Awards & Recognition

Commencement Awards

Each May, graduate students who have excelled in the areas of service and academics are recognized. The following awards were presented during commencement 2016.

Outstanding Service Award

Presented to the student who demonstrates exceptional leadership ability and personal commitment to community service, including service to graduate students, Creighton University or the local community.

  • Judith Pete, EdD’16, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Leadership

Academic Achievement Award 

Presented to the student who demonstrates exceptional academic excellence, intellectual rigor and scholarship in his or her graduate studies and/or research.

  • Austin Nguyen, MS’16, Clinical and Translational Sciences

Outstanding Thesis/Dissertation Award

Presented to the student whose thesis or dissertation merits recognition for excellence in scholarship, research and writing.

  • Ronald Fussel, EdD’16, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Leadership

Outstanding Online Student Award

Presented to the student who demonstrates the Jesuit ideals of magis, cura personalis and contemplation-in-action as evidenced by their engagement in their online program as well as their professional and personal life.

  • Laura Shinkunas, MS’16, Health Care Ethics

Maurine Hamilton Award 

Presented to the outstanding female graduate student who demonstrates outstanding academic excellence and leadership potential.

  • Katie Langenfeld, PhD’16, Medical Microbiology and Immunology