Two Honored with Mary Lucretia and Sarah Emily Creighton Awards
Rachel Bloom, a senior in Arts and Sciences, and Gail Jensen, Ph.D., dean of the graduate school and associate vice president for academic affairs will receive the 2010 Mary Lucretia and Sarah Emily Creighton Awards during Creighton University’s annual Committee on the Status of Women Founders Week luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 11 in the Harper Center Ballroom.
Bloom has been instrumental in organizing and participating in the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. She has been a resident adviser for two years, creating an environment of dignity and camaraderie for students in her care. As a member of Delta Zeta sorority, she also encourages her sister sorority members to develop and use their talents.
For Jensen, this award recognizes her efforts to go “above and beyond” to create an environment supportive of achievement for women. Known as a role model who is very visible in her advocacy, one example of her efforts is the creation of the Office of Online Learning, bringing the talent and skills of many throughout the University in a centralized fashion for distance learning. She has worked to develop new faculty, supported faculty and research initiatives and served as a team leader for the Higher Learning Commission, assuring that voices were heard from all disciplines and business units.
The All University Committee on the Status of Women presents the Mary Lucretia and Sarah Emily Creighton Awards every year during Founders Week to individuals associated with Creighton University. Recipients must create an environment that supports women’s achievements; serving as role models for accomplishments for women; and encourage women faculty, administrators, staff or students in the development and use of their talents.