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Regan Lavallee

I’m a dancer, a philosophy major, a researcher, a future lawyer, a leader and a friend. And I’m able to do all of that because I’m a Bluejay. Whatever I do, Creighton helps me do it justice.

Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences

From the stage to the classroom, I’ve found countless opportunities and plenty of support as a Creighton Bluejay. I’m a member of the dance team, which has brought a real sense of belonging, and that feeling of community extends to other parts of campus as well. 

I became a philosophy major after a professor my freshman year encouraged me to pursue it. That led to me being involved in the philosophy club and building close relationships with fellow students and other faculty members. I also had the opportunity to conduct research with one of my professors last year. We’re exploring how social norms and cultural context impact how different people interpret the text of the Constitution. Ultimately, we’re looking at the different ways laws can be applied depending on your culture or life experience. 

I had a high school principal who always told us to be part of something bigger than ourselves. The best way to do that is to be involved and get to know the people around you. I’ve been able to do that here with faculty as well as classmates, and it’s really fulfilling. 

I’ve made friends who push me to be a better version of myself, and I’m now mentoring underclassmen—offering the same support others have shown me. That experience has reaffirmed that lending a hand and offering advice should be part of my career path.

 

I’m planning to attend law school after I graduate, and I know my time here and the encouragement I’ve received from faculty and friends will help me as I take on my next challenge.
— Regan Lavallee | Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences