Faculty Members Recognized as Honorary Members of Alpha Sigma Nu
Faculty Members Recognized as Honorary Members of Alpha Sigma Nu

Angela Patterson, OTD, OTR/L

Dan HillemanAngela Patterson, OTD’15, OTR/L, assistant professor, and Daniel Hilleman, PharmD’81, professor of pharmacy practice and medicine, were recognized as honorary members of Creighton’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu.

Alpha Sigma Nu is the national Jesuit honor society and Creighton’s chapter is the second oldest chapter in the country. Alpha Sigma Nu advances the core principles of a Jesuit education – scholarship, loyalty and service.

As director of the Master of Science in Rehabilitation and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy programs, Patterson was selected for honorary membership because she exemplifies Alpha Sigma Nu’s values in her professional life. Patterson began working at Creighton in 2007 as a lab assistant in the OT department. Today, she teaches occupational therapy to Chinese students, who have come to Creighton to meet China’s growing need for trained therapists. 

In addition to teaching, Patterson has 15 years of experience in acute physical rehabilitation, acute care, seating and positioning and ergonomics. She currently mentors students at the Porto Clinic, providing services to underserved populations in the Omaha community. 

Recognized as an international expert in the field of cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, Hilleman’s 36-year career as a pharmacist-scientist includes clinical research, clinical teaching, classroom teaching and patient care. Hilleman has held numerous administrative and leadership positions within SPAHP and the University over the years. He has mentored many faculty members, fellows, residents and students. He has published approximately 400 professional papers, book chapters, monographs and abstracts. A fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, Hilleman’s steady demonstration of scholarship, loyalty and service earns him this honor.

Patterson and Hilleman were honored at the Alpha Sigma Nu initiation ceremony on campus Feb. 11.