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.
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.
As one of The Hill's Top Lobbyists, Michaela Sims, JD'96, loves mentoring the next generation of Creighton law students through the GOAL Program
Michaela Sims, JD'96, has come a long way in her 17-year-long lobbying career. In this time, she has gone from crashing on a friend's couch to running two of her own lobbying firms in Washington D.C., one of which she still manages. Sims has also been an integral part, as program director, of Creighton’s Government Organization and Leadership (GOAL) program for over a decade.
Graves Hall's namesake is Lee C. Graves, BSBA'80, JD'83, who, along with his wife, Judy Graves, recently made the lead gift of $12 million to the residence hall now in construction at 23rd Street, south of Burt Street.
In most cases, ILAC participants are current Creighton students. But for Jim Seifert, JD’82, the transformative experience took place more than 30 years after he graduated.
The late Mary Jo (Connell) Cleaver, BS'52, JD'54, MA'55, made a $4 million gift designated to help law students attain their dreams of becoming attorneys.
The grant-funded clinic serves as a small firm, with student-attorneys providing free legal services for youth with open cases in the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County.