Student Stories

Success Stories from our arts and sciences students

Jesus Yanez Ruiz

Jesus Yanez-Ruiz

Five Things I Love About Creighton
Though it took a while for junior Jesus Yanez-Ruiz to find his niche, today he is involved on campus and breaking ground as the Creighton Students Union’s first Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator.

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Mattie Smyth

Mattie Smyth

Journalism - Public Relations Major
Class of 2017
Walla Walla, Wash.

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Samantha Stoupa

Samantha Stoupa

Biochemistry major
Class of 2018
Omaha, Neb.

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Sophie Snider

Sophie Snider

5 things I love about Creighton… 
Sophie Snider shares her favorite things about life as a Bluejay, from social justice to social spaces on campus.

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Mary Elizabeth

Mary Elizabeth Yeh

Neuroscience major
Minors in Applied Ethics, Biology, & Behavioral and Cognitive Neuropsychology
Class of 2018
Honolulu, Hawai’i

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Peter Goeckner

Peter Goeckner

Five Things I Love About Creighton …
Peter Goeckner, a recent graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award and will spend 11 months teaching English in South Korea, beginning this summer. Goeckner majored in psychology and is from Burlington, Iowa.

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Ryan Lloyd, student

Ryan Lloyd

Computer Science, Graphic Design major
Class of 2018
Waco, Texas

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Kathleen Marinelli

Kathleen Marinelli

Five Things I Love About Creighton …
Kathleen Marinelli of Medicine Lake, Minn., a biology major and Italian minor who will begin her senior year this fall, was named a scholar in the 2017 Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. The prestigious national award recognizes outstanding undergraduate students in mathematics, science and technology. 

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Ashley Weed

Ashley Weed

Classical Languages and Psychology Double Major
​Class of 2017
Bellevue, Neb.

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Creighton student Mesel Tzegai

Mesel Tzegai

Classical & Near Eastern Civilizations major
Class of 2017
Louisville, Colo.

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