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Shawn Stanley

Admissions Counselor

Shawn  Stanley



Shawn Stanley

Admissions Counselor

"I love Creighton's supportive atmosphere. You can tell immediately that everyone on this campus has your back, whether they are a fellow student, faculty, or staff member. Having moved here from Montana, it was very comforting to feel instantly welcomed and like I belong here."


Outside Nebraska: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Nebraska: Central and Western Nebraska

Omaha Area Schools: Benson, Boys Town, Bryan, Burke, Central, North, Northwest, Omaha Street School, Parrish, South


Personal Information: 

Hometown: Missoula, Montana

High school: Sentinel High School

College: Montana State University - Bozeman

Major: Psychology

Activities during college: Orientation Leader, Student Representative for Admissions, Chi Omega, President and Founder of the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club

Hobbies: Singing and playing guitar, watching live music,  keeping up with the comedy specials on Netflix, listening to true crime podcasts (and usually regretting it)

Fun fact about yourself: I haven’t lived outside of Montana until relocating to Omaha – nearly 1200 miles away!

Do you have any special advice or tips for applicants? Be yourself! We want to make sure you will be successful here at Creighton, but we also want to know who YOU are. When it comes to the personal statements/essays, write about a topic that makes you feel something – whether it makes you laugh, cry, or need to go for a run – I want to know what you’re passionate about.

What do you like about Omaha and what are your favorite secret spots? I love living in downtown Omaha and the feeling of being in a big city, but not having to deal with all of the traffic or long wait times at the restaurants. The Old Market district is a cool place to walk around and makes me feel like I’m in a whole different world! There is a fun store called City Limits where my mom and I spent an hour just reading the funny magnets on the wall right when you walk in. I recommend checking it out if you need a laugh or want to take home a fun book or trinket.