Three Alumni to be Recognized During Commencement
Kevin B. McGuire, a 1973 Creighton University College of Business graduate, will receive the 2007 Alumni Merit Award from the College of Business at 1:30 p.m. on May 11, 2006 at the Lied Education Center for the Arts.
After graduating from Creighton, McGuire began a 33-year banking career spanning all levels of experience taking him to Minnesota and California. Today he serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Palm Desert National Bank in Indian Wells, Calif. McGuire has served on the boards of Shelter from the Storm, a non-profit organization providing comprehensive services to victims of domestic abuse, the American Diabetes Association, the Coachella Valley Foundation, the Eisenhower Medical Center, and many more. He also has received numerous awards including the Outstanding Community Leader Award from Riverside County Community Action.
The director of development at Nebraska’s largest homeless shelter, the Sienna Francis House, Timothy J. Sully, will receive the 2007 Alumni Merit Award from the Creighton University College of Arts and Sciences at 1:00 p.m. on May 11, 2007 at Rigge Science Building Room 120 on the Creighton campus. Sully graduated from Creighton in 1985 with a Bachelors of Arts in English and Theology. For many years he worked at Creighton serving as a graduate assistant, resident director, assistant director of residence life as well as a summer coordinator of the Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC). His impact on student life was so profound that Creighton’s Resident Life Division also created an award in his honor to recognize faculty or staff who demonstrates exemplary performance and service. He received Creighton’s St. Ignatius award in 2000.
Lu Amy Sun, M.D., Ph. D., will receive the 2007 Alumni Merit Award from the Creighton University Graduate School at 1:30 p.m. on May 12, 2006, during commencement ceremonies at the Civic Auditorium.
Sun, who graduated from Creighton in 1990 with a doctoral degree in molecular pharmacology, has been with Procter & Gamble for more than eight years where she is the medical director of experimental medicine. Her professional odyssey has included professorships, prestigious fellowships, serving as a medical director and internist at other institutions.
Sun also participates in many professional organizations including the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT). As current chair of the geriatric section of ASCPT, she encourages pharmacologists to be involved in geriatric health encouraging cross-collaboration with pharmaceuticals throughout the world. She has received many professional awards and served on numerous leadership committees.