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Awards and Honors

Showcasing Creighton’s exceptional alumni.

Outstanding alumni and friends 

Creighton University graduates and friends of the University contribute to the greater good. They live the ideals of a Jesuit, Catholic education. We recognize their contributions to Creighton and their communities, honoring them with a number of awards. 


We’re now accepting nominations for the 2024 Alumni Awards. The final day to submit a nomination is January 31, 2024. If you would like to nominate a distinguished alumnus or friend of the University for an award, please complete this form. Contact alumni@creighton.edu or call 402.280.2222 if you have any questions. Read more about each award below.

Nomination requirements

•    Provide specific examples of how the nominee meets the award criteria.
•    A supporting current resume/curriculum vitae must accompany the nomination.
•    At least two letters of support must accompany the nomination.

Alumni Achievement Citation

The Creighton University Alumni Achievement Citation is the highest all-University award that honors an alumnus/a who has personified the Creighton tradition of excellence. This award is intended to recognize longevity and consistency of service over a lifetime of dedication to the University, as well as personal and professional communities through philanthropy or other civic endeavors.  

Alumni Merit Award

The Creighton University Alumni Merit Award recognizes alumni from each school and college who exemplify outstanding professional achievement. It honors leaders in their field who live life with high moral standards, guided by the Jesuit ideal of “women and men for and with others.”

Recent Alumnus/Alumna Award

This award recognizes a Creighton alumnus/a during their first 10 years following graduation. Honorees have achieved considerable success in their field; are active volunteers, mentors or activists; who have made significant contributions toward alumni engagement; and are positive role models for current Creighton students. 

Friend of the University 

The Friend of the University Award recognizes distinguished leadership and/or service to Creighton by a non-alumnus/a. The honoree has demonstrated faithful and significant support of the University or their own community with a way of life that exemplifies the University Credo

You can nominate an alumnus or friend for any of these awards here.