Category Archives: Alumni/ae


My Fast for Families

This Lenten season marks five years since my family was established. Five years since my husband, Yader, and I made the journey from Nicaragua to St. Louis for the first time together, and five years since US Homeland Security became an intimate member of our family. Like any family, we have experienced joy and sorrow; [...]

Melissa Hollabaugh

Why I Go: A Personal Vocational Discernment

A personal reflection on why participate in Post-Graduate volunteering. By Mellissa Hollabaugh  I am going because I am young and able, and I have no career to endanger. If not now, when? After I get another degree? After I make some money? I am going because I have learned to believe that everything starts at [...]

Creighton Alumna Continues the Work of Advocacy

By Becca Harvey, ’11 I set out to write this to let you know about my recent advocacy adventures. (I thought you would be pleased!) One of my guests here at Casa Vides in El Paso, TX has recently won political asylum, but immigration didn’t give her an I-94 (a type of visa that is [...]

Becca Harvey

Sacred Valley Health

Creighton Alumnus Directs Medical Program in Peru

By Mark Willcox, M.D. Having graduated from Creighton in 2003 and after spending my spring breaks with the CCSJ on service trips, I kept putting off opportunities to spend extended time working with underserved populations until I had more training. Finally, after med school, residency, and a year as chief resident at Georgetown, I ended [...]

Providing Community to Maximize Potential

By Mary Henneberry, Winter 2011 Graduate So…as of this moment, I’ll be living in Chicago, and working at a non-profit here in Chicago that works with mentally and physically handicapped people (from mild/high functioning individuals to profound/nonverbal, very very limited movement) in order to offer them a community of care that maximizes their potential. The [...]

Mary Henneberry

Creighton U_Ginny Michel

Creighton Graduate Volunteers with JVC Northwest

Recent Graduates Dedicate a Year to Serving as Jesuit Volunteers Portland, Ore. — A Creighton alumna has recently embarked on a year of full-time volunteer service with Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest: Virginia (Ginny) Michel, New Avenues For Youth, Portland, OR A total of 141 Jesuit Volunteers (JVs) – 28 returning for a second year [...]