2018 Founders Week Award Recipients

2018 CSU Founders Week Awards
Names that have been bolded were announced on February 5, 2018 as the 2018 award recipients.

Teaching for Tomorrow Award

This award serves as a way for students to publicly acknowledge faculty members who have positively impacted their lives by going above and beyond the call of duty to serve Creighton students. These faculty members have displayed exceptional dedication to their students, both in and out of the classroom, and exemplify the Jesuit tradition of Cura Personalis - care of the person.

2018 Nominees include:

  • Dr. Mark Freitag, Chemistry Department
  • Dr. Lou Jensen, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
  • Dr. Linda Ohri, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions 
  • Dr. Britta McEwen, History Department
  • Dr. Laura Barritt, School of Dentistry

Fr. Lukaszewicz, S.J. Staff or Administrator Award

This award serves as a way for students to recognize and publicly acknowledge staff and administrators who have positively impacted their lives by going above and beyond the call of duty to serve Creighton students. Students are especially interested in recognizing staff and administrators who exemplify the Jesuit tradition of Cura Personalis - care of the person.

2018 Nominees include:

  • Mr. Kyle Lierk, Campus Ministry
  • Dr. Neil Norton, School of Dentistry

Fr. Tom Schloemer S.J. Outstanding Student Leader Award

This award is presented annually to recognize students who have displayed exceptional leadership abilities, integrity, initiative, and service. This award also recoginizes students who are "behind-the-scenes" leaders, contributing their time and talents unselfishly in many different settings, without the desire for recognition. We typically honor one student from each academic class.

2018 Nominees include:

  • Mollie Babich, College of Nursing
  • Danielle Carr, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
  • Ramon Chavez, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
  • Regan Cooper, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
  • Anne Dragseth, Heider College of Business
  • Efren Garcia, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Megan Gillespie, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Grant Goffoy, College of Nursing
  • Maximo Guerrero, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Alexis Jalbert, Heider College of Business
  • Cindy Kanga, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Mohammad Mohammad, School of Dentistry
  • Emma Munger, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Jesus Perez, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Jack Robertson, Heider College of Business
  • Jordan Scurry, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Louisa Sullivan, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
  • Austin Tapuro, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Kailyn Tauber, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Kayla Young, College of Arts & Sciences

Founders Footsteps Award 

This award seeks to honor an exemplary student who is devoted to philanthropic efforts, in particular, raising funds or donations for a charitable purpose. Creighton's founders, Edward C. and Mary Lucretia Creighton and John A. and Sarah Emily Wareham Creighton, were philanthropists. This award pays tribute to their legacy by recognizing a student who impacts our community in a positive way through her/his philanthropic efforts. This award is new to the CSU Founders Week Award reception and is co-presented by CSU and the Student Philanthropy Committee.

2018 Nominees include:

  • Emma Baker, College of Arts & Sciences 
  • Andrew Sherman, Heider College of Business