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Two Creighton Staff Honored with Ignatius Award

Two Creighton University employees will receive the 2011 St. Ignatius Award during the University’s Founders Week Mass at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at St. John’s Church.

Each year, the University’s Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality recognizes Creighton faculty and staff who live the spirit of St. Ignatius through their participation in the mission of Creighton University and their involvement beyond University life.

Recipients of this year’s St. Ignatius Award will be Maryanne Rouse and Sue Selde.

Maryanne Rouse is the professional ethics adviser in the College of Business and serves as the coordinator for both the Youth Leadership Omaha program at Creighton University and the Community Assistance Teams within the Anna Tyler Waite Leadership Scholars Program. These teams provide business support to local organizations.

“Maryanne lives her life as a true Christian who constantly strives to give up egoistic, unholy desires and who spends her energies devoted to the poor and disadvantaged,” said Beverly Kracher, Ph.D., professor of business ethics and society.

Sue Selde is the academic success coordinator for the School of Nursing. She is known as “Mother Teresa” within the School of Nursing, and according to her colleagues, she works tirelessly to help students do their best within the School.

“Through both her words and her actions, she expresses love that includes—not excludes—compassion and acceptance,” said Sue’s colleague, Diane Travers-Gustafson, Ph.D., R.N. “She is truly a woman who is with and for others. We are blessed by her presence and her work at the School of Nursing.”

Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic university bridging health, law, business and the arts and sciences for a more just world.