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Awards and Events H ighlight Founders Week at Creighton University

Awards and Events H ighlight Founders Week at Creighton University

During Founders Week at Creighton University Feb. 11-17, faculty, staff and students were recognized for their contributions to the University.

During Sunday’s Founders Day Mass in St. John’s Church, Bette Novit Evans, Ph.D., professor of Political Science and International Studies and Beth Grammes, delivery driver for Central Receiving, received the St. Ignatius Award.

Each year, the Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality recognizes Creighton employees "who attempt to live out the spirituality and mission of St. Ignatius and his followers." The award identifies individuals who are seen consciously striving to live out the Ignatian ideals through their work; their involvement with students; their commitments to family, friends and church; their volunteer efforts and their personal spirituality. On Monday, Feb. 12, several students and faculty were recognized during Omicron Delta Kappa and National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ Leadership Recognition Day awards ceremony in the Student Center Ballroom. For a complete list of awardees visit: http://www.creighton.edu/studentservices/studentactivitiesoffice/odk/leadershipawards/index.php

Following Tuesday’s annual convocation by Creighton University President the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., on Tuesday, Feb., 12, 27 members of the Creighton faculty with 25 years of service were honored, ten professors received emeriti status, the Distinguished Administrator Service Award was presented to Dale Davenport, department administrator in the Department of Medicine and Gary Michels, Ph.D., associate professor of Chemistry received the Distinguished Faculty Service Award. A complete list of the recipients.

Sarah Belt, a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences and Tricia Sharrar, associate dean in the School of Law were recognized during Thursday’s annual Mary Lucretia and Sarah Emily Creighton Awards Luncheon on Thursday in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom. The Mary Lucretia and Sarah Emily Creighton Award is presented annually to an administrator, student, faculty or staff member who has created an environment supportive of achievement for women, who has encouraged women faculty, administrators, staff or students in the development and use of their talents, or who has served as a role model of accomplishment for women.

Posted 2/16/2007