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A Little Bit About Us

Keeping Creighton Retirees Informed

We have quarterly luncheons with terrific speakers who give us updates on Creighton developments.

Our membership fees are low
(currently $15 per year).

These fees help us defray the cost of the luncheons, memorials and other projects.

Currently we have about 200 members in the Graybackers.

If you are interested in joining us, please follow this link to our membership page.

Our History

When Rosemary (Ro) Reeves, secretary to a succession of Creighton University presidents, contemplated her forthcoming retirement in 1987, she was distressed at the prospect of losing touch with her longtime associates and friends at Creighton. After checking with other universities and organizations for ideas, Ro received the go ahead from then president Fr. Michael G. Morrison, S.J. With the help of Fr. Jack Zuercher, S.J. and Joan Lanahan of Campus Ministry, plans took off in February 1987 to create a retiree’s organization. Bylaws were created and are updated as needed by a majority vote of the board.

What We Have Been Up To

April 30, 2024 

The Graybackers and their guests met for lunch at the Harper Center on Creighton's campus to hear about what is going on at Creighton from President, Fr. Daniel Hendrickson SJ. His talk was followed by a presentation by Wayne Young.

February 21, 2024 

69 Graybackers and guests met for lunch at the Field Club and were treated to a very interesting presentation from Creighton professor emeritus Eileen Wirth. She has recently written a fascinating book on the Women Who Helped build Omaha.  Many women affiliated with Creighton were in this illustrious group.

October 31, 2023

Our annual Fall luncheon with surprise speakers Garland Jarmon and Dr. Nancy Shirley.  Both speakers did an excellent job in bringing us up to date on the many exciting developments in Health Sciences education at the Creighton Phoenix campus.

June 23, 2023 

Graybackers gathered at the Omaha Field Club for our annual lunch with picnic fair and ice cream. 

April 04, 2023 

Creighton hosted our spring luncheon at the Harper Center Ballroom.  We were given a power point presentation showcasing the new Jesuit residence   by Fr. Thomas Merkel  

February 17, 2023

A mardi gras theme  luncheon for 64 Graybackers at the Field Club with a terrific speaker, retired Athletic Director Bruce Rasmussen.  And  the snow melted just in time! 

October 25, 2022

Graybacker luncheon/annual business meeting at the Omaha Field Club. Welcome Michael Lacroix as our new President and Rich Rossi as new board member. A big thanks to  Ernie Goss PhD for a fascinating presentation on all things economic !

June 14, 2022

Graybacker picnic   Omaha Field Club  11:30Lots of fun with 60 in attendance. Too hot to sit on the porch but the ice cream machine got lots of attention.

April 12, 2022

Our luncheon was held in the Harper Center Ballroom. Thank you Fr. Hendrickson for your generosity. Our speaker was Beth Sampson, Pastoral Minister for Faith Formation with CU Campus Ministry.  Thanks Beth, for a very interesting look at all the fine work you and others do on campus to build faith.

October 21, 2021

Our luncheon, in the Harper Center Ballroom, featured Dr. Linda Lazure. Linda presented a documentary of the history of the Creighton Child Care Center.  Thanks Linda, John Krecek, and many others for this very interesting documentary.

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