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Creighton Graduates Named to National Alumni Board

Creighton Graduates Named to National Alumni Board

Two Creighton University alumni were named to the University’s National Alumni Board (NAB) recently. Patricia A. Helke, M.D., Omaha, and Michael J. Schekall, M.D., Wichita, Kan., will serve three-year terms.

Helke, a radiologist, is on the staff of Bergan Mercy Medical Center and the Saunders County Community Hospital in Waterloo, Neb. She is an assistant professor of radiology at Creighton University School of Medicine and has served on the Medical Alumni Advisory Board since 1996. Her professional involvements include leadership appointments with the Nebraska Radiological Society and the Metropolitan Omaha Medical Society, as well as advocacy work and medical support on mammography issues.

Helke is also involved in community organizations including the Northwest Rotary Club, Omaha Community Playhouse, American Cancer Society and Omaha Junior League. She received a bachelor of science degree in 1982 and, a medical degree in 1986, and a master’s of business administration in 2000, all from Creighton.

Schekall, who grew up in Hemingford, Neb., is a radiologist at the Hutchinson Clinic in Wichita. He has served on the clinic’s board of directors, was chairman of radiology at Hutchinson Hospital and has served on Creighton’s Medical Alumni Advisory Board since 2007. He is also on the staff of Hutchinson Hospital and Great Bend Regional Hospital, Great Bend, Kan.

Schekall is a member of the American College of Radiology, the Society of Interventional Radiology and the Mid-America Interventional Radiology Society. He received a bachelor of science degree in 1983 and a medical degree in 1987, both from Creighton.

The NAB is actively involved in advancing the interests of the University and its alumni, supporting Creighton’s strategic initiatives and provides direction to the Alumni Association in programming and services.