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Freshman in Service

Apr 7, 2021
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Melanie Morrison with mask talking with visitor

“Hi, you can go to station 17.” On this particular Saturday morning, Melanie Morrison, a freshman nursing major from San Diego, is directing guests to vaccination stations at the COVID-19 community vaccine clinic inside Creighton’s Rasmussen Center.

“I want to serve the community,” Morrison said, “and, as a nursing major, I wanted to see firsthand the clinic aspect of the profession. Plus, it’s a part of history.”

Creighton students from all majors and at all levels in their education – from freshmen, like Morrison, to professional students in the health sciences – are part of the massive effort to get the Omaha community vaccinated.

For Morrison, these types of opportunities are one of the reasons the California native chose Creighton for her education. She was attracted to Creighton’s Jesuit, Catholic mission, excellent nursing program and school spirit. All have been on display at Creighton’s COVID-19 clinic.

“I’ve talked to many different people at the clinic, and they are so excited to get their vaccine,” said Morrison, who is also involved in Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity, at Creighton. “And they are very thankful.”