Creighton Employees Honored with MBJ Award
Two Creighton University employees will be honored by the Midlands Business Journal as members of “40 Under 40.” Mary Chase, assistant vice president for Enrollment and director of Admissions and Scholarships, and PaulaJo Malin, M. D., director of Consultation Psychiatry and medical director at Creighton University Medical Center, will receive this award, during the publications annual awards breakfast on Friday, Nov. 9.
Each year, the publication recognizes 40 Omaha area professional men and women under the age of 40 who are making notable contributions to the community through individual accomplishments and professional achievements. Those honored show a strong commitment to their work and profession and demonstrate significant leadership.
While at Creighton, Chase has helped enroll three of Creighton’s largest classes, resulting in overall record enrollments, the highest academic profiles and the most diverse student populations in Creighton’s history. She has maximized the use of technology to support the admissions function and has served as a keynote speaker at many national conferences on student recruitment.
Chase received her undergraduate degree at Briar Cliff College and a master's degree in higher education from the University of Iowa. Prior to coming to Creighton in 2003, she worked as a consultant for Noel-Levitz, the largest enrollment management consulting firm in North America.
As a teaching physician, Malin received a “Golden Apple” Award in 2004 and 2005, which is given by medical students. She also has received numerous other awards and honors including the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award for outstanding patient care and being named to the “Best Doctors in America” list.
She received her undergraduate degree in psychology and her medical degree from Creighton. Her most recent publications in peer-reviewed journals concern treating bipolar disorder in patients with comorbid breast or prostrate cancer.