Creighton University Magazine Summer 2018
Murphy McMahon, Cindy
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INVESTING IN FAITHAlumnus Joe Ricketts, BA’68, brings his vision for an Ignatian-based retreat experience to life at the 936-acre Cloisters on the Platte retreat center. Page 28.‘FOREVER GRATEFUL’A former student fondly recalls the life-changing kindness shown to her by the Rev. Michael Morrison, SJ, Creighton’s 22nd president, who died this spring. Page 26MOMENTS. MILESTONES. MOMENTUM.As Creighton turns 140 years old this year, we take a look back at signiﬁcant, and light- hearted, moments in time, as well as exciting developments on the horizon. Page 32.FEELING AT HOMEStruggling to get into medical school, a former emigrant ﬁnds success, fulﬁllment, deeper faith and a home at Creighton University. Page 38.‘HE WANTED TO GO THERE. HE WANTED TO SEE. HE WANTED TO HELP.’Forty years ago, more than 900 members of a cult died in the mass murder-suicide known as the “Jonestown massacre.” Creighton alumnus and congressman Leo Ryan was investigating when he was killed by Jonestown gunmen. This is his story. Page 20.CREIGHTON CONNECTIONS. Page 4.BY THE NUMBERS. Page 10.JESUIT GARDENSWorld-renowned photographer the Rev. Don Doll, SJ, reﬂects on the gift of 50 years of priesthood. Page 13.THE BIG QUESTIONTwo accomplished leaders — one in sports and one in the military — share insights on building a culture of success. Page 16.DIALOGUEA Creighton group grows closer to the University’s roots by following in the footsteps of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Page 18.IMPACTA student ﬁnds opportunities to be a trailblazer in business as a Suzanne and Walter Scott Fellows Scholarship recipient. Page 42.ALUMNI NOTES. Page 43.CREIGHTON CONVERSATIONSThe ﬁrst vice provost for institutional diversity and inclusion shines a light on seeking justice and equity at Creighton. Page 52.