The Leadership Recognition Awards Ceremony recognized leaders within Creighton’s community on Monday in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom.
The awards ceremony was sponsored by the Creighton Students Union and was held as a part of Founder’s Week. The recipients of this year’s awards were nominated by Creighton students, faculty and staff.
In her opening remarks, Tanya Winegard, vice provost for student life, spoke about the importance of the founders and those who continue to be leaders on Creighton’s campus.
“That is why we are here today–to honor individuals who make contributions to Creighton and make it a special place that we all get to be a part of 142 years after its founding,” said Winegard.
Junior Jadyn Lovelady, sophomore Angelina Manasan and senior Zoey Cook in the College of Arts and Sciences; senior Owen Wurst in the Heider College of Business; and Kaitlyn Logan Wimmer in the School of Law received the Rev. Tom Schloemer, S.J. Outstanding Student Leader Awards.
Paula Kohles, director of Financial Aid, won the Rev. Thomas J. Lukaszewicz, S.J. Staff/Administrator Award.
Mary Longo, lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences, received the Teaching for Tomorrow Faculty Award.
“Truly, this was an instance where it was an honor to be nominated,” Longo said.
When asked what she would say to the person who nominated her, Longo said, “I just have so much gratitude and humility. It’s just so nice that people are thinking of me.”
Keeley Sherman, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, received the Founder’s Footsteps Award.
In her closing remarks, Colby Austin, freshman in the College of Nursing and CSU President, stressed the value of leaders at Creighton.
“The leaders of Creighton are not those just with titles or awards. They are also those who lead by the virtue of their behind-the-scenes commitment to the well-being of our community,” said Austin.