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Creighton president honored as founding member of first European chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu, inducts twin brother

The Rev. Daniel Hendrickson and his twin brother the Rev. Scott Hendrickson.Celebrating a joint mission for Jesuit higher education, Creighton president, the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, SJ, headed to Seville, Spain, for the installation of the first European chapter of the century-old Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit honor society, at Universidad Loyola Andalucia on Oct. 21.

Loyola Andalucia invited Fr. Hendrickson as the “Padrino de la primera promocion de Alpha Sigma Nu of Europa.” The honor was bestowed to signify Fr. Hendrickson’s role as a founding member of the first Alpha Sigma Nu installation in Europe.

Fr. Hendrickson, who was inducted as an honorary member of Alpha Sigma Nu at Marquette University in 2013, played an important role in the Spanish ceremony: he assisted in the honorary induction of his twin brother, the Rev. Scott Hendrickson, SJ, of Loyola University Chicago. Fr. Daniel Hendrickson placed the medal on his brother, welcoming him into the society.

ASN Spain EventAt the ceremony, Fr. Hendrickson delivered the keynote address, to explain the importance of Alpha Sigma Nu for Jesuit Higher Education. The Board of Governors of Loyola Andalucía honored Fr. Hendrickson for his achievements in higher education, his work as president of Creighton University since 2015 and the Creighton Global Initiative. Centered on Creighton University’s commitment to advance global learning, Creighton Global Initiative creates resources that offer opportunities for faculty, staff and students to embrace global perspectives both abroad and at home.

The partnership between Creighton and Loyola Andalucía began with a visit from the Spanish university to Creighton last spring, and has continued with a student exchange program. Fr. Hendrickson is pleased to continue this strong collaboration between two universities who share the same Jesuit mission. 

Alpha Sigma Nu began in 1915 at Marquette University. It is the only Jesuit honor society and recognizes students for achievements in scholarship, loyalty and service. The Creighton chapter is the second oldest Alpha Sigma Nu chapter in the nation.

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