The School of Pharmacy and Health Professions (SPAHP) at Creighton University offers its recognition to recent graduate Megan Lightfoot, Pharm. D’16, who received the Jane A. Ghiglieri Scholarship, awarded for academic excellence, outstanding leadership and service to school and community.
The Jesuit value Cura Personalis served as Lightfoot’s foundation for her experience at Creighton.
“Personal care is displayed in the patient relationship where I am not only concerned about treating their disease state, but caring for the whole person-spirit, soul, and body. I am most alive and genuinely myself when I am relating to others, and this opportunity to apply what I learned in the classroom in these relationships has been very life giving,” Lightfoot said.
On campus, Lightfoot exhibited leadership through her involvement in numerous associations, including Emerging Leaders Program, Southwest Iowa Pharmacists Association Student Board, Nebraska Pharmacy Association, American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists, secretary of Phi Lambda Leadership Society, and president of the Student Society of Health Systems Pharmacy.
Lightfoot has received multiple awards for her academic achievement. Lightfoot’s academic achievements include receiving the Sebastian C. Pirrucello Endowed Scholarship, Creighton University Pharmacy and Health Professions Student Government Campus Class of 2016 Leadership Award, Walmart Pharmacy Scholarship t, and Creighton University Academia and Ignatian Leadership Scholarship . Lightfoot was also named to the Dean’s Honor Roll in 2012 and 2013.
In addition to Lightfoot’s leadership and academic success, her community service experience includes co-chair of Project Homeless Connect Omaha, SPAHP Welcome Week Ambassadors, Operations Immunization, Operation Diabetes, Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHP) Blood Pressure Screening coordinator, SSHP Jesuit Health Fair, the Prescription Take-Back program, and Katy’s Kids Prescription Education Program.
Lightfoot just passed her board exams and is currently employed at St. Elizabeth Hospital Pharmacy in Lincoln, Nebraska where she will be working as a pharmacist until September.
This Fall Lightfoot will be entering the Marian Sisters of the Diocese of Lincoln, a Franciscan religious order.
“Following my time of formation with the Marian Sisters, God-willing, I will begin to serve souls in my apostolate as a pharmacist. The Marian Sisters and I look forward to seeing how the Lord will use the gift of my pharmacy education and vocation for the greater glory of God,” Lightfoot said.