Creighton's Fulbright and Goldwater Scholars

Creighton’s Fulbright and Goldwater Scholars

“I think of Creighton as a land of opportunity. The things I’ve been involved in at Creighton have absolutely shaped me.”

Peter Goeckner, BA’17, a May psychology graduate from Burlington, Iowa, earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award and this summer began an 11-month assignment teaching English in South Korea.

“I love the fact that Creighton has really challenged me to be the best version of myself. It’s not just a motto — they really push you to be the best you can be.”

Kathleen Marinelli of Medicine Lake, Minnesota, a biology major and Italian minor who will begin her senior year this fall, was named a scholar in the 2017 Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. The prestigious national award recognizes outstanding undergraduate students in mathematics, science and technology.

Did You Know?

Creighton has produced 20 Goldwater scholars in the last 13 years — ranking first among Catholic universities — and 15 Fulbright scholars since 2005.