Category Archives: Post-Grad Experience Reflections


Life in Post Graduation Missioning: Speech by Erica Reist

Of course, I first want to congratulate you all, for a lot of things – congratulations for four incredible years at an outstanding University, for giving of your heart and your mind to this place and for leaving your mark on Creighton, for making a commitment to wherever you will be serving and living next [...]

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Wisdom For the Journey

      Former SCSJ Graduate Assistant, Kevin Kuehl, shared some wisdom for all those participating in Post-Graduate Volunteering or entering religious life upon graduation last spring. Here are the words he sent them off with during the Post-Graduate Volunteering and Religious Life Missioning Service: Good morning! I’m so excited to share in this moment with [...]


Cat Keating – 2015 Post Graduate Volunteer & Religious Life Missioning Ceremony

Creighton BA ’10 & MA ’15 alumna Cat Keating speaks to those in the #CreightonGrad Class of 2015 who have chosen to go on to a post-grad volunteer program or to join a religious order at the 2015 Post Graduate Volunteer & Religious Life Missioning Ceremony.   Excerpts from Paschaltide- by: Alla Renee Bozarth Pack [...]

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Thank You For Attending the Post-Graduate Volunteer & Religious Life Missioning Ceremony

As part of Creighton University’s commencement activities, we commissioned 50 students who will be participating in post-graduate volunteer work or who are entering a religious order. Thank you to everyone who came out to support these students. More pictures can be found on Facebook or on our flickr page!


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 [...]


Post-Graduate Volunteer & Religious Life Missioning Ceremony

Post-Graduate Volunteer and Religious Life Missioning Ceremony Friday, May 11, 2012, 10:30 am – 11:15 am St. 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 [...]


Post-Grad Volunteer & Religious Life Missioning Ceremony

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 [...]


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 [...]




Sara Brabec – Oakland, CA

CU ’08 Alumnus Sara Brabec volunteered post-grad with Dominican Volunteers USA in Oakland, CA. “My time as a volunteer was enriching and challenging, both in ways I had anticipated and ways I couldn’t have imagined. I developed relationships within my living community and neighborhood that I had not anticipated. I learned to do new things [...]



John Leer – Bethel, Alaska

CU ’09 grad John Leer blogged about his year of volunteering with Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Bethel, Alaska. “A friend once said college is like a roll of toilet paper; the closer you get to the end the faster it goes. Apparently, life didn’t get the memo that I’m not in college anymore and Bethel, [...]


Jenna Wilcox – Nicaragua

Jenna Wilcox (CU alum ’07 pictured in red) spent two years in Nicaragua through Jesuit Volunteers International. Here is a quote from during her time spent serving: “I have been finding a lot of joy in work lately. Throughout my first six months I found myself in constant ups and downs about the reality of [...]


Lindsey Anderson – Honduras

After graduation, Lindsey Anderson ( CU alum ’03) served with the St. Joseph Workers in Minneapolis before spending 2 1/2 years serving in Honduras with Farm of the Child. “I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into or why when I left to begin my service at Farm of the Child.  To someone who [...]