Category Archives: Alumni/ae

Go Forth

“While none of us could take the people and places we love with us, it’s the words that echo forth from them that make the going and grieving purposeful, that charge it with meaning: ‘Go forth and set the world on the fire.’” ~ Senior and Student Coordinator Anna Ferguson reflects on going forth from Creighton University in [...]

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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 [...]

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Mary Henneberry

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 [...]

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 [...]

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Laura Burke – IFTJ Speech

Laura Burke, a Creighton alum, was asked to give a talk about her experience in El Salvador at the Ignatian Family Teach-In in 2008. Here is an excerpt of that speech: “There I sat, a total stranger to all who had suffered such a hateful death.   I felt a sorrow so deep, it was as though [...]