Cornerstone Initiatives

Cornerstone Initiatives

The $10 million gift to Creighton from George Haddix, PhD, MA’66, and his wife, Susan, will be the cornerstone of four distinct academic initiatives in the College of Arts and Sciences:

The Haddix Faculty Innovation Fund. Will include renovation and modernization of the 50-year-old Rigge Science Building and its laboratories.

The Haddix Faculty Research Incubator. Will afford professors dedicated time to concentrate primarily on research, with fully funded sabbaticals awarded to top-tier faculty.

The Haddix 24th Street STEM Corridor. Will fund scholarships and other opportunities for 10 top science students from Omaha North High School (George Haddix’s alma mater), Omaha South and Omaha Central annually, along with summer programming and workshops for students from these schools.

The Haddix Ignatian Advising Program. Will support a unique and comprehensive approach to academic advising in the College of Arts and Sciences that affirms Creighton’s Jesuit mission.