team wins National Award
The Spring 2010 and Fall 2009 editions of Shadows, Creighton's literary magazine, have received the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's highest rating in quality and design -- the "Gold Crown". The judging process is rigorous and examines all of the facets of the magazine, including production and the quality of the selected work. Shannon Frech is the editor. Other honors students on staff include Katie Young (Art Editor), who does all of the layout work on InDesign before we send it to the printer, and selection staff members Natalie Gorup and Colleen Blosser who attend weekly meetings and vote on the content of the magazine. Congratulations!


2010 Goldwater Scholarship Recipients

Two Creighton University Honors students are the winners of the 2010 Goldwater Scholarship.  Congratulations to Anya Burkart and Michael Davidson.

2010 Presidential Mentoring Scholars 

Six Creighton students recently received the University’s Presidential Mentoring Scholarships. The scholarship program, initiated three years ago by Creighton President the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., is designed to encourage and develop some of Creighton’s top students to be competitive in applying for national and international scholarships and fellowships. The honors students are:
Jessica Gaulter (Biology and Spanish Major)
John Kelsey (Chemistry Major)
Sumit Kar (Biochemistry Major)
Anthony Schlimgen (Philosophy Major)

Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarships for 2010

Bisenius Scholarship: Kelsey Thiem
Honors Award: Anthony Schlimgen
Dean's Award: Michael Davidson, Michael Thomson, and Joe Smetter
Ferlic Awards: Kaitlyn Brittan, Nathan Messbarger, & Donald Schrack

2010 Posters on the Hill

Kaitlin Campbell (Biology Major) and Hannah Grawe (Psychology Major) presented their research with Dr. Isabelle Cherney on Capitol Hill. They also met with the senators and representatives of Nebraska and Missouri.

Sumit Kar's research was published in the Journal of Applied Physiology

 

2009 Nick Winter Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Colin Smalley, Senior Honors student, received the award from the Association of State Floodplain Managers.  The scholarship was open to all undergraduate and graduate students in all flood-plain related fields, such as:  engineering, environmental sciences, hydrology and public administration.  Each year, one student is selected to receive the award.  Congratulations, Colin!

2009 Goldwater Scholarship Recipients

Two Creighton University Honors students are the winners of the 2009 Goldwater Schlarship.  Congratulations to Adam Karnik and Margaret McGlynn, and to Kristin Wakin for her honorable mention.

USA Today Scholar

Margaret McGlynn was selected to USA TODAY's 2009 All-USA College Academic Third Team. USA TODAY honors 20 Third Team members for outstanding intellectual achievement and leadership.Judges considered grades, leadership, activities, and, most importantly, how students extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. Congratulations!

McGlynn is a junior from Belleville, Ill., majoring in biology. She has received many honors while at Creighton including a Goldwater Scholarship, Women’s Overseas Service League Award, Gallagher-Koster Award and Dean’s Service Honor Roll. She is involved in NETwork Against Malaria, NonProfit Organization, Campus Kitchen and the honors program, while also serving as a resident advisor and spring break service trip coordinator.

Other National Awards

Sumit Kar won the 2009 American Physiological Society David Bruce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. He was invited to present his research in New Orleans. Kar’s research investigates the interactions between the nervous system and the cardiovascular system in diseases such as heart failure, a condition that affects nearly 5 million Americans. He also is studying changes in proteins that may have a role in increasing heart failure, as well as whether exercise can reverse these changes and improve cardiovascular function. Sumit Kar also won the Nebraska Academy of Science Research award for his presentation entitled: Exercise Training Normalizes ACE and ACE2 in the Brain of Rabbits with Pacing Induced Chronic Heart Failure.

Adam Karnik, a junior Classics major, is one of six undergraduates who have been awarded a Manson A. Stewart Scholarship by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS).

Claire Climer, a graduate of the honors program (2008) won a Fulbright Scholarship to Ecuador! Sarah Daley won a Fulbright Scholarship to the Ukraine! Congratulations to these two accomplished students!

Kate McKillip, a winner of a Psi Chi National Psychology Honor summer fellowshiop was chosen to present her reserach (with Nicolas Villanueva) at this year's Posters on the Hill conference. 

Cadet Clifford Hecht (Physics) was selected as one of 144 Army ROTC students in the nation for a 3 week summer cadet command culture and language immersion program in Argentina this summer.

Christine Pivovar wins Freedom Forum/NCAA scholarship (February 2009)


2009 Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Scholarships for Women in Science
  • Elsbeth Klotz (Chemistry)
  • Anya Burkhart (Physics and German)

Clare Boothe Luce established the Clare Boothe Luce Fund to “encourage women to enter, study, graduate and teach” in fields where there have been obstacles to their advancement.  Creighton University is one of only 13 educational institutions that have been granted Clare Boothe Luce funds in perpetuity.  Across the country, only about 40 new Clare Boothe Luce Scholars are selected each year.  Clare Boothe Luce scholars must be women majoring in one of the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics or computer science; they must also plan a research career in one of these fields.  In addition to being excellent students, Clare Boothe Luce scholars must complete a science related research project while funded.


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2009 Presidential Mentoring Scholars 

Seven Creighton students recently received the University’s Presidential Mentoring Scholarships. The scholarship program, initiated two years ago by Creighton President the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., is designed to encourage and develop some of Creighton’s top students to be competitive in applying for national and international scholarships and fellowships. The honors students are:
Adam Karnik (Math and Classics Major)
Brian Martens (Classics Major)
Sumit Kar (Biochemistry Major)
Ana Heck (Spanish Major)
Kristin Wakin (Biochemistry Major)

Undergratuate Summer Research Scholarships for 2009 

Bisenius: Brian Martens; Sculpting Askepios: Ancient Cultic Visions of a Benevolent Healer

Honors: Michael Giblisco; Uncovering the Fuzzy Uncovered Set: A Two-Dimensional Test

Dean's Award: Benjamin Johnson; The Effects of Covalent Skin Modification by a Dihydroxyacetone-Lawsone Mixture and Resulting UVA/UVB Ray Apsorption Issue
Maren Hankey (and Samantha Brown): Parent-Child Interaction and Science Learning in a Museum Setting

Ferlic Awards

  • Daniel Belatti; The Origin and Molecular Genetic Basis of sex Reversal in South American Field mice
  • Rebecca Harvey; Prairie Butterflies of Conservation Concern and Effects of Prairie Restorations
  • Maren Hankey; Parent Child Interactions and Science Learning in a Museum Setting
  • Michael Davidson; Tooth Remineralization
  • Megan Lewandowski; Synthesis of Molecules by Click Reaction to inhibit the Enzyme Ftase
  • Sarah Roszhart; Development of an Electrochemiluminescent Biosensor using Micromolded Carbon Electrodes


Publications by Honors Undergraduate Students

Nadia Sebastian has had her article "Enhancement of CNA Flexibility inVitro and inVivo by HMGB Box A Proteins Carrying Box B Residues" published in the major jounal Biochemistry.  Her project last summer resulted in this paper, in which her name is listed as first author, a high recognition for such a prestigious journal, which is widely read and has a high impact factor.

Elsbeth Klotz published an article with Dr. Bruce Matson in the Journal of Chemical Education (2009, 86, 465) on Hydrogen and Palladium Foil: Two Classroom Demonstrations.


Newly inducted Alpha Sigma Nu honorees (February 2009)

  • Ryan Borchers
  • Sarah Fredrick
  • Michael Gibilisco
  • Geoff Hays
  • Adam Karnik
  • Sarah Norris
  • Emily Ruskamp
  • Kristin Wakin

Membership in the ASN Jesuit Honor Society is the highest honor Creighton bestows on its students.  Nomination and selection is based on a threefold criteria of scholarship, loyalty and service.&nb


2008 Goldwater Scholarship Recipients

Rajeev Anchan   Sophomore Rajeev. K. Anchan of Omaha is a double major in biochemistry and mathematics. His career goal is to earn both a doctorate and a medical degree. He would like to do research on the innate immune processes that lead to cardiovascular disease, while analyzing noninvasive preventative procedures; he ultimately would like to teach at a research institution.

Natalie German Junior Natalie Janelle German of Humphrey, Neb. is a chemistry major who plans to earn a doctorate in biochemistry so that she can conduct biochemical research on Alzheimer’s disease. She hopes one day to teach at a major research university.

Anastasia Yanchilina Junior Anastasia G. Yanchilina of Waukegan, Ill. is majoring in atmospheric science. Yanchilina’s family immigrated to the United States from Russia when she was a teenager. She intends to pursue a doctorate in earth sciences with a concentration in paleoclimatology. She hopes to conduct research at a national research laboratory or at a university as a principal investigator.

The Goldwater Foundation is a federally endowed agency established by Public Law 99-661 on November 14, 1986. The Scholarship Program honoring the late Sen. Barry M. Goldwater was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields.


2008 Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Scholarships for Women in Science

  • Elsbeth Klotz (Chemistry)
  • Meghan Ruhland (Biology)
  • Sarah Fredrick (Chemistry)
  • Natalie German (Biochemistry)
  • Ann Jizba (Biology) – graduating 2008

Clare Boothe Luce established the Clare Boothe Luce Fund to “encourage women to enter, study, graduate and teach” in fields where there have been obstacles to their advancement.  Creighton University is one of only 13 educational institutions that have been granted Clare Boothe Luce funds in perpetuity.  Across the country, only about 40 new Clare Boothe Luce Scholars are selected each year.  Clare Boothe Luce scholars must be women majoring in one of the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics or computer science; they must also plan a research career in one of these fields.  In addition to being excellent students, Clare Boothe Luce scholars must complete a science related research project while funded.

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