2019 Founders Week Award Nominees

2019 CSU Founders Week Awards

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.

2019 Nominees include:

  • Dr. Ken Kramer, Biomedical Sciences
  • Ms. Kat Hirsch, College of Nursing
  • Mr. Max Engel, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Dr. Amanda Guidero, Graduate School
  • Dr. Ryan Walters, School of Medicine
  • Dr. Elizabeth Cooke, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Dr. Ivelisse Santiago-Stommes, College of Arts & Sciences

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.

2019 Nominees include:

  • Dr. Tracy Leavelle, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Ms. Cheryl Roberts, Division of Student Life
  • Ms. Molly Salisbury, Division of Student Life
  • Ms. Janet Bruning, School of Law

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.

2019 Nominees include:

  • Jessica Cumber, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
  • Jayne Gephart, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Sarah Giacomini, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Naomi Hawkins, Heider College of Business
  • Anna Hermelink, Heider College of Business
  • Bri McMahon, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
  • Emily Munro, College of Nursing
  • Abril Rangel-Pacheco, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Bradley Pfeifer, School of Medicine
  • Isabelle Senechal, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Maddie Tagaloa, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Nara Tashijan, School of Medicine
  • Sela Vili, Heider College of Business
  • Sarah Walker, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Patrick Wier, School of Law
  • Jesus Yanez, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Lindsay Zayia, School of Medicine
  • Kaiti Zendejas, 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.

2019 Nominees include:

  • Karli Sugar, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Andrew Valiquette, School of Medicine