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A decade since its naming, the Heider College of Business — named after its donors, the late Charles “Charlie” F. Heider, BS’49, HON’10, and Mary C. Heider, HON’10 — continues to be a catalyst for change at Creighton University.
Next year, the Creighton University Retreat Center in rural Griswold, Iowa, will celebrate 30 years of hosting alumni, students, faculty, staff and others seeking spiritual renewal and lasting memories.
In September, about 100 Creighton alumni, friends, faculty, staff and community leaders — including Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert — celebrated the opening of the CL and Rachel Werner Center.
One moment, Keith Vrbicky, MD’79, was in seemingly perfect health. The next, he was hooked up to a life-support system in the ICU, with his heart giving out (due to a rare, rapidly developing cardiovascular disorder) and other organs following suit.
The donor-driven CL and Rachel Werner Center for Health Sciences Education — which broke ground in 2021 — is student focused, with nearly every square foot of the facility dedicated to classrooms, collaboration and hands-on learning.
The School of Dentistry’s Extramural Education Program — started in 2008 — sends fourth-year dental students to 21 federally qualified health centers, tribal dental clinics and rural private practices in seven states.
Creighton University announced its honorees for the Alumni Achievement Citation, the Alumni Merit Awards, which recognizes alumni from the University’s schools and colleges, and the Recent Alumni Award during the annual Evening of Honors celebration.