The 16th annual Leaders for Life celebration will take place on May 6

Creighton Women’s Athletics has a plan for success. It is in the form of leadership and community involvement and integrity. We invite you to join us as we continue to Build a better blue together for our student-athletes.

This year’s Leaders for Life Luncheon will be held in person on Friday, May 6 at 11:30 a.m. at DJ Sokol Arena, inside the Wayne and Eileen Ryan Athletic Center. We are delighted to honor Mary Pat McCormick with the Believe & Achieve Award and Lisa Meekins with the Leader for Life Award. We congratulate these exceptional women and thank them for their support of Creighton Women’s Athletics and the Omaha community. To purchase your tickets for this year’s event, please CLICK HERE.

McCormick, BS’62 is a native of Denver, CO and Carmel, CA and graduated from Creighton University in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and from the University of Denver, MLS, 1993. She was also certified of the Catholic Biblical School, Archdiocese of Denver. His community service focuses on children, education and mental health. Mary Pat has served on the board of Birthright Fargo, the St. Joseph Hospital Service League, and the National Council of Elders in Creighton, Omaha; Mount St. Vincent Children’s Home, Third Way Center, the Denver Zoo, Arrupe Jesuit High School and Regis University, Denver. Additionally, she is an active teacher and research editor at Carmel Mission and co-authored the book Art from the Carmel Mission, a compilation of her art and history.

Meekins, BSBA’02 is a native of Superior, Nebraska and a resident of Chicago, Illinois. She was a member of the Creighton University volleyball team from 1998 to 2002, graduating from Creighton University in 2002 with a BSBA in finance. She continued her education, earning her Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas in 2005 and her Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from Northwestern University in 2006. Lisa is the Director of the Mergers and Tax Practice acquisitions at the Chicago office of KPMG, LLP where she has practiced for over 15 years. Within the Chicago community, Lisa is active in the Special Olympics of Illinois, Habitat for Humanity, and the American Heart Association. She is also an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law and a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Lisa has also remained dedicated to the success of Creighton’s volleyball program and attends home and away games as often as she can.

Plus, we invite you to follow all week to celebrate with us online. You can visit the GoCreighton Twitter, Facebook, instagram and Youtube pages, as well as to learn more about Creighton’s outstanding student-athletes.

Held annually in May, Leaders for Life is a fundraiser for annual, endowed scholarships that directly increase tuition assistance for outstanding student-athletes. To support Leaders for Life with a donation, please CLICK HERE.

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