Commencement 2020

commencement highlights from the class of 2020

Creighton University Commencement

Creighton awards more than 2,200 degrees at historic virtual commencement ceremonies

Creighton UniversityThere was pomp – and a very unconventional circumstance – as Creighton University awarded more than 2,200 degrees during virtual commencement ceremonies on May 15 and 16.

This marked the first time in the school’s 142-year history that the ceremonies were held online, driven by restrictions imposed to counter the spread of the novel coronavirus.

During a May 16 degree-conferral ceremony, participants gathered in virtual settings, often from their homes, to hear an address from the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD, president of Creighton University, and participate in the traditional turning of their tassels, signifying the earning of a degree. Read more about the class of 2020.


Omahan Michael Galeski receives prestigious Spirit of Creighton Award during University’s commencement ceremony

Michael Galeski, an Omaha native who graduated with honors with a major in sustainability studies and minors in business administration and African studies, was one of 15 finalists for the prestigious and highly competitive Rhodes Scholarship. Read more about Michael.

Dignity Health Arizona CEO and founders of the Institute for Priestly Formation honored during Creighton University’s virtual commencement ceremony

linda huntAn honorary Doctor of Nursing was conferred upon the CEO of Dignity Health Arizona, Linda Hunt.

Under Hunt’s leadership, Dignity Health Arizona has grown into a respected, comprehensive health care system that includes five hospitals and multiple imaging centers, specialty hospitals, physician groups, clinics, freestanding emergency rooms and more. Read more about Linda Hunt.


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