Alumni Merit Award

An Alumni Merit Award is given annually to an outstanding alumna/alumnus at the respective school's/college's Alumni Reunion Dinner or other designated alumni event.

Criteria for the Award

  • Being a degreed alumnus/alumna of Creighton University.
  • Having provided distinguished service to the University and/or to his/her own community together with a way of life that clearly exemplifies the University Credo.
  • Having a personal quality that marks him/her as cultured and of high moral principles guided by the Jesuit ideals of being men and women for others.


  • When completing questions 1 and 2 on the nomination form, it is critical that nominators provide specific examples of how the nominee meets the criteria for this citation.
  • A supporting resume/curriculum vitae must accompany the nomination.
  • Up to three letters of support will be accepted.
  • Nominations are due November 1.

Current Recipients

College of Arts and Sciences

Jamie Van LeeuwenJames M. Van Leeuwen, BA’96, Ph.D.

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Heider College of Business

Nancy  FelkerNancy E. Felker, BSBA’74, MBA’81

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Graduate School

Steven BoesRev. Steven E. Boes, MS’94

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School of Dentistry

Dennis HalburMartin J. Halbur, DDS’76

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School of Law

John McKayJohn McKay, JD’82

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School of Medicine

James LaumondJames P. Laumond, MD’64

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College of Nursing

Karen MonsenKaren A. Monsen, BSN’78

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College of Professional Studies

Moses Luba LoliRev. Moses Luba Loli, BSEMS'08

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School of Pharmacy & Health Professions

Bob GreenwoodRobert J. Greenwood, BSPha’77

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