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A few days before 400 freshman students moved into Graves Hall, a few hundred alumni, faculty, staff and friends joined Creighton leadership and the families of the project's lead donors for a grand opening.
The namesakes (and lead donors) of the new hall and courtyard are Lee C. Graves, BSBA’80, JD’83, and his wife, Judy Graves, and their close friends Kathy and Jim Simpson, BA’80.
Here’s the story of the Iowa man who swiped somewhere between 23,000 and 26,000 rare books and papers from at least 300 university libraries across the U.S. (and Canada), and the FBI investigation (code name: “The Omaha Project”) that turned 10 Creighton librarians into a makeshift team of academic detectives
Creighton alum Bryan McClure plays the Headless Knight in the new Disney adaptation of the beloved theme park attraction Haunted Mansion (in theaters July 28), and the role was, well, complicated.
The soon-to-open new residence hall Graves Hall has a courtyard, and that courtyard now has a name — the Simpson Family Courtyard. The courtyard is named after Kathy and Jim Simpson, BA’80, the longtime donors who made the lead gift to the space.
Eileen Brady, BA'65, had an extraordinarily eclectic career. She fact-checked golden age TV shows like Mission: Impossible and Star Trek. She helped designers, engineers and architects make Disney World. Later, she assisted the investigation of the greatest book thief in American history.
Thanks to a well-rounded college experience, this alumna gets to pursue her dream of producing joy at the happiest place on Earth
Victoria Vitola, BFA'15, chose Creighton because she believed it gave her the most well-rounded college experience where she not only learned the skills of her performance trade, but subjects such a English and Philosophy as well. Getting her degree at Creighton helped her fulfill her dream of working in children's theater, after countless summer trips to Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL.
The day before his death, a graduating senior wrote a letter to his mom about everything he learned at Creighton
A week before graduating from Creighton, Jerry Pfeifer died in a car accident. The day before his death, he wrote and mailed his parents a letter, telling them everything he'd learned as a Creighton student. Nearly 40 years later, Jerry's words (which we're running with his family's permission), carry even more weight and significance.
Laurie Leahy, BFA'86, used her passion for creating art and background in food catering to land her a career in food styling that has fed her creativity for decades.