1991 Ignatius Award Recipient
Saint Ignatius Award Photo
The inscription on the reverse of the medallion reads:
TAKE, LORD, AND RECEIVE ALL MY
LIBERTY, MY MEMORY, MY
UNDERSTANDING AND MY ENTIRE
WILL. ALL THAT I HAVE AND POSSESS,
YOU HAVE GIVEN ME TO YOU, O LORD,
I RETURN IT. ALL IS YOURS, DISPOSE OF IT
WHOLLY ACCORDING TO YOUR WILL. GIVE ME
YOUR LOVE AND YOUR GRACE, FOR THIS IS
SUFFICIENT FOR ME.
1991 was the first year the award was presented
at the Mass of the Holy Spirit on
September 11, 1991 in St. John's Church.
Ignatian Award Citation
This award is presented in recognition of her expression of her Christian belief and service to the students of Creighton University, to her family, and her neighbors. Her work as a staff member in the Student Health department and in many committees and programs throughout the University is marked by unassuming compassion and quiet generosity. she is kind and considerate to others. She does work far beyond the requirements of her position. Carol is a model to all who aspire to Christian service in the tradition of St. Ignatius.
Dr. Francis Klein
Department of Chemistry
Ignatian Award Citation
Dr. Klein joined the Creighton faculty in 1968. A humble person, motivated by a deep faith and a commitment to the welfare of others, he has, perhaps unknowingly, served as a role model for all members of the campus community who seek to live out the ideals of St. Ignatius. In 1972 Dr. Klein was a founding member of the Faculty Campus Ministry Group, an organization whose goal is to share faith and friendship among faculty and their families. He was also a founding member of the Collaborative Ministry Committee and is a member of the Jesuit Identity Sub-Committee for Creighton in the year 2000. At his parish, Holy Family, he has served as president of the parish council, extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, lector and musician as well as a leader in Project Renew at both the parish and diocesan level. A gifted teacher, recognized by both the University and his students as such, he is a chemist who cares about and respects the environment. He is committed to personal attention to students and has assisted and advised hundreds of students during his career at Creighton. Dr. Klein's life is family-centered and based on Christian values. He, his wife, Janet, and their five children are involved as a family as regular volunteers who help prepare and serve meals to the homeless of the Omaha area who seek shelter at Francis house.