Alumni Stories

GAIN INSPIRATION THROUGH THESE CREIGHTON ALUMNI STORIES.

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:

  • 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.