Post-Graduate Volunteer and Religious Life Missioning Ceremony
Friday, May 11, 2012, 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Saint John’s Church
Join Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., President of Creighton University, Andy Alexander, S.J., Vice President for University Ministry, the Creighton Center for Service and Justice, and the Justice and Peace Studies Program in celebrating our graduates who are volunteering or entering religious life for the upcoming year. All are welcome, especially friends and family of these graduates.
The Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J., Outstanding Student Award
Dr. Roger Bergman, Director of the Justice and Peace Studies Program, will present the The Ellacuría Award. The Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J., Outstanding Student Award is presented jointly to a graduating Justice & Peace Studies minor or Justice & Society major by the Justice & Peace Studies Program in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, and the Creighton Center for Service & Justice, in University Ministry. As this collaboration suggests, the two selection criteria are of equal weight: excellence in the classroom and leadership in service and justice activities.
The award is named for the rector (president) of the University of Central America in El Salvador, Fr. Ignacio Ellacuría, of the Society of Jesus, who was martyred along with five brother priests in 1989. He was both a scholar and an activist, a philosopher and theologian who very publicly embodied the faith that does justice and seeks peace. He put his own intellectual talents and the resources of the UCA at the service of the vast majority of Salvadorans who suffered violence and impoverishment. He represents magnificently (and tragically) the challenging vision of Jesuit higher education.
Please RSVP to Ken Reed-Bouley, email@example.com, if you plan on attending the Post-Graduate Volunteering & Religious Life Missioning Ceremony.