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Regan Lavallee

Class of 2022

I was a dancer, a philosophy major, a researcher, a future lawyer, a leader and a friend. And I was 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 found countless opportunities and plenty of support as a Creighton Bluejay. I was a member of the dance team, which brought a real sense of belonging, and that feeling of community extended 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 explored how social norms and cultural context impact how different people interpret the text of the Constitution. Ultimately, we looked 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 was able to do that at Creighton with faculty as well as classmates, and it’s really fulfilling.

I made friends who push me to be a better version of myself, and I then had the opportunity to mentor underclassmen—offering the same support others showed me. That experience affirmed that lending a hand and offering advice should be part of my career path.

I'm currently in law school and pursuing my MBA at Creighton. The encouragement received in my undergraduate experience will help me as I take on my next challenge.
— Regan Lavallee