Alumni Stories
Creighton University Alumni

Gain inspiration through these alumni stories.

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Creighton University’s amazing alumni—nearly 70,000 strong—span the globe, living through example Creighton’s commitment to form “women and men for and with others.”

We shine a bright spotlight on these incredible people who represent Creighton so well in the world. Here are a few of their stories:

  • Former emigrant Maryam Gbadamosi-Akindele, MD’12, found a home in Omaha — and a special place in her heart for Creighton University. Read Maryam’s story.
  • In 2001, DeAnthony Bowden, BS’18, sat with his mother in the office of then-head men’s basketball coach Dana Altman as his mother made a promise. Read DeAnthony’s story.
  • Robert Robinson, DDS’18, a recent dental graduate finds success and looks to inspire the next generation – particularly young African-Americans. Read Robert’s story.
  • For 42 years, Don Schroeder, BS’60, MD’64, raised bison and practiced medicine in Eugene Oregon. Read Don’s story.
  • Creighton alumni, faculty, staff and students come together on Creighton’s inaugural Giving Day to raise money for over 65 programs. 
  • Crystal Willie Sekaquaptewa, DDS ‘14 is the first Native American woman dentist in the Utah Navajo Health System and a Creighton dental school graduate. Read Crystal’s story.
  • Jono Anzalone, BA’02 discovered what has become his lifelong passion while taking a CPR and first-aid class from the American Red Cross more than 20 years ago. Read Jono’s story.
  • Laura Fremgen, BA’10 journalism degree has taken her to the rugged wilderness of Alaska and the dry deserts of the Southwest as a hotshot, for the U.S. Forest Service. Read Laura’s story.
  • Margarita Dubocq, BSBA’04, MS’08 originally from the Dominican Republic, is working as the academic director for Creighton’s Encuentro Dominicano program. Read Margarita’s story.
  • Joel Fuchs, BS’12 MD’17 shares his story about how the support of Creighton helped him find his passion for service and justice. Read Joel’s story.
  • Hannah Connealy Raudsepp, BS’13, Pat Hoffmann, BSBA’89, Faith Kurtyka, PhD, and Taylor Keen are putting a fresh spin on raising crops and livestock, bringing wholesome food, and spirits — to their tables and ours. Read the story.
  • Katie Wadas Thalken, BA ‘04 and Mark Thalken, BA’12, supports restoration of Mary Lucretia and Sarah Emily Creighton paintings. Read their story.
  • Daniel Kolder, BS’00, MD’04, a commitment to excellence, a drive to succeed and a belief in the value of teamwork – have served him well in his current profession as a surgeon. Read Kolder’s story.
  • Laure Marino, DNP, BSN ‘81, a community health nurse practitioner, has been nationally recognized for her integrated approach to wellness. Read Laure’s story.
  • Gerald “Skip” Krueger, BA’89, turned his love of sports into a career. Read Skip’s story.
  • Chris Elias, BS’79, MD’83, HON’09: Alumnus and president of Global Development at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation works to understand the social contexts of disease. Read Elias’ story.
  • Donald Fraynd, PhD, BA’94, MA’97: Co-founded TeacherMatch, a psychometric teacher-assessment program — which he developed after working as a teacher and administrator in Omaha and Chicago schools. Read Fraynd’s story.
  • Josh Dotzler, BA’09: Former Bluejay basketball standout making a difference in his community. Read Dotzler’s story.
  • Michael Stoltz, BA’88: Creighton alumnus works for human exploration and settlement on Mars. Read Stoltz’s story.
  • Clem Pellett, DDS ‘80: Life changed forever for the oral surgeon after he stumbled across newspaper clippings of his grandfather’s murder.  Read Pellett’s story.
  • Tupac Martir, BFA’00: Celebrities — from pop stars to fashion designers — call on this Creighton artist and former Bluejay soccer player to help them shine. Read Martir’s story.
  • Michael Scott Jr., MD’46: This 94-year-old medical alumnus has traveled the world as a physician and table tennis champion. Read Scott’s story.
  • Jamie Van Leeuwen, Ph.D., BA’96, established the Global Livingston Institute (GLI) in 2006 to improve communities all around the world. Read Van Leeuwen’s story.
  • Andrea Saterbak, MD’92, reaches her patients by skis. The 1992 Creighton School of Medicine graduate is among a select pool of consulting physicians who care for the men and women of the U.S. Ski Team. Read Saterbak’s story.