Humanities and Fine Arts

Humanities and Fine Arts "Unlimited Opportunities" Panel

Classical & Near Eastern Studies, English, Fine & Performing Arts, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Theology, Sustainability
Thursday, February 23, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Skutt Student Center Ballroom

Bill Grennan, MA, is the Education Coordinator and Teaching Artist for Omaha Performing Arts. He coordinates logistics for OPA’s education programs including Disney Musicals in Schools, the Nebraska High School Theatre Awards, and Musical Explorers. He is also an award-winning professional actor and member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional stage actors. His recent roles include Scuttle in Disney’s The Little Mermaid and The Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher (The Rose Theater), Otto in Spring Awakening and Clown #1 in The 39 Steps (BLUEBARN Theatre). He also worked as a producer and designer for the immersive theatrical series Walk the Night. In addition to his work with Omaha Performing Arts, Bill also works as a consultant, teaching creative thinking techniques and performance skills to businesses and graduate programs. He received his MA in Theatre from UNO and his BFA in Performance Theatre from Creighton University.

Libby MacCarthaigh started her internship at Conagra her senior year in 2013 and continued full-time after graduation. After her first month in Talent Management, she began doing HR project work for an acquisition of a $4.95 billion company. When the project finished, she took a role as an Associate HR Generalist supporting the company’s Enterprise Business Service employees in Omaha, Chicago, and St. Louis. After a year, she was promoted to support their Human Resources, Legal, and Communication functions. She worked on new HR projects including the sale of their private brands company and headquarters relocation to Chicago. At the end of 2015, she accepted her current role in charge of equity and stock plan administration for their executive employees. She is currently working on her Certified Equity Professional designation from Santa Clara University, having passed the first of three tests in November 2016.

Vic Padios, JD, attended Creighton University School of Law after receiving a Classical Bachelor of Arts, Latin, with a Co-Major in Theology. Vic was an attorney at Stinson Leonard Street in the Intellectual Property & Technology Division, and is currently Assistant General Counsel at First National Bank of Omaha.



Angie Miller MA, JD, graduated with a major in political science with an emphasis in international relations and a minor in history in 2003. She then received her Master’s of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Nebraska - Omaha and her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Creighton University School of Law. Angie began her career as an associate attorney at Lamson, Dugan and Murray, LLP, focusing upon civil litigation.  There, she represented railroads, corporate entities, and insurers in various litigation matters.  She then joined Fraser Stryker PC LLO as an associate attorney, continuing her focus on civil litigation.  Angie then pivoted her career towards non-profit management, first as a Project Manager for the Farm and Ranch Project at Legal Aid of Nebraska and now, as Director of Administration at the Omaha Conservatory of Music.  As Director of Administration, Angie oversees finances, human resources, facilities, technology, and legal issues for the Conservatory.  

Joe Nora, MS, was awarded a CSC (China Scholarship Council) full scholarship, following graduation, and moved to Nanjing, China to pursue a master’s degree in International Trade at Hohai University.  While in China Joe discovered a new culture, learned a second language, and gained business experience.  During his second year in China Joe interned with a start-up, Export Now, that helps U.S. bands sell to Chinese consumers.  Joe states, “My liberal arts education trained me to think critically and creatively, which led to a successful internship and full-time position as a Marketing Manager.  Joe is currently the Director of Marketing and Business Development at Export Now, where he continues to apply the problem-solving framework he learned at Creighton.          

Amelia Stoltman, MS, graduated from Creighton University in 2009 with a double major in Theology and Biology. She received her M.S. in Bioscience Management in 2010, also from Creighton University. Amelia is currently the Director of Development at All Care Health Center (ACHC), a federally qualified health center in Council Bluffs, IA. Prior to joining ACHC in 2012, Amelia held previous positions in marketing and community development with both for profit and nonprofit organizations. In addition, she volunteered with AmeriCorps for a year. Amelia is a trained Certified Application Counselor and SHIIP Counselor.