This spring we gathered as we do every year to celebrate the Class of 2018 graduates from the Graduate School, and all of the achievements and milestones they have completed in their time at Creighton. This year, at our hooding ceremonies for the Graduate School, College of Nursing, and Heider College of Business, more than 200 masters and doctoral graduates were presented with a visible sign of their commitment to education. These ceremonies were a great opportunity to share their accomplishments with family, friends, and faculty and staff. Commencement is one of my favorite Creighton traditions, and I wish the Class of 2018 well as they go set the world on fire.
This May, the Graduate School awarded 64 graduate certificates, 234 master’s degrees, and 20 doctoral degrees.
The spring has been quite busy in the Graduate School. We have started the inaugural Graduate Alumni Board Leadership Fellows Program. Starting this fall, seven graduate students from a range of graduate programs will be participating in this new program, designed to provide leadership coaching and mentoring to the next generation of leaders.
In this newsletter, you’ll see more about the several awards our students and faculty have received for their research and commitment to their professions. Also, we are excited to share more about Creighton’s expansion into the Highlander Neighborhood, under the direction of Tom Lenz, PharmD.
A new certificate program in the Ignatian Tradition is now offered through the Graduate School. As part of the program, which is a partnership with Regis University, faculty and staff went on a pilgrimage to Europe to experience St. Ignatius of Loyola’s past and the history of the Society of Jesus.
This year, we also continued to encourage our students to participate in research projects. On the annual St. Albert’s Day/University Research Day in March there were 160 poster submissions and 27 oral presentations. We also saw growth in participation of the Three Minute Thesis competition.
Please enjoy this issue of the newsletter. We welcome your comments and encourage you to share your accomplishments with us.
Gail M. Jensen, Ph.D., P.T., FAPTA